List of Countries in the World, Capital & Region

The world is a vast and diverse place, with over 7.9 billion people living in more than 195 countries across six continents. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts and figures about the countries of the world, including how many countries there are, which countries are the richest, which languages are the most commonly spoken, and which countries are the biggest in terms of land area.

Number of Countries in the World: As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, there are 195 countries in the world. This number can vary depending on how countries are defined and recognized, but 195 is the generally accepted number. These countries are spread across six continents and are home to more than 7.9 billion people.

List of Countries in the World & More Info.

S.No.Country NameCapitalRegion
1AfghanistanKabulAsia
2AlbaniaTiranaEurope
3AlgeriaAlgiersAfrica
4AndorraAndorra la VellaEurope
5AngolaLuandaAfrica
6Antigua & BarbudaSt. John’sCaribbean
7ArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth America
8ArmeniaYerevanAsia
9AustraliaCanberraOceania
10AustriaViennaEurope
11AzerbaijanBakuAsia
12BahamasNassauCaribbean
13BahrainManamaMiddle East
14BangladeshDhakaAsia
15BarbadosBridgetownCaribbean
16BelarusMinskEurope
17BelgiumBrusselsEurope
18BelizeBelmopanCentral America
19BeninPorto-NovoAfrica
20BhutanThimphuAsia
21BoliviaLa Paz / SucreSouth America
22Bosnia & HerzegovinaSarajevoEurope
23BotswanaGaboroneAfrica
24BrazilBrasíliaSouth America
25BruneiBandar Seri BegawanAsia
26BulgariaSofiaEurope
27Burkina FasoOuagadougouAfrica
28BurundiBujumburaAfrica
29Cabo VerdePraiaAfrica
30CambodiaPhnom PenhAsia
31CameroonYaoundéAfrica
32CanadaOttawaNorth America
33Central African RepublicBanguiAfrica
34ChadN’DjamenaAfrica
35ChileSantiagoSouth America
36ChinaBeijingAsia
37ColombiaBogotáSouth America
38ComorosMoroniAfrica
39CongoBrazzavilleAfrica
40Costa RicaSan JoséCentral America
41CroatiaZagrebEurope
42CubaHavanaCaribbean
43CyprusNicosiaEurope
44Czech RepublicPragueEurope
45Democratic Republic of the CongoKinshasaAfrica
46DenmarkCopenhagenEurope
47DjiboutiDjiboutiAfrica
48DominicaRoseauCaribbean
49Dominican RepublicSanto DomingoCaribbean
50East TimorDiliAsia
51EcuadorQuitoSouth America
52EgyptCairoAfrica
53El SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral America
54Equatorial GuineaMalaboAfrica
55EritreaAsmaraAfrica
56EstoniaTallinnEurope
57Eswatini (Swaziland)Mbabane / LobambaAfrica
58EthiopiaAddis AbabaAfrica
59FijiSuvaOceania
60FinlandHelsinkiEurope
61FranceParisEurope
62GabonLibrevilleAfrica
63GambiaBanjulAfrica
64GeorgiaTbilisiAsia / Europe
65GermanyBerlinEurope
66GhanaAccraAfrica
67GreeceAthensEurope
68GrenadaSt. George’sCaribbean
69GuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral America
70GuineaConakryAfrica
71Guinea-BissauBissauAfrica
72GuyanaGeorgetownSouth America
73HaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbean
74HondurasTegucigalpaCentral America
75HungaryBudapestEurope
76IcelandReykjavikEurope
77IndiaNew DelhiAsia
78IndonesiaJakartaAsia
79IranTehranMiddle East
80IraqBaghdadMiddle East
81IrelandDublinEurope
82IsraelJerusalemMiddle East
83ItalyRomeEurope
84Ivory CoastYamoussoukro / AbidjanAfrica
85JamaicaKingstonCaribbean
86JapanTokyoAsia
87JordanAmmanMiddle East
88KazakhstanNur-SultanAsia
89KenyaNairobiAfrica
90KiribatiSouth TarawaOceania
91KosovoPristinaEurope
92KuwaitKuwait CityMiddle East
93KyrgyzstanBishkekAsia
94LaosVientianeAsia
95LatviaRigaEurope
96LebanonBeirutMiddle East
97LesothoMaseruAfrica
98LiberiaMonroviaAfrica
99LibyaTripoliAfrica
100LiechtensteinVaduzEurope
101LithuaniaVilniusEurope
102LuxembourgLuxembourg CityEurope
103MadagascarAntananarivoAfrica
104MalawiLilongweAfrica
105MalaysiaKuala LumpurAsia
106MaldivesMaleAsia
107MaliBamakoAfrica
108MaltaVallettaEurope
109Marshall IslandsMajuroOceania
110MauritaniaNouakchottAfrica
111MauritiusPort LouisAfrica
112MexicoMexico CityNorth America
113MicronesiaPalikirOceania
114MoldovaChisinauEurope
115MonacoMonaco-VilleEurope
116MongoliaUlaanbaatarAsia
117MontenegroPodgoricaEurope
118MoroccoRabatAfrica
119MozambiqueMaputoAfrica
120MyanmarNaypyidawAsia
121NamibiaWindhoekAfrica
122NauruYaren DistrictOceania
123NepalKathmanduAsia
124NetherlandsAmsterdamEurope
125New ZealandWellingtonOceania
126NicaraguaManaguaCentral America
127NigerNiameyAfrica
128NigeriaAbujaAfrica
129North KoreaPyongyangAsia
130North MacedoniaSkopjeEurope
131NorwayOsloEurope
132OmanMuscatMiddle East
133PakistanIslamabadAsia
134PalauNgerulmudOce
135PanamaPanama CityCentral America
136Papua New GuineaPort MoresbyOceania
137ParaguayAsuncionSouth America
138PeruLimaSouth America
139PhilippinesManilaAsia
140PolandWarsawEurope
141PortugalLisbonEurope
142QatarDohaMiddle East
143RomaniaBucharestEurope
144RussiaMoscowAsia/Europe
145RwandaKigaliAfrica
146Saint Kitts and NevisBasseterreNorth America
147Saint LuciaCastriesNorth America
148Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesKingstownNorth America
149SamoaApiaOceania
150San MarinoSan MarinoEurope
151Sao Tome and PrincipeSao TomeAfrica
152Saudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East
153SenegalDakarAfrica
154SerbiaBelgradeEurope
155SeychellesVictoriaAfrica
156Sierra LeoneFreetownAfrica
157SingaporeSingaporeAsia
158SlovakiaBratislavaEurope
159SloveniaLjubljanaEurope
160Solomon IslandsHoniaraOceania
161SomaliaMogadishuAfrica
162South AfricaPretoria/Cape TownAfrica
163South KoreaSeoulAsia
164South SudanJubaAfrica
165SpainMadridEurope
166Sri LankaColomboAsia
167SudanKhartoumAfrica
168SurinameParamariboSouth America
169SwedenStockholmEurope
170SwitzerlandBernEurope
171SyriaDamascusMiddle East
172TaiwanTaipeiAsia
173TajikistanDushanbeAsia
174TanzaniaDodomaAfrica
175ThailandBangkokAsia
176Timor-LesteDiliAsia
177TogoLomeAfrica
178TongaNuku’alofaOceania
179Trinidad and TobagoPort of SpainNorth America
180TunisiaTunisAfrica
181TurkeyAnkaraEurope/Asia
182TurkmenistanAshgabatAsia
183TuvaluFunafutiOceania
184UgandaKampalaAfrica
185UkraineKievEurope
186United Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiMiddle East
187United KingdomLondonEurope
188United StatesWashington D.C.North America
189UruguayMontevideoSouth America
190UzbekistanTashkentAsia
191VanuatuPort VilaOceania
192Vatican CityVatican CityEurope
193VenezuelaCaracasSouth America
194VietnamHanoiAsia
195Western SaharaEl AaiúnAfrica
196Yemen (South)AdenMiddle East
197YemenSana’aMiddle East
198ZambiaLusakaAfrica
199ZimbabweHarareAfrica
200ZanzibarZanzibar CityAfrica

