195 Countries in the World, Population, And Their Regions

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There are 195 countries recognized by the United Nations. Out of the 195, 193 of them are members of the UN while the remaining two – The State of Palestine and Vatican City – are recognized independent nations.

The Statistics of Countries By Continent

You might want to ask, which continents are these 195 countries located in?

  • 27.69% or 54 of these countries are in Africa.
  • 24.62% (48) of the countries in the world are located in Asia
  • 22.56% (44) of countries are found in Europe
  • 6.15% (12) of countries in the world can be found in South America
  • 7.17% (14) are in Oceania
  • 11.79% (23) of these countries are in Northern America

While Africa has the highest number of countries (54), Asia with 48 countries, however, is the most populated continent in the World with 4,694,576,167 population as of 2021 United Nations data.

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List of countries in the world and their population

Below is the full list of alphabetically ordered list of countries that are recognized by the UN, their 2022 population, and their sub-regions.

1) Afghanistan (Central Asia): 41,128,771 

2) Albania (Southern Europe): 2,842,321

3) Algeria (North Africa): 44,903,225

4) Andorra (Iberian Peninsula): 79,824

5) Angola (Southern Africa): 35,588,987 

6) Antigua and Barbuda (Caribbean): 93,763 

7) Argentina (South America): 45,510,318 

8) Armenia (South Caucasus region): 2,780,469 

9) Australia (Australasia): 26,177,413 

10) Austria (Central Europe): 8,979,894 

11) Azerbaijan  (Eastern Europe and Western Asia): 10,358,074

12) The Bahamas (Caribbean): 409,984 

13) Bahrain (Middle East): 1,472,233

14) Bangladesh (South Asia): 171,186,372 

15) Barbados (Caribbean): 281,635 

16) Belarus (Eastern Europe): 9,534,954 

17) Belgium (Western Europe): 11,655,930 

18) Belize (Central America): 405,272 

19) Benin (West Africa): 13,352,864 

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20) Bhutan (South Asia): 782,455 

21) Bolivia (Central South America): 12,224,110 

22) Bosnia and Herzegovina (western Balkan Peninsula of Europe): 3,233,526 

23) Botswana (Southern Africa): 2,630,296 

24) Brazil (South America): 215,313,498 

25) Brunei (South East Asia): 445,400 

25) Bulgaria (Southeastern Europe): 6,781,953 

27) Burkina Faso (West Africa): 22,673,762 

28) Burundi (East Africa): 12,889,576 

29) Cabo Verde (Macaronesia ecoregion): 593,149 

30) Cambodia (Southeast Asia): 16,767,842 

31) Cameroon (Central Africa): 27,914,536 

32) Canada (North America): 38,454,327

33) Central African Republic (Central Africa): 5,579,144 

34) Chad (Central Africa): 17,723,315 

35) Chile (South Southern America): 19,603,733 

36) China (East Asia): 1,425,887,337

37) Colombia (South America): 51,874,024 

38) Comoros (East Africa): 836,774 

39) Democratic Republic of Congo: 99,010,212 (Central Africa)

40) Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville): 5,970,424 (Central Africa)

41) Costa Rica: 5,180,829 (Central America)

42) Côte d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast: 28,160,542 (West Africa)

43) Croatia: 4,030,358 (Southeast Europe)

44) Cuba: 11,212,191 (Caribbean)

45) Cyprus: 1,251,488 (Southeast Europe)

46) Czech Republic: 10,493,986 (Central Europe)

47) Denmark: 5,882,261 (Scandinavia or northern Europe)

48) Djibouti: 1,120,849 (East Africa)

49) Dominica: 72,737 (Caribbean)

50) Dominican Republic: 11,228,821 (Caribbean)

51) East Timor (Timor-Leste): 1,341,296 (South East Asia)

52) Ecuador: 18,001,000 (northwestern South America)

53) Egypt: 110,990,103 (North Africa and West Asia.)

