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List of countries and dependencies by population

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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.

The population figures do not reflect the practice of countries that report significantly different populations of citizens domestically and overall. Some countries, notably Thailand, do not report total population, exclusively counting citizens; for total populations an international agency must issue an estimate.[citation needed]

Also given in percent is each country's population compared with the population of the world, which the United Nations estimated at 7.6 billion in September 2017.[1]

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MethodEdit

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[2] 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 2017 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[3]

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. A handful of nations have not conducted a census in over 30 years, providing high error margin estimates only.

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.

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Population Date % of world
population
Source
1   China[Note 2] 1,392,510,000 June 21, 2018 18.2% Official population clock
2   India[Note 3] 1,333,330,000 June 21, 2018 17.5% Official population clock
3   United States[Note 4] 327,346,000 June 21, 2018 4.29% Official population clock
4   Indonesia 261,890,900 July 1, 2017 3.43% Official annual projection
5   Pakistan 211,983,000 June 21, 2018 2.78% Official population clock
6   Brazil 209,211,000 June 21, 2018 2.74% Official population clock
7   Nigeria 193,392,517 July 1, 2016 2.53% Annual official estimate
8   Bangladesh 164,709,000 June 21, 2018 2.16% Official population clock
9   Russia[Note 5] 146,877,088 January 1, 2018 1.92% Official estimate
10   Japan 126,490,000 May 1, 2018 1.66% Monthly provisional estimate
11   Mexico 124,286,623 March 31, 2018 1.63% Official projection
12   Philippines 106,051,000 June 21, 2018 1.39% Official population clock
13   Egypt 97,163,500 June 21, 2018 1.27% Official population clock
14   Ethiopia 94,352,000 July 1, 2017 1.24% Official projection
15   Vietnam 93,700,000 July 1, 2017 1.23% Annual official projection
16   Germany 82,740,900 September 30, 2017 1.08% Official annual data
17   Iran 81,555,000 June 21, 2018 1.07% Official population clock
18   Democratic Republic of the Congo 81,339,900 July 1, 2017 1.07% UN Projection
19   Turkey 80,810,525 December 31, 2017 1.06% Official annual estimate
20   Thailand 69,037,513 July 1, 2017 0.9% UN estimate
21   France[Note 6] 67,225,000 May 1, 2018 0.88% Monthly official estimate
22   United Kingdom[Note 7] 65,648,054 July 1, 2016 0.86% Official mid-year estimate
23   Italy 60,483,973 December 30, 2017 0.79% Monthly official estimate
24   South Africa 56,717,000 July 1, 2017 0.74% Annual official estimate
25   Myanmar 53,370,609 July 1, 2017 0.7% UN projection
26   Tanzania[Note 8] 52,554,628 July 1, 2017 0.69% Official annual projection
27   South Korea 51,446,201 July 1, 2017 0.67% Annual official estimate
28   Colombia 49,819,000 June 21, 2018 0.653% Official population clock
29   Kenya 49,699,862 July 1, 2017 0.65% UN projection
30   Spain 46,549,045 July 1, 2017 0.61% Official estimate
31   Argentina 44,044,811 July 1, 2017 0.58% Official annual projection
32   Ukraine[Note 9] 42,322,028 April 1, 2018 0.55% Monthly official estimate
33   Algeria 41,697,498 July 1, 2017 0.55% Official annual projection
34   Sudan 40,782,742 July 1, 2017 0.53% Official annual projection