Here’s a table listing the regions in the world, along with the number of countries in each region:

Serial No.Region NameNumber of Countries
1Africa54
2Antarctica0
3Asia48
4Europe44
5North America23
6Oceania14
7South America12

Top 10 Richest Countries in the World

When it comes to wealth, some countries stand out above the rest. According to the International Monetary Fund, here are the top 10 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita as of 2021:

Serial No.Country NameCapitalRegion
1QatarDohaMiddle East
2LuxembourgLuxembourg CityEurope
3SingaporeSingaporeSoutheast Asia
4IrelandDublinEurope
5BruneiBandar Seri BegawanSoutheast Asia
6NorwayOsloEurope
7United Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiMiddle East
8KuwaitKuwait CityMiddle East
9SwitzerlandBernEurope
10Hong Kong SARHong Kong SAREast Asia

Top 10 Languages in the world:

With so many countries and cultures in the world, it’s no surprise that there are thousands of different languages spoken. Here are the top 10 most commonly spoken languages in the world, ranked by the number of native speakers:

Here’s a table that lists the top 10 languages in the world, along with the country where the language originated and the estimated number of people who speak it:

Serial No.LanguageOriginated inNumber of Speakers (estimated)
1ChineseChina1.3 billion
2SpanishSpain460 million
3EnglishEngland380 million
4HindiIndia340 million
5ArabicSaudi Arabia315 million
6PortuguesePortugal240 million
7BengaliBangladesh240 million
8RussianRussia200 million
9JapaneseJapan130 million
10PunjabiIndia120 million

Top 10 Biggest Countries in the World:

Finally, let’s take a look at the largest countries in the world in terms of land area. Here are the top 10 biggest countries, ranked by square kilometers:

Serial No.Country NameLand Area (sq km)CapitalRegion
1Russia17,098,242MoscowEurope/Asia
2Canada9,984,670OttawaNorth America
3China9,596,961BeijingAsia
4United States9,147,593Washington, D.C.North America
5Brazil8,515,767BrasíliaSouth America
6Australia7,692,024CanberraOceania
7India3,287,263New DelhiAsia
8Argentina2,780,400Buenos AiresSouth America
9Kazakhstan2,724,900Nur-SultanAsia
10Algeria2,381,741AlgiersAfrica

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