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List of countries

This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. It includes territories that are independent states (both those that are internationally recognized and generally unrecognized), inhabited dependent territories, and areas of special sovereignty.

Such inclusion criteria means the list does not treat the word "country" as synonymous with "sovereign state," as one may often find in colloquial usage. Note, that in certain circumstances and in certain languages the term country is understood in the most restrictive sense, thus including only the 193 entities mentioned under the first item below.

The list covers all areas under the jurisdiction of the listed countries, namely territory, territorial waters (including internal waters and contiguous zones), exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, and airspace.

The names of countries in the list are given in English and include both an English version of the short official or normative names (e.g. Afghanistan) and an English version of the (longer) official names (e.g. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). The listing of any name in this article is not meant to imply an official position in any naming dispute.

: Included entities - Entities not included
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Types of political entities included

On this list are 245 entities of the following types:

In the 'Entities not included', an outline is given on the entities not included in this list. This includes distinct political and legal entities which are known as countries, but are integral parts of a sovereign state also termed a country - notably the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.

Key of country names

  • Afghanistan (bold) - States with general international recognition
  • Abkhazia (bold and italic) - States lacking general international recognition
  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia (unbold) - Other non-state countries

List of countries

A

  • – Republic of Abkhazia
  • – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia – Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK overseas territory)
  • – Åland Islands (Autonomous province of Finland)
  • – Republic of Albania
  • – People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • – Territory of American Samoa (US territory)
  • – Principality of Andorra
  • – Republic of Angola
  • (UK overseas territory)
  • – Argentine Republic
  • – Republic of Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)
  • (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • Ascension Island (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)
  • – Commonwealth of Australia
  • – Republic of Austria
  • – Republic of Azerbaijan

B

  • – Commonwealth of The Bahamas
  • – Kingdom of Bahrain
  • – People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • – Republic of Belarus
  • – Kingdom of Belgium
  • – Republic of Benin
  • (UK overseas territory)
  • – Kingdom of Bhutan
  • – Republic of Bolivia
  • – Republic of Botswana
  • – Federative Republic of Brazil
  • – Negara Brunei Darussalam
  • – Republic of Bulgaria
  • – Union of Myanmar
  • – Republic of Burundi

C

  • – Kingdom of Cambodia
  • – Republic of Cameroon
  • – Republic of Cape Verde
  • (UK overseas territory)
  • – Republic of Chad
  • – Republic of Chile
  • – People's Republic of China
  • For "China, Republic of", see Taiwan''
  • – Territory of Christmas Island (Australian overseas territory)
  • – Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australian overseas territory)
  • – Republic of Colombia
  • – Union of the Comoros
  • – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • – Republic of the Congo
  • (Associated state of New Zealand)
  • – Republic of Costa Rica
  • – Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
  • – Republic of Croatia
  • – Republic of Cuba
  • – Republic of Cyprus

D

  • – Kingdom of Denmark
  • For "Dhekelia", see Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • – Republic of Djibouti
  • – Commonwealth of Dominica

E

  • – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • – Republic of Ecuador
  • – Arab Republic of Egypt
  • – Republic of El Salvador

  • – Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • – State of Eritrea
  • – Republic of Estonia
  • – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

F

  • (UK overseas territory)
  • (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)
  • – Republic of the Fiji Islands
  • – Republic of Finland
  • – French Republic
  • (French overseas collectivity)

G

  • – Gabonese Republic
  • – Republic of The Gambia
  • – Federal Republic of Germany
  • – Republic of Ghana
  • (UK overseas territory)
  • – Hellenic Republic
  • (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)
  • – Territory of Guam (US organized territory)
  • – Republic of Guatemala
  • – Bailiwick of Guernsey (British Crown dependency)
  • – Republic of Guinea
  • – Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • – Co-operative Republic of Guyana

H

  • – Republic of Haiti
  • – Republic of Honduras
  • – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)
  • – Republic of Hungary

