There are 195 independent nations and many more dependent regions around the world. The size and population density of nations on different continents are quite different.
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There are about 27% of the world’s nations in Africa. Africa, which spans a total area of 30.3, or 11.7 million square kilometres (11.7 million square miles), will have 54 independent nations by the end of 2020. There are a total of 54 individual nations that make up Africa.
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- Republic of the Congo
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Africa, South
- Sudan, South
Algeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, & Sudan are the three biggest African countries regarding the land area. Additionally, Algeria ranks as the world’s tenth biggest. Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt are the three richest of these nations.
Europe is the second-most-populous continent, behind Asia. Europe spans a total area of 10,186,000 square kilometres (9,932,836 square miles) and is home to 51 separate nations. Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, & Turkey are the five transcontinental nations. There are 51 nations in Europe.
- Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan
- Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria
- Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
- Finland, France
- Georgia, Germany, Greece
- Holy See (Vatican City), Hungary
- Iceland, Ireland, Italy
- Kazakhstan, Kosovo
- Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
- Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro
- Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway
- Poland, Portugal
- Romania, Russia
- San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
- Ukraine, United Kingdom
At about 6.599 million km2, Russia is the world’s biggest nation. German, British, and French economies are the strongest in Europe. In addition, the five European nations with the highest GDP per capita are all located in the continent: Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, and Iceland.
Asia, the most populated continent, also boasts the second-highest number of nations. Asia, with a total area of 44.5 million square kilometres (17.2 million square miles), is home to 50 separate nations.
Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey are the five transcontinental nations. More than 4.46 billion people call Asia home, making it the most populated region on Earth. Countries in Asia include
- Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan
- Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei
- Cambodia, China, Cyprus
- India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel
- Japan, Jordan
- Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
- Laos, Lebanon
- Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar
- Nepal, North Korea,
- Pakistan, Philippines
- Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Syria
- Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan
- United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan
China, India, and Kazakhstan are the three biggest nations in Asia. These three nations are also among the world’s 10 biggest.
North America is up next, and it contains 23 nations. The total land area of North America is about 24,709,000 square kilometres (9,540,000 square miles). Approximately 580 million people make their homes in North America. Which countries that makeup North America are:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bahamas, Barbados, Belize
- Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba
- Dominica, Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Grenada, Guatemala
- Haiti, Honduras
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States of America
Canada, the United States, and Mexico are the three biggest nations in North America. The United States is the third most populated nation in the world, whereas Canada is the second biggest.
About 42.9 million people make their homes in Oceania, which has 8,525,989 km2 (3,291,902 mi2). Oceania and Australia are home to 14 different nations. Which nations are they, exactly?
- Marshall Islands, Micronesia
- Nauru, New Zealand
- Palau, Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Tonga, Tuvalu
New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Australia are the three biggest countries in Oceania.
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South America is the fewest of any continent with only 12 nations over its 17,840,000 km2 (6,890,000 mi2). A list of the countries that make up the continent is as follows:
- Bolivia, Brazil
- Chile, Colombia
- Paraguay, Peru
Brazil, Argentina, and Peru are the three biggest countries in South America.
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