As of 2014, the number of nations in the world is 193, 195 or 196, depending on the resource. Because nations are recognized based on the political agendas of other nations, there is not a universal consensus. More »

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There are between 49 and 51 Muslim-majority countries in the world, according to estimates from 2010. The fluctuation is a result of the changing demographics in countries where Muslims comprise around 50 percent of the ... More »

89 total countries have qualified at least one athlete to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Included are the countries of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, and Singapore, each of which have never pre... More »

The term "Western world" can mean a number of different things, but generally it refers to countries in Europe and North America. Some widen the term to include Latin America and other countries around the world that des... More »

As of September 2014, there are three sovereign nations in the world whose names begin with the letter "R." They are Romania, Russia and Rwanda. There is also a French territory in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar tha... More »

It is impossible to give an exact figure regarding the number of mountains in the world. There are hundreds of mountains on land and under the sea. There are very few mountain ranges that are very tall and that have a pe... More »

Third world countries are underdeveloped nations where poverty is rampant. Third world countries also referred to nations that never sided with the policies of the United States or the former Soviet Union during the Cold... More »