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 1,388,232,693 18.5 % 9,386,293
2 India 1,342,512,706 17.9 % 2,973,450
3 U.S. 326,474,013 4.3 % 9,144,930
4 Indonesia 263,510,146 3.5 % 1,811,066
5 Brazil 211,243,220 2.8 % 8,349,534
6 Pakistan 196,744,376 2.6 % 770,942
7 Nigeria 191,835,936 2.6 % 910,902
8 Bangladesh 164,827,718 2.2 % 130,175
9 Russia 143,375,006 1.9 % 16,292,614
10 Mexico 130,222,815 1.7 % 1,943,624
11 Japan 126,045,211 1.7 % 364,503
12 Ethiopia 104,344,901 1.4 % 1,000,430
13 Philippines 103,796,832 1.4 % 298,181
14 Viet Nam 95,414,640 1.3 % 310,090
15 Egypt 95,215,102 1.3 % 994,933
16 DR Congo 82,242,685 1.1 % 2,265,639
17 Iran 80,945,718 1.1 % 1,628,686
18 Germany 80,636,124 1.1 % 348,621
19 Turkey 80,417,526 1.1 % 769,546
20 Thailand 68,297,547 0.9 % 510,827
21 U.K. 65,511,098 0.9 % 241,917
22 France 64,938,716 0.9 % 547,544
23 Italy 59,797,978 0.8 % 294,137
24 Tanzania 56,877,529 0.8 % 885,943
25 South Africa 55,436,360 0.7 % 1,213,049
26 Myanmar 54,836,483 0.7 % 653,593
27 South Korea 50,704,971 0.7 % 97,229
28 Colombia 49,067,981 0.7 % 1,110,135
29 Kenya 48,466,928 0.6 % 568,861
30 Spain 46,070,146 0.6 % 498,595
31 Ukraine 44,405,055 0.6 % 578,945
32 Argentina 44,272,125 0.6 % 2,732,847
33 Sudan 42,166,323 0.6 % 1,764,281
34 Uganda 41,652,938 0.6 % 199,774
35 Algeria 41,063,753 0.5 % 2,387,428
36 Iraq 38,654,287 0.5 % 434,318
37 Poland 38,563,573 0.5 % 306,303
38 Canada 36,626,083 0.5 % 9,156,521
39 Morocco 35,241,418 0.5 % 446,094
40 Afghanistan 34,169,169 0.5 % 653,330
41 Saudi Arabia 32,742,664 0.4 % 2,154,123
42 Peru 32,166,473 0.4 % 1,281,533
43 Venezuela 31,925,705 0.4 % 881,926
44 Malaysia 31,164,177 0.4 % 328,390
45 Uzbekistan 30,690,914 0.4 % 425,671
46 Mozambique 29,537,914 0.4 % 785,583
47 Nepal 29,187,037 0.4 % 143,355
48 Ghana 28,656,723 0.4 % 227,615
49 Yemen 28,119,546 0.4 % 527,571
50 Angola 26,655,513 0.4 % 1,245,585
51 Madagascar 25,612,972 0.3 % 582,113
52 North Korea 25,405,296 0.3 % 120,404
53 Australia 24,641,662 0.3 % 7,700,519
54 Cameroon 24,513,689 0.3 % 472,325
55 Côte d'Ivoire 23,815,886 0.3 % 317,969
56 Niger 21,563,607 0.3 % 1,268,447
57 Sri Lanka 20,905,335 0.3 % 62,703
58 Romania 19,237,513 0.3 % 230,114
59 Burkina Faso 19,173,322 0.3 % 273,514
60 Syria 18,906,907 0.3 % 183,562
61 Mali 18,689,966 0.2 % 1,221,566
62 Chile 18,313,495 0.2 % 744,451
63 Malawi 18,298,679 0.2 % 94,274
64 Kazakhstan 18,064,470 0.2 % 2,696,190
65 Zambia 17,237,931 0.2 % 743,014
66 Netherlands 17,032,845 0.2 % 33,722
67 Guatemala 17,005,497 0.2 % 107,155
68 Ecuador 16,625,776 0.2 % 248,517
69 Zimbabwe 16,337,760 0.2 % 387,151
70 Cambodia 16,076,370 0.2 % 176,469
71 Senegal 16,054,275 0.2 % 192,497
72 Chad 14,965,482 0.2 % 1,257,604
73 Guinea 13,290,659 0.2 % 245,668
74 South Sudan 13,096,190 0.2 % 611,971
75 Rwanda 12,159,586 0.2 % 24,669
76 Burundi 11,936,481 0.2 % 25,681
77 Tunisia 11,494,760 0.2 % 155,335
78 Benin 11,458,611 0.2 % 112,782
79 Belgium 11,443,830 0.2 % 30,283
80 Somalia 11,391,962 0.2 % 625,932
81 Cuba 11,390,184 0.2 % 106,450
82 Bolivia 11,052,864 0.1 % 1,083,614
83 Haiti 10,983,274 0.1 % 27,562
84 Greece 10,892,931 0.1 % 128,910
85 Dominican Republic 10,766,564 0.1 % 48,324
86 Czech Republic 10,555,130 0.1 % 77,214
87 Portugal 10,264,797 0.1 % 91,568
88 Azerbaijan 9,973,697 0.1 % 82,632
89 Sweden 9,920,624 0.1 % 409,943
90 Hungary 9,787,905 0.1 % 90,545
91 Belarus 9,458,535 0.1 % 202,973
92 United Arab Emirates 9,397,599 0.1 % 83,609
93 Tajikistan 8,858,115 0.1 % 139,939
94 Serbia 8,776,940 0.1 % 87,420
