How Many Countries Are in the World 2020

How many Countries are there in the world? Which are?

There are 194 Countries in the World in 2020 list

In this entry I leave you a list with all the sovereign states of the world  in alphabetical order ( point 2 ) and a clarification section —which I have been collecting from your questions in recent years— in which I explain to you why some territories are not included in the list ( point 3).

I hope you find it useful. If you have any questions, you already know that you can leave them in the comments.

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There are currently 194 sovereign countries in the world  (countries recognized by the UN with self-government and complete independence). Are these:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Germany
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Old and bearded
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Algeria
  9. Argentina
  10. Armenia
  11. Australia
  12. Austria
  13. Azerbaijan
  14. Bahamas
  15. Bangladesh
  16. Barbados
  17. Bahrain
  18. Belgium
  19. Belize
  20. Benin
  21. Belarus
  22. Burma / Myanmar
  23. Bolivia
  24. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  25. Botswana
  26. Brazil
  27. Brunei
  28. Bulgaria
  29. Burkina Faso
  30. Burundi
  31. Bhutan
  32. Cape Verde
  33. Cambodia
  34. Cameroon
  35. Canada
  36. Taste
  37. Chad
  38. Chile
  39. China
  40. Cyprus
  41. Vatican City
  42. Colombia
  43. Comoros
  44. North Korea
  45. South Korea
  46. Ivory Coast
  47. Costa Rica
  48. Croatia
  49. Cuba
  50. Denmark
  51. Dominica
  52. Ecuador
  53. Egypt
  54. The Savior
  55. United Arab Emirates
  56. Eritrea
  57. Slovakia
  58. Slovenia
  59. Spain
  60. U.S
  61. Estonia
  62. Ethiopia
  63. Philippines
  64. Finland
  65. Fiji
  66. France
  67. Gabon
  68. Gambia
  69. Georgia
  70. Ghana
  71. Pomegranate
  72. Greece
  73. Guatemala
  74. Guyana
  75. Guinea
  76. Equatorial Guinea
  77. Guinea-Bissau
  78. Haiti
  79. Honduras
  80. Hungary
  81. India
  82. Indonesia
  83. Iraq
  84. Iran
  85. Ireland
  86. Iceland
  87. Marshall Islands
  88. Solomon Islands
  89. Israel
  90. Italy
  91. Jamaica
  92. Japan
  93. Jordan
  94. Kazakhstan
  95. Kenya
  96. Kyrgyzstan
  97. Kiribati
  98. Kuwait
  99. Laos
  100. Lesotho
  101. Latvia
  102. Lebanon
  103. Liberia
  104. Libya
  105. Liechtenstein
  106. Lithuania
  107. Luxembourg
  108. North Macedonia
  109. Madagascar
  110. Malaysia
  111. Malawi
  112. Maldives
  113. Mali
  114. malt
  115. Morocco
  116. Mauricio
  117. Mauritania
  118. Mexico
  119. Micronesia
  120. Moldova
  121. Monaco
  122. Mongolia
  123. Montenegro
  124. Mozambique
  125. Namibia
  126. Nauru
  127. Nepal
  128. Nicaragua
  129. Niger
  130. Nigeria
  131. Norway
  132. New Zealand
  133. Oman
  134. Netherlands
  135. Pakistan
  136. Palau
  137. Panama
  138. Papua New Guinea
  139. Paraguay
  140. Peru
  141. Poland
  142. Portugal
  143. UK
  144. Central African Republic
  145. Czech Republic
  146. Republic of Congo
  147. Democratic Republic of Congo
  148. Dominican Republic
  149. Sudafrican republic
  150. Rwanda
  151. Romania
  152. Russia
  153. Samoa
  154. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  155. San Marino
  156. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  157. St. Lucia
  158. Sao Tome and Principe
  159. Senegal
  160. Serbia
  161. Seychelles
  162. Sierra Leone
  163. Singapore
  164. Syria
  165. Somalia
  166. Sri Lanka
  167. Swaziland
  168. Sudan
  169. South Sudan
  170. Sweden
  171. Switzerland
  172. Surinam
  173. Thailand
  174. Tanzania
  175. Tajikistan
  176. East Timor
  177. Togo
  178. Tonga
  179. Trinidad and Tobago
  180. Tunisia
  181. Turkmenistan
  182. Turkey
  183. Tuvalu
  184. Ukraine
  185. Uganda
  186. Uruguay
  187. Uzbekistan
  188. Vanuatu
  189. Venezuela
  190. Vietnam
  191. Yemen
  192. Djibouti
  193. Zambia
  194. Zimbabwe

3. CLARIFICATIONS

  • The United Nations Organization is made up of  193 member states (you can check them HERE ), to which must be added the Vatican City , which, although acting as an observer member of the organization, is still a fully recognized and independent country. (193 + 1 = 194 ).
  • The State of Palestine , being also an observer member, cannot be included as a sovereign country because its recognition is limited and it is not a completely independent country (part of it is under Israeli occupation).
  • The Western Sahara  is a territory colonized most of its length by Morocco and its sovereignty is disputed between the Moroccan people and the self – proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • Taiwan and Hong Kong are not independent or internationally recognized territories (claimed by China).
  • Kósovo  is not a territory recognized by international unanimity (claimed by Serbia).
  • Puerto Rico is a territory associated with the United States.
  • French Guiana is an overseas territory belonging to France (it is not a country).
  • Holland  appears in the list with its official name:  Netherlands.
  • England , Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland are not official countries, but part of one: the United Kingdom.
  • Alaska is one of the 50 states in the USA.
  • Greenland is part of Denmark (European country).
  • On February 14, 2019 the Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to North Macedonia .

4. MORE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES

  • How many continents are there? Which are?
  • How many oceans are there? Which are?
  • List of countries by continents:
    • Europe ( 50 countries ) *
    • America ( 35 countries )
    • Asia ( 48 countries ) *
    • Africa ( 54 countries )
    • Oceania ( 14 countries )

(*) NOTE: Europe and Asia share seven countries that are located between both continents (see: ” Eurasian countries “), therefore the sum of the countries by continents must be subtracted seven: 54 + 35 + 14 + 50 + 48 – 7 = 194 Why? Because if we did not subtract them we would be counting them twice.

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