How Many Countries are there in the World?

There are a total of 196 countries in the world. This comprises 193 countries, which are member states of the United Nations, 2 countries that are non-member observer states, The Holy Sea and The State Of Palestine and last but not the least, Kosovo. Kosovo is a disputed territory and a state recognized partially in Southeastern Europe, which had declared independence from Serbia in the month of February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo.

The following table depicts all the countries of the world in alphabetical order along with their specifications like Area (in sq km), Capital Cities, Population, their Currencies and the current GDP Growth Rate.

List of Countries in the World

Countries Area

(in sq km)

Capital Population Currency GDP

(rate %)

Afghanistan 652864 Kabul 3.6 million Afghan Afghani 2.5
Albania 28748 Tirana 2.9 million Albanian Lek 3.702
Algeria 2.382

million

Algiers 40.61 million Algerian Dinar 1.457
Andorra 467.6 Andorra la Vella 76957 Euro 1.23
Angola 1.247

million

Luanda 30.77 million Angolan Kwanza 1.476
Antigua and Barbuda 440 St. John’s 102668 East Caribbean Dollar 2.685
Argentina 2.78

million

Buenos Aires 44,537,653 Argentine Peso 2.464
Armenia 29743 Yerevan 2,932,828 Armenian Dram 3.547
Aruba 178.9 Oranjestad 105525 Aruban Florin
Australia 7.692

million

Canberra 24,655,451 Australian Dollar 2.211
Austria 83,879 Vienna 8,745,965 Euro 2.29
Azerbaijan 86,600 Baku 9,889,367 Azerbaijani Manat -1.04
Bahamas 13,878 Nassau 397,878 Bahamian Dollar 1.8
Bahrain 765.3 Manama 1,539,973 Bahraini Dinar 2.48
Bangladesh 147,570 Dhaka 165,758,918 Bangladeshi Taka 7.146
Barbados 431 Bridgetown 286,149 Barbadian Dollar 0.882
Belarus 207,595 Minsk 9,457,911 Belarusian Ruble 0.735
Belgium 30,528 Brussels 11,473,736 Euro 1.648
Belize 22,966 Belmopan 379,650 Belize Dollar 2.506
Benin 114,763 Porto Novo 11,373,873 West African CFA Franc 5.401
Bhutan 38,394 Thimpu 813665 Bhutanese Ngultrum 5.891
Bolivia 1.099

million

Sucre 11,156,736 Bolivian Boliviano 4.2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,197 Sarajevo 3504792 Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark 2.5
Botswana 600,370 Gaborone 2318264 Botswana Pula 4.477
Brazil 8.516

million

Brasilia 210,867,954 Brazilian Real 0.748
Brunei 5765 Bandar Seri Begawan 434,076 Brunei Dollar -1.265
Bulgaria 110994 Sofia 7,053,873 Bulgarian Lev 3.6
Burkina Faso 274200 Ouagadougou 19,550,222 West African CFA Franc 6.384
Burma 676578 Naypyidaw 53,681,793 Burmese Kyat 7.234
Burundi 27834 Bujumbura 11,089,243 Burundian Franc 0.001
Cambodia 181035 Phnom   Penh 16,245,729 Cambodian Riel 6.947
Cameroon 475442 Yaounde 24,453,131 Central African CFA Franc 3.972
Canada 9.985

million

Ottawa 36,835,607 Canadian Dollar 3.036
Cape Verde 4033 Praia 550841 Cape Verdean Escudo 3.988
Central African Republic 622984 Bangui 4,709,266 Central African CFA Franc 4.747
Chad 1.284

