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The following table is NOT a list of countries!

The English language edition of Wikipedia permits but one master list of countries: the revered List of sovereign states. All other lists of coutries are subordinate to this List of sovereign states. Any country that is not included in the List of sovereign states most indubitably does not exist.

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The following table contains information about, and hyperlinks to articles related to, specific countries. Country entries include:

  1. All 246 countries designated by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 3166;
  2. All 252 Internet country code top-level domains (ccTLD) currently assigned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA);
  3. All 192 current member states of the United Nations (UN); and
  4. All 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories designated by the UN.

Each entry contains the following information:

  1. Flag and common name – This column contains an enlargeable image of the country's flag and a hyperlink to the main article about the country.
  2. Official name – This column contains the official name of the country.
  3. Autonomy – If the country is a sovereign state, this column contains the year the country was admitted to the United Nations or an explanation of its status. If the country is a dependent state, this column contains the flag and common name of its parent state.
  4. A2 – This column contains the two-character country code from ISO standard ISO 3166-1.
  5. A3 – This column contains the three-character country code from ISO standard ISO 3166-1.
  6. N3 – This column contains the three-digit country code from ISO standard ISO 3166-1.
  7. Sub – This column contains a hyperlink to a list of the country subdivision codes as they appear in the ISO standard ISO 3166-2.
  8. ccTLD – This column contains the Internet country code top-level domain as currently assigned by the IANA.
  9. Topics – This column contains a hyperlink to the Wikipedia topic outline of the country.
  10. Portal – This column contains a hyperlink to the Wikipedia country portal.


