List of Countries in The World

The answer to how many continents and countries make up the world is somewhat disputed and uncertain. However, many believe it to be 6 or 7 continents and between 192 & 195 countries.

This is a list of them all as of 2014 as it may change due to political disputes and wars!!

I have listed them in alphabetical order.
The names in italic are capital cities.
The places we have visited can be seen via the WORLD tab and are BOLD and dated.

“Asia”

With 27 countries listed here;

  • Bangladesh (Dhaka(AS)
  • Bhutan (Thimphu(AS)
  • Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan(AS)
  • Cambodia (Phnom Penh(AS)
  • China (Beijing(AS)
  • India (New Delhi(AS)
  • Indonesia (Jakarta(AS)
  • Japan (Tokyo(AS)  
  • Kazakhstan (Astana(AS)
  • North Korea (Pyongyang(AS)
  • South Korea (Seoul(AS)
  • Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek(AS)
  • Laos (Vientiane(AS)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) (Putrajaya) (AS)
  • Maldives (Male(AS)
  • Mongolia (Ulan Bator(AS)
  • Myanmar/Burma (Nay Pyi Taw(AS)
  • Nepal (Kathmandu(AS)
  • Philippines (Manila(AS)
  • Singapore (Singapore City(AS)
  • Sri Lanka (Colombo) (Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte) (AS)
  • Taiwan (Taipei) Though may not be correct
  • Tajikistan (Dushanbe(AS)
  • Thailand (Bangkok(AS)
  • Turkmenistan (Ashgabat(AS)
  • Uzbekistan (Tashkent(AS)
  • Vietnam (Hanoi(AS)

“Middle East, North Africa, and Arabia”

With 23 countries listed here;

  • Afghanistan (Kabul(AS)
  • Algeria (Algiers(AF)
  • Azerbaijan (Baku(AS)
  • Bahrain (Manama(AS)
  • Egypt (Cairo(AF)
  • Iran (Tehran(AS)
  • Iraq (Baghdad(AS)
  • Israel (Jerusalem(AS)
  • Jordan (Amman(AS)
  • Kuwait (Kuwait City(AS)
  • Lebanon (Beirut(AS)
  • Libya (Tripoli(AF)
  • Morocco (Rabat(AF) (including Western Sahara)
  • Oman (Muscat(AS)
  • Pakistan (Islamabad(AS)
  • Qatar (Doha(AS)
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh(AS)
  • Somalia (Mogadishu(AF)
  • Syria (Damascus(AS)
  • Tunisia (Tunis(AF)
  • Turkey (Ankara(AS) & (EU)
  • United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi(AS)
  • Yemen (Sana(AS)

“Europe”

With 48 countries listed here;

  • Albania (Tirane(EU)
  • Andorra (Andorra la Vella(EU)
  • Armenia (Yerevan(EU)
  • Austria (Vienna(EU)
  • Belarus (Minsk(EU)
  • Belgium (Brussels(EU)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo(EU)
  • Bulgaria (Sofia(EU)
  • Croatia (Zagreb(EU)
  • Cyprus (Nicosia(AS) and/or (EU)
  • Czech Republic (Prague(EU)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen(EU)
  • Estonia (Tallinn(EU)
  • Finland (Helsinki(EU)
  • France (Paris(EU)
  • Georgia (Tbilisi) (Kutaisi ) (EU)
  • Germany (Berlin(EU)
  • Greece (Athens(EU)
  • Hungary (Budapest(EU)
  • Iceland (Reykjavik(EU)
  • Ireland (Dublin(EU)
  • Italy (Rome(EU)
  • Kosovo (Pristina) Though may not be correct
  • Latvia (Riga(EU)
  • Liechtenstein (Vaduz(EU)
  • Lithuania (Vilnius(EU)
  • Luxembourg (Luxembourg(EU)
  • Macedonia (Skopje(EU)
  • Malta (Valletta(EU)
  • Moldova (Chisinau(EU)
  • Monaco (Monaco(EU)
  • Montenegro (Podgorica) (Cetinje) (EU)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague(EU)
  • Norway (Oslo(EU)
  • Poland (Warsaw(EU)
  • Portugal (Lisbon(EU)
  • Romania (Bucharest(EU)
  • Russia (Moscow(AS)
  • San Marino (San Marino(EU)
  • Serbia (Belgrade(EU)
  • Slovakia (Bratislava(EU)
  • Slovenia (Ljubljana(EU)
  • Spain (Madrid(EU)
  • Sweden (Stockholm(EU)
  • Switzerland (Bern(EU)
  • Ukraine (Kiev(EU)
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (London(EU)
  • Vatican City (na(EU)

