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List of countries and dependencies by population

A map of world population in 2014
World population percentage by country as of 2017
A cartogram of the world population in 2002

This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population. It includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states, with inclusion within the list being primarily based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. For instance, the United Kingdom is considered as a single entity, while the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are considered separately. In addition, this list includes certain states with limited recognition not found in ISO 3166-1.

Also given in percent is each country's population compared with the world population, which the United Nations estimates at 7.74 billion as of today.

MethodEdit

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[1] by the national census authority where available, and are usually rounded off.

Where updated national data are not available, figures are based on the projections for 2019 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[2]

Because the compiled figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at the same level of accuracy, the resulting numerical comparisons may create misleading conclusions. Furthermore, the addition of figures from all countries may not equal the world total.

Areas that form integral parts of sovereign states, such as the countries of the United Kingdom, are counted as part of the sovereign states concerned. Not included are other entities, such as the European Union,[Note 1] that are not sovereign states, and independent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

Sovereign states and dependencies by populationEdit

Note: All dependent territories or constituent countries that are parts of sovereign states are shown in italics and not assigned a numbered rank. In addition, sovereign states with limited recognition are not assigned a number rank.

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Population Date % of world
population
Source
1   China[Note 2] 1,399,680,000 October 23, 2019 18.1% Official population clock
2   India 1,353,890,000 October 23, 2019 17.5% Official population clock
3   United States[Note 3] 330,116,000 October 23, 2019 4.26% Official population clock
4   Indonesia 266,911,900 July 1, 2019 3.45% Official annual projection
5   Brazil 210,621,000 October 23, 2019 2.72% Official population clock
6   Pakistan 206,437,000 October 23, 2019 2.67% Official population clock
7   Nigeria 200,963,599 July 1, 2019 2.60% UN Projection
8   Bangladesh 167,461,000 October 23, 2019 2.16% Official population clock
9   Russia[Note 4] 146,793,744 January 1, 2019 1.90% Official estimate
10   Mexico 126,577,691 July 1, 2019 1.63% Official annual projection
11   Japan 126,140,000 October 1, 2019 1.63% Monthly provisional estimate
12   Philippines 108,418,000 October 23, 2019 1.4% Official population clock
13   Egypt 99,472,400 October 23, 2019 1.28% Official population clock
14   Ethiopia 98,665,000 July 1, 2019 1.27% Official annual projection
15   Vietnam 96,208,984 April 1, 2019 1.24% Preliminary 2019 census result
16   Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,790,567 July 1, 2019 1.12% UN Projection
17   Germany 83,073,100 June 30, 2019 1.07% Official estimate
18   Iran 82,889,100 October 23, 2019 1.07% Official population clock
19   Turkey 82,003,882 December 31, 2018 1.06% Official annual estimate
20   France[Note 5] 67,055,000 September 1, 2019 0.866% Monthly official estimate
21   United Kingdom[Note 6] 66,435,600 June 30, 2018 0.858% Official annual estimate
22   Thailand 66,425,800 October 23, 2019 0.858% Official population clock
23   Italy 60,278,616 May 31, 2019 0.779% Monthly official estimate
24   South Africa 58,775,022 July 1, 2019 0.759% Official annual estimate
25   Tanzania[Note 7] 55,890,747 July 1, 2019 0.722% Official annual projection
26   Myanmar 54,339,766 July 1, 2019 0.702% Official annual projection
27   Kenya 52,573,973 July 1, 2019 0.679% UN projection
28   South Korea 51,811,167 July 1, 2019 0.669% Official annual estimate
29   Colombia 48,258,494 June 30, 2018 0.623% Adjusted 2018 census result
30   Spain 46,934,632 January 1, 2019 0.606% Official estimate
31   Argentina 44,938,712 July 1, 2019 0.580% Official annual projection
32   Algeria 43,378,027 July 1, 2019 0.560% Official annual projection
33   Ukraine[Note 8] 41,976,189 September 1, 2019 0.542% Monthly official estimate
34   Sudan 41,966,270 October 23, 2019 0.542% Official population clock
35   Uganda 40,006,700 July 1, 2019 0.517% Official annual projection
36   Iraq 39,127,900 July 1, 2019 0.505% Official annual projection
37   Poland 38,386,000 June 30, 2019 0.496% Official estimate
38   Canada 37,789,600 October 23, 2019 0.488% Official population clock
