Alphabetical list of countries
|#||Country||Land Area (Km²)|
|Country||Human Development Index||2022 Population|
|Central African Republic||0.367||5,016,678|
Today, there are 197 countries in the world: 193 UN members + 2 UN observers + Taiwan + Kosovo. The United Nations, as the most influential international organization, is often considered the start point for the correct counting the total number. All the 193 UN members are independent countries recognized worldwide.
|Type of country-counting list||Number of countries considered|
|UN Members||193 countries|
|UN Members + Observer countries||195 countries|
Jun 26, 2020
For the first time, Canada takes the top overall spot as the number one country in the world in the 2021 Best Countries Report. After ranking second in 2020, Canada has surpassed Switzerland in the 2021 report followed by Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia.
UPDATE JANUARY 2022: If you ask how many countries in the world there are in 2022. Well, the answer is that technically speaking there are 197 countries in the world.
Canada, second largest country in the world in area (after Russia), occupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America.
United States, officially United States of America, abbreviated U.S. or U.S.A., byname America, country in North America, a federal republic of 50 states.
Historically, the two nations were to become one during the March 1, 1781, Paris Treaty. Canada was requested to be joined to America, an invitation they turned down. Therefore, Canada is an independent country and not part of the US.
The United States of America is the world's third largest country in size and nearly the third largest in terms of population. Located in North America, the country is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Along the northern border is Canada and the southern border is Mexico.
|North America||View of the Milky Way over Echo Lake in Colorado. Image: Max and Dee Bernt||USA|
|United States Map|
|Washington - New York|
The United States of America, or U.S.A., is a country in North America. However, when people use the singular term America (or American) they're almost always referring to the U.S.A. And did you know the United States of America is the third largest country in the world by both land area and population?
Today France is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations.
Switzerland is a landlocked mountainous country in South-Central Europe, bordered by Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein. With an area of 41,285 km², the country is just slightly smaller than the Netherlands or almost twice the size of the US state of New Jersey.
An area of 357,022 km² makes Germany the seventh-largest country in Europe, compared; it is about two-thirds the size of France, or slightly smaller than the US state of Montana. Germany has a population of 83,2 million people (2020); the capital and largest city is Berlin, with about 3.3 million inhabitants.
Overview of Italy. Italy is a south-central European country, whose boot-shaped borders extend into the Mediterranean Sea.
Rome, Italian Roma, historic city and capital of Roma provincia (province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Italy shares land borders with six countries (France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City, San Marino) and maritime borders with 10 countries (Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Malta, Spain).