Countries of the Earth
Flag and common name Official name Autonomy A2 A3 N3 Sub ccTLD Topics Portal
 Abkhazia ~see  Georgia status in dispute     999     outline portal
 Afghanistan Islamic Republic of Afghanistan UN since 1946 AF AFG 004 AF- .af outline portal
United Kingdom Akrotiri and Dhekelia Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia  United Kingdom     999     outline portal
 Ala Åland Islands Autonomous State of Åland of the Republic of Finland  Finland AX ALA 248 AX- .ax outline portal
 Albania Republic of Albania UN since 1955 AL ALB 008 AL- .al outline portal
 Algeria People's Democratic Republic of Algeria UN since 1962 DZ DZA 012 DZ- .dz outline portal
 American Samoa[1] United States Territory of American Samoa  United States AS ASM 016 AS- .as outline portal
 Andorra Principality of Andorra UN since 1993 AD AND 020 AD- .ad outline portal
 Angola Republic of Angola UN since 1976 AO AGO 024 AO- .ao outline portal
 Anguilla[1] British Overseas Territory of Anguilla  United Kingdom AI AIA 660 AI- .ai outline portal
 Antarctica Antarctica Antarctic Treaty AQ ATA 010 AQ- .aq outline portal
 Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda UN since 1981 AG ATG 028 AG- .ag outline portal
 Argentina Argentine Republic UN since 1945 AR ARG 032 AR- .ar outline portal
 Armenia Republic of Armenia UN since 1992 AM ARM 051 AM- .am outline portal
 Aruba Aruba of the Kingdom of the Netherlands  Netherlands AW ABW 533 AW- .aw outline portal
 Ascension Island[1][2] ~see  Saint Helena  United Kingdom     999   .ac[3] outline portal
 Australia Commonwealth of Australia UN since 1945 AU AUS 036 AU- .au outline portal
 Austria Republic of Austria UN since 1955 AT AUT 040 AT- .at outline portal
 Azerbaijan Republic of Azerbaijan UN since 1992 AZ AZE 031 AZ- .az outline portal
 Bahamas Commonwealth of the Bahamas UN since 1973 BS BHS 044 BS- .bs outline portal
 Bahrain Kingdom of Bahrain UN since 1971 BH BHR 048 BH- .bh outline portal
 Bangladesh People's Republic of Bangladesh UN since 1974 BD BGD 050 BD- .bd outline portal
 Barbados Barbados UN since 1966 BB BRB 052 BB- .bb outline portal
 Belarus Republic of Belarus UN since 1945 BY BLR 112 BY- .by outline portal
 Belgium Kingdom of Belgium UN since 1945 BE BEL 056 BE- .be outline portal
 Belize Belize UN since 1981 BZ BLZ 084 BZ- .bz outline portal
 Benin Republic of Benin UN since 1960 BJ BEN 204 BJ- .bj outline portal
 Bermuda[1] British Overseas Territory of the Bermuda Islands  United Kingdom BM BMU 060 BM- .bm outline portal
 Bhutan Kingdom of Bhutan UN since 1971 BT BTN 064 BT- .bt outline portal
 Bolivia Republic of Bolivia UN since 1945 BO BOL 068 BO- .bo outline portal
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina UN since 1992 BA BIH 070 BA- .ba outline portal
 Botswana Republic of Botswana UN since 1966 BW BWA 072 BW- .bw outline portal
 Bouvet Island Bouvet Island of the Norwegian Antarctic Territory  Norway BV BVT 074 BV- .no[4] outline portal
 Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil UN since 1945 BR BRA 076 BR- .br outline portal
 British Antarctic Territory ~see  Antarctica    ~[5]   999        
 British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory  United Kingdom IO IOT 086 IO- .io outline portal
 British Virgin Islands ~see  Virgin Islands, British        999        
 Brunei[6] State of Brunei, Abode of Peace UN since 1984 BN BRN 096 BN- .bn outline portal
 Bulgaria Republic of Bulgaria UN since 1955 BG BGR 100 BG- .bg outline portal
 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso UN since 1960 BF BFA 854 BF- .bf outline portal
 Burma ~see  Myanmar    ~[5]   999        
 Burundi Republic of Burundi UN since 1962 BI BDI 108 BI- .bi outline portal
 Byelorussian SSR ~see  Belarus    ~[5]   999        
 Cambodia Kingdom of Cambodia UN since 1955 KH KHM 116 KH- .kh outline portal
 Cameroon Republic of Cameroon UN since 1960 CM CMR 120 CM- .cm outline portal
 Canada Canada UN since 1945 CA CAN 124 CA- .ca outline portal
 Canton and Enderbury Islands ~see  Kiribati    ~[5]   999        
 Cape Verde Republic of Cape Verde UN since 1975 CV CPV 132 CV- .cv outline portal
 Cayman Islands[1] British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands  United Kingdom KY CYM 136 KY- .ky outline portal
 Central African Republic Central African Republic UN since 1960 CF CAF 140 CF- .cf outline portal
 Chad Republic of Chad UN since 1960 TD TCD 148 TD- .td outline portal
 Chechnya ~see  Russia status in dispute     999     outline portal
 Chile Republic of Chile UN since 1945 CL CHL 152 CL- .cl outline portal
 China People's Republic of China UN since 1945[7] CN CHN 156 CN- .cn outline portal
 China, Republic of ~see  Taiwan        999        
 Christmas Island Australian Territory of Christmas Island  Australia CX CXR 162 CX- .cx outline portal
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australian Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands  Australia CC CCK 166 CC- .cc outline portal
 Colombia Republic of Colombia UN since 1945 CO COL 170 CO- .co outline portal
 Comoros Union of the Comoros UN since 1975 KM COM 174 KM- .km outline portal
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the[8] Democratic Republic of the Congo UN since 1960 CD COD 180 CD- .cd outline portal
 Congo, Republic of the[9] Republic of the Congo UN since 1960 CG COG 178 CG- .cg outline portal
 Cook Islands Cook Islands  New Zealand CK COK 184 CK- .ck outline portal
 Costa Rica Republic of Costa Rica UN since 1945 CR CRI 188 CR- .cr outline portal