39   Morocco[Note 9] 35,700,500 October 23, 2019 0.461% Official population clock
40   Saudi Arabia 34,218,169 July 1, 2019 0.442% Official estimate
41   Uzbekistan 33,791,768 October 23, 2019 0.436% Official population clock
42   Malaysia 32,639,200 October 23, 2019 0.422% Official population clock
43   Afghanistan 32,225,560 July 1, 2019 0.416% Official annual estimate
44   Venezuela 32,219,521 June 30, 2019 0.416% Official annual projection
45   Peru 32,131,400 June 30, 2019 0.415% Official annual projection
46   Ghana 30,280,811 July 1, 2019 0.391% Official projection
47   Angola 30,175,553 July 1, 2019 0.391% Official projection
48   Nepal 29,609,623 July 1, 2019 0.382% Official annual projection
49   Yemen 29,161,922 July 1, 2019 0.377% UN projection
50   Mozambique 28,571,310 July 1, 2019 0.369% Official projection
51   Ivory Coast 25,823,071 July 1, 2019 0.334% Official projection
52   Madagascar 25,680,342 May 18, 2018 0.332% Provisional 2018 census result
53   Australia 25,545,600 October 23, 2019 0.33% Official population clock
54   North Korea 25,450,000 July 1, 2019 0.329% Official annual projection
55   Cameroon 24,348,251 July 1, 2019 0.314% Official annual projection
  Taiwan[Note 10] 23,593,794 August 31, 2019 0.305% Monthly official estimate
56   Niger 22,314,743 July 1, 2019 0.288% Official annual projection
57   Sri Lanka 21,803,000 July 1, 2019 0.282% Official estimate
58   Burkina Faso 20,870,060 July 1, 2019 0.270% Official annual projection
59   Mali 19,973,000 July 1, 2019 0.258% Official annual projection
60   Romania 19,405,156 January 1, 2019 0.251% Official annual estimate
61   Chile 19,107,216 July 1, 2019 0.247% Official annual projection
62   Kazakhstan 18,574,680 October 23, 2019 0.240% Official population clock
63   Malawi 17,563,749 September 3, 2018 0.227% Preliminary 2018 census result
64   Zambia 17,381,168 July 1, 2019 0.224% Official annual projection
65   Netherlands 17,353,600 October 23, 2019 0.224% Official population clock
66   Ecuador 17,347,200 October 23, 2019 0.224% Official population clock
67   Syria 17,070,135 July 1, 2019 0.220% UN projection
68   Senegal 16,209,125 July 1, 2019 0.209% Official annual projection
69   Chad 15,692,969 July 1, 2019 0.203% Official annual projection
70   Somalia[Note 11] 15,442,905 July 1, 2019 0.199% UN projection
71   Cambodia 15,288,489 March 3, 2019 0.197% Provisional 2019 census result
72   Zimbabwe 15,159,624 July 1, 2019 0.196% Official annual projection
73   Guatemala 14,901,286 July 23, 2018 0.192% 2018 census result
74   South Sudan 12,778,250 July 1, 2019 0.165% Official annual projection
75   Rwanda 12,374,397 July 1, 2019 0.160% Official projection annual
76   Guinea 12,218,357 July 1, 2019 0.158% Official projection
77   Benin 11,733,059 July 1, 2019 0.152% Official projection annual
78   Haiti 11,577,779 July 1, 2019 0.150% Official annual projection
79   Tunisia 11,551,448 July 1, 2018 0.149% Official estimate
80   Belgium 11,485,729 August 1, 2019 0.148% Monthly official estimate
81   Bolivia 11,469,896 July 1, 2019 0.148% Official projection annual
82   Cuba 11,209,628 December 31, 2018 0.145% Official annual estimate
83   Burundi 10,953,317 July 1, 2019 0.141% Official annual projection
84   Greece 10,741,165 January 1, 2018 0.139% Official estimate
85   Czech Republic 10,668,641 June 30, 2019 0.138% Official quarterly estimate
86   Jordan 10,532,100 October 23, 2019 0.136% Official population clock
87   Dominican Republic 10,358,320 July 1, 2019 0.134% Official projection
88   Sweden 10,302,984 August 31, 2019 0.133% Official monthly estimate
89   Portugal 10,276,617 December 31, 2018 0.133% Official annual estimate
90   Azerbaijan 10,027,874 August 1, 2019 0.130% Official estimate
91   Hungary 9,772,756 January 1, 2019 0.126% Official estimate
92   United Arab Emirates 9,770,529 July 1, 2019 0.126% UN projection
93   Belarus 9,456,200 July 1, 2019 0.122% Official quarterly estimate
94   Honduras 9,158,345 July 1, 2019 0.118% Official annual projection
95   Tajikistan 9,127,000 January 1, 2019 0.118% Official estimate
96   Israel 9,105,640 October 23, 2019 0.118% Official population clock
97   Austria 8,877,036 July 1, 2019 0.115% Quarterly provisional figure
98   Papua New Guinea 8,558,800 July 1, 2018 0.111% Official annual estimate
99   Switzerland 8,570,146 June 30, 2019 0.111% Official provisional figure
100   Sierra Leone 7,901,454 July 1, 2019 0.102% Official annual projection
101   Togo 7,538,000 July 1, 2019 0.0974% Official annual projection
  Hong Kong (China) 7,524,100 June 30, 2019 0.0972% Official estimate
102   Paraguay 7,152,703 July 1, 2019 0.0924% Official annual projection
103   Laos 7,123,205 July 1, 2019 0.0920% Official annual projection
104   Bulgaria 7,000,039 December 31, 2018 0.0904% Official estimate
105   Serbia[Note 12] 6,963,764 January 1, 2019 0.0899% Official annual estimate
106   Lebanon 6,855,713 July 1, 2019 0.0885% UN projection