35   Poland 38,422,346 June 30, 2017 0.5% Official estimate
36   Iraq 38,274,618 July 1, 2017 0.5% UN projection
37   Uganda 37,673,800 July 1, 2017 0.49% Official annual projection
38   Canada 37,141,400 June 21, 2018 0.487% Official estimate
39   Morocco[Note 10] 34,703,200 June 21, 2018 0.455% Official annual projection
40   Saudi Arabia 33,413,660 January 1, 2018 0.44% Official estimate
41   Malaysia 32,563,200 June 21, 2018 0.427% Official population clock
42   Uzbekistan 32,345,000 July 1, 2017 0.42% Official population report
43   Peru 31,826,018 July 1, 2017 0.42% Official estimate
44   Venezuela 31,431,164 July 1, 2017 0.41% Official annual projection
45   Afghanistan 29,724,323 July 1, 2017 0.39% Annual official estimate
46   Ghana 29,614,337 January 1, 2018 0.39% Official projection
47   Angola 29,250,009 January 1, 2018 0.38% Official projection
48   Mozambique 28,861,863 August 1, 2017 0.38% Official census result
49   Nepal 28,825,709 July 1, 2017 0.38% Official annual projection
50   Yemen 28,250,000 July 1, 2017 0.37% UN projection
51   Madagascar 25,571,000 July 1, 2017 0.34% UN projection
52   North Korea 25,491,000 July 1, 2017 0.33% UN projection
53   Australia 24,973,300 June 21, 2018 0.327% Official population clock
54   Ivory Coast 24,571,044 July 1, 2017 0.32% Annual official projection
55   Cameroon 23,794,164 January 1, 2018 0.31% Annual official projection
  Taiwan[Note 11] 23,571,497 April 1, 2018 0.31% Monthly official estimate
56   Sri Lanka 21,444,000 July 1, 2017 0.28% Official estimate
57   Niger 20,651,070 July 1, 2017 0.27% Annual official projection
58   Romania 19,638,000 January 1, 2017 0.26% Annual official estimate
59   Burkina Faso 19,632,147 July 1, 2017 0.26% Annual official projection
60   Mali 18,542,000 July 1, 2017 0.24% UN projection
61   Syria 18,270,000 July 1, 2017 0.24% UN projection
62   Kazakhstan 18,232,000 May 1, 2018 0.24% Official estimate
63   Chile 17,574,003 April 19, 2017 0.23% Final or definitive 2017 census result
64   Malawi 17,373,185 July 1, 2017 0.23% Annual official projection
65   Netherlands 17,231,100 June 21, 2018 0.226% Official population clock
66   Ecuador 17,016,700 June 21, 2018 0.223% Official population clock
67   Zambia 16,405,229 July 1, 2017 0.21% Official annual projection
68   Guatemala 16,176,133 July 1, 2015 0.21% Official estimate
69   Cambodia 15,848,495 July 1, 2017 0.21% Official annual projection
70   Senegal 15,726,037 January 1, 2018 0.21% Official annual projection
71   Chad 14,900,000 July 1, 2017 0.2% UN projection
72   Somalia[Note 12] 14,742,523 July 1, 2017 0.19% UN projection
73   Zimbabwe 14,542,235 July 1, 2017 0.19% Official annual projection
74   Guinea 11,883,516 January 1, 2018 0.16% Official projection
75   South Sudan 11,868,209 July 1, 2017 0.16% Official annual projection
76   Rwanda 11,809,300 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official projection (medium scenario)
77   Tunisia 11,446,300 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official estimate
78   Belgium 11,406,122 April 1, 2018 0.15% Monthly official estimate
79   Cuba 11,221,060 December 31, 2017 0.15% Annual official estimate
80   Bolivia 11,145,770 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official projection
81   Benin 11,002,578 July 1, 2017 0.14% Official projection
82   Haiti 10,911,819 March 31, 2015 0.14% Official estimate
83   Greece 10,768,193 January 1, 2017 0.14% Official estimate
84   Czech Republic 10,613,350 March 31, 2017 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
85   Burundi 10,400,938 July 1, 2017 0.14% Official annual projection
86   Portugal 10,291,027 December 31, 2017 0.13% Annual official estimate
