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Destination ExplorerHow many countries can you name? We thought we could all, but there we were shamefully wrong. Now you can challenge yourself.

How many countries are there in the world? It depends on which source you use as a starting point or in which year the question is asked. For national borders, armed conflicts and large federal replies like the former Yugoslavia are often split in several countries after conflicts such as the one in the Balkans in the 1990s. Here, the country "landed" Yugoslavia suddenly became seven independent states in the period 2001 - 2006, namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Kosovo ( disputed ). Also countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo have constantly changed their names in relation to who the rulers have been. The country has gone under official names like Free State Congo, Belgian Congo, Zaire and now the last Democratic Republic of Congo.

But how many countries are there?

The most reliable way to count the number of countries is to take the member countries of the UN. The organizations now count 193 countries. But given that there are self-proclaimed independent states such as the Vatican and Kosovo, this figure is not entirely to be trusted.

The website Sporcle - mentally stimulating diversions has created a small brain quiz in which you yourself will ramp up every country in the world. Sporcle even takes care to place these countries correctly on the world map. Here you will find 197 countries and your score depends on what percentage you get right. The names of the countries you have to write in English (which makes Belarus to be called Belarus etc.), but if you have to search on Google what the English name for the Ivory Coast is, then you are the one who remembered the country initially.

List of all countries in the world

Sources: Countryaah.com

Europe (47 countries including Russia and Turkey)

Albania
Andorra
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Greece
Belarus
Ireland
Island
Italy
Kosovo
Croatia
Cyprus
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Sweden
Czech Republic
Turkey
Germany
Ukraine
Hungary
Vatican City
Austria

North America, including Central America and the Caribbean (23 countries)

Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Dominica
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
USA

South America (12 countries)

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

Africa (55 countries)

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)
Central African Republic
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Ivory Coast
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Kenya
Comoros
Congo-Brazzaville
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Morocco
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tom¨¦ and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Swaziland
South Africa
South Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Chad
Tunisia
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Asia (47 countries)

Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
United Arab Emirates
Philippines
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Iran
Israel
Japan
Yemen
Jordan
Cambodia
Kazakhstan
China
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syria
South Korea
Tajikistan
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
East Timor

Oceania (14 countries)

Australia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Federation Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Samoa
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

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