95 Austria 8,592,400 0.1 % 82,382
96 Switzerland 8,454,083 0.1 % 39,524
97 Israel 8,323,248 0.1 % 21,641
98 Honduras 8,304,677 0.1 % 111,923
99 Papua New Guinea 7,933,841 0.1 % 453,362
100 Jordan 7,876,703 0.1 % 88,802
101 Togo 7,691,915 0.1 % 54,398
102 Bulgaria 7,045,259 0.1 % 108,556
103 Laos 7,037,521 0.1 % 230,738
104 Paraguay 6,811,583 0.1 % 398,338
105 Sierra Leone 6,732,899 0.1 % 72,164
106 Libya 6,408,742 0.1 % 1,780,206
107 Nicaragua 6,217,796 0.1 % 120,267
108 El Salvador 6,167,147 0.1 % 20,723
109 Kyrgyzstan 6,124,945 0.1 % 192,005
110 Lebanon 6,039,277 0.1 % 10,231
111 Singapore 5,784,538 0.1 % 700
112 Denmark 5,711,837 0.1 % 42,436
113 Finland 5,541,274 0.1 % 304,466
114 Turkmenistan 5,502,586 0.1 % 470,306
115 Eritrea 5,481,906 0.1 % 100,956
116 Slovakia 5,432,157 0.1 % 48,072
117 Norway 5,330,800 0.1 % 365,123
118 Central African Republic 5,098,826 0.1 % 621,808
119 State of Palestine 4,928,225 0.1 % 6,020
120 Costa Rica 4,905,626 0.1 % 51,047
121 Congo 4,866,243 0.1 % 342,693
122 Ireland 4,749,153 0.1 % 68,928
123 Oman 4,741,305 0.1 % 309,889
124 Liberia 4,730,437 0.1 % 96,343
125 New Zealand 4,604,871 0.1 % 263,135
126 Mauritania 4,266,448 0.1 % 1,040,597
127 Croatia 4,209,815 0.1 % 55,982
128 Kuwait 4,099,932 0.1 % 17,818
129 Moldova 4,054,640 0.1 % 32,858
130 Panama 4,051,284 0.1 % 74,335
131 Georgia 3,972,532 0.1 % 69,450
132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,792,759 0.1 % 50,978
133 Uruguay 3,456,877 0 % 174,590
134 Mongolia 3,051,900 0 % 1,525,950
135 Armenia 3,031,670 0 % 28,466
136 Albania 2,911,428 0 % 27,389
137 Lithuania 2,830,582 0 % 62,623
138 Jamaica 2,813,285 0 % 10,829
139 Namibia 2,568,569 0 % 828,571
140 Botswana 2,343,981 0 % 571,703
141 Qatar 2,338,085 0 % 11,609
142 Lesotho 2,185,159 0 % 30,349
143 Gambia 2,120,418 0 % 10,121
144 TFYR Macedonia 2,083,308 0 % 25,222
145 Slovenia 2,071,252 0 % 20,148
146 Latvia 1,944,565 0 % 62,127
147 Guinea-Bissau 1,932,871 0 % 28,135
148 Gabon 1,801,232 0 % 257,319
149 Bahrain 1,418,895 0 % 760
150 Trinidad and Tobago 1,369,157 0 % 5,130
151 Swaziland 1,320,356 0 % 17,192
152 Estonia 1,305,755 0 % 42,395
153 Mauritius 1,281,353 0 % 2,030
154 Timor-Leste 1,237,251 0 % 14,871
155 Cyprus 1,187,575 0 % 9,242
156 Djibouti 911,382 0 % 23,190
157 Fiji 902,547 0 % 18,270
158 Equatorial Guinea 894,464 0 % 28,040
159 Comoros 825,920 0 % 1,861
160 Bhutan 792,877 0 % 38,119
161 Guyana 774,407 0 % 198,566
162 Montenegro 626,250 0 % 13,439
163 Solomon Islands 606,215 0 % 27,936
164 Luxembourg 584,103 0 % 2,590
165 Suriname 552,112 0 % 157,746
166 Cabo Verde 533,468 0 % 4,029
167 Brunei 434,448 0 % 5,272
168 Malta 420,521 0 % 320
169 Bahamas 397,164 0 % 10,004
170 Maldives 375,867 0 % 300
171 Belize 374,651 0 % 22,845
172 Iceland 334,303 0 % 101,304
173 Barbados 285,744 0 % 430
174 Vanuatu 276,331 0 % 12,173
175 Sao Tome and Principe 198,481 0 % 960
176 Samoa 195,743 0 % 2,829
177 Saint Lucia 187,768 0 % 610
178 Kiribati 116,405 0 % 810
179 St. Vincent & Grenadines 109,895 0 % 390
180 Grenada 107,850 0 % 340
181 Tonga 107,797 0 % 720
182 Micronesia 105,566 0 % 700
183 Seychelles 97,539 0 % 460
184 Antigua and Barbuda 93,659 0 % 440
185 Dominica 73,353 0 % 750
186 Andorra 68,728 0 % 470
187 Saint Kitts and Nevis 56,780 0 % 260
188 Marshall Islands 53,132 0 % 180
189 Liechtenstein 38,022 0 % 160
190 Monaco 38,010 0 % 1
191 San Marino 32,104 0 % 60
192 Palau 21,726 0 % 460
193 Nauru 10,301 0 % 20
194 Tuvalu 9,975 0 % 30
195 Holy See 801 0 % 0
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