 Côte d'Ivoire Republic of Côte d'Ivoire UN since 1960 CI CIV 384 CI- .ci outline portal
 Croatia Republic of Croatia UN since 1992 HR HRV 191 HR- .hr outline portal
 Cuba Republic of Cuba UN since 1945 CU CUB 192 CU- .cu outline portal
 Cyprus Republic of Cyprus UN since 1960 CY CYP 196 CY- .cy outline portal
 Cyprus, Turkish Republic of Northern ~see  Cyprus        999     outline portal
 Czech Republic Czech Republic UN since 1993 CZ CZE 203 CZ- .cz outline portal
 Czechoslovakia[10] ~see  Czech Republic and  Slovakia    ~[5]   999   ~1[11]    
 Dahomey ~see  Benin    ~[5]   999        
 Denmark Kingdom of Denmark UN since 1945 DK DNK 208 DK- .dk outline portal
 Djibouti Republic of Djibouti UN since 1977 DJ DJI 262 DJ- .dj outline portal
 Dominica Commonwealth of Dominica UN since 1978 DM DMA 212 DM- .dm outline portal
 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic UN since 1945 DO DOM 214 DO- .do outline portal
{{flag|Dronning Maud Land}} ~see  Antarctica    ~[5]   999        
 East Germany ~see  Germany    ~[5]   999   ~2[12]    
 East Timor ~see  Timor-Leste    ~[5]   999   .tp[13]    
 Ecuador Republic of Ecuador UN since 1945 EC ECU 218 EC- .ec outline portal
 Egypt Arab Republic of Egypt UN since 1945 EG EGY 818 EG- .eg outline portal
 El Salvador Republic of El Salvador UN since 1945 SV SLV 222 SV- .sv outline portal
 Equatorial Guinea Republic of Equatorial Guinea UN since 1988 GQ GNQ 226 GQ- .gq outline portal
 Eritrea State of Eritrea UN since 1993 ER ERI 232 ER- .er outline portal
 Estonia Republic of Estonia UN since 1991 EE EST 233 EE- .ee outline portal
 Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia UN since 1945 ET ETH 231 ET- .et outline portal
 European Union[14] European Union IGO     999   .eu[15] outline portal
 Falkland Islands[1][16] British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands  United Kingdom FK FLK 238 FK- .fk outline portal
 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands of the Kingdom of Denmark  Denmark FO FRO 234 FO- .fo outline portal
 Fiji Republic of the Fiji Islands UN since 1970 FJ FJI 242 FJ- .fj outline portal
 Finland Republic of Finland UN since 1955 FI FIN 246 FI- .fi outline portal
 France French Republic UN since 1945 FR FRA 250 FR- .fr outline portal
 France, Metropolitan ~see  France    ~[5]   999        
 French Afar and Issas ~see  Djibouti    ~[5]   999        
 French Guiana Région Guyane of the French Republic  France GF GUF 254 GF- .gf outline portal
 French Polynesia French Overseas Collectivity of French Polynesia  France PF PYF 258 PF- .pf outline portal
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands ~see  Antarctica and  French Southern Territories    ~[5]   999        
 French Southern Territories French Overseas Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands north of 60°S  France TF ATF 260 TF- .tf outline portal
 Gabon Gabonese Republic UN since 1960 GA GAB 266 GA- .ga outline portal
 Gambia Republic of the Gambia UN since 1965 GM GMB 270 GM- .gm outline portal
 Gaza ~see  Palestinian Territory        999        
 Georgia Georgia UN since 1992 GE GEO 268 GE- .ge outline portal
 German Democratic Republic ~see  Germany    ~[5]   999   ~3[12]    
 Germany Federal Republic of Germany UN since 1973 DE DEU 276 DE- .de outline portal
 Ghana Republic of Ghana UN since 1957 GH GHA 288 GH- .gh outline portal
 Gibraltar[1] British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar  United Kingdom GI GIB 292 GI- .gi outline portal
 Gilbert and Ellice Islands ~see  Kiribati and  Tuvalu    ~[5]   999        
 Great Britain ~see  United Kingdom        999   .uk[17]    
 Greece Hellenic Republic UN since 1945 GR GRC 300 GR- .gr outline portal
 Greenland Kalaallit Nunaat of the Kingdom of Denmark  Denmark GL GRL 304 GL- .gl outline portal
 Grenada Grenada UN since 1974 GD GRD 308 GD- .gd outline portal
 Guadeloupe Région Guadeloupe of the French Republic  France GP GLP 312 GP- .gp outline portal
 Guam[1] United States Territory of Guam  United States GU GUM 316 GU- .gu outline portal
 Guatemala Republic of Guatemala UN since 1945 GT GTM 320 GT- .gt outline portal
 Guernsey British Crown Dependency of the Bailiwick of Guernsey  United Kingdom GG GGY 831 GG- .gg outline portal
 Guinea Republic of Guinea UN since 1958 GN GIN 324 GN- .gn outline portal
 Guinea-Bissau Republic of Guinea-Bissau UN since 1974 GW GNB 624 GW- .gw outline portal
 Guyana Co-operative Republic of Guyana UN since 1966 GY GUY 328 GY- .gy outline portal
 Haiti Republic of Haiti UN since 1945 HT HTI 332 HT- .ht outline portal
 Heard Island and McDonald Islands Australian Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands  Australia HM HMD 334 HM- .hm outline portal
 Holy See ~see   Vatican City        999        
 Honduras Republic of Honduras UN since 1945 HN HND 340 HN- .hn outline portal
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China  China HK HKG 344 HK- .hk outline portal
 Hungary Republic of Hungary UN since 1955 HU HUN 348 HU- .hu outline portal
 Iceland Republic of Iceland UN since 1946 IS ISL 352 IS- .is outline portal
 India Republic of India UN since 1945 IN IND 356 IN- .in outline portal
 Indonesia Republic of Indonesia UN since 1950 ID IDN 360 ID- .id outline portal
 Iran Islamic Republic of Iran UN since 1945 IR IRN 364 IR- .ir outline portal
 Iraq Republic of Iraq UN since 1945 IQ IRQ 368 IQ- .iq outline portal
 Ireland Republic of Ireland UN since 1955 IE IRL 372 IE- .ie outline portal
