Official Names of Countries 2022

Whether or not we are conscious of it, we seldom if ever refer to a nation by its official name. Almost every nation in the globe also has a more formal, official name that is often much longer.

Republic of Italy, Republic of Colombia, and Republic of Korea are just a few of the numerous examples of countries whose titles start with republic of (South Korea).

Alternatives include Kingdom of, as in Kingdom of Denmark and Kingdom of Norway, or variations like Islamic Republic of, Democratic Republic of, and State of, among many more.

Below are compiled listings of every nation and territory in the globe, together with their common and official names, organised geographically.

Africa’s Official Countries Names

Official Names of Countries 2022

The common and official names for the African countries are as follows:

  • Algeria – People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Angola – Republic of Angola
  • Benin – Republic of Benin
  • Botswana – Republic of Botswana
  • Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso
  • Burundi – Republic of Burundi
  • Cameroon – Republic of Cameroon
  • Cape Verde – Republic of Cabo Verde
  • Central African Republic – Central African Republic
  • Chad – Republic of Chad
  • Comoros – Union of Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti – Republic of Djibouti
  • Egypt – Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea – Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea – State of Eritrea
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) – Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Ethiopia – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Gabon – Gabonese Republic
  • Gambia – Republic of the Gambia
  • Ghana – Republic of Ghana
  • Guinea – Republic of Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau – Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast – Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
  • Kenya – Republic of Kenya
  • Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Liberia – Republic of Liberia
  • Libya – State of Libya
  • Madagascar – Republic of Madagascar
  • Malawi – Republic of Malawi
  • Mali – Republic of Mali
  • Mauritania – Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Mauritius – Republic of Mauritius
  • Morocco – Kingdom of Morocco
  • Mozambique – Republic of Mozambique
  • Namibia – Republic of Namibia
  • Niger – Republic of the Niger
  • Nigeria – Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of the Congo – Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda – Republic of Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe – Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal – Republic of Senegal
  • Seychelles – Republic of Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone – Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Somalia – Federal Republic of Somalia
  • South Africa – Republic of South Africa
  • South Sudan – Republic of South Sudan
  • Sudan – Republic of Sudan
  • Tanzania – United Republic of Tanzania
  • Togo – Togolese Republic
  • Tunisia – Republic of Tunisia
  • Uganda – Republic of Uganda
  • Zambia – Republic of Zambia
  • Zimbabwe – Republic of Zimbabwe

Asia’s Official Countries Names

Official Names of Countries 2022

The official and more often used names for the Asian countries that follow are as follows:

  • Afghanistan – Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
  • Bahrain – Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Bangladesh – People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Bhutan – Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Brunei – Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia – Kingdom of Cambodia
  • China – People’s Republic of China
  • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • India – Republic of India
  • Indonesia – Republic of Indonesia
  • Iran – Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Iraq – Republic of Iraq
  • Israel – State of Israel
  • Japan – Japan
  • Jordan – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Kazakhstan – Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait – State of Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz Republic
  • Laos – Laos People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon – Lebanese Republic
  • Macau – Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Malaysia – Federation of Malaysia
  • Maldives – Republic of Maldives
  • Mongolia – Mongolia
  • Myanmar – Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Nepal – Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • North Korea – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Oman – Sultanate of Oman
  • Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Palestine – State of Palestine
  • Philippines – Republic of the Philippines
  • Qatar – State of Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore – Republic of Singapore
  • South Korea – Republic of Korea
  • Sri Lanka – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Syria – Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan – Republic of China
  • Tajikistan – Republic of Tajikistan
  • Thailand – Kingdom of Thailand
  • Timor-Leste – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan – Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates – United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan – Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam – Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Yemen – Republic of Yemen

Europe’s Official Countries Names

Official Names of Countries 2022

All of Europe goes by one of these official and popular names:

