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    World Countries List

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    Since South Sudan became an independent state on July 9, 2011, there are now 195 independent sovereign nations in the world (not including the disputed but de facto independent Taiwan), plus some 60 dependent areas, and several disputed territories, like Kosovo.

    193 sovereign states are members of the United Nations and are equally represented in the UN General Assembly.
    Two non-member countries have permanent observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

    Below is a list of countries and areas of the world in alphabetical order, with official names and alternative designations. The list contains English and French country names as well as the local names of the countries.

    Links will lead you to the respective One World - Nations Online country information and internet resources page.

    Each country profile provides links to official web sites of a nation/territory, information on geography, maps, the national flag, history, culture, tourist destinations, its population and languages, the capital and the largest cities, education, economy, newspapers, and much more.

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    English English Name
    French French Name
    Local Name
    Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanestan South-Central Asia
    Albania Albanie Shqiperia Balkan Peninsula
    Algeria Algérie Al Jaza'ir Northern Africa
    American Samoa Samoa Américaines American Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
    Andorra Andorre Andorra Southern Europe
    Angola Angola Angola Central Africa
    Anguilla Anguilla Anguilla Leeward Islands, Caribbean
      Antarctica Antarctique Antarctica Antarctica
    Antigua and Barbuda Antigua-et-Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Leeward Islands, Caribbean
    Argentina Argentine Argentina Southern South America
    Armenia Arménie Hayastan Western Asia
    Aruba Aruba Aruba Leeward Islands, Caribbean
    Australia Australie Australia Australia/Oceania
    Austria Autriche Österreich Western Europe
    Azerbaijan Azerbaïdjan Azarbaycan Caucasus, Western Asia
    Bahamas Bahamas Bahamas Caribbean
    Bahrain Bahreïn Al Bahrayn Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh South-Central Asia
    Barbados Barbade Barbados Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Belarus Bélarus Byelarus Eastern Europe
    Belgium Belgique Belgique, Belgie Western Europe
    Belize Belize Belize Central America
    Benin Bénin Benin West Africa
    Bermuda Bermudes Bermuda North America
    Bhutan Bhoutan Bhutan South-Central Asia
    Bolivia Bolivie Bolivia Central South America
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnie-Herzégovine Bosna i Hercegovina Southern Europe
    Botswana Botswana Botswana Southern Africa
    Brazil Brésil Brasil Central Eastern South America
    Brunei Darussalam Brunéi Darussalam Negara Brunei Darussalam Southeast Asia
    Bulgaria Bulgarie Bulgaria Balkan, Eastern Europe
    Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso West Africa
    Burundi Burundi Burundi Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes
    Cambodia Cambodge Kampuchea South-East Asia
    Cameroon Cameroun Cameroon, Cameroun Central Africa
    Canada Canada Canada North North America
    Cape Verde Cap-Vert Cabo Verde West Africa
    Cayman Islands ?les Ca?mans Cayman Islands Greater Antilles, Caribbean
    Central African Republic Centrafricaine, République Republique Centrafricaine Central Africa
    Chad Tchad Tchad Central Africa
    Chile Chili Chile Western South America
    China Chine Zhong Guo Eastern Asia
    Christmas Island Île Christmas Christmas Island Southeast Asia
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Îles Cocos (Keeling) Cocos (Keeling) Islands South-East Asia, Australia
    Colombia Colombie Colombia North West South America
    Comoros Comores Komori Eastern Africa
    Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) Congo, La République Démocratique du République Démocratique du Congo Central Africa
    Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) République du Congo République du Congo Central Africa
    Cook Islands Îles Cook Kūki 'āirani Polynesia, Oceania
    Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica Central America
    C?te D'ivoire (Ivory Coast) Côte D'ivoire Cote d'Ivoire West Africa
    Croatia Croatie Hrvatska Balkan Peninsula, Southern Europe
    Cuba Cuba Cuba Greater Antilles, Caribbean
    Cyprus Chypre Kibris, Kypros Mediterranean, Western Asia
    Czech Republic République Tchèque Ceska Republika Eastern Europe
    Denmark Danemark Danmark Northern Europe
    Djibouti Djibouti Jabuuti, Gabuuti Eastern Africa
    Dominica Dominique Dominica (Ouaitocoubouli) Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Dominican Republic Dominicaine, République República Dominicana Greater Antilles, Caribbean
    East Timor (Timor-Leste) Timor-Leste (Timor Oriental) Timór Loro Sa’e South-East Asia
    Ecuador Équateur Ecuador North West South America
    Egypt Égypte Misr Africa, Middle East
    El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador Central America
    Equatorial Guinea Guinée Équatoriale Guinea Ecuatorial Central Africa
    Eritrea Érythrée Hag?r? Ertra, Tigrinya Eastern Africa
    Estonia Estonie Eesti Vabariik Northern Europe