“North America”

With 4 countries listed here;

  • Canada (Ottawa(NA)
  • Greenland (Nuuk) Though may not be correct (still not an independent country) – Self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark
  • Mexico (Mexico City(NA)
  • United States of America (Washington D.C.(NA)

“Central America and the Caribbean”

With 20 countries listed here;

  • Antigua and Barbuda (St. John’s(NA)
  • The Bahamas (Nassau(NA)
  • Barbados (Bridgetown(NA)
  • Belize (Belmopan(NA)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose(NA)
  • Cuba (Havana(NA)
  • Dominica (Roseau(NA)
  • Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo(NA)
  • El Salvador (San Salvador(NA)
  • Grenada (St. George’s(NA)
  • Guatemala (Guatemala City(NA)
  • Haiti (Port-au-Prince(NA)
  • Honduras (Tegucigalpa(NA)
  • Jamaica (Kingston(NA)
  • Nicaragua (Managua(NA)
  • Panama (Panama City(NA)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (Basseterre(NA)
  • Saint Lucia (Castries(NA)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Kingstown(NA)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (Port-of-Spain(NA)

“South America”

With 12 countries listed here;

  • Argentina (Buenos Aires(SA)
  • Bolivia (Sucre(SA)
  • Brazil (Brasilia(SA)
  • Chile (Santiago) (Valparaiso) (SA)  Arica 12/2014, Valparaiso 12/2014, Santiago 1/2015
  • Colombia (Bogota(SA)  Medellin 8/2014, Cartagena 12/2014
  • Ecuador (Quito(SA)
  • Guyana (Georgetown(SA)
  • Paraguay (Asuncion(SA)
  • Peru (Lima(SA)  Salavery(Trujilo 12/2014, Lima 12/2014
  • Suriname (Paramaribo(SA)
  • Uruguay (Montevideo(SA)
  • Venezuela (Caracas(SA)

“Africa”

With 48 countries listed here;

  • Angola (Luanda(AF) 
  • Benin (Porto-Novo) (Cotonou) (AF)
  • Botswana (Gaborone(AF)
  • Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou(AF)
  • Burundi (Bujumbura(AF)
  • Cameroon (Yaounde(AF)
  • Cape Verde (Praia(EU – Portugal)
  • Central African Republic (Bangui(AF)
  • Chad (N’Djamena(AF)
  • Comoros (Moroni(AF)
  • Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville(AF)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa(AF)
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Yamoussoukro) or (Abidjan(AF)
  • Djibouti (Djibouti(AF)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Malabo(AF)
  • Eritrea (Asmara(AF)
  • Ethiopia (Addis Ababa(AF)
  • Gabon (Libreville(AF)
  • Gambia (Banjul(AF)
  • Ghana (Accra(AF)
  • Guinea (Conakry(AF)
  • Guinea-Bissau (Bissau(AF)
  • Kenya (Nairobi(AF)
  • Lesotho (Maseru(AF)
  • Liberia (Monrovia(AF)
  • Madagascar (Antananarivo(AF)
  • Malawi (Lilongwe(AF)
  • Mali (Bamako(AF)
  • Mauritania (Nouakchott(AF)
  • Mauritius (Port Louis(AF)
  • Mozambique (Maputo(AF)
  • Namibia (Windhoek(AF)
  • Niger (Niamey(AF)
  • Nigeria (Abuja(AF)
  • Rwanda (Kigali(AF)
  • Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tome(AF)
  • Senegal (Dakar(AF)
  • Seychelles (Victoria(AF)
  • Sierra Leone (Freetown(AF)
  • South Africa (Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein)(AF)
  • South Sudan (Juba(AF)
  • Sudan (Khartoum(AF)
  • Swaziland (Mbabane) (Lobamba) (AF)
  • Tanzania (Dodoma(AF)
  • Togo (Lome(AF)
  • Uganda (Kampala(AF)
  • Zambia (Lusaka(AF)
  • Zimbabwe (Harare(AF)