87   Dominican Republic 10,169,172 July 1, 2017 0.13% Official projection
88   Jordan 10,177,900 June 21, 2018 0.133% Official population clock
89   Sweden 10,151,588 April 30, 2018 0.13% Official monthly estimate
90   Azerbaijan 9,898,085 January 1, 2018 0.13% Official estimate
91   Hungary 9,771,000 January 1, 2018 0.13% Annual official estimate
92   Belarus 9,484,300 April 1, 2018 0.12% Official quarterly estimate
93   United Arab Emirates 9,400,000 July 1, 2017 0.12% UN projection
94   Tajikistan 8,931,000 January 1, 2018 0.12% Official estimate
95   Honduras 8,866,351 July 1, 2017 0.12% Official annual projection
96   Israel 8,871,320 June 21, 2018 0.116% Official population clock
97   Austria 8,830,487 April 1, 2018 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
98   Switzerland 8,482,200 December 31, 2017 0.11% Official provisional figure
99   Papua New Guinea 8,151,300 July 1, 2016 0.11% Annual official estimate
  Hong Kong (China) 7,409,800 January 1, 2018 0.097% Official estimate
100   Togo 7,178,000 July 1, 2017 0.094% Official estimate
101   Sierra Leone 7,092,113 December 4, 2015 0.093% Final 2015 census result
102   Paraguay 7,052,983 January 1, 2018 0.092% Official estimate
103   Bulgaria 7,050,034 December 31, 2017 0.092% Official estimate
104   Serbia[Note 13] 7,040,272 January 1, 2017 0.092% Annual official estimate
105   El Salvador 6,581,940 July 1, 2017 0.086% Official projection
106   Laos 6,492,400 March 1, 2015 0.085% Preliminary 2015 census result
107   Libya 6,374,616 July 1, 2017 0.084% UN projection
108   Nicaragua 6,305,956 July 1, 2017 0.083% Official estimate
109   Kyrgyzstan 6,140,200 January 1, 2017 0.08% Official estimate
110   Lebanon 6,082,000 July 1, 2017 0.08% UN projection
111   Denmark 5,785,864 April 1, 2018 0.076% Official quarterly estimate
112   Turkmenistan 5,758,000 July 1, 2017 0.075% UN projection
113   Singapore 5,612,300 July 1, 2017 0.074% Official estimate
114   Finland 5,514,997 May 31, 2018 0.072% Official monthly estimate
115   Slovakia 5,443,120 January 1, 2018 0.071% Official estimate
116   Norway 5,302,778 April 1, 2018 0.069% Official quarterly estimate
117   Republic of the Congo 5,260,750 July 1, 2017 0.069% UN projection
118   Eritrea 5,068,831 July 1, 2017 0.066% UN projection
119   Costa Rica 4,947,490 June 30, 2017 0.065% Official estimate
120   New Zealand 4,885,850 June 21, 2018 0.064% Official population clock
121   Palestine 4,816,503 July 1, 2016 0.063% Official estimate
122   Ireland 4,792,500 April 1, 2017 0.063% Official estimate 2017 census result
123   Central African Republic 4,659,080 July 1, 2017 0.061% UN projection
124   Oman 4,639,678 December 1, 2017 0.061% Official estimate
125   Liberia 4,289,520 July 1, 2017 0.056% Official projection[Note 14]
126   Croatia 4,154,213 December 31, 2016 0.054% Annual official estimate
127   Panama 4,098,135 July 1, 2017 0.054% Official estimate
128   Kuwait 4,082,704 January 1, 2017 0.054% Official estimate
129   Mauritania 3,806,719 July 1, 2017 0.05% Annual official projection
130   Georgia[Note 15] 3,729,600 January 1, 2018 0.049% Annual official estimate
131   Moldova[Note 16] 3,550,900 January 1, 2017 0.047% Official estimate
132   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,511,372 July 1, 2016 0.046% Official estimate
133   Uruguay 3,493,205 June 30, 2017 0.046% Annual official projection
  Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,337,177 July 1, 2017 0.044% Official estimate
134   Mongolia 3,217,700 June 21, 2018 0.042% Official population clock
135   Armenia 2,972,900 December 31, 2017 0.039% Official quarterly estimate
