Countries

Africa

Eastern Africa
Burundi Comoros Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Mayotte Mozambique Réunion Rwanda Seychelles Somalia South Sudan Uganda United Republic of Tanzana Zambia Zimbabwe

Middle Africa
Angola Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Equatorial Guinea Gabon São Tomé and Príncipe

Northern Africa
Algeria Egypt Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Morocco Sudan Tunisia Western Sahara

Southern Africa
Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Swaziland

Western Africa
Benin Burkina Faso Cape Verde Côte d’Ivoire Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Liberia Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Saint Helena Senegal Sierra Leone Togo

Asia

Eastern Asia
China Hong Kong, SAR, China Macao SAR, China Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Japan Mongolia Republic of Korea Korea

Central Asia
Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan

Southern Asia
Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Iran (Islamic Republic of) Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Vietnam

South-Eastern Asia
Brunei Darussalam Cambodia Indonesia Lao People’s Democratic Republic Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore Thailand Timor-Leste Viet Nam

Western Asia
Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Cyprus Georgia Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia State of Palestine Syrian Arab Republic Turkey United Arab Emirates Yemen

Europe

Eastern Europe
Belarus Bulgaria Czech Republic Hungary Poland Republic of Moldova15 Romania Russian Federation Slovakia Ukraine

Northern Europe
Channel Islands Denmark Estonia Faeroe Islands Finland Iceland Ireland Isle of Man Latvia Lithuania Norway Lithuania Norway Sweden United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Southern Europe
Albania Andorra Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Gibraltar Greece Holy See Italy Malta Montenegro Portugal San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Western Europe
Austria Belgium France Germany Liechtenstein Luxembourg Monaco Netherlands Switzerland

Latin America, North America & the Caribbean

Caribbean
Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados British Virgin Islands Caribbean Netherlands Cayman Islands Cuba Curaçao Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Guadeloupe Haiti Jamaica Martinique Montserrat Puerto Rico Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands United States Virgin Island

Central America
Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama

South America
Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Falkland Islands (Malvinas)* French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep. of)

Oceania

Australia/New Zealand
Australia New Zealand

Melanesia
Fiji New Caledonia Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Vanuatu

Micronesia
Guam Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia (Federal States of) Nauru Northern Mariana Islands Palau

Polynesia
American Samoa Cook Islands French Polynesia Niue Samoa Tokelau Tonga Tuvalu Wallis and Futuna Islands

Sub-Sahara Africa

Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo Côte d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Réunion Rwanda Saint Helena São Tomé and Príncipe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Swaziland Togo Uganda United Republic of Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe

Bermuda Greenland Saint Pierre and Miquelon

International

USA, Canada and Mexico

United States of America Mexico Canada

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD:

There were 195 independent sovereign states in the world (including disputed but defacto independent Taiwan), plus about 60 dependent areas, and five disputed territories, like Kosovo, after South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011.

The list of countries and areas in the world are normally placed in alphabetical order, with, possibly, the official names and alternative names.
These are normally in English and French country names as well as local names of the countries.

Links will lead you to the respective One World – Nations Online country information and internet resources page. 

Each country profile provides links to official web sites of a nation/territory, information on geography, maps, the national flag, history, culture, tourist destinations, its population and languages, the capital and the largest cities, education, economy and much more.