I

  • – Republic of Iceland
  • – Republic of India
  • – Republic of Indonesia
  • – Islamic Republic of Iran
  • – Republic of Iraq
  • - Ireland
  • (British Crown dependency)
  • – State of Israel
  • – Italian Republic
  • For "Ivory Coast", see Côte d'Ivoire

J

  • – Bailiwick of Jersey (British Crown dependency)
  • – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

K

  • – Republic of Kazakhstan
  • – Republic of Kenya
  • – Republic of Kiribati
  • – Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • – Republic of Korea
  • – Republic of Kosovo
  • – State of Kuwait
  • – Kyrgyz Republic

L

  • – Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • – Republic of Latvia
  • – Republic of Lebanon
  • – Kingdom of Lesotho
  • – Republic of Liberia
  • – Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • – Principality of Liechtenstein
  • – Republic of Lithuania
  • – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

M

  • – Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)
  • – Republic of Macedonia
  • – Republic of Madagascar
  • – Republic of Malawi
  • – Republic of Maldives
  • – Republic of Mali
  • – Republic of Malta
  • – Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • – Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • – Republic of Mauritius
  • – Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French overseas collectivity)
  • – United Mexican States
  • – Federated States of Micronesia
  • – Republic of Moldova
  • – Principality of Monaco
  • (UK overseas territory)
  • – Kingdom of Morocco
  • – Republic of Mozambique
  • For "Myanmar", see Burma

N

  • – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)
  • – Republic of Namibia
  • – Republic of Nauru
  • – Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • – Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • – Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (French community sui generis)
  • – Republic of Nicaragua
  • – Republic of Niger
  • – Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • (Associated state of New Zealand)
  • – Territory of Norfolk Island (Australian overseas territory)
  • – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

  • – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (US commonwealth)
  • For "North Korea", see Korea, North
  • – Kingdom of Norway

O

  • – Sultanate of Oman

P

  • – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • – Republic of Palau
  • – Palestinian Territories
  • – Republic of Panama
  • – Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • – Republic of Paraguay
  • For "People's Republic of China", see China
  • – Republic of Peru
  • – Republic of the Philippines
  • – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • – Republic of Poland
  • – Portuguese Republic
  • For "Pridnestrovie", see Transnistria
  • – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (US commonwealth)

Q

  • – State of Qatar

R

  • – Russian Federation
  • – Republic of Rwanda

S

  • – Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy (French overseas collectivity)
  • (UK overseas territory)
  • – Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • – Collectivity of Saint Martin (French overseas collectivity)
  • – Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French overseas collectivity)
  • – Independent State of Samoa
  • – Most Serene Republic of San Marino
  • – Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • – Republic of Senegal
  • – Republic of Serbia
  • – Republic of Seychelles
  • – Republic of Sierra Leone
  • – Republic of Singapore
  • – Slovak Republic
  • – Republic of Slovenia
  • - Somali Republic
  • – Republic of Somaliland
  • – Republic of South Africa
  • For "South Korea", see Korea, South
  • – Republic of South Ossetia
  • – Kingdom of Spain
  • – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • – Republic of the Sudan
  • – Republic of Suriname
  • (Territory of Norway)
  • – Kingdom of Swaziland
  • – Kingdom of Sweden
  • – Swiss Confederation
  • – Syrian Arab Republic

T

  • – Republic of China
  • – Republic of Tajikistan
  • – United Republic of Tanzania
  • – Kingdom of Thailand
  • For "Timor-Leste", see East Timor
  • – Togolese Republic
  • (Overseas territory of New Zealand)
  • – Kingdom of Tonga
  • – Transnistrian Moldovan Republic
  • – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)
  • – Tunisian Republic
  • – Republic of Turkey
  • (UK overseas territory)

U

  • – Republic of Uganda
  • – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • – United States of America
  • – Eastern Republic of Uruguay
  • – Republic of Uzbekistan

V

  • – Republic of Vanuatu
  • – State of the Vatican City
  • – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • – Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • – British Virgin Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • – United States Virgin Islands (US organized territory)

W

  • – Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (French overseas collectivity)
  • - Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Y

  • – Republic of Yemen

Z

Entities excluded

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