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This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. It covers all areas under the jurisdiction of the listed countries, namely territory, territorial waters (including internal waters and contiguous zone), exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, and airspace. For a list of independent states only, see the list of sovereign states.

The names of countries in the list are given in English and include both an English version of the short official names (e.g. Afghanistan) and an English version of the (longer) official names (e.g. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). The listing of any name in this article is not meant to imply an official position in any naming dispute.

Entities included in this article

On this list are 243 entities considered to be countries. This corresponds to:

In the Annex to the list of countries, an outline is given on the entities not included in this list. This includes distinct political and legal entities which are countries but are considered integral parts of a sovereign state, notably the constituent countries of the United Kingdom and the Länder of Germany.

List of countries

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As of May 27, 2006, this list is complete, and contains all appropriate entries.


  • Abkhazia Abkhazia – Republic of Abkhazia
  • Afghanistan Afghanistan – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • SBA Akrotiri and Dhekelia – Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK overseas territory)
  • Åland Åland – Åland Islands (Autonomous province of Finland)
  • Albania Albania – Republic of Albania
  • Algeria Algeria – People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • American Samoa American Samoa – Territory of American Samoa (US overseas territory)
  • Andorra Andorra – Principality of Andorra
  • Angola Angola – Republic of Angola
  • Anguilla Anguilla (UK overseas territory)
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina – Argentine Republic
  • Armenia Armenia – Republic of Armenia
  • Aruba Aruba (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • United Kingdom Ascension Island (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)
  • Australia Australia – Commonwealth of Australia
  • Austria Austria – Republic of Austria
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan – Republic of Azerbaijan








  • Haiti Haiti – Republic of Haiti
  • Honduras Honduras – Republic of Honduras
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)
  • Hungary Hungary – Republic of Hungary





  • Laos Laos – Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia Latvia – Republic of Latvia
  • Lebanon Lebanon – Republic of Lebanon
  • Lesotho Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Liberia Liberia – Republic of Liberia
  • Libya Libya – Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania – Republic of Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg




  • Oman Oman – Sultanate of Oman


  • Pakistan Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Palau Palau – Republic of Palau
  • Palestinian National Authority Palestine State of Palestine
  • Panama Panama – Republic of Panama
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay
  • Peru Peru – Republic of Peru
  • Philippines Philippines – Republic of the Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • Poland Poland – Republic of Poland
  • Portugal Portugal – Portuguese Republic
  • Transnistria Pridnestrovie – Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (also rendered as Transnistria)
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (US overseas commonwealth)


  • Qatar Qatar – State of Qatar








  • Yemen Yemen – Republic of Yemen


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