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List of Countries of the World

There are 193 countries in the world and the map depicts some of the prominent ones. Every country on the map is demarcated by an international boundary and is highlighted in different colors to enable users to distinguish one from the other. Ranging from Russia, which is the world largest, to a small country like Iceland, and South Sudan, the newest entry, every prominent country is easily identifiable on the map.

To view all the countries and their continents, you can also easily browse through the table below the map, or click on the Large World Map. Click on a particular country and you would get in-depth information about its location, geography, points of interest and other aspects.

Political Map of the World
Description:Political map of the world showing major countries. Disclaimer
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About the map: This political map of world shows the continents, countries, and major oceans that surround the seven continents. The map
highlights the political boundaries dividing the countries. Use of distinct colors makes it easier to identify one country from the other. Below the map are tables, where the names of countries are arranged in alphabetical order with the names of the capitals mentioned alongside.

Interesting Country Facts
  • Spanning an area of 17,098,242 sq. km., Russia is the largest country in the world.
  • Located entirely within Italy and covering an area of 100 acres, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.
  • France has the largest number of time zones. Including overseas territories, the country has 12 time zones.
  • When it comes to lakes, Canada is unbeatable. It has more lakes than any other country.
  • Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world with just 1.9 people per sq. km.
  • Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river.
  • Nauru, an island country in Micronesia, does not have an official capital.
  • More than 80 per cent of land in Maldives is less than 1.6 meters above sea level. The country is slowly disappearing. It has been estimated that if the sea level rises by 1 meter, the Maldives could be almost completely flooded by 2085.
  • Russia produces more oxygen than any other country due to the fact that Siberia is home to approximately 25% of the world’s forests.
  • There are a whopping 820 languages spoken in Papua New Guinea. English is the official language of the country but hardly 1 to 2 per cent people speak it.

List of Countries and their Capitals of the World in PDF and XLS formats.



Country names starting with A

CountryContinent
AfghanistanAsia
AlbaniaEurope
AlgeriaAfrica
AndorraEurope
AngolaAfrica
Antigua and BarbudaNorth America
ArgentinaSouth America
ArmeniaAsia
ArubaNorth America
AustraliaOceania
AustriaEurope
AzerbaijanAsia


Country names starting with B

CountryContinent
BahamasNorth America
BahrainAsia
BangladeshAsia
BarbadosNorth America
BelarusEurope
BelgiumEurope
BelizeNorth America
BeninAfrica
BermudaNorth America
BhutanAsia
BoliviaSouth America
Bosnia and Herzegovina Maps Europe
BotswanaAfrica
BrazilSouth America
BritainEurope
BruneiAsia
BulgariaEurope
Burkina FasoAfrica
BurundiAfrica

Country names starting with C

CountryContinent
Cote d'IvoireAfrica
CambodiaAsia
CameroonAfrica
CanadaNorth America
Cape VerdeAfrica
Central African Republic Maps Africa
ChadAfrica
ChileSouth America
ChinaAsia
ColombiaSouth America
ComorosAfrica
Cook IslandsOceania
Costa RicaNorth America
CroatiaEurope
CubaNorth America
CyprusEurope
Czech RepublicEurope

Country names starting with D

CountryContinent
Democratic Republic of the CongoAfrica
DenmarkEurope
DjiboutiAfrica
DominicaNorth America
Dominican RepublicNorth America

Country names starting with E

CountryContinent
EcuadorSouth America
EgyptAfrica
El SalvadorNorth America
Equatorial GuineaAfrica
EritreaAfrica
EstoniaEurope
EthiopiaAfrica

Country names starting with F

CountryContinent
Falkland IslandsSouth America
Faroe IslandsEurope
FijiOceania
FinlandEurope
FranceEurope

Country names starting with G

CountryContinent
GabonAfrica
GeorgiaEurope
GermanyEurope
GhanaAfrica
GreeceEurope
GreenlandNorth America
GrenadaNorth America
GuamOceania
GuatemalaNorth America
GuernseyEurope
Guinea BissauAfrica
GuineaAfrica
GuyanaSouth America

