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List of Countries of the World

World Countries Map shows all countries in the world. Currently, there are 195 total countries in the world. World Countries Map shows a high resolution world map with all countries labeled in different colors. The map below is a clickable map that upon clicking will lead you to a large world map in Robinson Projection. Out of the total list of countries in the world, Russia is the largest and The Vatican or Holy See is the smallest country. Whether you are looking for a blank, outline, printable, or customized world map with countries and country names, you’ll find everything of your choice at MapOfWorld.com.

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World Countries Map (above) shows all the continents, oceans and seas around them, international boundaries, and all names of countries in the world. Out of the total 195 countries, 193 countries are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries (the Vatican or Holy See and the State of Palestine) are non-member observer states of the UN.



Most of the countries in the world are located in Africa. 54 countries of the world are situated in Africa, followed by 48 in Asia, 44 in Europe, 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 in Oceania, and 2 in Northern America. 

As per the UN, there are 39 dependencies or territories not considered among the list of all countries in the world. Some of the most important dependencies that are not included as countries in this map, as per United Nations’ considerations, are:

  • Dependency of the People’s Republic of China: Hong Kong and Macao.
  • Territories of the United States of America: Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
  • Dependency of the United Kingdom: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saint Helena, Montserrat, and Falkland Islands.
  • Dependency of New Zealand: Tokelau, Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, and Caribbean Netherlands.
  • Dependency of France: Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Mayotte, Wallis & Futuna, Saint Barthelemy, and Saint Pierre & Miquelon.
  • Dependency of Denmark: Greenland and Faeroe Islands.
  • Free Association with New Zealand: The Cook Islands and Niue.
  • Contentious Political Status: Taiwan.
  • Disputed Territory: Western Sahara.



The top 10 largest countries in the world, in terms of land area, are:

  1. Russia: 16,376,870 sq km or 6,323,145 sq mi
  2. China: 9,388,211 sq km or 3,624,809 sq mi
  3. USA: 9,147,420 sq km or 3,531,839 sq mi
  4. Canada: 9,093,510 sq km or 3,511,024 sq mi
  5. Brazil: 8,358,140 sq km or 3,227,096 sq mi
  6. Australia: 7,682,300 sq km or 2,966,153 sq mi
  7. India: 2,973,190 sq km or 1,147,955 sq mi
  8. Argentina: 2,736,690 sq km or 1,056,642 sq mi
  9. Kazakhstan: 2,699,700 sq km or 1,042,360 sq mi
  10. Algeria: 2,381,740 sq km or 919,595 sq mi

The top 10 largest countries in the world, in terms of population (2020), are:

  1. China: 1,439,323,776 (18.47% world share)
  2. India: 1,380,004,385 (17.70%)
  3. USA: 331,002,651 (4.25%)
  4. Indonesia: 273,523,615 (3.51%)
  5. Pakistan: 220,892,340 (2.83%)
  6. Brazil: 212,559,417 (2.73%)
  7. Nigeria: 206,139,589 (2.74%)
  8. Bangladesh: 164,689,383 (2.11%)
  9. Russia: 145,934,462 (1.87%)
  10. Mexico: 128,932,753 (1.65%)



According to the United Nations Human Development Report 2020, the most developed countries in the world (in terms of Human Development Index or HDI) are:

  1. Norway
  2. Ireland and Switzerland
  3. Iceland, Hong Kong, China 
  4. Germany
  5. Sweden
  6. Australia and Netherlands
  7. Denmark
  8. Singapore and Finland
  9. United Kingdom, Belgium, New Zealand, Canada, USA
  10. Austria, Japan, Israel, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, South Korea, Luxembourg

Explore all the countries of the world in the world map countries to get a clear view of the location of continents, countries, oceans, seas, and latitude & longitude. Know the list of countries in the world that are situated on different continents. 


List of Countries of the World and Continents in Alphabetical Order

Map of countries shows all the countries of the world. Every country on the Countries Map is demarcated by its international boundary. Moreover, it is highlighted in different colors to clearly distinguish one from another. Other than the map of countries, we also provide Flags of the World, for students as well as teachers.




To have a clear view of the continent and its countries, you can browse Countries Map through the table given below. The map of countries will also help you to search for each country's lat-long through Latitude and Longitude Finder.

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"Country names starting with A, Country names starting with B, Country names starting with C, Country names starting with D, Country names starting with E, Country names starting with F, Country names starting with G,Country names starting with H........"



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 HerzegovinaEurope
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 RepublicAfrica
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 CongoAfrica
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
Eswatini(Swaziland)Africa
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


Last Updated on: October 5th, 2021