Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 8 years ago

How many countries are there in the world?

The widely accepted number of countries is 196.

But are the colonies considered as countries?

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    There's 196 Sovereign states, aka States with their own Government.

    However, other groups consider themselves a country like the Welsh or Scottish or the Quebecans or the Iraqi Kurds etc...

    If we add all these national groups up the figure can go beyond 300. Some colonies count as independent states e.g Bermuda, others like Falklands don't...

  • 8 years ago

    Smart question.Id like to know

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