    Ethiopia Éthiopie Ityop'iya Eastern Africa
    Falkland Islands Falkland, Îles (Malvinas) Islas Malvinas Southern South America
    Faroe Islands Îles Féroé F?royar Northern Europe
    Fiji Fidji Matanitu ko Viti Melanesia, Oceania
    Finland Finlande Suomi Northern Europe
    France France France Western Europe
    French Guiana Guyane Française Guyane Northern South America
    French Polynesia Polynésie Française Polynésie Française Polynesia, Oceania
    French Southern Territories Terres Australes Françaises Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises Southern Indian Ocean
    Gabon Gabon Gabon Central Africa
    The Gambia Gambie The Gambia West Africa
    Georgia Géorgie Sakartvelo Caucasus
    Germany Allemagne Deutschland Western Europe
    Ghana Ghana Ghana West Africa
    Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar Southern Europe
    Greece Grèce Ellas or Ellada Southern Europe
    Greenland Groenland Kalaallit Nunaat North America
    Grenada Grenade Grenada Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (Gwadloup) Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Guam Guam Gu?han Micronesia, Oceania
    Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Central America
    Guinea Guinée Guinée West Africa
    Guinea-Bissau Guinée-Bissau Guiné-Bissau West Africa
    Guyana Guyana Guyana North Eastern South America
    Haiti Haïti Haiti Greater Antilles, Caribbean
    Holy See Saint-Siège (État de la Cité du Vatican) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
    Honduras Honduras Honduras Central America
    Hong Kong Hong-Kong Xianggang Eastern Asia
    Hungary Hongrie Magyarorszag Eastern Europe
    Iceland Islande ísland Northern Europe
    India Inde Bhārat South-Central Asia
    Indonesia Indonésie Indonesia Maritime South-East Asia
    Iran (Islamic Republic of) République Islamique d' Iran īrān South-Central Asia
    Iraq Iraq al-?Irāq Middle East, Western Asia
    Ireland Irlande Éire Northern Europe
    Israel Israël Jisra'el Middle East, Western Asia
    Italy Italie Italia Southern Europe
    Ivory Coast Côte D'ivoire Cote d'Ivoire West Africa
    Jamaica Jamaïque Jamaica Greater Antilles, Caribbean
    Japan Japon Nihon or Nippon Eastern Asia
    Jordan Jordanie al-Urdunn Middle East, Western Asia
    Kazakhstan Kazakstan Qazaqstan Central Asia
    Kenya Kenya Kenya Eastern Africa
    Kiribati Kiribati Ribaberiki Kiribati Micronesia, Oceania
    Korea, Democratic People's Rep. (North Korea) Corée, République Populaire Démocratique de (Corée du Nord) Chos?n Eastern Asia
    Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Corée, République de (Corée du Sud) Hanguk or Namhan Eastern Asia
    Kosovo Flag Kosovo Kosovo Albanian: : Kosova ou Kosov?,
    Serbian: Kosovo, Косово
    Southern Europe
    Kuwait Koweït Al Kuwayt Middle East, Western Asia
    Kyrgyzstan Kirghizistan Kyrgysstan Central Asia
    Lao, People's Democratic Republic Lao, République Démocratique Populaire Lao South-East Asia
    Latvia Lettonie Latvija Northern Europe
    Lebanon Liban Lubnan Middle East, Western Asia
    Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho Southern Africa
    Liberia Libéria Liberia West Africa
    Libya Libye Libiyah Northern Africa
    Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Western Europe
    Lithuania Lituanie Lietuva Northern Europe
    Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg, Letzebuerg Western Europe
    Macau Macao Aomen Eastern Asia
    Madagascar Madagascar Madagasikara Eastern Africa
    Malawi Malawi Mala?i Eastern Africa
    Malaysia Malaisie Malaysia Southeast Asia
    Maldives Maldives Dhivehi Raajje South-Central Asia
    Mali Mali Mali West Africa
    Malta Malte Malta Southern Europe
    Marshall Islands Îles Marshall Aolepān Aorōkin ?aje? Micronesia, Oceania
    Martinique Martinique Martinique Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Mauritania Mauritanie Muritaniyah West Africa
    Mauritius Île Maurice Mauritius Eastern Africa
    Mayotte Mayotte Mayotte Eastern Africa
    Mexico Mexique Estados Unidos Mexicanos North America
    Micronesia, Federal States of États Fédérés de Micronésie Micronesia Micronesia, Oceania
    Moldova, Republic of Moldova, République de Moldova Eastern Europe
    Monaco Monaco Monaco Southern Europe
    Mongolia Mongolie Mongol Uls Eastern Asia
    Montenegro Monténégro Crna Gora Southern Europe
    Montserrat Montserrat Montserrat Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Morocco Maroc Al Maghrib Northern Africa
    Mozambique Mozambique Mocambique Eastern Africa
    Myanmar, Burma Myanmar, Birmanie My?ma Southeast Asia
    Namibia Namibie Namibia Southern Africa
    Nauru Nauru Nauru Micronesia, Oceania
    Nepal Népal Nepal South-Central Asia
    Netherlands Pays-Bas Nederland/Holland Western Europe
    Netherlands Antilles Antilles Néerlandaises Nederlandse Antillen Caribbean
    New Caledonia Nouvelle-Calédonie Nouvelle-Calédonie Melanesia, Oceania
    New Zealand Nouvelle-Zélande Aotearoa Oceania; Australia
    Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua Central America
    Niger Niger Niger West Africa
    Nigeria Nigéria Nigeria West Africa
    Niue Nioué Niue Polynesia, Oceania
    North Macedonia Macédoine du Nord Severna Makedonija Balkan Peninsula, Southern Europe
    Northern Mariana Islands Îles Mariannes du Nord Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia, Oceania
    Norway Norvège Norge, Noreg Northern Europe
