As of 2015, examples of countries recognized by the United States include Yemen in Asia, Zimbabwe in Africa, United Kingdom in Europe, Cuba in North America, Venezuela in South America and Vanuatu in Oceania. There are 195 independent states.Continue Reading
The following are the remaining countries, categorized by region, that are recognized by the United States government as independent states.
Asia comprises Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Thailand, Tajikistan, Syria, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Philippines, Pakistan, Oman, Nepal, Mongolia, Maldives, Malaysia, Lebanon, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, North Korea, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, Timor-Leste, China, Cambodia, Burma, Brunei, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Bahrain and Afghanistan.
Africa constitutes Zambia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mali, Malawi, Madagascar, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial-Guinea, Egypt, Djibouti, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Comoros, Chad, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Burundi, Burkina-Faso, Botswana, Benin, Angola and Algeria.
Europe includes Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, San Marino, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, Montenegro, Monaco, Moldova, Malta, Macedonia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Kosovo, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Hungary, Holy See, Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Austria, Armenia, Andorra and Albania.
North America comprises Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala, Grenada, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Costa Rica, Canada, Belize, Barbados, Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda.
South America contains Uruguay, Suriname, Peru, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.
Oceania includes Tuvalu, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Palau, New Zealand, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Fiji and Australia.Learn more about Maps & Cartography