million

N’Djamena 15,189,609 Central African CFA Franc 0.601
Chile 756102 Santiago 18,146,143 Chilean Peso 1.376
China 9.597 million Beijing 1,413,067,041 Chinese Yuan 6.765
Colombia 1.142 million Bogota 49,464,683 Colombian Peso 1.7
Comoros 2612 Moroni 825709 Comorian Franc 3.30
Congo 2.345 million Brazzaville 5,349,735 Congolese Franc 2.77
Costa Rica 51100 San Jose 4,953,199 Costa Rican Colon 3.8
Cote d’Ivoire 322463 Yamoussoukro 24,685,640 West African CFA Franc 7.63
Croatia 56594 Zagreb 4,173,550 Croatian Kuna 2.94
Cuba 109884 Havana 11,489,082 Cuban Peso -0.9
Curacao 444 Willemstad 161205 Netherlands Antillean Guilder 3.6
Cyprus 9251 Nicosia 1,185,668 Euro 3.4
Czechia 78866 Prague 10,622,766 Czech Koruna 3.5
Denmark 2.211 million Copenhagen 5,746,910 Danish Krone 1.932
Djibouti 23200 Djibouti 966,228 Djiboutian Franc 7
Dominica 750 Roseau 74,171 East Caribbean Dollar 3.9
Dominican Republic 48442 Santo Domingo 10,841,389 Dominican Peso 4.8
East Timor 15410 Dili 1,314,095 US Dollar
Ecuador 283560 Quito 16,777,757 US Dollar 0.2
Egypt 1.01 million Cairo 99,375,741 Egyptian Pound 4.1
El Salvador 21041 San Salvador 6,399,490 US Dollar 2.3
Equatorial Guinea 28050 Malabo 1,297,189 Central African CFA Franc -7.4
Eritrea 117600 Asmara 5,187,948 Eritrean Nakfa 3.3
Estonia 45366 Tallinn 1,307,804 Euro 4
Ethiopia 1.104 million Addis Ababa 107,534,882 Ethiopian Birr 8.5
Fiji 18274 Suva 909,827 Fijian Dollar 3.8
Finland 338424 Helsinki 5,542,517 Euro 2.8
France 643801 Paris 65,233,271 Euro 1.6
Gabon 267667 Libreville 2,052,297 Central African CFA Franc 1
Gambia 11295 Banjul 2,140,961 Gambian Dalasi 3
Georgia 153910 Tbilisi 3,908,892 Georgian Lari 4
Germany 357376 Berlin 82,293,457 Euro 2.1
Ghana 238535 Accra 29,463,643 Ghanaian Cedi 5.9
Greece 131957 Athens 11,142,161 Euro 1.8
Grenada 348.5 St. George’s 108,339 East Caribbean Dollar 2.5
Guatemala 108889 Guatemala City 17,245,346 Guatemalan Quetzal 3.2
Guinea 245857 Conakry 12,931,715 Guinean Franc 6.7
Guinea-Bissau 36125 Bissau 1,907,268 West African CFA Franc 5
Guyana 214970 Georgetown 780,662 Guyanese Dollar 3.5
Haiti 27750 Port-au-Prince 11,065,687 Haitian Gourde 1
Holy See 44 ha Vatican City 798 Euro
Honduras 112492 Tegucigalpa 9,362,520 Honduran Lempira 4
Hong Kong 2754 Central 7,428,887 Hong King Dollar 3.5
Hungary 93,030 Budapest 9,700,526 Hungarian Forint 3.2
Iceland 103,000 Reykjaik 336,793 Icelandic Krona

 