 Isle of Man British Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man  United Kingdom IM IMN 833 IM- .im outline portal
 Israel State of Israel UN since 1949 IL ISR 376 IL- .il outline portal
 Italy Italian Republic UN since 1955 IT ITA 380 IT- .it outline portal
 Ivory Coast ~see  Côte d'Ivoire        999        
 Jamaica Jamaica UN since 1962 JM JAM 388 JM- .jm outline portal
 Jan Mayen ~see  Svalbard and Jan Mayen        999     outline portal
 Japan Japan UN since 1956 JP JPN 392 JP- .jp outline portal
 Jersey British Crown Dependency of the Bailiwick of Jersey  United Kingdom JE JEY 832 JE- .je outline portal
 Johnston Island ~see  United States Minor Outlying Islands    ~[5]   999        
 Jordan Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan UN since 1955 JO JOR 400 JO- .jo outline portal
 Kazakhstan Republic of Kazakhstan UN since 1992 KZ KAZ 398 KZ- .kz outline portal
 Kenya Republic of Kenya UN since 1963 KE KEN 404 KE- .ke outline portal
 Kiribati Republic of Kiribati UN since 1999 KI KIR 296 KI- .ki outline portal
 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Democratic People's Republic of Korea UN since 1991 KP PRK 408 KP- .kp outline portal
 Korea, Republic of Republic of Korea UN since 1991 KR KOR 410 KR- .kr outline portal
 Kosovo ~see  Serbia status in dispute     999     outline portal
 Kuwait State of Kuwait UN since 1963 KW KWT 414 KW- .kw outline portal
 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Republic UN since 1992 KG KGZ 417 KG- .kg outline portal
 Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic UN since 1955 LA LAO 418 LA- .la outline portal
 Latvia Republic of Latvia UN since 1991 LV LVA 428 LV- .lv outline portal
 Lebanon Lebanese Republic UN since 1945 LB LBN 422 LB- .lb outline portal
 Lesotho Kingdom of Lesotho UN since 1966 LS LSO 426 LS- .ls outline portal
 Liberia Republic of Liberia UN since 1945 LR LBR 430 LR- .lr outline portal
 Libya[18] Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya UN since 1955 LY LBY 434 LY- .ly outline portal
 Liechtenstein Principality of Liechtenstein UN since 1990 LI LIE 438 LI- .li outline portal
 Lithuania Republic of Lithuania UN since 1991 LT LTU 440 LT- .lt outline portal
 Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg UN since 1945 LU LUX 442 LU- .lu outline portal
 Macau[19] Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China  China MO MAC 446 MO- .mo outline portal
 Macedonia[20] Republic of Macedonia UN since 1993 MK MKD 807 MK- .mk outline portal
 Madagascar Republic of Madagascar UN since 1960 MG MDG 450 MG- .mg outline portal
 Malawi Republic of Malawi UN since 1964 MW MWI 454 MW- .mw outline portal
 Malaysia Malaysia UN since 1957 MY MYS 458 MY- .my outline portal
 Maldives Republic of Maldives UN since 1965 MV MDV 462 MV- .mv outline portal
 Mali Republic of Mali UN since 1960 ML MLI 466 ML- .ml outline portal
 Malta Republic of Malta UN since 1964 MT MLT 470 MT- .mt outline portal
 Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands UN since 1991 MH MHL 584 MH- .mh outline portal
 Martinique Région Martinique of the French Republic  France MQ MTQ 474 MQ- .mq outline portal
 Mauritania Islamic Republic of Mauritania UN since 1961 MR MRT 478 MR- .mr outline portal
 Mauritius Republic of Mauritius UN since 1968 MU MUS 480 MU- .mu outline portal
 Mayotte French Departmental Community of Mayotte  France YT MYT 175 YT- .yt[21] outline portal
 Mexico United Mexican States UN since 1945 MX MEX 484 MX- .mx outline portal
 Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia UN since 1991 FM FSM 583 FM- .fm outline portal
 Midway Islands ~see  United States Minor Outlying Islands    ~[5]   999        
 Moldova Republic of Moldova UN since 1992 MD MDA 498 MD- .md outline portal
 Monaco Principality of Monaco UN since 1993 MC MCO 492 MC- .mc outline portal
 Mongolia Mongolia UN since 1961 MN MNG 496 MN- .mn outline portal
 Montenegro Montenegro UN since 2006 ME MNE 499 ME- .me outline portal
 Montserrat[1] British Overseas Territory of Montserrat  United Kingdom MS MSR 500 MS- .ms outline portal
 Morocco Kingdom of Morocco UN since 1956 MA MAR 504 MA- .ma outline portal
 Mozambique Republic of Mozambique UN since 1975 MZ MOZ 508 MZ- .mz outline portal
 Myanmar Union of Myanmar UN since 1948 MM MMR 104 MM- .mm outline portal
 Nagorno-Karabakh ~see  Azerbaijan status in dispute     999     outline portal
 Namibia Republic of Namibia UN since 1990 NA NAM 516 NA- .na outline portal
 Nauru Republic of Nauru UN since 1999 NR NRU 520 NR- .nr outline portal
   Nepal Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal UN since 1955 NP NPL 524 NP- .np outline portal
 Netherlands Kingdom of the Netherlands UN since 1945 NL NLD 528 NL- .nl outline portal
 Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles of the Kingdom of the Netherlands  Netherlands AN ANT 530 AN- .an outline portal
 Neutral Zone ~see  Iraq and  Saudi Arabia    ~[5]   999        
 New Caledonia[1] French Overseas Territory of New Caledonia  France NC NCL 540 NC- .nc outline portal
 New Hebrides ~see  Vanuatu    ~[5]   999        
 New Zealand New Zealand UN since 1945 NZ NZL 554 NZ- .nz outline portal
 Nicaragua Republic of Nicaragua UN since 1945 NI NIC 558 NI- .ni outline portal
 Niger Republic of Niger UN since 1960 NE NER 562 NE- .ne outline portal
 Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria UN since 1960 NG NGA 566 NG- .ng outline portal
 Niue Niue  New Zealand NU NIU 570 NU- .nu outline portal
