Countries in the World:

195

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

Not in the list

Not included in this total count of 195 countries are:

  • Taiwan - the United Nations considers it represented by the People's Republic of China
  • The Cook Islands and Niue, both states in free association with New Zealand which are members of several UN specialized agencies and have been recognized "full treaty-making capacity", but are neither member states nor non-member observer states.
  • Dependencies (or dependent territories, dependent areas, dependencies) and Areas of Special Sovereignty (autonomous territories)
  • Other countries recognized by the United Nations as not being self-governing

Where are they located?

Of the 195 countries in the world:

List of countries

Below is the full table of countries ranked by the most populous and showing current population, share of world population, and land area:

#CountryPopulation
(2017)
World
Share
Land Area
(KmĀ²)
1 China 1,409,517,397 18.7 % 9,388,211
2 India 1,339,180,127 17.7 % 2,973,190
3 U.S. 324,459,463 4.3 % 9,147,420
4 Indonesia 263,991,379 3.5 % 1,811,570
5 Brazil 209,288,278 2.8 % 8,358,140
6 Pakistan 197,015,955 2.6 % 770,880
7 Nigeria 190,886,311 2.5 % 910,770
8 Bangladesh 164,669,751 2.2 % 130,170
9 Russia 143,989,754 1.9 % 16,376,870
10 Mexico 129,163,276 1.7 % 1,943,950
11 Japan 127,484,450 1.7 % 364,555
12 Ethiopia 104,957,438 1.4 % 1,000,000
13 Philippines 104,918,090 1.4 % 298,170
14 Egypt 97,553,151 1.3 % 995,450
15 Viet Nam 95,540,800 1.3 % 310,070
16 Germany 82,114,224 1.1 % 348,560
17 DR Congo 81,339,988 1.1 % 2,267,050
18 Iran 81,162,788 1.1 % 1,628,550
19 Turkey 80,745,020 1.1 % 769,630
20 Thailand 69,037,513 0.9 % 510,890
21 U.K. 66,181,585 0.9 % 241,930
22 France 64,979,548 0.9 % 547,557
23 Italy 59,359,900 0.8 % 294,140
24 Tanzania 57,310,019 0.8 % 885,800
25 South Africa 56,717,156 0.8 % 1,213,090
26 Myanmar 53,370,609 0.7 % 653,290
27 South Korea 50,982,212 0.7 % 97,230
28 Kenya 49,699,862 0.7 % 569,140
29 Colombia 49,065,615 0.6 % 1,109,500
30 Spain 46,354,321 0.6 % 498,800
31 Argentina 44,271,041 0.6 % 2,736,690
32 Ukraine 44,222,947 0.6 % 579,320
33 Uganda 42,862,958 0.6 % 199,810
34 Algeria 41,318,142 0.5 % 2,381,740
35 Sudan 40,533,330 0.5 % 1,765,048
36 Iraq 38,274,618 0.5 % 434,320
37 Poland 38,170,712 0.5 % 306,230
38 Canada 36,624,199 0.5 % 9,093,510
39 Morocco 35,739,580 0.5 % 446,300
40 Afghanistan 35,530,081 0.5 % 652,860
41 Saudi Arabia 32,938,213 0.4 % 2,149,690
42 Peru 32,165,485 0.4 % 1,280,000
43 Venezuela 31,977,065 0.4 % 882,050
44 Uzbekistan 31,910,641 0.4 % 425,400
45 Malaysia 31,624,264 0.4 % 328,550
