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How can I find an A-Z list of countries?

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The U.S. Department of State website, State.gov, provides a list of sovereign states in the world in alphabetical order. The Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook provides a list of all countries, dependencies and geographic entities recognized by the United States.

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As of 2015, the United States recognizes 195 independent states, which are defined as politically organized sovereign states with a definite territory. However, the word "country" may also refer to a broader class of political entities, such as dependencies or areas of special sovereignty. The Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook provides political, demographic and economic information on 267 world entities.

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