 Norfolk Island Australian Territory of Norfolk Island  Australia NF NFK 574 NF- .nf outline portal
 North Korea ~see  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of        999        
 North Vietnam ~see  Viet Nam    ~[5]   999        
 North Yemen ~see  Yemen        999        
 Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands  United States MP MNP 580 MP- .mp outline portal
 Norway Kingdom of Norway UN since 1945 NO NOR 578 NO- .no outline portal
 Norwegian Antarctic Territory ~see  Antarctica and  Bouvet Island    ~[5]   999        
 Oman Sultanate of Oman UN since 1971 OM OMN 512 OM- .om outline portal
 Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the ~see  Marshall Islands,  Micronesia, Federated States of,  Northern Mariana Islands, and  Palau    ~[5]   999        
 Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan UN since 1947 PK PAK 586 PK- .pk outline portal
 Palau Republic of Palau UN since 1994 PW PLW 585 PW- .pw outline portal
 Palestinian Territory[22] Palestinian National Authority  Israel PS PSE 275 PS- .ps outline portal
 Panama Republic of Panama UN since 1945 PA PAN 591 PA- .pa outline portal
 Panama Canal Zone ~see  Panama    ~[5]   999        
 Papua New Guinea Independent State of Papua New Guinea UN since 1975 PG PNG 598 PG- .pg outline portal
 Paraguay Republic of Paraguay UN since 1945 PY PRY 600 PY- .py outline portal
 Peru Republic of Peru UN since 1945 PE PER 604 PE- .pe outline portal
 Philippines Republic of the Philippines UN since 1945 PH PHL 608 PH- .ph outline portal
 Pitcairn Islands[1][23] British Overseas Territory of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands  United Kingdom PN PCN 612 PN- .pn outline portal
 Poland Republic of Poland UN since 1945 PL POL 616 PL- .pl outline portal
 Portugal Portuguese Republic UN since 1955 PT PRT 620 PT- .pt outline portal
 Portuguese Timor ~see  Timor-Leste    ~[5]   999   ~4[13]    
 Puerto Rico Commonwealth of Puerto Rico  United States PR PRI 630 PR- .pr outline portal
 Qatar State of Qatar UN since 1971 QA QAT 634 QA- .qa outline portal
 Réunion Région Réunion of the French Republic  France RE REU 638 RE- .re outline portal
 Romania Romania UN since 1955 RO ROU 642 RO- .ro outline portal
 Russia Russian Federation UN since 1945 RU RUS 643 RU- .ru outline portal
 Rwanda Republic of Rwanda UN since 1962 RW RWA 646 RW- .rw outline portal
 Ryukyu Islands ~see  Japan        999        
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic ~see  Western Sahara status in dispute     999     outline portal
 Saint Barthélemy French Overseas Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy  France BL BLM 652 BL- ~5[24] outline portal
 Saint Helena[1] British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena  United Kingdom SH SHN 654 SH- .sh outline portal
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis UN since 1983 KN KNA 659 KN- .kn outline portal
 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia UN since 1979 LC LCA 662 LC- .lc outline portal
 Saint Martin French Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin  France MF MAF 663 MF- ~6[25] outline portal
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon French Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon  France PM SPM 666 PM- .pm[26] outline portal
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UN since 1980 VC VCT 670 VC- .vc outline portal
 Samoa Independent State of Samoa UN since 1976 WS WSM 882 WS- .ws outline portal
 San Marino Most Serene Republic of San Marino UN since 1992 SM SMR 674 SM- .sm outline portal
 São Tomé and Príncipe[27] Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe UN since 1975 ST STP 678 ST- .st outline portal
 Saudi Arabia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia UN since 1945 SA SAU 682 SA- .sa outline portal
 Senegal Republic of Senegal UN since 1960 SN SEN 686 SN- .sn outline portal
 Serbia Republic of Serbia UN since 2000 RS SRB 688 RS- .rs outline portal
 Serbia and Montenegro ~see  Montenegro and  Serbia    ~[5]   999   ~7[28]    
 Seychelles Republic of Seychelles UN since 1976 SC SYC 690 SC- .sc outline portal
 Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone UN since 1961 SL SLE 694 SL- .sl outline portal
 Sikkim ~see  India    ~[5]   999        
 Singapore Republic of Singapore UN since 1965 SG SGP 702 SG- .sg outline portal
 Slovakia Slovak Republic UN since 1993 SK SVK 703 SK- .sk outline portal
 Slovenia Republic of Slovenia UN since 1992 SI SVN 705 SI- .si outline portal
 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands UN since 1978 SB SLB 090 SB- .sb outline portal
 Somalia Republic of Somalia UN since 1960 SO SOM 706 SO- .so[29] outline portal
 Somaliland ~see  Somalia        999     outline portal
 South Africa Republic of South Africa UN since 1945 ZA ZAF 710 ZA- .za outline portal
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands  United Kingdom GS SGS 239 GS- .gs outline portal
 South Korea ~see  Korea, Republic of        999        
 South Ossetia ~see  Georgia status in dispute     999     outline portal
 South Vietnam ~see  Viet Nam        999        
 South Yemen ~see  Yemen    ~[5]   999        
 Southern Rhodesia ~see  Zimbabwe    ~[5]   999        
 Soviet Union[30] ~see  Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Belarus,  Estonia,  Georgia,  Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova,  Russia,  Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan,  Ukraine, and  Uzbekistan    ~[5]   999   .su[31]    
