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Did you know there are only countries that are not disputed? The list below has more (partially disputed) countries, a total of countries with links to pages with facts about the country, the flag, maps, population, languages, birth rate, information about the land, size, death rate, animals, coordinates, other facts and additional information.

Below is the full table of countries ranked by the most populous and showing current population, share of world population, and land area:

Flags of all countries in the world List of countries Below is the full table of countries ranked by the most populous and showing current population, share of world population, and land area.
How many countries are there in the world? Since South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July , there are now independent sovereign nations in the world (including disputed but defacto independent Taiwan), plus about 60 dependent areas, and five disputed territories, like Kosovo. This is a list of countries and areas in the world in alphabetical order, with the official names and alternative .
The countries of the world divide into eight regions based on their geography, mostly aligning with their continent. Groupings that don't strictly adhere to the continent divisions separate the Middle East and North Africa from sub-Saharan Africa around cultural lines, and grouping the Caribbean and Central America separately from North and South America makes sense due to similarities based on latitudes.
Did you know there are only countries that are not disputed? The list below has more (partially disputed) countries, a total of countries with links to pages with facts about the country, the flag, maps, population, languages, birth rate, information about the land, size, death rate, animals, coordinates, other facts and additional information.
How many countries are there in the world? Since South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July , there are now independent sovereign nations in the world (including disputed but defacto independent Taiwan), plus about 60 dependent areas, and five disputed territories, like Kosovo. This is a list of countries and areas in the world in alphabetical order, with the official names and alternative .

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Thereby, we can say, that the total number of independent states in the world are , including fully recognized members of the United Nations, 2 countries, Vatican City and Palestine, have the status of permanent observers in the UN. How many countries are there in the world? Since South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July , there are now independent sovereign nations in the world (including disputed but defacto independent Taiwan), plus about 60 dependent areas, and five disputed territories, like Kosovo. This is a list of countries and areas in the world in alphabetical order, with the official names and alternative . The countries of the world divide into eight regions based on their geography, mostly aligning with their continent. Groupings that don't strictly adhere to the continent divisions separate the Middle East and North Africa from sub-Saharan Africa around cultural lines, and grouping the Caribbean and Central America separately from North and South America makes sense due to similarities based on latitudes.