5.5
India 3.287 million New Delhi 1,348,717,840 Indian Rupee 6.7
Indonesia 1.905 million Jakarta 265,789,572 Indonesian Rupiah 5.2
Iran 1.648 million Tehran 82,011,735 Iranian Rial 3.5
Iraq 437,072 Baghdad 39,339,753 Iraqi Dinar -0.4
Ireland 70,273 Dublin 4,803,748 Euro 4.1
Israel 20,770 Jerusalem 8,405,689 Israeli New Shekel 3.1
Italy 301,338 Rome 59,290,969 Euro 1.5
Jamaica 10,991 Kingston 2,898,677 Jamaican Dollar 1.7
Japan 377,962 Tokyo 127,185,332 Japanese Yen 1.5
Jordan 89342 Amman 9,903,802 Jordanian Dinar 2.3
Kazakhstan 2.725 million Astana 18,332,360 Kazakhstani Tenge 3.3
Kenya 580367 Nairobi 50,950,879 Kenyan Shilling 5
Kiribati 811 Tarawa 117,690 Australian Dollar 2.8
Korea, North 120540 Pyongyang 25,567,826 North Korean Won -1.1
Korea, South 100210 Seoul 51,099,236 South Korean Won 3
Kosovo 10,908 Pristina 1,808,346 Euro 3.5
Kuwait 17,818 Kuwait City 4,197,128 Kuwaiti Dinar -2.1
Kyrgyzstan 199,900 Bishkek 6,101,403 Kyrgyzstani Som 3.5
Laos 237,955 Vientiane 6,924,205 Lao Kip 6.9
Latvia 64,589 Riga 1,936,967 Euro 3.8
Lebanon 10,452 Beirut 6,093,509 Lebanese Pound 1.5
Lesotho 30,355 Maseru 2,252,361 Lesotho Loti 4.6
Liberia 111,369 Monrovia 4,853,516 Liberian Dollar 2.6
Libya 1.76 million Tripoli 6,470,956 Libyan Dinar 55.1
Liechtenstein 160 Vaduz 38,072 Swiss Franc 1.8
Lithuania 65300 Vilnius 2,881,407 Euro 3.5
Luxembourg 2586 Luxembourg 587,858 Euro 3.9
Macedonia 25713 Skopje 2,084,401 Macedonan Denar 2.5
Madagascar 587041 Antananarivo 26,262,810 Malagasy Ariary 4.3
Malawi 118,484 Lilongwe 18,969,019 Malawian Kwacha 4.5
Malaysia 330,803 Kuala Lumpur 32,042,458 Malaysian Ringgit 5.4
Maldives 298 Male 441,409 Maldivian Rufiyaa 4.6
Mali 1.24 million Bamako 18,903,580 West African CFA Franc 5.3
Malta 316 Valletta 431,640 Euro 5.1
Marshall Islands 181.4 Majuro 53,153 Us Dollar 1.9
Mauritania 1.03 million Nouakchott 4,496,857 Mauritanian Ouguiya 3.8
Mauritius 2040 Port Louis 1,267,179 Mauritian Rupee 3.9
Mexico 1.964 million Mexico City 130,186,552 Mexican Peso 2.1
Micronesia 702 Palikir 530,396 Us Dollar 2
Moldova 33,846 Chisinau 4,044,688 Moldovan Leu 4
Monaco 202 ha Monte Carlo 38,825 Euro 5.4
Mongolia 1.566 million Ulaanbaatar 3,105,210 Mongolian Togrog 2
Montenegro 13810 Podgorica 629,126 Euro 3
Morocco 446550 Rabat 36,029,550 Moroccan Dirham 4.8
Mozambique 801590 Maputo 30,218,587 Mozambican Metical 4.7
Namibia 825615 Windhoek 2,568,371 Namibian Dollar 0.8
Nauru 21 Yaren District 11,312 Australian Dollar 4
Nepal 147181 Kathmandu 29,624,035 Nepalese Rupee 7.5
Netherlands 41543 Amsterdam 17,067,105 Euro 3.1
New Zealand 268021 Wellington 4,749,598 New Zealand Dollar 3.5
Nicaragua 130375 Managua 6,260,669 Nicaraguan Cordoba 4.5
Niger 1.267 million Niamey 22,009,689 West African CFA Franc 4.2
Nigeria 923,768 Abuja 194,077,706 Nigerian Naira 0.8
Norfolk Island 34.6 Kingston 1748 Australian Dollar NA
Norway 385,203 Olso 5,353,363 Norwegian Krone 1.363
Oman 309,501 Muscat 4,829,946 Omani Rial -0.016
Pakistan 796,095 Islamabad 200,813,818 Pakistani Rupee 5.277
Palau 459 Ngerulmud 21,729 US Dollar 1
Palestinian Territories 6220 East Jerusalem 5,003,846 Israeli New Shekel NA
Panama 74,177 Panama City 4,162,618 Panamanian Balboa 5.3
Papua New Guinea 462,840 Port Moresby 8,358,221 Papua New Guinean Kina 3.084
Paraguay 406,752 Asuncion 6,866,194 Paraguayan Guarani 3.869
Peru 1.285 million Lima 32,551,815 Peruvian Sol 2.668
