List of FIDE Member Federations

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There are at present (March 2016) 185 member nations of FIDE.[1]

Members of FIDE[edit]

The following is the list of countries that are part of the United Nations. There are currently 141 U.N. members in FIDE. The FIDE does not allow to join new members if they are not U.N. members.[citation needed] Note technical issues such that the names for Macedonia and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) do not collate in a modern fashion.

Asia and Oceania

Non-U.N. entities that are part of FIDE[edit]

Several members of FIDE are not members of the United Nations, mostly components of larger states, such as US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Faroe Islands, Macau and Hong Kong.

Gibraltar and the Island of Sark and several tiny island-nations are suggesting that they may apply for membership in FIDE. Quebec applied in 1988 but its application for membership was denied.

There are 16 entities that are not U.N. members that are counted in FIDE; 9 are members of the IOC and the other seven are not:

Non-IOC members. See also [1]

No FIDE membership[edit]

A few major countries have not joined FIDE. These include Saudi Arabia, Oman and North Korea. The United Kingdom is not a member of FIDE, but England, Scotland and Wales are members of FIDE.

Asia and Oceania

Table of Member Federations[edit]

Country Federation name Zone Year of est. Website
 Afghanistan Afghan National Chess Federation 3.4 1984
 Albania Federata Shqiptare e Shahut 1.5a 1974
 Algeria Fédération Algérienne des Échecs 4.1 1968
 Andorra Federació d'Escacs Valls d'Andorra (FEVA) 1.10 1979
 Angola Federação Angolana de Xadrez 4.3 1980
 Argentina Argentine Chess Federation (Federación Argentina de Ajedrez - FADA) 2.5 1924
 Armenia Armenian Chess Federation 1.5b 1992
 Aruba Federashon di Ajedrez di Aruba (FAA) 2.3.5 2001
 Australia Australian Chess Federation 3.6 1926
 Austria Oesterreichischer Schachbund 1.2a 1926
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Chess Federation 1.8 1992
 Bahamas Bahamas Chess Federation 2.3.5 1974
 Bahrain Bahrain Mind Sports Association 3.1 1982
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Chess Federation 3.2a 1979
 Barbados Barbados Chess Federation 2.3.5 1981
 Belarus Belarus Chess Federation 1.8 1992
 Belgium Fed. Royale Belge des Echecs 1.1b 1924
 Belize Belize Chess Federation 2.3.2 1990
 Bermuda Bermuda Chess Association 2.3.5 1976
 Bhutan Bhutan Chess Federation 3.2a 2004
 Brazil Confederação Brasileira de Xadrez 2.4 1924
 Brunei Darussalam Brunei Chess Federation 3.3 1980
 Cambodia Cambodian Chess Federation 3.3 2000
 Cameroon FECADE (Fédération Camerounaise des Échecs) 4.4 2012
 Canada Chess Federation of Canada 2.2 1934
 Central African Republic Chess Federation of Central African Republic 4.4 2010
 Chile Federacion Deportiva Nacional Ajedrez Federado de Chile (AJEFECH) 2.5
 China Chinese Chess Association 3.5 1975
 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Chess Association 3.3 2004
 Colombia Colombian Chess Federation (FECODAZ) Federación Colombiana de Ajedrez 2.3.4 1950
 Comoros Comoros Islands Chess Federation 4.3 2011
 Congo Federation Congolaise des jeux d`Echecs 4.3
 Costa Rica Federacion Central de Ajedrez 2.3.2
 Croatia Croatian Chess Federation (Hrvatski Sahovski Savez) 1.2b 1992
 Cuba Federación Cubana de Ajedrez 2.3.3 1939
 Cyprus Cyprus Chess Federation 1.10 1961
 Czech Republic Sachovy Svaz Ceske Republiky 1.4 1924
 Denmark Dansk Skak Union 1.3 1926
 Dominican Republic Fed. Dominicana de Ajedrez 2.3.5 1963
 Ecuador Fed. Ecuatoriana de Ajedrez 2.3.5 1939
 Egypt Egyptian Chess Federation 4.2 1950/1980
 El Salvador Fed. Salvadorena de Ajedrez 2.3.2 1966
 England English Chess Federation 1.1a 1924
 Estonia Eesti Maleliit 1.7 1931/1991
 Ethiopia Ethiopian Chess Federation 4.2 1994
 Faroe Islands Talvsamband Foroya 1.10 1970
 Fiji Fiji Chess Federation 3.6 1982
 Finland Suomen Shakkiliitto 1.3 1924
 Macedonia Ch. Fed. of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1.2b 1993
 France Fed. Francaise des Échecs 1.1b 1924
 Gabon Association pour le Développement des Échecs Au Gabon (ADEG) 4.4 2007
 Gambia Gambia Chess Federation 4.4 1976
 Georgia Georgian Chess Federation 1.5b 1992
 Germany Deutscher Schachbund e.V. 1.2a 1950
 Ghana Ghana Chess Association 4.4 1990
 Greece Elliniki Skakistiki Omospondia 1.5a 1948
 Guam Guam Chess Federation (Guam Echecs) 3.6 2010
 Guatemala Fed. Nac. de Ajedrez de Guatemala 2.3.2 1971
 Guernsey Guernsey Chess Federation 1.10 1969/1995
 Guyana Guyana Chess Federation 2.3.5 1975
 Haiti Fed. Haitienne des Echecs 2.3.5 1985
 Honduras Fed. Nac. de Ajedrez de Honduras 2.3.2 1975
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Chess Federation 3.3 1961
 Hungary Magyar Sakkszovetseg 1.4 1921
 Iceland Federation NameSkaksamband Islands 1.3 1925
 India All India Chess Federation 3.7 1956
 Indonesia Persatuan Catur Seluruh Indonesia 3.3 1969
 Iran Chess Fed. of Islamic Rep. of Iran 3.1 1990
 Ireland Irish Chess Union 1.1a 1912
 Italy Federazione Scacchistica Italiana 1.1c 1920
 Pakistan Chess Federation of Pakistan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fide Directory". Retrieved March 9, 2016.