46 Angola 29,784,193 0.4 % 1,246,700
47 Mozambique 29,668,834 0.4 % 786,380
48 Nepal 29,304,998 0.4 % 143,350
49 Ghana 28,833,629 0.4 % 227,540
50 Yemen 28,250,420 0.4 % 527,970
51 Madagascar 25,570,895 0.3 % 581,795
52 North Korea 25,490,965 0.3 % 120,410
53 Australia 24,450,561 0.3 % 7,682,300
54 Côte d'Ivoire 24,294,750 0.3 % 318,000
55 Cameroon 24,053,727 0.3 % 472,710
56 Niger 21,477,348 0.3 % 1,266,700
57 Sri Lanka 20,876,917 0.3 % 62,710
58 Romania 19,679,306 0.3 % 230,170
59 Burkina Faso 19,193,382 0.3 % 273,600
60 Malawi 18,622,104 0.2 % 94,280
61 Mali 18,541,980 0.2 % 1,220,190
62 Syria 18,269,868 0.2 % 183,630
63 Kazakhstan 18,204,499 0.2 % 2,699,700
64 Chile 18,054,726 0.2 % 743,532
65 Zambia 17,094,130 0.2 % 743,390
66 Netherlands 17,035,938 0.2 % 33,720
67 Guatemala 16,913,503 0.2 % 107,160
68 Ecuador 16,624,858 0.2 % 248,360
69 Zimbabwe 16,529,904 0.2 % 386,850
70 Cambodia 16,005,373 0.2 % 176,520
71 Senegal 15,850,567 0.2 % 192,530
72 Chad 14,899,994 0.2 % 1,259,200
73 Somalia 14,742,523 0.2 % 627,340
74 Guinea 12,717,176 0.2 % 245,720
75 South Sudan 12,575,714 0.2 % 610,952
76 Rwanda 12,208,407 0.2 % 24,670
77 Tunisia 11,532,127 0.2 % 155,360
78 Cuba 11,484,636 0.2 % 106,440
79 Belgium 11,429,336 0.2 % 30,280
80 Benin 11,175,692 0.1 % 112,760
81 Greece 11,159,773 0.1 % 128,900
82 Bolivia 11,051,600 0.1 % 1,083,300
83 Haiti 10,981,229 0.1 % 27,560
84 Burundi 10,864,245 0.1 % 25,680
85 Dominican Republic 10,766,998 0.1 % 48,320
86 Czech Republic 10,618,303 0.1 % 77,240
87 Portugal 10,329,506 0.1 % 91,590
88 Sweden 9,910,701 0.1 % 410,340
89 Azerbaijan 9,827,589 0.1 % 82,658
90 Hungary 9,721,559 0.1 % 90,530
91 Jordan 9,702,353 0.1 % 88,780
92 Belarus 9,468,338 0.1 % 202,910
93 United Arab Emirates 9,400,145 0.1 % 83,600
94 Honduras 9,265,067 0.1 % 111,890
95 Tajikistan 8,921,343 0.1 % 139,960
96 Serbia 8,790,574 0.1 % 87,460
97 Austria 8,735,453 0.1 % 82,409
98 Switzerland 8,476,005 0.1 % 39,516
99 Israel 8,321,570 0.1 % 21,640
100 Papua New Guinea 8,251,162 0.1 % 452,860
101 Togo 7,797,694 0.1 % 54,390
102 Sierra Leone 7,557,212 0.1 % 72,180
103 Bulgaria 7,084,571 0.1 % 108,560
104 Laos 6,858,160 0.1 % 230,800
105 Paraguay 6,811,297 0.1 % 397,300
106 El Salvador 6,377,853 0.1 % 20,720
107 Libya 6,374,616 0.1 % 1,759,540
108 Nicaragua 6,217,581 0.1 % 120,340
109 Lebanon 6,082,357 0.1 % 10,230
110 Kyrgyzstan 6,045,117 0.1 % 191,800
111 Turkmenistan 5,758,075 0.1 % 469,930
112 Denmark 5,733,551 0.1 % 42,430
113 Singapore 5,708,844 0.1 % 700
114 Finland 5,523,231 0.1 % 303,890
115 Slovakia 5,447,662 0.1 % 48,088
116 Norway 5,305,383 0.1 % 365,268
117 Congo 5,260,750 0.1 % 341,500