  • Albania – Republic of Albania
  • Andorra – Principality of Andorra
  • Armenia – Republic of Armenia
  • Austria – Republic of Austria
  • Azerbaijan – Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Belarus – Republic of Belarus
  • Belgium – Kingdom of Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria – Republic of Bulgaria
  • Croatia – Republic of Croatia
  • Cyprus – Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic – Czech Republic
  • Denmark – Kingdom of Denmark
  • Estonia – Republic of Estonia
  • Faroe Islands – Faroe Islands
  • Finland – Republic of Finland
  • France – French Republic
  • Georgia – Republic of Georgia
  • Germany – Federal Republic of Germany
  • Greece – Hellenic Republic
  • Holy See – Holy See
  • Hungary – Hungary
  • Iceland – Republic of Iceland
  • Ireland – Republic of Ireland
  • Italy – Italian Republic/Republic of Italy
  • Latvia – Republic of Latvia
  • Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania – Republic of Lithuania
  • Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Malta – Republic of Malta
  • Moldova – Republic of Moldova
  • Monaco – Principality of Monaco
  • Montenegro – People’s Republic of Montenegro
  • Netherlands – Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • North Macedonia – Republic of North Macedonia
  • Norway – Kingdom of Norway
  • Poland – Republic of Poland
  • Portugal – Portuguese Republic
  • Romania – Romania
  • Russia – Russian Federation
  • San Marino – Republic of San Marino
  • Serbia – Republic of Serbia
  • Slovakia – Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia – Republic of Slovenia
  • Spain – Kingdom of Spain
  • Sweden – Kingdom of Sweden
  • Switzerland – Swiss Confederation
  • Turkey – Republic of Turkey
  • Ukraine – Ukraine
  • United Kingdom – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Vatican City/Holy See – Vatican City State

North America’s Official Country Names

Official Names of Countries 2022

Official and popular names for the countries of North America are as follows:

  • Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas – Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Barbados – Barbados
  • Belize – Belize
  • Bermuda – Bermuda
  • Canada – Dominion of Canada
  • Costa Rica – Republic of Costa Rica
  • Cuba – Republic of Cuba
  • Dominica – Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador – Republic of El Salvador
  • Grenada – Grenada
  • Guatemala – Republic of Guatemala
  • Haiti – Republic of Haiti
  • Honduras – Republic of Honduras
  • Jamaica – Jamaica
  • Mexico – United Mexican States
  • Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua
  • Panama – Republic of Panama
  • St. Kitts and Nevis – Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia – Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States – United States of America

Oceania’s Official Country Names

Official Names of Countries 2022

Oceania’s official and commonly used names are as follows:

  • American Samoa – American Samoa
  • Australia – Commonwealth of Australia
  • Cook Islands – Cook Islands
  • Fiji – Republic of Fiji
  • French Polynesia – French Polynesia (Polynésie française)
  • Guam – Guam
  • Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia
  • Nauru – Republic of Nauru
  • New Caledonia – New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)
  • New Zealand – New Zealand
  • Niue – Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau – Republic of Palau
  • Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa – Independent State of Samoa
  • Solomon Islands – Solomon Islands
  • Tokelau – Tokelau (formerly Union Islands or Tokelau Islands)
  • Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga
  • Tuvalu – Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu
  • Wallis and Futuna – Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands

Also See: Number of Jews in the World 2022

South America’s Official Countries Names

Official Names of Countries 2022

Here are both the common and official names for the countries of South America:

  • Argentina – Argentine Republic
  • Bolivia – Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Brazil – Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Chile – Republic of Chile
  • Colombia – Republic of Colombia
  • Ecuador – Republic of Ecuador
  • Guyana – Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay
  • Peru – Republic of Peru
  • Suriname – Republic of Suriname
  • Uruguay – Eastern Republic of Uruguay / Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

