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
(2019)
World
Share
Land Area
(KmĀ²)
1 China 1,420,062,022 18.4 % 9,388,211
2 India 1,368,737,513 17.7 % 2,973,190
3 United States 329,093,110 4.3 % 9,147,420
4 Indonesia 269,536,482 3.5 % 1,811,570
5 Brazil 212,392,717 2.8 % 8,358,140
6 Pakistan 204,596,442 2.7 % 770,880
7 Nigeria 200,962,417 2.6 % 910,770
8 Bangladesh 168,065,920 2.2 % 130,170
9 Russia 143,895,551 1.9 % 16,376,870
10 Mexico 132,328,035 1.7 % 1,943,950
11 Japan 126,854,745 1.6 % 364,555
12 Ethiopia 110,135,635 1.4 % 1,000,000
13 Philippines 108,106,310 1.4 % 298,170
14 Egypt 101,168,745 1.3 % 995,450
15 Vietnam 97,429,061 1.3 % 310,070
16 DR Congo 86,727,573 1.1 % 2,267,050
17 Turkey 82,961,805 1.1 % 769,630
18 Iran 82,820,766 1.1 % 1,628,550
19 Germany 82,438,639 1.1 % 348,560
20 Thailand 69,306,160 0.9 % 510,890
21 United Kingdom 66,959,016 0.9 % 241,930
22 France 65,480,710 0.8 % 547,557
23 Tanzania 60,913,557 0.8 % 885,800
24 Italy 59,216,525 0.8 % 294,140
25 South Africa 58,065,097 0.8 % 1,213,090
26 Myanmar 54,336,138 0.7 % 653,290
27 Kenya 52,214,791 0.7 % 569,140
28 South Korea 51,339,238 0.7 % 97,230
29 Colombia 49,849,818 0.6 % 1,109,500
30 Spain 46,441,049 0.6 % 498,800
31 Uganda 45,711,874 0.6 % 199,810
32 Argentina 45,101,781 0.6 % 2,736,690
33 Ukraine 43,795,220 0.6 % 579,320
34 Algeria 42,679,018 0.6 % 2,381,740
35 Sudan 42,514,094 0.6 % 1,765,048
36 Iraq 40,412,299 0.5 % 434,320
37 Poland 38,028,278 0.5 % 306,230
38 Canada 37,279,811 0.5 % 9,093,510
39 Afghanistan 37,209,007 0.5 % 652,860
40 Morocco 36,635,156 0.5 % 446,300
41 Saudi Arabia 34,140,662 0.4 % 2,149,690
42 Peru 32,933,835 0.4 % 1,280,000
43 Uzbekistan 32,807,368 0.4 % 425,400
44 Venezuela 32,779,868 0.4 % 882,050
45 Malaysia 32,454,455 0.4 % 328,550
46 Angola 31,787,566 0.4 % 1,246,700
47 Mozambique 31,408,823 0.4 % 786,380
48 Ghana 30,096,970 0.4 % 227,540
49 Nepal 29,942,018 0.4 % 143,350
50 Yemen 29,579,986 0.4 % 527,970
51 Madagascar 26,969,642 0.3 % 581,795
52 North Korea 25,727,408 0.3 % 120,410
53 Côte d'Ivoire 25,531,083 0.3 % 318,000
54 Cameroon 25,312,993 0.3 % 472,710
55 Australia 25,088,636 0.3 % 7,682,300
56 Niger 23,176,691 0.3 % 1,266,700
57 Sri Lanka 21,018,859 0.3 % 62,710
58 Burkina Faso 20,321,560 0.3 % 273,600
59 Malawi 19,718,743 0.3 % 94,280
60 Mali 19,689,140 0.3 % 1,220,190
61 Romania 19,483,360 0.3 % 230,170
62 Kazakhstan 18,592,970 0.2 % 2,699,700
63 Syria 18,499,181 0.2 % 183,630
64 Chile 18,336,653 0.2 % 743,532
65 Zambia 18,137,369 0.2 % 743,390
66 Guatemala 17,577,842 0.2 % 107,160
67 Zimbabwe 17,297,495 0.2 % 386,850
68 Netherlands 17,132,908 0.2 % 33,720
69 Ecuador 17,100,444 0.2 % 248,360
70 Senegal 16,743,859 0.2 % 192,530
71 Cambodia 16,482,646 0.2 % 176,520
72 Chad 15,814,345 0.2 % 1,259,200
73 Somalia 15,636,171 0.2 % 627,340
74 Guinea 13,398,180 0.2 % 245,720
75 South Sudan 13,263,184 0.2 % 610,952
76 Rwanda 12,794,412 0.2 % 24,670
77 Benin 11,801,595 0.2 % 112,760
78 Tunisia 11,783,168 0.2 % 155,360
79 Burundi 11,575,964 0.2 % 25,680
80 Belgium 11,562,784 0.1 % 30,280
81 Cuba 11,492,046 0.1 % 106,440
82 Bolivia 11,379,861 0.1 % 1,083,300
83 Haiti 11,242,856 0.1 % 27,560
84 Greece 11,124,603 0.1 % 128,900
85 Dominican Republic 10,996,774 0.1 % 48,320
86 Czechia 10,630,589 0.1 % 77,240
87 Portugal 10,254,666 0.1 % 91,590
88 Jordan 10,069,794 0.1 % 88,780
89 Sweden 10,053,135 0.1 % 410,340
90 Azerbaijan 10,014,575 0.1 % 82,658
91 United Arab Emirates 9,682,088 0.1 % 83,600
92 Hungary 9,655,361 0.1 % 90,530
93 Honduras 9,568,688 0.1 % 111,890
