Currently, as we approach 2008, how many countries are there in the world?

I need an up to date list of all the recognised countries in the world, along with a list of their capital cities (and, if possible, their populations).

Thanks muchly.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    A very frequent geographical question is "How many countries are in the world?" Different numbers pop up when one inquires or reads about the number of countries in the world. Each source you use often yields a different answer. Ultimately, the best answer is that there are 194 countries in the world.

    here they are

    Afghanistan - Kabul

    Albania - Tirane

    Algeria - Algiers

    Andorra - Andorra la Vella

    Angola - Luanda

    Antigua and Barbuda - Saint John's

    Argentina - Buenos Aires

    Armenia - Yerevan

    Australia - Canberra

    Austria - Vienna

    Azerbaijan - Baku

    The Bahamas - Nassau

    Bahrain - Manama

    Bangladesh - Dhaka

    Barbados - Bridgetown

    Belarus - Minsk

    Belgium - Brussels

    Belize - Belmopan

    Benin - Porto-Novo

    Bhutan - Thimphu

    Bolivia - La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial)

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo

    Botswana - Gaborone

    Brazil - Brasilia

    Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan

    Bulgaria - Sofia

    Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou

    Burundi - Bujumbura

    Cambodia - Phnom Penh

    Cameroon - Yaounde

    Canada - Ottawa

    Cape Verde - Praia

    Central African Republic - Bangui

    Chad - N'Djamena

    Chile - Santiago

    China - Beijing

    Colombia - Bogota

    Comoros - Moroni

    Congo, Republic of the - Brazzaville

    Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Kinshasa

    Costa Rica - San Jose

    Cote d'Ivoire - Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto)

    Croatia - Zagreb

    Cuba - Havana

    Cyprus - Nicosia

    Czech Republic - Prague

    Denmark - Copenhagen

    Djibouti - Djibouti

    Dominica - Roseau

    Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo

    East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Dili

    Ecuador - Quito

    Egypt - Cairo

    El Salvador - San Salvador

    Equatorial Guinea - Malabo

    Eritrea - Asmara

    Estonia - Tallinn

    Ethiopia - Addis Ababa

    Fiji - Suva

    Finland - Helsinki

    France - Paris

    Gabon - Libreville

    The Gambia - Banjul

    Georgia - Tbilisi

    Germany - Berlin

    Ghana - Accra

    Greece - Athens

    Grenada - Saint George's

    Guatemala - Guatemala City

    Guinea - Conakry

    Guinea-Bissau - Bissau

    Guyana - Georgetown

    Haiti - Port-au-Prince

    Honduras - Tegucigalpa

    Hungary - Budapest

    Iceland - Reykjavik

    India - New Delhi

    Indonesia - Jakarta

    Iran - Tehran

    Iraq - Baghdad

    Ireland - Dublin

    Israel - Jerusalem

    Italy - Rome

    Jamaica - Kingston

    Japan - Tokyo

    Jordan - Amman

    Kazakhstan - Astana

    Kenya - Nairobi

    Kiribati - Tarawa Atoll

    Korea, North - Pyongyang

    Korea, South - Seoul

    Kuwait - Kuwait City

    Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek

    Laos - Vientiane

    Latvia - Riga

    Lebanon - Beirut

    Lesotho - Maseru

    Liberia - Monrovia

    Libya - Tripoli

    Liechtenstein - Vaduz

    Lithuania - Vilnius

    Luxembourg - Luxembourg

    Macedonia - Skopje

    Madagascar - Antananarivo

    Malawi - Lilongwe

    Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

    Maldives - Male

    Mali - Bamako

    Malta - Valletta

    Marshall Islands - Majuro

    Mauritania - Nouakchott

    Mauritius - Port Louis

    Mexico - Mexico City

    Micronesia, Federated States of - Palikir

    Moldova - Chisinau

    Monaco - Monaco

    Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar

    Montenegro - Podgorica

    Morocco - Rabat

    Mozambique - Maputo

    Myanmar (Burma) - Rangoon (Yangon); Nay Pyi Taw (administrative)