54) El Salvador: 6,336,392 (Central America)

55) Equatorial Guinea: 1,674,908 (Central Africa)

56) Eritrea: 3,684,032 (East Africa)

57) Estonia: 1,326,062 (Northeastern Europe)

58) Eswatini: 1,201,670 (east of South Africa)

59) Ethiopia: 123,379,924 (Africa)

60) Fiji: 929,766 (Melanesia)

61) Finland: 5,540,745 (Northern Europe)

62) France: 64,626,628 (Western Europe)

63) Gabon: 2,388,992 (Central Africa)

64) The Gambia: 2,705,992 (Western Africa)

65) Georgia: 3,744,385 (Caucasus region)

66) Germany: 83,369,843 (Central and Western Europe)

67) Ghana: 33,475,870 (West Africa)

68) Greece: 10,384,971 (Southern-Eastern Europe)

69) Grenada: 125,438 (Caribbean)

70) Guatemala: 17,843,908 (Central America)

71) Guinea: 13,859,341 (West Africa)

72) Guinea-Bissau: 2,105,566 (West Africa)

73) Guyana: 808,726 (South America)

74) Haiti: 11,584,996 (Caribbean)

75) Honduras: 10,432,860 (Central America)

76) Hungary: 9,967,308 (Central Europe)

77) Iceland: 372,899 (North America and Europe)

78) India: 1,417,173,173 (South Asia)

79) Indonesia: 275,501,339 (Southeast Asia)

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80) Iran: 88,550,570 (Middle East)

81) Iraq: 44,496,122 (Middle East)

82) Ireland: 5,023,109 (North Atlantic Ocean)

83) Israel: 9,038,309 (Middle East region)

84) Italy (Southern Europe): 59,037,474 

85) Jamaica: 2,827,377 (Caribbean region)

86) Japan: 123,951,692 (Northeast Asia or East Asia)

87) Jordan: 11,285,869 (West Asia)

88) Kazakhstan: 19,397,998 (Central Asia)

89) Kenya: 54,027,487 (East Africa)

90) Kiribati: 131,232 (Micronesia)

91) North Korea: 26,069,416 (East Asia)

92) South Korea: 51,815,810 (East Asia)

93) Kosovo: 1,770,003 (Balkans region)

94) Kuwait: 4,268,873 (West Asia)

94) Kyrgyzstan: 6,630,623 (Central Asia)