107   Libya 6,777,452 July 1, 2019 0.0875% UN projection
108   El Salvador 6,704,864 July 1, 2019 0.0866% Official annual projection
109   Kyrgyzstan 6,478,500 September 1, 2019 0.0837% Official estimate
110   Nicaragua 6,460,411 June 30, 2018 0.0834% Official estimate
111   Turkmenistan 5,942,089 July 1, 2019 0.0767% UN projection
112   Denmark 5,814,461 July 1, 2019 0.0751% Official quarterly estimate
113   Singapore 5,703,600 June 30, 2019 0.0737% Official estimate
114   Finland 5,524,387 August 31, 2019 0.0714% Official monthly estimate
115   Central African Republic 5,496,011 July 1, 2019 0.0710% Official annual projection
116   Slovakia 5,450,017 March 31, 2019 0.0704% Official estimate
117   Republic of the Congo 5,380,508 July 1, 2019 0.0695% UN projection
118   Norway 5,345,599 July 1, 2019 0.0690% Official quarterly estimate
119   Costa Rica 5,058,007 June 30, 2019 0.0653% Official annual projection
120   New Zealand 4,938,190 October 23, 2019 0.0638% Official population clock
  Palestine 4,976,684 July 1, 2019 0.0643% Official annual projection
121   Ireland 4,921,500 April 1, 2019 0.0636% Official estimate
122   Oman 4,670,745 September 15, 2019 0.0603% Official estimate
123   Liberia 4,475,353 July 1, 2019 0.0578% Official projection
124   Kuwait 4,420,110 January 1, 2019 0.0571% Official annual estimate
125   Panama 4,218,808 July 1, 2019 0.0545% Official annual projection
126   Croatia 4,130,304 July 1, 2019 0.0533% UN projection
127   Mauritania 4,077,347 July 1, 2019 0.0527% Official annual projection
128   Georgia[Note 13] 3,723,500 January 1, 2019 0.0481% Official annual estimate
129   Uruguay 3,518,552 June 30, 2019 0.0454% Official annual projection
130   Eritrea 3,497,117 July 1, 2019 0.0452% UN projection
131   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,301,000 July 1, 2019 0.0426% UN projection
132   Mongolia 3,284,039 October 23, 2019 0.0424% Official population clock
  Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,195,153 July 1, 2018 0.0413% Official estimate
133   Armenia 2,961,600 June 30, 2019 0.0383% Official quarterly estimate
134   Albania 2,862,427 January 1, 2019 0.0370% Official annual estimate
135   Lithuania 2,793,722 September 1, 2019 0.0361% Monthly official estimate
136   Qatar 2,747,282 September 30, 2019 0.0355% Monthly official estimate
137   Jamaica 2,726,667 December 31, 2018 0.0352% Official estimate
138   Moldova[Note 14] 2,681,735 January 1, 2019 0.0346% Official estimate
139   Namibia 2,458,936 July 1, 2019 0.0318% Official projection
140   The Gambia 2,347,706 July 1, 2019 0.0303% UN projection
141   Botswana 2,338,851 July 1, 2019 0.0302% Official annual projection
142   Gabon 2,172,579 July 1, 2019 0.0281% UN projection
143   Slovenia 2,084,301 April 1, 2019 0.0269% Official estimate
144   North Macedonia 2,077,132 December 31, 2018 0.0268% Official estimate
145   Lesotho 2,007,201 April 10, 2016 0.0259% 2016 census result
146   Latvia 1,911,200 September 1, 2019 0.0247% Monthly official estimate
  Kosovo[Note 15] 1,795,666 December 31, 2018 0.0232% Official annual estimate
147   Guinea-Bissau 1,604,528 July 1, 2019 0.0207% Official annual projection
148   Bahrain 1,543,300 July 1, 2019 0.0199% Official annual projection
149   East Timor 1,387,149 July 1, 2019 0.0179% Official annual projection
150   Trinidad and Tobago 1,359,193 June 30, 2018 0.0176% Official estimate
151   Equatorial Guinea 1,358,276 July 1, 2018 0.0175% Official estimate
152   Estonia 1,324,820 January 1, 2019 0.0171% Official estimate
153   Mauritius 1,265,985 July 1, 2019 0.0164% Official estimate
154   Eswatini 1,093,238 May 11, 2017 0.0141% Official census result
155   Djibouti 1,078,373 July 1, 2019 0.0139% Official annual projection
156   Fiji 884,887 September 17, 2017 0.0114% Official census result
157   Comoros 873,724 July 1, 2019 0.0113% Official estimate
158   Cyprus 864,200 December 31, 2017 0.0112% Official annual estimate
159   Guyana 782,766 July 1, 2019 0.0101% UN projection
160   Bhutan 741,672 July 1, 2019 0.00958% Official annual projection
161   Solomon Islands 680,806 July 1, 2019 0.00879% Official annual projection
  Macau (China) 672,000 June 30, 2019 0.00868% Official quarterly estimate
162   Montenegro 622,359 January 1, 2018 0.00804% Official estimate
163   Luxembourg 613,894 January 1, 2019 0.00793% Official estimate
  Western Sahara[Note 16] 582,463 July 1, 2019 0.00752% UN projection
164   Suriname 581,372 July 1, 2019 0.00751% UN projection
165   Cape Verde 550,483 July 1, 2019 0.00711% Official annual projection
166   Malta 493,559 December 31, 2018 0.00637% Official estimate
  Transnistria[Note 17] 469,000 January 1, 2018 0.00606% Official estimate
167   Brunei 442,400 July 1, 2018 0.00571% Official estimate
168   Belize 408,487 July 1, 2019 0.00528% Official estimate
169   Bahamas 385,340 July 1, 2019 0.00498% Official annual projection