Philippines 300,000 Manila 106,512,074 Philippine Peso 6.6
Poland 321,679 Warsaw 38,104,832 Polish Zloty 3.842
Portugal 92,212 Lisbon 10,291,196 Euro 2.49
Qatar 11,571 Doha 2,674,835 Qatari Riyal 2.52
Romania 238,397 Bucharest 19,580,634 Romanian Leu 5.5
Russia 17.1 million Moscow 143,964,709 Russian Ruble 1.796
Rwanda 26,338 Kigali 12,395,753 Rwandan Franc 6.16
Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 Basseterre 55,669 East Caribbean Dollar 2.693
Saint Lucia 617 Castries 179,372 East Caribbean Dollar 1.604
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 Kingstown 110,092 East Caribbean Dollar 2.194
Samoa 2842 Apia 197,246 Samoan Tala 0.79
San Marino 61.2 San Marino 33,557 Euro 1.2
Sao Tome and Principe 1001 Sao Tome 207,202 Sao Tome And Principe Dobra 5
Saudi Arabia 2.15 million Riyadh 33,554,343 Saudi Riyal 0.131
Senegal 196,712 Dakar 16,134,326 West African CFA Franc 6.801
Serbia 88,361 Belgrade 8,772,216 Serbian Dollar 3
Seychelles 459 Victoria 95,057 Seychellois Rupee 4.062
Sierra Leone 71,740 Freetown 7,661,265 Sierra Leonean Leone 6.034
Singapore 719.9 Singapore 5,762,088 Singapore Dollar 2.527
Sint Maarten 34 Philipsburg 40,397 Netherlands Antillean Guilder 3.6
Slovakia 49,035 Bratislava 5,449,046 Euro 3.29
Slovenia 20,273 Ljubljana 2,080,801 Euro 3.992
Solomon Islands 28,400 Honiara 618,989 Solomon Islands Dollar 2.958
Somalia 637,657 Mogadishu 15,181,925 Somali Shilling 2.423
South Africa 1.22 million Pretoria South African Rand 0.695
South Korea 100,210 Seoul 51,099,255 South Korean Won -0.2
South Sudan 619,745 Juba 12,795,322 South Sudanese Pound -6.256
Spain 505,990 Madrid 46,397,452 Euro 3.074
Sri Lanka 65,610 Colombo 20,923,886 Sri Lankan Rupee 4.726
Sudan 1.886 million Khartoum 41,159,359 Sudanese Pound 3.745
Suriname 163,821 Paramaribo 566,546 Surinamese Dollar -1.178
Swaziland 17,364 Mbabane 1,382,715 Swazi Lilangeni 0.251
Sweden 447,435 Stockholm 9,956,923 Swedish Krona 3.098
Switzerland 41,285 Bern 8,544,034 Swiss Franc 1.008
Syria 185,180 Damascus 18,279,211 Syrian Pound NA
Taiwan 36,193 Taipei 23,694,089 New Taiwan Dollar 2
Tajikistan 143,100 Dushanbe 9,040,366 Tajikistani Somoni 4.5
Tanzania 945,087 Dodoma 59,091,392 Tanzanian Shilling 6.5
Thailand 513,120 Bangkok 69,131,099 Thai Baht 3.7
Timor-Leste 15,410 Dili 1,324,094 US Dollar/Indonesian Rupiah/East Timor Centavo Coins 4
Togo 56,785 Lome 7,921,348 West African CFA Franc 5
Tonga 748 Nuku’alofa 108,654 Tonga Pa’anga 3.1
Trinidad and Tobago 5131 Port of Spain 1,371,356 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar -3.2
Tunisia 163,610 Tunis 11,613,626 Tunisian Dollar 2.3
Turkey 783,562 Ankara 81,916,871 Turkish Lira 5.1
Turkmenistan 491,210 Ashgabat 5,817,929 Turkmenistan Manat 6.5
Tuvalu 26 Funafuti 11,287 Australian Dollar 3.2
Uganda 241,038 Kampala 43,762,460 Ugandan Shilling 4.4
Ukraine 603,628 Kiev 44,085,452 Ukrainian Hryvnia 2
United Arab Emirates 83,600 Abu Dhabi 9,490,832 United Arab Emirates Dirham 1.3
United Kingdom 242,495 London 66,433,225 British Pound 1.7
Uruguay 176,215 Montevideo 3,464,972 Uruguayan Peso 3.5
Uzbekistan 448,978 Tashkent 32,201,941 Uzbekistani Som 6
Vanuatu 12,189 Port Villa 280,005 Vanuatu Vatu 4.5
Venezuela 916,445 Caracas 32,381,221 Venezuelan Bolivar -12
Vietnam 331,210 Hanoi 96,491,146 Vietnamese Dong 6.3
Yemen 527,968 Sana’a 28,915,284 Yemeni Rial -2
Zambia 752,618 Lusaka 17,609,178 Zambian Kwacha 4