Tuesday October 22nd 2019

How many countries in the world? 197?

Written by Barry Drews
How many countries in the world? 197?

How many countries in the world? 197? 215?

The answer to this question it all depends on who you ask really. Most world travelers will tell you 197 as that’s the “official” answer and they want to hit every country in the world so they stick with that. But some might say 193 or even 215.

Let's break this down for you before we make a nice alphabetical list for you.

Why is it so confusing???

The United Nations says they have 193 members, many people look to the UN as a very reliable source. The reason being is they require a considerable process and voting to enter into the UN. They must receive a vote from all five permanent member countries of the Security Council (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China), plus a majority vote of 2/3 from General Assembly.

So is 193? No, just to confuse you more the UN also recognizes 4 other countries to the official amount of countries in the world. The UN also considers the Vatican and Palestine as two observers and then lastly Taiwan and Kosovo.

197 is the current correct answer!

 

Breakdown per Continent:

- 54 Africa Countries

- 49 Asia Countries

- 45 European Countries

- 23 North American Countries

- 14 Oceanic Countries

- 12 South American Countries

- 0 Antarctica Countries

 

Alphabetical List:

1

Afghanistan

Asia

2

Albania

Europe

3

Algeria

Africa

4

Andorra

Europe

5

Angola

Africa

6

Antigua and Barbuda

North America

7

Argentina

South America

8

Armenia

Asia

9

Australia

Oceania

10

Austria

Europe

11

Azerbaijan

Asia

12

Bahrain

Asia

13

Bangladesh

Asia

14

Barabados

North America

15

Belarus

Europe

16

Belgium

Europe

17

Belize

North America

18

Benin

Africa

19

Bhutan

Asia

20

Bolivia

South America

21

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Europe

22

Botswana

Africa

23

Brazil

South America

24

Brunei

Asia

25

Bulgaria

Europe

26

Burkina Faso

Africa

27

Burundi

Africa

28

Cambodia

Asia

29

Cameroon

Africa

30

Canada

North America

31

Cape Verde

Africa

32

Central African Republic

Africa

33

Chad

Africa

34

Chile

South America

35

China

Asia

36

Colombia

South America

37

Comoros

Africa

38

Costa Rica

North America

39

Croatia

Europe

40

Cuba

North America

41

Cyprus

Asia

42

Czech Republic

Europe

43

Denmark

Europe

44

Djibouti

Africa

45

Dominica

North America

46

Dominican Republic

North America

47

East Timor

Asia

48

Ecuador

South America

49

Egypt

Africa

50

El Salvador

North America

51

Equatorial Guinea

Africa

52

Eritrea

Africa

53

Estonia

Europe

54

Ethiopia

Africa

55

Fiji

Oceania

56

Finland

Europe

57

France

Europe

58

Gabon

Africa

59

Georgia

Asia

60

Germany

Europe

61

Ghana

Africa

62

Greece

Europe

63

Grenada

North America

64

Guatemala

North America

65

Guinea

Africa

66

Guinea-Bissau

Africa

67

Guyana

South America

68

Haiti

North America

69

Holy See (Observing Member)

Europe

70

Honduras

North America

71

Hungary

Europe

72

Iceland

Europe

73

India

Asia

74

Indonesia

Asia

75

Iran

Asia

76

Iraq

Asia

77

Ireland

Europe

78

Israel

Asia

79

Italy

Europe

80

Ivory Coast

Africa

81

Jamaica

North America

82

Japan

Asia

83

Jordan

Asia

84

Kazakhstan

Asia

85

Kenya

Africa

86

Kiribati

Oceania

87

Kosovo

Europe

88

Kuwait

Asia

89

Kyrgyzstan

Asia

90

Laos

Asia

91

Latvia

Europe

92

Lebanon

Asia

93

Lesotho

Africa

94

Liberia

Africa

95

Libya

Africa

96

Liechtenstein

Europe

97

Lithuania

Europe

98

Luxembourg

Europe

99

Macedonia

Europe

100

Madagascar

Africa

101

Malawi

Africa

102

Malaysia

Asia

103

Maldives

Asia

104

Mali

Africa

105

Malta

Europe

106

Marshall Islands

Oceania

107

Mauritania

Africa

108

Mauritius

Africa

109

Mexico

North America

110

Micronesia

Oceania

111

Moldova

Europe

112

Monaco

Europe

113

Mongolia

Asia

114

Montenegro

Europe

115

Morocco

Africa

116

Mozambique

Africa

117

Myanmar

Asia

118

Namibia

Africa

119

Nauru

Oceania

120

Nepal

Asia

121

Netherlands

Europe

122

New Zealand

Oceania

123

Nicaragua

North America

124

Niger

Africa

125

Nigeria

Africa

126

North Korea

Asia

127

Norway

Europe

128

Oman

Asia

129

Pakistan

Asia

130

Palau

Oceania

131

Panama

North America

132

Papua New Guinea

Oceania

133

Paraguay

South America

134

Peru

South America

135

Philippines

Asia

136

Poland

Europe

137

Portugal

Europe

138

Qatar

Asia

139

Romania

Europe

140

Russia

Europe

141

Rwanda

Africa

142

Saint Kitts and Nevis

North America

143

Saint Lucia

North America

144

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

North America

145

Samoa

Oceania

146

San Marino

Europe

147

Sao Tome and Principe

Africa

148

Saudi Arabia

Asia

149

Senegal

Africa

150

Serbia

Europe

151

Seychelles

Africa

152

Sierra Leone

Africa

153

Singapore

Asia

154

Slovakia

Europe

155

Slovenia

Europe

156

Solomon Islands

Oceania

157

Somalia

Africa

158

South Africa

Africa

159

South Korea

Asia

160

South Sudan

Africa

161

Spain

Europe

162

Sri Lanka

Asia

163

State of Palestine (Observing Member)

Asia

164

Sudan

Africa

165

Suriname

South America

166

Swaziland

Africa

167

Sweden

Europe

168

Switzerland

Europe

169

Syria

Asia

170

Taiwan

Asia

171

Tajikistan

Asia

172

Tanzania

Africa

173

Thailand

Asia

174

The Bahamas

North America

175

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa

176

The Gambia

Africa

177

The Republic of the Congo

Africa

178

Togo

Africa

179

Tonga

Oceania

180

Trinidad and Tobago

North America

181

Tunisia

Africa

182

Turkey

Asia

183

Turkmenistan

Asia

184

Tuvalu

Oceania

185

Uganda

Africa

186

Ukraine

Europe

187

United Arab Emirates

Asia

188

United Kingdom

Europe

189

United States

North America

190

Uruguay

South America

191

Uzbekistan

Asia

192

Vanuatu

Oceania

193

Venezuela

South America

194

Vietnam

Asia

195

Yemen

Asia

196

Zambia

Africa

197

Zimbabwe

Africa

 

HOW MANY OF THESE COUNTRIES HAVE YOU DONE!???? Keep watching us as we strive to hit every country in the world!


Written by Barry Drews