List of sovereign states and non-sovereign territories in 2019

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Sovereign states by year
List of sovereign states in 2018 Events of 2019 List of sovereign states in 2020

Sovereign states[edit]







  •  FijiRepublic of Fiji, UN member state
    Capital: Suva
  •  FinlandRepublic of Finland, UN member state
    Capital: Helsinki
  •  FranceFrench Republic, UN member state
    Capital: Paris










  •  OmanSultanate of Oman, UN member state
    Capital: Muscat



  •  QatarState of Qatar, UN member state
    Capital: Doha







  •  YemenRepublic of Yemen, UN member state
    Capital: Sana'a


  •  ZambiaRepublic of Zambia, UN member state
    Capital: Lusaka
  •  ZimbabweRepublic of Zimbabwe, UN member state
    Capital: Harare

Non-sovereign territories[edit]



  •  Hong KongHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
  •  MacauMacao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China




Kingdom of the Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]


United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Other entities[edit]

  •  Antarctica as a whole has no government and no permanent population. Seven states claim portions of Antarctica and five of these have reciprocally recognized one another's claims.[1] These claims, which are regulated by the Antarctic Treaty System, are neither recognized nor disputed by any other signatory state.[2]
  • European Union The European Union is a sui generis supranational organisation which has 28 member states. The member states have transferred a measure of their legislative, executive, and judicial powers to the institutions of the EU, and as such the EU has some elements of sovereignty, without generally being considered a sovereign state. The European Union does not claim to be a sovereign state and has only limited capacity for relations with other states.
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is an entity claiming sovereignty and a United Nations observer. The order has bilateral diplomatic relations with a large number of states, but has no territory other than extraterritorial areas within Rome.[3] The order's Constitution states: "The Order is a subject of international law and exercises sovereign functions." [4] Although the order frequently asserts its sovereignty, it does not claim to be a sovereign state. It lacks a defined territory. Since all its members are citizens of other states, almost all of them live in their native countries, and those who reside in the order's extraterritorial properties in Rome do so only in connection with their official duties. The order lacks the characteristic of having a permanent population.


  1. ^ The name "Argentine Nation" is also used for the purposes of legislation.
  2. ^ Armenia is not recognized by Pakistan.
  3. ^ Ireland also had the legal description of "Republic of Ireland", although this is not its constitutional name.
  4. ^ Israel is not recognized by Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco or Yemen.
  5. ^ Commonly known in English as "Burma".
  6. ^ Provisionally referred to by the UN and a number of countries and international organizations as "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", see Macedonia naming dispute.
  7. ^ Commonly known in English as "East Timor".


  1. ^ Rogan-Finnemore, Michelle (2005), "What Bioprospecting Means for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean", in Von Tigerstrom, Barbara (ed.), International Law Issues in the South Pacific, Ashgate Publishing, p. 204, ISBN 0-7546-4419-7 "Australia, New Zealand, France, Norway and the United Kingdom reciprocally recognize the validity of each other's claims."
  2. ^ CIA – the World Factbook – Antarctica – accessed 19 January 2008
  3. ^ Bilateral relations with countries Archived 3 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 22 December 2011
  4. ^ Chapter General of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (12 January 1998). Constitutional Charter and Code of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, promulgated 27 June 1961, revised by the Extraordinary Chapter General 28–30 April 1997, Article 3 "Sovereignty," Paragraph 1 (PDF). Rome: Tipografia Arte della Stampa. p. 11.