There is a wide range of long and short names for the world’s 195 nations, drawn from various sources, from famous persons to catchphrases.
Some nations go by many names or have just changed their name, and you may not even know it. There are even some that are only euphemisms for their places.
No other country may have a more instantly recognisable moniker than South Africa. The population of this nation ranks twenty-fourth globally. By its name alone, you may probably infer that it is the southernmost nation in Africa.
Some countries have just lately been given their current names. Burkina Faso, in West Africa, was known as the Republic of Upper Volta until 1984, 24 years after it gained independence from France. When it gained independence and new principles, it decided to rebrand itself.
The European nation known as Switzerland has several different names across its four official languages. In addition to its official names, Switzerland is known by various other names in other languages.
Its German name, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, means Swiss Confederation and is notoriously difficult to type.
Also See: 10 Letter Countries
Three African nations, three European countries, three Asian countries, and one Oceanian country all have eleven-letter names. Here are the nations in question:
- Burkina Faso
- Cook Islands
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Vatican City
Many of these nations are dependent territories or members of free trade agreements with other nations. The Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world at 0.2 square miles, is physically located inside Italy.
New Zealand is still responsible for the Cook Islands’ military and foreign affairs, but it does so on the condition that it consults with the 15 islands first.
|Number of Letters||Number of Countries||Countries|
|4||11||Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Niue, Oman, Peru, Togo|
|5||22||Benin, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Niger, Sudan, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Italy, Malta, Spain|
|6||32||Angola, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, France, Gambia, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Malawi, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia|
|7||42||Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burundi, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rio Muni, Romania, Romania, Senegal, Somalia, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam|
|8||27||Anguilla, Barbados, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Dominica, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe|
|9||13||Argentina, Australia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, San Marino, Singapore, Venezuela|
|10||17||Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Korea, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan|
|11||10||Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Netherlands, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, Vatican City|
|12||5||United States, Great Britain, New Caledonia, French Guiana, Turkmenistan|
|13||4||Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, American Samoa, Norfolk Island|