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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Of the 195 countries in the world:

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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
(2020)
World
Share
Land Area
(KmĀ²)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.5 % 9,388,211
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.7 % 2,973,190
3 United States 331,002,651 4.2 % 9,147,420
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.5 % 1,811,570
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.8 % 770,880
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.7 % 8,358,140
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.6 % 910,770
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.1 % 130,170
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.9 % 16,376,870
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.7 % 1,943,950
11 Japan 126,476,461 1.6 % 364,555
12 Ethiopia 114,963,588 1.5 % 1,000,000
13 Philippines 109,581,078 1.4 % 298,170
14 Egypt 102,334,404 1.3 % 995,450
15 Vietnam 97,338,579 1.2 % 310,070
16 DR Congo 89,561,403 1.1 % 2,267,050
17 Turkey 84,339,067 1.1 % 769,630
18 Iran 83,992,949 1.1 % 1,628,550
19 Germany 83,783,942 1.1 % 348,560
20 Thailand 69,799,978 0.9 % 510,890
21 United Kingdom 67,886,011 0.9 % 241,930
22 France 65,273,511 0.8 % 547,557
23 Italy 60,461,826 0.8 % 294,140
24 Tanzania 59,734,218 0.8 % 885,800
25 South Africa 59,308,690 0.8 % 1,213,090
26 Myanmar 54,409,800 0.7 % 653,290
27 Kenya 53,771,296 0.7 % 569,140
28 South Korea 51,269,185 0.7 % 97,230
29 Colombia 50,882,891 0.7 % 1,109,500
30 Spain 46,754,778 0.6 % 498,800
31 Uganda 45,741,007 0.6 % 199,810
32 Argentina 45,195,774 0.6 % 2,736,690
33 Algeria 43,851,044 0.6 % 2,381,740
34 Sudan 43,849,260 0.6 % 1,765,048
35 Ukraine 43,733,762 0.6 % 579,320
36 Iraq 40,222,493 0.5 % 434,320
37 Afghanistan 38,928,346 0.5 % 652,860
38 Poland 37,846,611 0.5 % 306,230
39 Canada 37,742,154 0.5 % 9,093,510
40 Morocco 36,910,560 0.5 % 446,300
41 Saudi Arabia 34,813,871 0.4 % 2,149,690
42 Uzbekistan 33,469,203 0.4 % 425,400
43 Peru 32,971,854 0.4 % 1,280,000
44 Angola 32,866,272 0.4 % 1,246,700
45 Malaysia 32,365,999 0.4 % 328,550
46 Mozambique 31,255,435 0.4 % 786,380
47 Ghana 31,072,940 0.4 % 227,540
48 Yemen 29,825,964 0.4 % 527,970
49 Nepal 29,136,808 0.4 % 143,350
50 Venezuela 28,435,940 0.4 % 882,050
51 Madagascar 27,691,018 0.4 % 581,795
52 Cameroon 26,545,863 0.3 % 472,710
53 Côte d'Ivoire 26,378,274 0.3 % 318,000
54 North Korea 25,778,816 0.3 % 120,410
55 Australia 25,499,884 0.3 % 7,682,300
56 Niger 24,206,644 0.3 % 1,266,700
57 Sri Lanka 21,413,249 0.3 % 62,710
58 Burkina Faso 20,903,273 0.3 % 273,600
59 Mali 20,250,833 0.3 % 1,220,190
60 Romania 19,237,691 0.2 % 230,170
61 Malawi 19,129,952 0.2 % 94,280
62 Chile 19,116,201 0.2 % 743,532
63 Kazakhstan 18,776,707 0.2 % 2,699,700
64 Zambia 18,383,955 0.2 % 743,390
65 Guatemala 17,915,568 0.2 % 107,160
66 Ecuador 17,643,054 0.2 % 248,360
67 Syria 17,500,658 0.2 % 183,630
68 Netherlands 17,134,872 0.2 % 33,720
69 Senegal 16,743,927 0.2 % 192,530
70 Cambodia 16,718,965 0.2 % 176,520
71 Chad 16,425,864 0.2 % 1,259,200
72 Somalia 15,893,222 0.2 % 627,340
73 Zimbabwe 14,862,924 0.2 % 386,850
74 Guinea 13,132,795 0.2 % 245,720
75 Rwanda 12,952,218 0.2 % 24,670
76 Benin 12,123,200 0.2 % 112,760
77 Burundi 11,890,784 0.2 % 25,680
78 Tunisia 11,818,619 0.2 % 155,360
79 Bolivia 11,673,021 0.1 % 1,083,300
80 Belgium 11,589,623 0.1 % 30,280
81 Haiti 11,402,528 0.1 % 27,560
82 Cuba 11,326,616 0.1 % 106,440
83 South Sudan 11,193,725 0.1 % 610,952
84 Dominican Republic 10,847,910 0.1 % 48,320
85 Czech Republic (Czechia) 10,708,981 0.1 % 77,240
86 Greece 10,423,054 0.1 % 128,900
87 Jordan 10,203,134 0.1 % 88,780