CountryOfficial NameContinent
AfghanistanIslamic Emirate of AfghanistanAsia
AlbaniaRepublic of AlbaniaEurope
AlgeriaPeople’s Democratic Republic of AlgeriaAfrica
American SamoaAmerican SamoaOceania
AndorraPrincipality of AndorraEurope
AngolaRepublic of AngolaAfrica
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaNorth America
ArgentinaArgentine RepublicSouth America
ArmeniaRepublic of ArmeniaEurope
AustraliaCommonwealth of AustraliaOceania
AustriaRepublic of AustriaEurope
AzerbaijanRepublic of AzerbaijanEurope
BahamasCommonwealth of the BahamasNorth America
BahrainKingdom of BahrainAsia
BangladeshPeople’s Republic of BangladeshAsia
BarbadosBarbadosNorth America
BelarusRepublic of BelarusEurope
BelgiumKingdom of BelgiumEurope
BelizeBelizeNorth America
BeninRepublic of BeninAfrica
BermudaBermuda (alt: the Bermudas; Somers Isles)North America
BhutanKingdom of BhutanAsia
BoliviaPlurinational State of BoliviaSouth America
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaEurope
BotswanaRepublic of BotswanaAfrica
BrazilFederative Republic of BrazilSouth America
BruneiBrunei DarussalamAsia
BulgariaRepublic of BulgariaEurope
Burkina FasoBurkina FasoAfrica
BurundiRepublic of BurundiAfrica
CambodiaKingdom of CambodiaAsia
CameroonRepublic of CameroonAfrica
CanadaDominion of CanadaNorth America
Cape VerdeRepublic of Cabo VerdeAfrica
Central African RepublicCentral African RepublicAfrica
ChadRepublic of ChadAfrica
ChileRepublic of ChileSouth America
ChinaPeople’s Republic of ChinaAsia
ColombiaRepublic of ColombiaSouth America
ComorosUnion of the ComorosAfrica
Cook IslandsCook IslandsOceania
Costa RicaRepublic of Costa RicaNorth America
CroatiaRepublic of CroatiaEurope
CubaRepublic of CubaNorth America
CyprusRepublic of CyprusEurope
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicEurope
DenmarkKingdom of DenmarkEurope
DjiboutiRepublic of DjiboutiAfrica
DominicaCommonwealth of DominicaNorth America
Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicNorth America
DR CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoAfrica
EcuadorRepublic of EcuadorSouth America
EgyptArab Republic of EgyptAfrica
El SalvadorRepublic of El SalvadorNorth America
Equatorial GuineaRepublic of Equatorial GuineaAfrica
EritreaState of EritreaAfrica
EstoniaRepublic of EstoniaEurope
EswatiniKingdom of EswatiniAfrica
EthiopiaFederal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaAfrica
Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsEurope
FijiRepublic of FijiOceania
FinlandRepublic of FinlandEurope
FranceFrench Republic (République française)Europe
French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynésie française)Oceania
GabonGabonese RepublicAfrica
GambiaRepublic of the GambiaAfrica
GeorgiaRepublic of GeorgiaEurope
GermanyFederal Republic of GermanyEurope
GhanaRepublic of GhanaAfrica
GreeceHellenic RepublicEurope
GrenadaGrenadaNorth America
GuatemalaRepublic of GuatemalaNorth America
GuineaRepublic of GuineaAfrica
Guinea-BissauRepublic of Guinea-BissauAfrica
GuyanaCo‑operative Republic of GuyanaSouth America
HaitiRepublic of HaitiNorth America
HondurasRepublic of HondurasNorth America
Hong KongHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of ChinaAsia
HungaryHungary (formerly "Republic of Hungary")"Europe
IcelandRepublic of IcelandEurope
IndiaRepublic of IndiaAsia
IndonesiaRepublic of IndonesiaAsia
IranIslamic Republic of IranAsia
IraqRepublic of IraqAsia
IrelandRepublic of IrelandEurope
IsraelState of IsraelAsia
ItalyItalian Republic/Republic of ItalyEurope
Ivory CoastRepublic of Côte d’IvoireAfrica
JamaicaJamaicaNorth America
JordanHashemite Kingdom of JordanAsia
KazakhstanRepublic of KazakhstanAsia
KenyaRepublic of KenyaAfrica
KiribatiRepublic of KiribatiOceania
KuwaitState of KuwaitAsia
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz RepublicAsia
LaosLao People’s Democratic RepublicAsia
LatviaRepublic of LatviaEurope
LebanonLebanese RepublicAsia
LesothoKingdom of LesothoAfrica
LiberiaRepublic of LiberiaAfrica
LibyaState of LibyaAfrica
LiechtensteinPrincipality of LiechtensteinEurope
LithuaniaRepublic of LithuaniaEurope
LuxembourgGrand Duchy of LuxembourgEurope