96) Laos (Southeast Asia): 7,529,475

97) Latvia (northeastern Europe ): 1,850,651 

98) Lebanon (Middle East): 5,489,739

99) Lesotho (Southern Africa): 2,305,825 

100) Liberia (West Africa): 5,302,681

101) Libya (North Africa): 6,812,341

102) Liechtenstein (Western Europe): 39,327

103) Lithuania (Northeastern Europe): 2,750,055

104) Luxembourg (Northwestern Europe): 647,599

105) Madagascar (Southern Africa): Madagascar

106) Malawi (southeastern Africa): 20,405,317

107) Malaysia (Southeast Asia): 33,938,221

108) Maldives (Indian Ocean): 523,787

109) Mali (West Africa): 22,593,590 

110) Malta (Southern Europe): 533,286 

111) Marshall Islands (Micronesia region): 41,569

112) Mauritania (West Africa): 4,736,139

113) Mauritius (Eastern coast of Africa): 1,299,469

114) Mexico (Southern North America): 127,504,125

115) Federated States of Micronesia (Western Pacific Ocean): 539,013

116) Moldova (Balkan region of Europe): 3,272,996

117) Principality  of Monaco (Western Europe): 36,469

118) Mongolia (East Asia): 3,398,366

119) Montenegro (Southeast Europe): 627,082

120) Morocco (North Africa): 37,457,971

121) Mozambique (Southeastern Africa): 32,969,518

122) Myanmar or Burma (Southeast Asia): 54,179,306

123) Namibia (South-west Africa): 2,567,012

124) Nauru (Southeastern Micronesia): 12,668

125) Nepal (Southern Asia): 30,547,580

126) The Netherlands or Holland (Northwestern Europe): 17,564,014

127) New Zealand (Southwestern Pacific Ocean): 5,185,288

128) Nicaragua (Central America): 6,948,392

129) Niger (West Africa): 26,207,977

130) Nigeria (West Africa): 218,541,212

131) North Macedonia (Southeastern Europe): 2,093,599

132) Norway (Northern Europe): 5,434,319

133) Oman (West Asia): 4,576,298

134) Pakistan (South Asia): 235,824,862

135) Palau (Pacific Islands): 18,055

136) Panama (Central America): 4,408,581

137) Papua New Guinea (Pacific island): 10,142,619

138) Paraguay (South America): 6,780,744

139) Peru (Western South America): 34,049,588

140) Philippines (Southeast Asia): 115,559,009

141) Poland (Central Europe): 39,857,145

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142) Portugal (Southern Europe): 10,270,865

143) Qatar (Middle East): 2,695,122

144) Romania (Eastern Europe): 19,659,267 

145) Russia (Eastern Europe and Northern Asia): 144,713,314

146) Rwanda (Central/Eastern Africa): 13,776,698

147) Saint Kitts and Nevis (West Indies): 47,657

148) Saint Lucia (Caribbean): 179,857

149) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Caribbean): 103,948

150) Samoa (Pacific Ocean): 222,382

151) San Marino (Central Italy): 33,660

152) Sao Tome and Principe (Central Africa): 227,380

153) Saudi Arabia (Southwestern Asia): 36,408,820

154) Senegal (West Africa): 17,316,449

155) Serbia (South East Europe): 7,221,365

156) Seychelles (Eastern Africa): 107,118

157) Sierra Leone (West Africa): 8,605,718

158) Singapore (Southeast Asia): 5,975,689

159) Slovakia (Central Europe): 5,643,453

160) Slovenia (Central Europe): 2,119,844

161) Solomon Islands (northeast of Australia): 724,273

162) Somalia (east coast of Africa): 17,597,511

163) South Africa (Southern Africa): 59,893,885

164) Spain (southwest corner of Europe): 47,558,630

165) Sri Lanka (Indian Ocean): 21,832,143

166) Sudan (northeastern Africa): 46,874,204

167) South Sudan (Northeast Africa): 10,913,164

168) Suriname (Caribbean): 618,040

169) Sweden (northern Europe): 10,549,347

170) Switzerland (Central Europe): 8,740,472

171) Syria (southwestern Asia): 22,125,249

172) Tajikistan (Central Asia): 9,952,787

173) Tanzania (East Africa): 65,497,748

174) Thailand (Southeast Asia): 71,697,030

175) Togo (West Africa): 8,848,699

176) Tonga (South Pacific Ocean): 106,858

177) Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean region): 1,531,044

178) Tunisia (North Africa): 12,356,117

179) Turkey (Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia): 85,341,241

180) Turkmenistan (Central Asia): 6,430,770

181) Tuvalu formerly Ellice Islands (West-central Pacific Ocean): 11,312

182) Uganda (East Africa): 47,249,585

183) Ukraine (Eastern Europe): 39,701,739

184) United Arab Emirates (Middle East): 9,441,129

185) United Kingdom (north-west of mainland Europe): 67,508,936

186) United States (North America): 338,289,857

187) Uruguay (Southeast of South America): 3,422,794

188) Uzbekistan (Central Asia): 34,627,652

189) Vanuatu (Southwestern pacific Ocean): 326,740

190) Vatican City or Holy See (Southern Europe): 510

191) Venezuela (Northern end of South America): 28,301,696

192) Vietnam (Southeast Asia): 98,186,856

193) Yemen (Arabian Pennisula): 33,696,614

194) Zambia (Southcentral Africa): 20,017,675

195) Zimbabwe (Southern Africa): 16,320,537

Note: The above population is based on 2022 figure.

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