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

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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:
See also: List with both countries and dependencies together | Alphabetical list of countries (includes dependencies)

#CountryPopulation
(2018)
World
Share
Land Area
(KmĀ²)
1 China 1,415,045,928 18.5 % 9,388,211
2 India 1,354,051,854 17.7 % 2,973,190
3 U.S. 326,766,748 4.3 % 9,147,420
4 Indonesia 266,794,980 3.5 % 1,811,570
5 Brazil 210,867,954 2.8 % 8,358,140
6 Pakistan 200,813,818 2.6 % 770,880
7 Nigeria 195,875,237 2.6 % 910,770
8 Bangladesh 166,368,149 2.2 % 130,170
9 Russia 143,964,709 1.9 % 16,376,870
10 Mexico 130,759,074 1.7 % 1,943,950
11 Japan 127,185,332 1.7 % 364,555
12 Ethiopia 107,534,882 1.4 % 1,000,000
13 Philippines 106,512,074 1.4 % 298,170
14 Egypt 99,375,741 1.3 % 995,450
15 Viet Nam 96,491,146 1.3 % 310,070
16 DR Congo 84,004,989 1.1 % 2,267,050
17 Germany 82,293,457 1.1 % 348,560
18 Iran 82,011,735 1.1 % 1,628,550
19 Turkey 81,916,871 1.1 % 769,630
20 Thailand 69,183,173 0.9 % 510,890
21 U.K. 66,573,504 0.9 % 241,930
22 France 65,233,271 0.9 % 547,557
23 Italy 59,290,969 0.8 % 294,140
24 Tanzania 59,091,392 0.8 % 885,800
25 South Africa 57,398,421 0.8 % 1,213,090
26 Myanmar 53,855,735 0.7 % 653,290
27 South Korea 51,164,435 0.7 % 97,230
28 Kenya 50,950,879 0.7 % 569,140
29 Colombia 49,464,683 0.6 % 1,109,500
30 Spain 46,397,452 0.6 % 498,800
31 Argentina 44,688,864 0.6 % 2,736,690
32 Uganda 44,270,563 0.6 % 199,810
33 Ukraine 44,009,214 0.6 % 579,320
34 Algeria 42,008,054 0.6 % 2,381,740
35 Sudan 41,511,526 0.5 % 1,765,048
36 Iraq 39,339,753 0.5 % 434,320
37 Poland 38,104,832 0.5 % 306,230
38 Canada 36,953,765 0.5 % 9,093,510
39 Afghanistan 36,373,176 0.5 % 652,860
40 Morocco 36,191,805 0.5 % 446,300
41 Saudi Arabia 33,554,343 0.4 % 2,149,690
42 Peru 32,551,815 0.4 % 1,280,000
43 Venezuela 32,381,221 0.4 % 882,050
44 Uzbekistan 32,364,996 0.4 % 425,400
45 Malaysia 32,042,458 0.4 % 328,550
46 Angola 30,774,205 0.4 % 1,246,700
47 Mozambique 30,528,673 0.4 % 786,380
48 Nepal 29,624,035 0.4 % 143,350
49 Ghana 29,463,643 0.4 % 227,540
50 Yemen 28,915,284 0.4 % 527,970
51 Madagascar 26,262,810 0.3 % 581,795
52 North Korea 25,610,672 0.3 % 120,410
53 Côte d'Ivoire 24,905,843 0.3 % 318,000
54 Australia 24,772,247 0.3 % 7,682,300
55 Cameroon 24,678,234 0.3 % 472,710
56 Niger 22,311,375 0.3 % 1,266,700
57 Sri Lanka 20,950,041 0.3 % 62,710
58 Burkina Faso 19,751,651 0.3 % 273,600
59 Romania 19,580,634 0.3 % 230,170
60 Malawi 19,164,728 0.3 % 94,280
61 Mali 19,107,706 0.3 % 1,220,190
62 Kazakhstan 18,403,860 0.2 % 2,699,700
63 Syria 18,284,407 0.2 % 183,630
64 Chile 18,197,209 0.2 % 743,532
65 Zambia 17,609,178 0.2 % 743,390
66 Guatemala 17,245,346 0.2 % 107,160
67 Netherlands 17,084,459 0.2 % 33,720
68 Zimbabwe 16,913,261 0.2 % 386,850
69 Ecuador 16,863,425 0.2 % 248,360
70 Senegal 16,294,270 0.2 % 192,530
71 Cambodia 16,245,729 0.2 % 176,520
72 Chad 15,353,184 0.2 % 1,259,200
73 Somalia 15,181,925 0.2 % 627,340
74 Guinea 13,052,608 0.2 % 245,720
75 South Sudan 12,919,053 0.2 % 610,952
76 Rwanda 12,501,156 0.2 % 24,670
77 Tunisia 11,659,174 0.2 % 155,360
78 Belgium 11,498,519 0.2 % 30,280
79 Cuba 11,489,082 0.2 % 106,440
80 Benin 11,485,674 0.2 % 112,760
81 Burundi 11,216,450 0.1 % 25,680
82 Bolivia 11,215,674 0.1 % 1,083,300
83 Greece 11,142,161 0.1 % 128,900
84 Haiti 11,112,945 0.1 % 27,560
85 Dominican Republic 10,882,996 0.1 % 48,320
86 Czech Republic 10,625,250 0.1 % 77,240
87 Portugal 10,291,196 0.1 % 91,590
88 Sweden 9,982,709 0.1 % 410,340
89 Azerbaijan 9,923,914 0.1 % 82,658
90 Jordan 9,903,802 0.1 % 88,780