118 Eritrea 5,068,831 0.1 % 101,000
119 State of Palestine 4,920,724 0.1 % 6,020
120 Costa Rica 4,905,769 0.1 % 51,060
121 Ireland 4,761,657 0.1 % 68,890
122 Liberia 4,731,906 0.1 % 96,320
123 New Zealand 4,705,818 0.1 % 263,310
124 Central African Republic 4,659,080 0.1 % 622,980
125 Oman 4,636,262 0.1 % 309,500
126 Mauritania 4,420,184 0.1 % 1,030,700
127 Croatia 4,189,353 0.1 % 55,960
128 Kuwait 4,136,528 0.1 % 17,820
129 Panama 4,098,587 0.1 % 74,340
130 Moldova 4,051,212 0.1 % 32,850
131 Georgia 3,912,061 0.1 % 69,490
132 Bosnia & Herzegovina 3,507,017 0 % 51,000
133 Uruguay 3,456,750 0 % 175,020
134 Mongolia 3,075,647 0 % 1,553,560
135 Armenia 2,930,450 0 % 28,470
136 Albania 2,930,187 0 % 27,400
137 Jamaica 2,890,299 0 % 10,830
138 Lithuania 2,890,297 0 % 62,674
139 Qatar 2,639,211 0 % 11,610
140 Namibia 2,533,794 0 % 823,290
141 Botswana 2,291,661 0 % 566,730
142 Lesotho 2,233,339 0 % 30,360
143 Gambia 2,100,568 0 % 10,120
144 TFYR Macedonia 2,083,160 0 % 25,220
145 Slovenia 2,079,976 0 % 20,140
146 Gabon 2,025,137 0 % 257,670
147 Latvia 1,949,670 0 % 62,200
148 Guinea-Bissau 1,861,283 0 % 28,120
149 Bahrain 1,492,584 0 % 760
150 Trinidad and Tobago 1,369,125 0 % 5,130
151 Swaziland 1,367,254 0 % 17,200
152 Estonia 1,309,632 0 % 42,390
153 Timor-Leste 1,296,311 0 % 14,870
154 Equatorial Guinea 1,267,689 0 % 28,050
155 Mauritius 1,265,138 0 % 2,030
156 Cyprus 1,179,551 0 % 9,240
157 Djibouti 956,985 0 % 23,180
158 Fiji 905,502 0 % 18,270
159 Comoros 813,912 0 % 1,861
160 Bhutan 807,610 0 % 38,117
161 Guyana 777,859 0 % 196,850
162 Montenegro 628,960 0 % 13,450
163 Solomon Islands 611,343 0 % 27,990
164 Luxembourg 583,455 0 % 2,590
165 Suriname 563,402 0 % 156,000
166 Cabo Verde 546,388 0 % 4,030
167 Maldives 436,330 0 % 300
168 Malta 430,835 0 % 320
169 Brunei 428,697 0 % 5,270
170 Bahamas 395,361 0 % 10,010
171 Belize 374,681 0 % 22,810
172 Iceland 335,025 0 % 100,250
173 Barbados 285,719 0 % 430
174 Vanuatu 276,244 0 % 12,190
175 Sao Tome & Principe 204,327 0 % 960
176 Samoa 196,440 0 % 2,830
177 Saint Lucia 178,844 0 % 610
178 Kiribati 116,398 0 % 810
179 St. Vincent & Grenadines 109,897 0 % 390
180 Tonga 108,020 0 % 720
181 Grenada 107,825 0 % 340
182 Micronesia 105,544 0 % 700
183 Antigua and Barbuda 102,012 0 % 440
184 Seychelles 94,737 0 % 460
185 Andorra 76,965 0 % 470
186 Dominica 73,925 0 % 750
187 Saint Kitts & Nevis 55,345 0 % 260
188 Marshall Islands 53,127 0 % 180
189 Monaco 38,695 0 % 1
190 Liechtenstein 37,922 0 % 160
191 San Marino 33,400 0 % 60
192 Palau 21,729 0 % 460
193 Nauru 11,359 0 % 20
194 Tuvalu 11,192 0 % 30
195 Holy See 792 0 % 0
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