94 Belarus 9,433,874 0.1 % 202,910
95 Tajikistan 9,292,000 0.1 % 139,960
96 Austria 8,766,201 0.1 % 82,409
97 Serbia 8,733,407 0.1 % 87,460
98 Switzerland 8,608,259 0.1 % 39,516
99 Papua New Guinea 8,586,525 0.1 % 452,860
100 Israel 8,583,916 0.1 % 21,640
101 Togo 8,186,384 0.1 % 54,390
102 Sierra Leone 7,883,123 0.1 % 72,180
103 Laos 7,064,242 0.1 % 230,800
104 Bulgaria 6,988,739 0.1 % 108,560
105 Paraguay 6,981,981 0.1 % 397,300
106 Libya 6,569,864 0.1 % 1,759,540
107 El Salvador 6,445,405 0.1 % 20,720
108 Nicaragua 6,351,157 0.1 % 120,340
109 Kyrgyzstan 6,218,616 0.1 % 191,800
110 Lebanon 6,065,922 0.1 % 10,230
111 Turkmenistan 5,942,561 0.1 % 469,930
112 Singapore 5,868,104 0.1 % 700
113 Denmark 5,775,224 0.1 % 42,430
114 Finland 5,561,389 0.1 % 303,890
115 Congo 5,542,197 0.1 % 341,500
116 Slovakia 5,450,987 0.1 % 48,088
117 Norway 5,400,916 0.1 % 365,268
118 Eritrea 5,309,659 0.1 % 101,000
119 State of Palestine 5,186,790 0.1 % 6,020
120 Oman 5,001,875 0.1 % 309,500
121 Costa Rica 4,999,384 0.1 % 51,060
122 Liberia 4,977,720 0.1 % 96,320
123 Ireland 4,847,139 0.1 % 68,890
124 Central African Republic 4,825,711 0.1 % 622,980
125 New Zealand 4,792,409 0.1 % 263,310
126 Mauritania 4,661,149 0.1 % 1,030,700
127 Kuwait 4,248,974 0.1 % 17,820
128 Panama 4,226,197 0.1 % 74,340
129 Croatia 4,140,148 0.1 % 55,960
130 Moldova 4,029,750 0.1 % 32,850
131 Georgia 3,904,204 0.1 % 69,490
132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,501,774 0 % 51,000
133 Uruguay 3,482,156 0 % 175,020
134 Mongolia 3,166,244 0 % 1,553,560
135 Albania 2,938,428 0 % 27,400
136 Armenia 2,936,706 0 % 28,470
137 Jamaica 2,906,339 0 % 10,830
138 Lithuania 2,864,459 0 % 62,674
139 Qatar 2,743,901 0 % 11,610
140 Namibia 2,641,996 0 % 823,290
141 Botswana 2,374,636 0 % 566,730
142 Lesotho 2,292,682 0 % 30,360
143 Gambia 2,228,075 0 % 10,120
144 Gabon 2,109,099 0 % 257,670
145 North Macedonia 2,086,720 0 % 25,220
146 Slovenia 2,081,900 0 % 20,140
147 Guinea-Bissau 1,953,723 0 % 28,120
148 Latvia 1,911,108 0 % 62,200
149 Bahrain 1,637,896 0 % 760
150 Swaziland 1,415,414 0 % 17,200
151 Trinidad and Tobago 1,375,443 0 % 5,130
152 Equatorial Guinea 1,360,104 0 % 28,050
153 Timor-Leste 1,352,360 0 % 14,870
154 Estonia 1,303,798 0 % 42,390
155 Mauritius 1,271,368 0 % 2,030
156 Cyprus 1,198,427 0 % 9,240
157 Djibouti 985,690 0 % 23,180
158 Fiji 918,757 0 % 18,270
159 Comoros 850,910 0 % 1,861
160 Bhutan 826,229 0 % 38,117
161 Guyana 786,508 0 % 196,850
162 Solomon Islands 635,254 0 % 27,990
163 Montenegro 629,355 0 % 13,450
164 Luxembourg 596,992 0 % 2,590
165 Suriname 573,085 0 % 156,000
166 Cabo Verde 560,349 0 % 4,030
167 Micronesia 536,579 0 % 700
168 Maldives 451,738 0 % 300
169 Brunei 439,336 0 % 5,270
170 Malta 433,245 0 % 320
171 Bahamas 403,095 0 % 10,010
172 Belize 390,231 0 % 22,810
173 Iceland 340,566 0 % 100,250
174 Vanuatu 288,017 0 % 12,190
175 Barbados 287,010 0 % 430
176 Sao Tome & Principe 213,379 0 % 960
177 Samoa 198,909 0 % 2,830
178 Saint Lucia 180,454 0 % 610
179 Kiribati 120,428 0 % 810
180 St. Vincent & Grenadines 110,488 0 % 390
181 Tonga 110,041 0 % 720
182 Grenada 108,825 0 % 340
183 Antigua and Barbuda 104,084 0 % 440
184 Seychelles 95,702 0 % 460
185 Andorra 77,072 0 % 470
186 Dominica 74,679 0 % 750
187 Saint Kitts & Nevis 56,345 0 % 260
188 Marshall Islands 53,211 0 % 180
189 Monaco 39,102 0 % 1
190 Liechtenstein 38,404 0 % 160
191 San Marino 33,683 0 % 60
192 Palau 22,206 0 % 460
193 Tuvalu 11,393 0 % 30
194 Nauru 11,260 0 % 20
195 Holy See 799 0 % 0
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