91 Hungary 9,688,847 0.1 % 90,530
92 United Arab Emirates 9,541,615 0.1 % 83,600
93 Belarus 9,452,113 0.1 % 202,910
94 Honduras 9,417,167 0.1 % 111,890
95 Tajikistan 9,107,211 0.1 % 139,960
96 Serbia 8,762,027 0.1 % 87,460
97 Austria 8,751,820 0.1 % 82,409
98 Switzerland 8,544,034 0.1 % 39,516
99 Israel 8,452,841 0.1 % 21,640
100 Papua New Guinea 8,418,346 0.1 % 452,860
101 Togo 7,990,926 0.1 % 54,390
102 Sierra Leone 7,719,729 0.1 % 72,180
103 Bulgaria 7,036,848 0.1 % 108,560
104 Laos 6,961,210 0.1 % 230,800
105 Paraguay 6,896,908 0.1 % 397,300
106 Libya 6,470,956 0.1 % 1,759,540
107 El Salvador 6,411,558 0.1 % 20,720
108 Nicaragua 6,284,757 0.1 % 120,340
109 Kyrgyzstan 6,132,932 0.1 % 191,800
110 Lebanon 6,093,509 0.1 % 10,230
111 Turkmenistan 5,851,466 0.1 % 469,930
112 Singapore 5,791,901 0.1 % 700
113 Denmark 5,754,356 0.1 % 42,430
114 Finland 5,542,517 0.1 % 303,890
115 Slovakia 5,449,816 0.1 % 48,088
116 Congo 5,399,895 0.1 % 341,500
117 Norway 5,353,363 0.1 % 365,268
118 Eritrea 5,187,948 0.1 % 101,000
119 State of Palestine 5,052,776 0.1 % 6,020
120 Costa Rica 4,953,199 0.1 % 51,060
121 Liberia 4,853,516 0.1 % 96,320
122 Oman 4,829,946 0.1 % 309,500
123 Ireland 4,803,748 0.1 % 68,890
124 New Zealand 4,749,598 0.1 % 263,310
125 Central African Republic 4,737,423 0.1 % 622,980
126 Mauritania 4,540,068 0.1 % 1,030,700
127 Kuwait 4,197,128 0.1 % 17,820
128 Croatia 4,164,783 0.1 % 55,960
129 Panama 4,162,618 0.1 % 74,340
130 Moldova 4,041,065 0.1 % 32,850
131 Georgia 3,907,131 0.1 % 69,490
132 Bosnia & Herzegovina 3,503,554 0 % 51,000
133 Uruguay 3,469,551 0 % 175,020
134 Mongolia 3,121,772 0 % 1,553,560
135 Albania 2,934,363 0 % 27,400
136 Armenia 2,934,152 0 % 28,470
137 Jamaica 2,898,677 0 % 10,830
138 Lithuania 2,876,475 0 % 62,674
139 Qatar 2,694,849 0 % 11,610
140 Namibia 2,587,801 0 % 823,290
141 Botswana 2,333,201 0 % 566,730
142 Lesotho 2,263,010 0 % 30,360
143 Gambia 2,163,765 0 % 10,120
144 TFYR Macedonia 2,085,051 0 % 25,220
145 Slovenia 2,081,260 0 % 20,140
146 Gabon 2,067,561 0 % 257,670
147 Latvia 1,929,938 0 % 62,200
148 Guinea-Bissau 1,907,268 0 % 28,120
149 Bahrain 1,566,993 0 % 760
150 Swaziland 1,391,385 0 % 17,200
151 Trinidad and Tobago 1,372,598 0 % 5,130
152 Timor-Leste 1,324,094 0 % 14,870
153 Equatorial Guinea 1,313,894 0 % 28,050
154 Estonia 1,306,788 0 % 42,390
155 Mauritius 1,268,315 0 % 2,030
156 Cyprus 1,189,085 0 % 9,240
157 Djibouti 971,408 0 % 23,180
158 Fiji 912,241 0 % 18,270
159 Comoros 832,347 0 % 1,861
160 Bhutan 817,054 0 % 38,117
161 Guyana 782,225 0 % 196,850
162 Montenegro 629,219 0 % 13,450
163 Solomon Islands 623,281 0 % 27,990
164 Luxembourg 590,321 0 % 2,590
165 Suriname 568,301 0 % 156,000
166 Cabo Verde 553,335 0 % 4,030
167 Maldives 444,259 0 % 300
168 Brunei 434,076 0 % 5,270
169 Malta 432,089 0 % 320
170 Bahamas 399,285 0 % 10,010
171 Belize 382,444 0 % 22,810
172 Iceland 337,780 0 % 100,250
173 Barbados 286,388 0 % 430
174 Vanuatu 282,117 0 % 12,190
175 Sao Tome & Principe 208,818 0 % 960
176 Samoa 197,695 0 % 2,830
177 Saint Lucia 179,667 0 % 610
178 Kiribati 118,414 0 % 810
179 St. Vincent & Grenadines 110,200 0 % 390
180 Tonga 109,008 0 % 720
181 Grenada 108,339 0 % 340
182 Micronesia 106,227 0 % 700
183 Antigua and Barbuda 103,050 0 % 440
184 Seychelles 95,235 0 % 460
185 Andorra 76,953 0 % 470
186 Dominica 74,308 0 % 750
187 Saint Kitts & Nevis 55,850 0 % 260
188 Marshall Islands 53,167 0 % 180
189 Monaco 38,897 0 % 1
190 Liechtenstein 38,155 0 % 160
191 San Marino 33,557 0 % 60
192 Palau 21,964 0 % 460
193 Nauru 11,312 0 % 20
194 Tuvalu 11,287 0 % 30
195 Holy See 801 0 % 0
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