MacauMacao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of ChinaAsia
MadagascarRepublic of MadagascarAfrica
MalawiRepublic of MalawiAfrica
MalaysiaFederation of MalaysiaAsia
MaldivesRepublic of MaldivesAsia
MaliRepublic of MaliAfrica
MaltaRepublic of MaltaEurope
Marshall IslandsRepublic of the Marshall IslandsOceania
MauritaniaIslamic Republic of MauritaniaAfrica
MauritiusRepublic of MauritiusAfrica
MexicoUnited Mexican StatesNorth America
MicronesiaFederated States of MicronesiaOceania
MoldovaRepublic of MoldovaEurope
MonacoPrincipality of MonacoEurope
MontenegroPeople's Republic of MontenegroEurope
MoroccoKingdom of MoroccoAfrica
MozambiqueRepublic of MozambiqueAfrica
MyanmarRepublic of the Union of MyanmarAsia
NamibiaRepublic of NamibiaAfrica
NauruRepublic of NauruOceania
NepalFederal Democratic Republic of NepalAsia
NetherlandsKingdom of the NetherlandsEurope
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)Oceania
New ZealandNew ZealandOceania
NicaraguaRepublic of NicaraguaNorth America
NigerRepublic of the NigerAfrica
NigeriaFederal Republic of NigeriaAfrica
North KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of KoreaAsia
North MacedoniaRepublic of North MacedoniaEurope
Northern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsOceania
NorwayKingdom of NorwayEurope
OmanSultanate of OmanAsia
PakistanIslamic Republic of PakistanAsia
PalauRepublic of PalauOceania
PalestineState of PalestineAsia
PanamaRepublic of PanamaNorth America
Papua New GuineaIndependent State of Papua New GuineaOceania
ParaguayRepublic of ParaguaySouth America
PeruRepublic of PeruSouth America
PhilippinesRepublic of the PhilippinesAsia
PolandRepublic of PolandEurope
PortugalPortuguese RepublicEurope
QatarState of QatarAsia
Republic of the CongoRepublic of the CongoAfrica
RussiaRussian FederationEurope
RwandaRepublic of RwandaAfrica
Saint Kitts and NevisFederation of Saint Christopher and NevisNorth America
Saint LuciaSaint LuciaNorth America
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesNorth America
SamoaIndependent State of SamoaOceania
San MarinoRepublic of San MarinoEurope
Sao Tome and PrincipeDemocratic Republic of Sao Tome and PrincipeAfrica
Saudi ArabiaKingdom of Saudi ArabiaAsia
SenegalRepublic of SenegalAfrica
SerbiaRepublic of SerbiaEurope
SeychellesRepublic of SeychellesAfrica
Sierra LeoneRepublic of Sierra LeoneAfrica
SingaporeRepublic of SingaporeAsia
SlovakiaSlovak RepublicEurope
SloveniaRepublic of SloveniaEurope
Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsOceania
SomaliaFederal Republic of SomaliaAfrica
South AfricaRepublic of South AfricaAfrica
South KoreaRepublic of KoreaAsia
South SudanRepublic of South SudanAfrica
SpainKingdom of SpainEurope
Sri LankaDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri LankaAsia
SudanRepublic of the SudanAfrica
SurinameRepublic of SurinameSouth America
SwedenKingdom of SwedenEurope
SwitzerlandSwiss ConfederationEurope
SyriaSyrian Arab RepublicAsia
TaiwanRepublic of ChinaAsia
TajikistanRepublic of TajikistanAsia
TanzaniaUnited Republic of TanzaniaAfrica
ThailandKingdom of ThailandAsia
Timor-LesteDemocratic Republic of Timor-LesteAsia
TogoTogolese RepublicAfrica
TokelauTokelau (formerly Union Islands or Tokelau Islands)Oceania
TongaKingdom of TongaOceania
Trinidad and TobagoRepublic of Trinidad and TobagoNorth America
TunisiaRepublic of TunisiaAfrica
TurkeyRepublic of TurkeyEurope
UgandaRepublic of UgandaAfrica
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesAsia
United KingdomUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandEurope
United StatesUnited States of AmericaNorth America
UruguayEastern Republic of Uruguay / Oriental Republic of UruguaySouth America
UzbekistanRepublic of UzbekistanAsia
VanuatuRepublic of VanuatuOceania
Vatican CityVatican City StateEurope
VenezuelaBolivarian Republic of VenezuelaSouth America
VietnamSocialist Republic of Viet NamAsia
Wallis and FutunaTerritory of the Wallis and Futuna IslandsOceania
YemenRepublic of YemenAsia
ZambiaRepublic of ZambiaAfrica
ZimbabweRepublic of ZimbabweAfrica

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