 Spain Kingdom of Spain UN since 1955 ES ESP 724 ES- .es outline portal
 Spanish North Africa ~see  Spain        999        
 Sri Lanka Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka UN since 1955 LK LKA 144 LK- .lk outline portal
 Sudan Republic of Sudan UN since 1956 SD SDN 736 SD- .sd outline portal
 Suriname Republic of Suriname UN since 1975 SR SUR 740 SR- .sr outline portal
 Svalbard ~see  Svalbard and Jan Mayen        999     outline portal
 Svalbard and Jan Mayen[32] Svalbard and Jan Mayen of the Kingdom of Norway  Norway SJ SJM 745 SJ- .no[32]    
 Swaziland Kingdom of Swaziland UN since 1968 SZ SWZ 748 SZ- .sz outline portal
 Sweden Kingdom of Sweden UN since 1946 SE SWE 752 SE- .se outline portal
  Switzerland Swiss Confederation UN since 2002 CH CHE 756 CH- .ch outline portal
 Syria Syrian Arab Republic UN since 1945 SY SYR 760 SY- .sy outline portal
 Taiwan[33] Republic of China (Taiwan) UN 1945-1971[7] TW TWN 158 TW- .tw outline portal
 Tajikistan Republic of Tajikistan UN since 1992 TJ TJK 762 TJ- .tj outline portal
 Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania UN since 1961 TZ TZA 834 TZ- .tz outline portal
 Thailand Kingdom of Thailand UN since 1946 TH THA 764 TH- .th outline portal
 Tibet ~see  China  China     999     outline portal
 Timor-Leste Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste UN since 2002 TL TLS 626 TL- .tl outline portal
 Togo Togolese Republic UN since 1960 TG TGO 768 TG- .tg outline portal
 Tokelau[1] Tokelau  New Zealand TK TKL 772 TK- .tk outline portal
 Tonga Kingdom of Tonga UN since 1999 TO TON 776 TO- .to outline portal
 Transnistria ~see  Moldova status in dispute     999     outline portal
 Trinidad and Tobago Republic of Trinidad and Tobago UN since 1962 TT TTO 780 TT- .tt outline portal
 Tristan da Cunha ~see  Saint Helena  United Kingdom     999     outline portal
 Tunisia Tunisian Republic UN since 1956 TN TUN 788 TN- .tn outline portal
 Turkey Republic of Turkey UN since 1945 TR TUR 792 TR- .tr outline portal
 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan UN since 1992 TM TKM 795 TM- .tm outline portal
 Turks and Caicos Islands[1] British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands  United Kingdom TC TCA 796 TC- .tc outline portal
 Tuvalu Tuvalu UN since 2000 TV TUV 798 TV- .tv outline portal
 Uganda Republic of Uganda UN since 1962 UG UGA 800 UG- .ug outline portal
 Ukraine Ukraine UN since 1945 UA UKR 804 UA- .ua outline portal
 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[30] ~see  Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Belarus,  Estonia,  Georgia,  Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova,  Russia,  Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan,  Ukraine, and  Uzbekistan    ~[5]   999   .su[31]    
 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates UN since 1971 AE ARE 784 AE- .ae outline portal
 United Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UN since 1945 GB GBR 826 GB- .uk[17] outline portal
 United Nations[34] United Nations IGO     999     outline portal
 United States United States of America UN since 1945 US USA 840 US- .us outline portal
 United States Minor Outlying Islands unorganized territory of the United States of America  United States UM UMI 581 UM- .us[35]    
 United States Miscellaneous Pacific Islands ~see  United States Minor Outlying Islands    ~[5]   999        
 United States Virgin Islands ~see  Virgin Islands, United States        999        
 Upper Volta ~see  Burkina Faso    ~[5]   999        
 Uruguay Eastern Republic of Uruguay UN since 1945 UY URY 858 UY- .uy outline portal
 Uzbekistan Republic of Uzbekistan UN since 1992 UZ UZB 860 UZ- .uz outline portal
 Vanuatu Republic of Vanuatu UN since 1981 VU VUT 548 VU- .vu outline portal
  Vatican City[36] State of the Vatican City  Holy See VA VAT 336 VA- .va outline portal
 Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela UN since 1945 VE VEN 862 VE- .ve outline portal
 Vietnam Socialist Republic of Viet Nam UN since 1977 VN VNM 704 VN- .vn outline portal
 Vietnam, Democratic Republic of ~see  Vietnam    ~[5]   999        
 Vietnam, Republic of ~see  Vietnam        999        
 Virgin Islands, British[1] British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands  United Kingdom VG VGB 092 VG- .vg outline portal
 Virgin Islands, United States[1][37] Territory of the United States Virgin Islands  United States VI VIR 850 VI- .vi outline portal
 Wake Island ~see  United States Minor Outlying Islands    ~[5]   999        
 Wallis and Futuna French Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands  France WF WLF 876 WF- .wf outline portal
 West Bank ~see  Palestinian Territory        999        
 West Germany ~see  Germany        999        
 Western Sahara[1] Western Sahara status in dispute EH ESH 732 EH- ~8[38] outline portal
 Western Samoa ~see  Samoa        999        
 Yemen Republic of Yemen UN since 1947 YE YEM 887 YE- .ye outline portal
 Yemen Arab Republic ~see  Yemen        999        
 Yemen, Democratic ~see  Yemen    ~[5]   999        
 Yugoslavia[39] ~see  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Croatia,  Macedonia,  Montenegro,  Serbia, and  Slovenia    ~[5]   999   .yu[40]    
 Zaire ~see  Congo, Democratic Republic of the    ~[5]   999   ~9[41]    
 Zambia Republic of Zambia UN since 1964 ZM ZMB 894 ZM- .zm outline portal
 Zimbabwe Republic of Zimbabwe UN since 1980 ZW ZWE 716 ZW- .zw outline portal