    Namibia - Windhoek

    Nauru - no official capital; government offices in Yaren District

    Nepal - Kathmandu

    Netherlands - Amsterdam; The Hague (seat of government)

    New Zealand - Wellington

    Nicaragua - Managua

    Niger - Niamey

    Nigeria - Abuja

    Norway - Oslo

    Oman - Muscat

    Pakistan - Islamabad

    Palau - Melekeok

    Panama - Panama City

    Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby

    Paraguay - Asuncion

    Peru - Lima

    Philippines - Manila

    Poland - Warsaw

    Portugal - Lisbon

    Qatar - Doha

    Romania - Bucharest

    Russia - Moscow

    Rwanda - Kigali

    Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre

    Saint Lucia - Castries

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Kingstown

    Samoa - Apia

    San Marino - San Marino

    Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tome

    Saudi Arabia - Riyadh

    Senegal - Dakar

    Serbia - Belgrade

    Seychelles - Victoria

    Sierra Leone - Freetown

    Singapore - Singapore

    Slovakia - Bratislava

    Slovenia - Ljubljana

    Solomon Islands - Honiara

    Somalia - Mogadishu

    South Africa - Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary)

    Spain - Madrid

    Sri Lanka - Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative)

    Sudan - Khartoum

    Suriname - Paramaribo

    Swaziland - Mbabane

    Sweden - Stockholm

    Switzerland - Bern

    Syria - Damascus

    Taiwan - Taipei

    Tajikistan - Dushanbe

    Tanzania - Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative)

    Thailand - Bangkok

    Togo - Lome

    Tonga - Nuku'alofa

    Trinidad and Tobago - Port-of-Spain

    Tunisia - Tunis

    Turkey - Ankara

    Turkmenistan - Ashgabat

    Tuvalu - Vaiaku village, Funafuti province

    Uganda - Kampala

    Ukraine - Kyiv

    United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

    United Kingdom - London

    United States of America - Washington D.C.

    Uruguay - Montevideo

    Uzbekistan - Tashkent

    Vanuatu - Port-Vila

    Vatican City (Holy See) - Vatican City

    Venezuela - Caracas

    Vietnam - Hanoi

    Yemen - Sanaa

    Zambia - Lusaka

    Zimbabwe - Harare

    go to this site and click on the country to find their info

    http://geography.about.com/od/countryinformation/a...

  • Ryan H
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The best answer is 193, not 192 or 194. The UN list of "recognized countries" is only a list of 192 "member nations", not a list of all independent nations. Vatican City is a recognized independent nation that is not a UN member...they are also the only independent nation not in the UN. Thus the total is 193.

    Taiwan is a special case; it is "de facto" independent but not "de jure" independent. In other words it operates as a sovereign nation but has never fully declared its independence from Communist China (even though it has diplomatic relations with a couple dozen other nations). Thus it is not usually considered the 194th independent country.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think the best answer is 194. Taiwan may not be fully recognized, but until 1971 they were a member of the UN until they were supplanted by China. I think they have all the qualifications and when push comes to shove the US and the UN, if necessary, will give Taiwan the declaration of status they need or deserve.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are 192 countries recognized by United Nations. This does does not include Taiwan and Vatican City.

    For some, since Taiwan and Vatican City meet the means to be independent countries, they are to be included. Therefore, the best answer for this is 194 countries.

    Source(s): About.com
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  • 4 years ago

    If it is a giant middle finger card- do they make those? You know, like the big fingers at football games, but the middle one? Hahaha. It has been exhausting, and this isn't the same country at all. I hope whoever wins can get it together but things are so screwed that it's going to take someone brilliant to get us out of all of our messes. Yeah, the people that will attack you on this question never served in Iraq, unlike many of my friends and family members. The soldiers have done their best with an impossible situation.

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