List of All the Countries in the World(Alphabetical Order)

Ever wondered how many countries are actually there in the world? According to the U.N. definition and classification, there are a total of 195 countries in the world where 193 countries are member states of the United Nations and the other two countries are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

Although we have the exact number of countries as of today, there’s not an universal agreement still available on what qualifies as a “country.” Generally, a state in order to be a country, must be a sovereign unit with a permanent population, defined territorial boundaries, a government, and should possess the ability to enter into agreements with other states. 

List of All the Countries in the World

Considering all these factors, a total of 195 countries have been declared to be in existence. Here let’s take a look at the List of All the Countries in the World in alphabetical order. 

A

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania 
  • Algeria 
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Austrian Empire
  • Azerbaijan

B

  • Bahamas, The
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin (Dahomey)
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Brunswick and Lüneburg
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
  • Burma
  • Burundi

C

  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands, The
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo Free State, The
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Czechoslovakia

D

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic

E

  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia

F

  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France

G

  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana

H

  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hungary

I

  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy

J

  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan

K

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan

L

  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

M

  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique

N

  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands, The
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway

O

  • Oman

P

  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal

Q

  • Qatar

R

  • Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda

S

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands, The
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria

T

  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu

U

  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates, The
  • United Kingdom, The
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

V

  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Y

  • Yemen

Z

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

FAQs

Are there 249 countries in the world?

As per the  ISO ‘Country codes’ standard, there are 249 countries in the world, out of which 195 are independent.

What is the world’s largest country?

With a total area of about 17 million square kilometers, Russia stands to be the world’s largest country.

Conclusion

Even though we have a considerate number of countries in the world, there’s no universal agreement on the same. This is because – political, geographical, and socio-economic factors associated in calculating the number of countries varies quite significantly. 

Which country do you belong from? If given a chance, what countries would you like to visit? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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