United Nations Permanent Observers[edit]

 Holy See – The United Nations General Assembly has granted Permanent Observer status to the Holy See, the government of the Catholic Church of Rome. A majority of the world's countries recognize the Holy See as a sovereign state in deference to the Roman Catholic Church. While the Holy See is commonly accepted as a sovereign state,[42] it has no territory and is not a country. The separate State of the Vatican City is a country. Vatican City depends on the Holy See for all of its foreign affairs. The Italian Republic and the City of Rome actively enforce many of their laws within Vatican City. The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is the head of state of both the Holy See and the Vatican City State.
 Palestine – The United Nations General Assembly has granted Permanent Observer status to the Palestinian National Authority as representatives of Palestine. The Palestinian National Authority nominally administers the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza, however Israel aggressively asserts its control of these territories.

IANA extensions to ISO 3166[edit]

All IANA assigned country code top-level domains conform to ISO standard ISO 3166-1 two-character country codes with the following three exceptions:

 Ascension Island .ac ccTLD – The Maintenance Agency for ISO 3166 country codes has reserved this two-character country code for future use for Ascension Island, but has not assigned this code. ISO 3166-1 regards Ascension Island as a part of Saint Helena (.sh ccTLD).
 European Union .eu ccTLD – The Maintenance Agency for ISO 3166 country codes has reserved this two-character country code for future use for the European Union, but has not assigned this code.
 United Kingdom .uk ccTLD – The IANA assigned the .uk ccTLD as an alternative to the .gb ccTLD which is no longer issued for the United Kingdom. The Maintenance Agency for ISO 3166 country codes has reserved this two-character country code for future use for the United Kingdom, but has not assigned this code.

The IANA has ordered the following three obsolete ccTLDs to be phased out:

 Soviet Union .su ccTLD – The .su ccTLD is still active and taking new registrations.
 East Timor .tp ccTLD – The .tp ccTLD is still active but not taking new registrations.
 Yugoslavia .yu ccTLD – The .yu ccTLD is still active but scheduled for retirement in 2009.