Country names starting with H

CountryContinent
HaitiNorth America
HondurasNorth America
Hong KongAsia
HungaryEurope

Country names starting with I

CountryContinent
IcelandEurope
IndiaAsia
IndonesiaAsia
IranAsia
IraqAsia
IrelandEurope
Isle of ManEurope
IsraelAsia
ItalyEurope

Country names starting with J

CountryContinent
JamaicaNorth America
JapanAsia
JerseyEurope
JordanAsia

Country names starting with K

CountryContinent
KazakhstanAsia
KenyaAfrica
KiribatiOceania
KuwaitAsia
KyrgyzstanAsia

Country names starting with L

CountryContinent
LaosAsia
LatviaEurope
LebanonAsia
LesothoAfrica
LiberiaAfrica
LibyaAfrica
LiechtensteinEurope
LithuaniaEurope
LuxembourgEurope

Country names starting with M

CountryContinent
MacauAsia
MacedoniaEurope
MadagascarAfrica
MalawiAfrica
MalaysiaAsia
MaldivesAsia
MaliAfrica
MaltaEurope
Marshall IslandsOceania
MauritaniaAfrica
MauritiusAfrica
MexicoNorth America
MicronesiaOceania
MoldovaEurope
MonacoEurope
MongoliaAsia
MontenegroEurope
MoroccoAfrica
MozambiqueAfrica
MyanmarAsia

Country names starting with N

CountryContinent
NamibiaAfrica
NauruOceania
NepalAsia
NetherlandsEurope
New ZealandOceania
NicaraguaNorth America
NigerAfrica
NigeriaAfrica
NiueOceania
Norfolk IslandsOceania
North KoreaAsia
Northern Mariana IslandsOceania
NorwayEurope

Country names starting with O
CountryContinent
OmanAsia

Country names starting with P
CountryContinent
PakistanAsia
PalauOceania
PalestineAsia
PanamaNorth America
Papua New GuineaOceania
ParaguaySouth America
PeruSouth America
PhilippinesAsia
PolandEurope
PortugalEurope
Puerto RicoNorth America

Country names starting with Q
CountryContinent
QatarAsia

Country names starting with R
CountryContinent
Republic of China (Taiwan)Asia
Republic of the Congo Maps Africa
RomaniaEurope
RussiaEurope
RwandaAfrica

Country names starting with S
CountryContinent
Saint Kitts And NevisNorth America
Saint LuciaNorth America
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesNorth America
SamoaOceania
San MarinoEurope
Sao Tome and PrincipeAfrica
Saudi ArabiaAsia
SenegalAfrica
SerbiaEurope
SeychellesAfrica
Sierra LeoneAfrica
SingaporeAsia
SlovakiaEurope
SloveniaEurope
Solomon IslandsOceania
SomaliaAfrica
South AfricaAfrica
South KoreaAsia
South SudanAfrica
SpainEurope
Sri LankaAsia
SudanAfrica
SurinameSouth America
SwazilandAfrica
SwedenEurope
SwitzerlandEurope
SyriaAsia

Country names starting with T
CountryContinent
TajikistanAsia
TanzaniaAfrica
ThailandAsia
The GambiaAfrica
TibetAsia
Timor ListeAsia
TogoAfrica
TongaOceania
Trinidad and TobagoNorth America
TunisiaAfrica
TurkeyAsia
TurkmenistanAsia

Country names starting with U
CountryContinent
UgandaAfrica
UkraineEurope
United Arab EmiratesAsia
United KingdomEurope
United StatesNorth America
UruguaySouth America
UzbekistanAsia

Country names starting with V
CountryContinent
VanuatuOceania
VenezuelaSouth America
VietnamAsia

Country names starting with W
CountryContinent
Western SaharaAfrica

Country names starting with Y
CountryContinent
YemenAsia

Country names starting with Z
CountryContinent
ZambiaAfrica
ZimbabweAfrica