“Australia and Oceania”

With 15 countries listed here;

  • Australia (Canberra(AU)
  • East Timor (Dili(AS)
  • Fiji (Suva(AU – Oceania)
  • Kiribati (South Tarawa(AU – Oceania)
  • Marshall Islands (Majuro(AU – Oceania)
  • Federated States of Micronesia (Palikir(AU – Oceania)
  • Nauru (no official capital) (Yaren) (AU – Oceania)
  • New Zealand (Wellington(AU)
  • Palau (Koror(AU – Oceania)
  • Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby(AU)
  • Samoa (Apia(AU – Oceania)
  • Solomon Islands (Honiara(AU – Oceania)
  • Tonga (Nuku’alofa(AU – Oceania)
  • Tuvalu (Funafuti(AU – Oceania)
  • Vanuatu (Port-Vila(AU – Oceania)

Some places that you may think to be countries (like I did) are probably listed below.

They may well become a country.

This list is taken from Wikipedia;

Cocos (Keeling) Islands (West Island) – External territory of Australia

Curaçao (Willemstad) – Self-governing country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Anguilla (The Valley) – British Overseas Territory

South Ossetia (Tskhinvali)

Faroe Islands (Tórshavn) – Self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark

Transnistria (Tiraspol) – De facto independent state, not recognized by any UN-member, but by Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Claimed in whole by the Republic of Moldova as the Territorial Unit of Transnistria.

Abkhazia (Sukhumi) – De facto independent state recognised by Russia, Nauru, Nicaragua, Venezuela, South Ossetia and Transnistria. Claimed in whole by Republic of Georgia as the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Stepanakert) – The self-declared country remains diplomatically unrecognised by UN-member states, including Armenia. Transnistria, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia, all UN non-member states, recognise the state. Claimed in whole by Azerbaijan.

Falkland Islands (Stanley) is a British Overseas Territory

Saint Pierre and Miquelon (St. Pierre) – Overseas collectivity of France

Guernsey (St. Peter Port) – British Crown Dependency

Jersey (St. Helier) – British Crown Dependency

Puerto Rico (San Juan) – Territory of the United States

Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) – Territory of the United States

British Virgin Islands (Road Town) – British Crown Dependency

Montserrat (Plymouth Brades Estate) – British Overseas Territory

Sint Maarten (Philipsburg) – Self-governing country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Saint Martin (Marigot) – Overseas collectivity of France

French Polynesia (Papeete) – Overseas collectivity of France

American Samoa (Pago Pago) – Territory of the United States

Aruba (Oranjestad) – Self-governing country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands

New Caledonia (Nouméa) – Sui generis collectivity of France

Burma (Naypyidaw) Comoros (Moroni)

Wallis and Futuna (Mata-Utu) – Overseas collectivity of France

Norfolk Island (Kingston) – External territory of Australia

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (King Edward Point) – British Overseas Territory

State of Palestine (East JerusalemRamallahGaza) –

Saint Helena (Jamestown) – Part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena,

Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Somaliland (Hargeisa) – De facto independent state not diplomatically recognized by any other state, claimed in whole by the Somali Republic.

Easter Island (Hanga Roa) – Special territory of Chile

Bermuda (Hamilton) – British Overseas Territory

Guam (Hagåtña) – Territory of the United States

Saint Barthélemy (Gustavia) – Overseas collectivity of France

Gibraltar (Gibraltar) – British Overseas Territory

Ascension Island (Georgetown) – Part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Cayman Islands (George Town) – British Overseas Territory

Christmas Island (Flying Fish Cove) – External territory of Australia

Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Episkopi Cantonment) – British Overseas Territory

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (El Aaiún) –

Tristan da Cunha (Edinburgh of the Seven Seas) – Part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Isle of Man (Douglas) – British Crown Dependency

Turks and Caicos Islands (Cockburn Town) – British Overseas Territory

United States Virgin Islands (Charlotte Amalie) – Territory of the United States

French Guiana (Cayenne) – Overseas department of France

Cook Islands (Avarua) – Self-governing in free association with New Zealand

Niue (Alofi) – Self-governing in free association with New Zealand.

Pitcairn Islands (Adamstown) – British Overseas Territory

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