170   Maldives 374,775 December 31, 2018 0.00484% Official annual estimate
171   Iceland 360,390 June 30, 2019 0.00465% Official quarterly estimate
  Northern Cyprus[Note 18] 351,965 December 31, 2017 0.00455% Official estimate
172   Vanuatu 304,500 July 1, 2018 0.00393% Official annual estimate
173   Barbados 287,025 July 1, 2019 0.00371% UN projection
  New Caledonia (France) 282,200 January 1, 2018 0.00364% Official annual estimate
  French Polynesia (France) 275,918 August 17, 2017 0.00356% 2017 census results
  Abkhazia[Note 19] 244,832 January 1, 2018 0.00316% Official estimate
174   São Tomé and Príncipe 201,784 July 1, 2018 0.00261% Official estimate
175   Samoa 200,874 July 1, 2019 0.00259% Official projection
176   Saint Lucia 178,696 July 1, 2018 0.00231% Official annual estimate
  Guam (U.S.) 172,400 July 1, 2018 0.00223% Official annual estimate
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 158,665 January 1, 2019 0.00205% Official annual estimate
  Artsakh[Note 20] 148,000 January 1, 2019 0.00191% Official annual estimate
177   Kiribati 120,100 July 1, 2018 0.00155% Official annual estimate
  Aruba (Netherlands) 112,309 March 31, 2019 0.00145% Official quarterly estimate
178   Grenada 112,003 July 1, 2019 0.00145% UN projection
179   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,608 July 1, 2019 0.00143% Official estimate
  Jersey (UK) 106,800 December 31, 2018 0.00138% Official estimate
  United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 104,578 July 1, 2019 0.00135% UN projection
180   Federated States of Micronesia 104,468 July 1, 2019 0.00135% Official annual projection
181   Tonga 100,651 November 30, 2016 0.00130% 2016 census result
182   Seychelles 97,625 June 30, 2019 0.00126% Official estimate
183   Antigua and Barbuda 96,453 July 1, 2019 0.00125% Official annual projection
  Isle of Man (UK) 83,314 April 24, 2016 0.00108% 2016 census result
184   Andorra 76,177 December 31, 2018 0.000984% Official estimate
185   Dominica 71,808 July 1, 2019 0.000927% UN projection
  Cayman Islands (UK) 65,813 December 31, 2018 0.000850% Official estimate
  Bermuda (UK) 64,027 July 1, 2019 0.000827% Official annual projection
  Guernsey (UK) 62,754 September 30, 2018 0.000811% Official estimate
  American Samoa (U.S.) 56,700 July 1, 2018 0.000732% Official annual estimate
  Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 56,200 July 1, 2018 0.000726% Official annual estimate
  Greenland (Denmark) 56,225 July 1, 2019 0.000726% Official estimate
186   Marshall Islands 55,500 July 1, 2018 0.000717% Official annual estimate
  South Ossetia[Note 21] 53,532 October 15, 2015 0.000691% Preliminary 2015 census result
187   Saint Kitts and Nevis 52,823 July 1, 2019 0.000682% UN projection
  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 52,122 August 1, 2019 0.000673% Monthly official estimate
  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 41,369 July 1, 2018 0.000534% Official estimate
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 40,614 January 1, 2018 0.000525% Official estimate
188   Liechtenstein 38,380 December 31, 2018 0.000496% Official semi annual estimate
189   Monaco 38,300 December 31, 2018 0.000495% Official annual estimate
  Saint-Martin (France) 35,746 January 1, 2016 0.000462% Official estimate
  Gibraltar (UK) 33,701 July 1, 2019 0.000435% UN projection
190   San Marino 33,524 August 31, 2019 0.000433% Official monthly estimate
  British Virgin Islands (UK) 30,030 July 1, 2019 0.000388% UN projection
191   Palau 17,900 July 1, 2018 0.000231% Official annual estimate
  Cook Islands (NZ) 15,200 July 1, 2018 0.000196% Official annual estimate
  Anguilla (UK) 14,869 July 1, 2019 0.000192% UN projection
  Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,700 July 1, 2018 0.000151% Official annual estimate
192   Nauru 11,000 July 1, 2018 0.000142% Official annual estimate
193   Tuvalu 10,200 July 1, 2018 0.000132% Official annual estimate
  Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,793 January 1, 2016 0.000126% Official estimate
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,008 January 1, 2016 0.000078% Official estimate
  Saint Helena, Ascension
and Tristan da Cunha
(UK)
5,633 February 7, 2016 0.000073% 2016 census result
  Montserrat (UK) 4,989 July 1, 2019 0.000064% UN projection
  Falkland Islands (UK) 3,198 October 9, 2016 0.000041% 2016 census result
  Christmas Island (Australia) 1,928 June 30, 2018 0.000025% Official estimate
  Norfolk Island (Australia) 1,756 June 30, 2018 0.000023% Official estimate
  Niue (NZ) 1,520 July 1, 2018 0.000020% Official annual estimate
  Tokelau (NZ) 1,400 July 1, 2018 0.000018% Official annual estimate
194   Vatican City 799 July 1, 2019 0.000010% UN projection
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 538 June 30, 2018 0.0000069% Official estimate
  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 50 January 1, 2019 0.00000065% Official estimate