The following three ccTLDs are not active, but an alternate ccTLD is available:

 Bouvet Island .bv ccTLD —  Norway .no ccTLD used instead
 Svalbard and Jan Mayen .sj ccTLD —  Norway .no ccTLD used instead
 United States Minor Outlying Islands .um ccTLD —  United States .us ccTLD used instead

Distinctions[edit]

Shortest official country name[edit]

Longest official country name[edit]

Longest official territory name[edit]

Most confusing country names[edit]

Most hopeful country names[edit]

Most pretentious country name[edit]

Best name for a country, rock band, or religious order[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly designated American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guam, Montserrat, New Caledonia, the Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Tokelau, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, and Western Sahara as Non-Self-Governing Territories. Several of these 16 countries dispute this designation.
  2. ^ Ascension Island is a part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena.
  3. ^ In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .ac country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ascension Island. The .ac ccTLD does not comply with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166.
  4. ^ In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .bv country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Bouvet Island, but the .bv ccTLD has never been implemented. The .no ccTLD for Norway is currently used instead of .bv and .sj.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj See International Organization for Standardization standard 3166-3 for codes for formerly used names of countries.
  6. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Brunei Darussalam.
  7. ^ a b See China and the United Nations for further information.
  8. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Congo, The Democratic Republic of the.
  9. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Congo.
  10. ^ Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.
  11. ^ In 1990, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .cs country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Czechoslovakia. In 1993, Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Later in 1993, the IANA assigned the .cz ccTLD for the Czech Republic, assigned the .sk ccTLD for Slovakia, and stopped new .cs registrations. In 1995, the IANA retired the .cs ccTLD.
  12. ^ a b The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) reserved, but did not assign, the .dd country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the German Democratic Republic. In 1990, the German Democratic Republic joined the Federal Republic of Germany (.de ccTLD). Later in 1990, the IANA removed the .dd reservation.
  13. ^ a b In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .tp country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for East Timor which was previously known as Portuguese Timor. In 2002, East Timor gained its independence as Timor-Leste. In 2005, the IANA assigned the .tl ccTLD for Timor-Leste and stopped new .tp registrations. The .tp ccTLP is currently being phased out. The .tp ccTLD no longer complies with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166.
  14. ^ The European Union is an intergovernmental organization of sovereign states.
  15. ^ The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .eu country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the European Union. The .eu ccTLD does not comply with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166.
  16. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
  17. ^ a b In 1985, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .uk country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Kingdom as an alternate to the .gb ccTLD which currently has but one subdomain. The .uk ccTLD does not fully comply with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166.
  18. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
  19. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Macao.
  20. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of.
  21. ^ In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .yt country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mayotte. No new registrations are currently being taken for the .yt ccTLD.
  22. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is the Palestinian Territory, Occupied.
  23. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Pitcairn.
  24. ^ The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has reserved, but not assigned, the .bl country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Barthélemy.
  25. ^ The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has reserved, but not assigned, the .mf country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Martin.
  26. ^ In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .pm country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Pierre and Miquelon. No new registrations are currently being taken for the .pm ccTLD.
  27. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Sao Tome and Principe.
  28. ^ In 2003, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) reassigned the .cs country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Serbia and Montenegro, but the .cs ccTLD was not reactivated. In 2006, Serbia and Montenegro split into Montenegro and Serbia. Later in 2006, the IANA assigned the .me ccTLD for Montenegro, assigned the .rs ccTLD for Serbia, and retired the .cs ccTLD for a second time.
  29. ^ In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .so country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Somalia. The .so ccTLD is currently inactive.
  30. ^ a b The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics disintegrated 1990-1991.
  31. ^ a b In 1990, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .su country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), commonly known as the Soviet Union. The USSR disintegrated in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, the IANA announced its intension to phase out the .su ccTLD, but in 2001, the managers of the .su ccTLD announced the resumption of new registrations. The .su ccTLD no longer complies with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166.
  32. ^ a b The International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166 combines the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard and the island of Jan Mayen into a single entity named Svalbard and Jan Mayen. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has assigned the .sj country code top-level domain to Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
  33. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is Taiwan, Province of China.
  34. ^ The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization of sovereign states.
  35. ^ In 1997, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .um country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United States Minor Outlying Islands. In 2008, the .um ccTLD was removed from the Internet root zone but reserved .um for future use for the United States Minor Outlying Islands. The .us ccTLD for the United States is currently used instead of .um.
  36. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is the Holy See (Vatican City State).
  37. ^ The name of this country in ISO 3166 is the Virgin Islands, U.S..
  38. ^ The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has reserved, but not assigned, the .eh country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Western Sahara.
  39. ^ Yugoslavia disintegrated 1991-2006.
  40. ^ In 1989, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .yu country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia disintegrated between 1991 and 2006. The IANA ordered new .yu registrations stopped in 2008 and the retirement of the .yu ccTLD by 2009-09-30. The .yu ccTLD no longer complies with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3166.
  41. ^ In 1996, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the .zr country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Zaire. In 1997, Zaire changed its name back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Later in 1997, the IANA assigned the .cd ccTLD for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and began to phase out the .zr ccTLD. In 2001, the IANA retired the .zr ccTLD.
  42. ^ See the Diplomatic missions of the Holy See.

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