88 Portugal 10,196,709 0.1 % 91,590
89 Azerbaijan 10,139,177 0.1 % 82,658
90 Sweden 10,099,265 0.1 % 410,340
91 Honduras 9,904,607 0.1 % 111,890
92 United Arab Emirates 9,890,402 0.1 % 83,600
93 Hungary 9,660,351 0.1 % 90,530
94 Tajikistan 9,537,645 0.1 % 139,960
95 Belarus 9,449,323 0.1 % 202,910
96 Austria 9,006,398 0.1 % 82,409
97 Papua New Guinea 8,947,024 0.1 % 452,860
98 Serbia 8,737,371 0.1 % 87,460
99 Israel 8,655,535 0.1 % 21,640
100 Switzerland 8,654,622 0.1 % 39,516
101 Togo 8,278,724 0.1 % 54,390
102 Sierra Leone 7,976,983 0.1 % 72,180
103 Laos 7,275,560 0.1 % 230,800
104 Paraguay 7,132,538 0.1 % 397,300
105 Bulgaria 6,948,445 0.1 % 108,560
106 Libya 6,871,292 0.1 % 1,759,540
107 Lebanon 6,825,445 0.1 % 10,230
108 Nicaragua 6,624,554 0.1 % 120,340
109 Kyrgyzstan 6,524,195 0.1 % 191,800
110 El Salvador 6,486,205 0.1 % 20,720
111 Turkmenistan 6,031,200 0.1 % 469,930
112 Singapore 5,850,342 0.1 % 700
113 Denmark 5,792,202 0.1 % 42,430
114 Finland 5,540,720 0.1 % 303,890
115 Congo 5,518,087 0.1 % 341,500
116 Slovakia 5,459,642 0.1 % 48,088
117 Norway 5,421,241 0.1 % 365,268
118 Oman 5,106,626 0.1 % 309,500
119 State of Palestine 5,101,414 0.1 % 6,020
120 Costa Rica 5,094,118 0.1 % 51,060
121 Liberia 5,057,681 0.1 % 96,320
122 Ireland 4,937,786 0.1 % 68,890
123 Central African Republic 4,829,767 0.1 % 622,980
124 New Zealand 4,822,233 0.1 % 263,310
125 Mauritania 4,649,658 0.1 % 1,030,700
126 Panama 4,314,767 0.1 % 74,340
127 Kuwait 4,270,571 0.1 % 17,820
128 Croatia 4,105,267 0.1 % 55,960
129 Moldova 4,033,963 0.1 % 32,850
130 Georgia 3,989,167 0.1 % 69,490
131 Eritrea 3,546,421 0 % 101,000
132 Uruguay 3,473,730 0 % 175,020
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,280,819 0 % 51,000
134 Mongolia 3,278,290 0 % 1,553,560
135 Armenia 2,963,243 0 % 28,470
136 Jamaica 2,961,167 0 % 10,830
137 Qatar 2,881,053 0 % 11,610
138 Albania 2,877,797 0 % 27,400
139 Lithuania 2,722,289 0 % 62,674
140 Namibia 2,540,905 0 % 823,290
141 Gambia 2,416,668 0 % 10,120
142 Botswana 2,351,627 0 % 566,730
143 Gabon 2,225,734 0 % 257,670
144 Lesotho 2,142,249 0 % 30,360
145 North Macedonia 2,083,374 0 % 25,220
146 Slovenia 2,078,938 0 % 20,140
147 Guinea-Bissau 1,968,001 0 % 28,120
148 Latvia 1,886,198 0 % 62,200
149 Bahrain 1,701,575 0 % 760
150 Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 0 % 28,050
151 Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,488 0 % 5,130
152 Estonia 1,326,535 0 % 42,390
153 Timor-Leste 1,318,445 0 % 14,870
154 Mauritius 1,271,768 0 % 2,030
155 Cyprus 1,207,359 0 % 9,240
156 Eswatini 1,160,164 0 % 17,200
157 Djibouti 988,000 0 % 23,180
158 Fiji 896,445 0 % 18,270
159 Comoros 869,601 0 % 1,861
160 Guyana 786,552 0 % 196,850
161 Bhutan 771,608 0 % 38,117
162 Solomon Islands 686,884 0 % 27,990
163 Montenegro 628,066 0 % 13,450
164 Luxembourg 625,978 0 % 2,590
165 Suriname 586,632 0 % 156,000
166 Cabo Verde 555,987 0 % 4,030
167 Maldives 540,544 0 % 300
168 Malta 441,543 0 % 320
169 Brunei 437,479 0 % 5,270
170 Belize 397,628 0 % 22,810
171 Bahamas 393,244 0 % 10,010
172 Iceland 341,243 0 % 100,250
173 Vanuatu 307,145 0 % 12,190
174 Barbados 287,375 0 % 430
175 Sao Tome & Principe 219,159 0 % 960
176 Samoa 198,414 0 % 2,830
177 Saint Lucia 183,627 0 % 610
178 Kiribati 119,449 0 % 810
179 Micronesia 115,023 0 % 700
180 Grenada 112,523 0 % 340
181 St. Vincent & Grenadines 110,940 0 % 390
182 Tonga 105,695 0 % 720
183 Seychelles 98,347 0 % 460
184 Antigua and Barbuda 97,929 0 % 440
185 Andorra 77,265 0 % 470
186 Dominica 71,986 0 % 750
187 Marshall Islands 59,190 0 % 180
188 Saint Kitts & Nevis 53,199 0 % 260
189 Monaco 39,242 0 % 1
190 Liechtenstein 38,128 0 % 160
191 San Marino 33,931 0 % 60
192 Palau 18,094 0 % 460
193 Tuvalu 11,792 0 % 30
194 Nauru 10,824 0 % 20
195 Holy See 801 0 % 0