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ The European Union is a sui generis supranational union whose sovereign members delegate to it by treaty certain powers that are often exercised by sovereign states. Its combined population has been estimated at 512,379,225 on January 1, 2018, and it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list. It has 6.62% of the world's population — see "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission.
  2. ^ The census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the former of which returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 and the latter on 20 December 1999.
  3. ^ Population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  4. ^ Including the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Russia's disputed administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula. The Ukrainian government and most of the world's other states consider the Crimean Peninsula de jure a part of Ukraine's territory.
  5. ^ Population of the 18 regions of France. Excluding Overseas Territories and Collectivities: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Clipperton Island, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.
  6. ^ Excluding the 14 Overseas Territories and 3 Crown dependencies shown separately.
  7. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  8. ^ Excluding the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are disputed with and de facto administered by Russia. However includes all territory in the Donbass region where there are ongoing insurgencies by separatist forces.
  9. ^ Excluding the population of the disputed territory of Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
  10. ^ Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, etc. The UN does not recognize the Republic of China (Taiwan) as a sovereign state.
  11. ^ Includes Somaliland.
  12. ^ Excludes Kosovo.
  13. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  14. ^ Excludes Transnistria.
  15. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.
  16. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  17. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  19. ^ Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 2 of which have subsequently withdrawn their recognition.
  20. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  21. ^ South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.

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