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How many countries on the wold?

How many countries on the wold?

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine. Here’s a breakdown by continent:

  • Africa: 54 countries
  • Asia: 48 countries
  • Europe: 44 countries
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: 33 countries
  • Oceania: 14 countries
  • Northern America: 2 countries

Flags of all 195 countries can be quite a colorful sight! 🌍🏳️‍🌈

For reference, here’s a list of the top 10 most populous countries along with their current population and land area:

  1. India: 1,428,627,663 people, covering 2,973,190 km².
  2. China: 1,425,671,352 people, spanning 9,388,211 km².
  3. United States: 339,996,563 people, with a land area of 9,147,420 km².
  4. Indonesia: 277,534,122 people, occupying 1,811,570 km².
  5. Pakistan: 240,485,658 people, covering 770,880 km².
  6. Nigeria: 223,804,632 people, across 910,770 km².
  7. Brazil: 216,422,446 people, with a land area of 8,358,140 km².
  8. Bangladesh: 172,954,319 people, spanning 130,170 km².
  9. Russia: 144,444,359 people, across 16,376,870 km².
  10. Mexico: 128,455,567 people, with a land area of 1,943,950 km².

Remember, this count includes both recognized countries and non-member observer states.