    Oman Oman Saltanat Uman Middle East
    Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan South-Central Asia
    Palau Palaos Belau Micronesia, Oceania
    Palestinian territories Autorité Nationale Palestinienne Filastin Middle East, Western Asia
    Panama Panama Panama Central America
    Papua New Guinea Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée Papua Niu Gini Maritime Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Oceania
    Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay Central South America
    Peru Pérou Peru Western South America
    Philippines Philippines Pilipinas Southeast Asia
    Pitcairn Island Pitcairn Pitcairn Island Polynesia, Oceania
    Poland Pologne Polska Eastern Europe
    Portugal Portugal Portugal Southern Europe
    Puerto Rico Porto Rico Puerto Rico Greater Antilles, Caribbean
    Qatar Qatar Dawlat Qatar Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    Reunion Island Ile de la Réunion Ile de la Réunion Eastern Africa
    Romania Roumanie Romania Eastern Europe
    Russian Federation Russie, Fédération de Rossiya Eastern Europe - Northern Asia
    Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes
    Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis   Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Saint Lucia Sainte-Lucie Saint Lucia Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines   Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Samoa Samoa Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
    San Marino Saint-Marin San Marino Southern Europe within Italy
    Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tomé-et-Principe S?o Tomé e Príncipe Central Africa
    Saudi Arabia Arabie Saoudite Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    Senegal Sénégal Senegal West Africa
    Serbia Serbie Srbija Southern Europe
    Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles Eastern Africa
    Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone West Africa
    Singapore Singapour Singapore Southeast Asia
    Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Slovaquie Slovensko Eastern Europe
    Slovenia Slovénie Slovenija Southern Europe
    Solomon Islands Salomon, Îles Solomon Islands Melanesia, Oceania
    Somalia Somalie Soomaaliya Eastern Africa
    South Africa Afrique du Sud South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika, Southern Africa
    South Sudan Soudan du Sud South Sudan East-Central Africa
    Spain Espagne España Southern Europe
    Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka South-Central Asia
    Sudan Soudan As-Sudan Northern Africa
    Suriname Suriname Suriname North-Eastern South America
    Swaziland (Eswatini) Swaziland Eswatini Southern Africa
    Sweden Suède Sverige Northern Europe
    Switzerland Suisse Schweiz (German), Suisse (French), Svizzera (Italian) Western Europe
    Syria, Syrian Arab Republic Syrienne, République Arabe Suriyah Middle East, Western Asia
    Taiwan (Republic of China) Taïwan, Province de Chine T'ai-wan Eastern Asia
    Tajikistan Tadjikistan Tojikiston Central Asia
    Tanzania; officially the United Republic of Tanzania Tanzanie, République-Unie de Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Eastern Africa
    Thailand Thaïlande Prathet Thai South-East Asia
    Tibet Tibet Bod South-Central Asia
    Timor-Leste (East Timor) Timor-Leste (Timor Oriental) Timór Loro Sa’e Maritime South-East Asia
    Togo Togo Republique Togolaise West Africa
    Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau Oceania/Australia
    Tonga Tonga Tonga Polynesia, Oceania
    Trinidad and Tobago Trinité-et-Tobago Trinidad, Tobago Northern South America, Caribbean
    Tunisia Tunisie Tunis Northern Africa
    Turkey Turquie Turkiye Southeastern Europe, Western Asia
    Turkmenistan Turkménistan Turkmenistan Central Asia
    Turks and Caicos Islands Turks et Caïques, Îles Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean, parts of the Bahamas island chain.
    Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu Polynesia, Oceania
    Uganda Ouganda Uganda Eastern Africa
    Ukraine Ukraine Ukrayina Eastern Europe
    United Arab Emirates Émirats Arabes Unis Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    United Kingdom Royaume-Uni United Kingdom Northern Europe
    United States États-Unis United States North America
    Uruguay Uruguay Republica Oriental del Uruguay Central East South America
    Uzbekistan Ouzbékistan Uzbekiston Respublikasi Central Asia
    Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu Melanesia, Oceania
    Vatican City State (Holy See) Saint-Siège (État de la Cité du Vatican) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
    Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela Northern South America
    Vietnam Viêt Nam Vi?t Nam South-East Asia
    Virgin Islands (British) Îles Vierges Britanniques   Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Virgin Islands (U.S.) Îles Vierges des États-Unis Virgin Islands Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
    Wallis and Futuna Islands Wallis et Futuna Wallis et Futuna Polynesia, Oceania
    Western Sahara Sahara Occidental A?-?a?rā’ al-Gharbīyah Northern Africa
    Yemen Yémen Al Yaman Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    Zambia Zambie Zambia Eastern Africa
    Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Eastern Africa



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