136   Albania 2,870,324 January 1, 2018 0.038% Annual official estimate
137   Lithuania 2,800,830 June 1, 2018 0.037% Monthly official estimate
138   Jamaica 2,728,864 December 31, 2017 0.036% Official estimate
139   Qatar 2,685,053 March 1, 2018 0.035% Monthly official estimate
140   Namibia 2,368,747 July 1, 2017 0.031% Official projection
141   Lesotho 2,233,339 July 1, 2017 0.029% UN projection
142   Botswana 2,230,905 July 1, 2016 0.029% Official annual projection
143   The Gambia 2,101,000 July 1, 2017 0.028% UN projection
144   Macedonia 2,073,702 December 31, 2016 0.027% Official estimate
145   Slovenia 2,066,880 January 1, 2018 0.027% Official estimate
146   Gabon 2,025,137 July 1, 2017 0.027% UN projection
147   Latvia 1,923,500 May 1, 2018 0.025% Monthly official estimate
  Kosovo[Note 17] 1,783,531 December 31, 2016 0.023% Official annual projection
148   Guinea-Bissau 1,553,822 July 1, 2017 0.02% Official annual projection
149   Bahrain 1,451,200 July 1, 2017 0.019% Official annual projection
150   Trinidad and Tobago 1,356,633 July 1, 2017 0.018% Official estimate
151   Estonia 1,319,133 January 1, 2018 0.017% Official estimate
152   Mauritius 1,264,887 July 1, 2017 0.017% Official estimate
153   Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 0.016% Preliminary 2015 census result
154   East Timor 1,167,242 July 11, 2015 0.015% Preliminary 2015 census result
155   Swaziland 1,145,970 July 1, 2017 0.015% Official projection
156   Djibouti 956,985 July 1, 2017 0.013% UN projection
157   Fiji 884,887 September 17, 2017 0.012% Official census result
158   Cyprus 854,800 December 31, 2016 0.011% Official estimate
159   Comoros 806,153 July 1, 2016 0.011% Official estimate
160   Bhutan 801,250 June 21, 2018 0.01% Official population clock
161   Guyana 777,859 July 1, 2017 0.0102% UN projection
  Macau (China) 656,700 March 31, 2018 0.0086% Official quarterly estimate
162   Solomon Islands 651,700 July 1, 2016 0.0085% Annual official estimate
163   Montenegro 622,359 January 1, 2018 0.0082% Official estimate
164   Luxembourg 602,005 January 1, 2018 0.0079% Official estimate
  Western Sahara[Note 18] 552,628 July 1, 2017 0.0072% UN projection
165   Suriname 541,638 August 13, 2012 0.0071% Final 2012 census result
166   Cape Verde 537,661 July 1, 2017 0.007% Official annual projection
  Transnistria[Note 19] 475,665 October 15, 2015 0.0062% Preliminary 2015 census result
167   Malta 434,403 December 31, 2015 0.0057% Official estimate
168   Brunei 422,678 July 1, 2016 0.0055% Official estimate
169   Belize 387,879 July 1, 2017 0.0051% Official estimate
170   Bahamas 382,460 July 1, 2017 0.005% Official projection
171   Iceland 350,710 March 31, 2018 0.0046% Official quarterly estimate
172   Maldives 344,023 September 20, 2014 0.0045% Preliminary 2014 census result
  Northern Cyprus[Note 20] 313,626 June 30, 2014 0.0041% Official estimate
173   Vanuatu 289,700 July 1, 2016 0.0038% Annual official estimate
174   Barbados 285,719 July 1, 2017 0.0037% UN projection
  New Caledonia (France) 277,000 July 1, 2016 0.0036% Annual official estimate
  French Polynesia (France) 275,918 August 17, 2017 0.0036% 2017 census results
  Abkhazia[Note 21] 240,705 February 28, 2011 0.0032% 2011 census result
175   Samoa 197,448 July 1, 2017 0.0026% Official projection
176   São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0025% 2012 census result
  Guam (U.S.) 184,200 July 1, 2015 0.0024% Annual official estimate
177   Saint Lucia 178,844 July 1, 2017 0.0023% UN projection
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 160,337 January 1, 2017 0.0021% Annual official estimate
  Artsakh[Note 22] 150,932 December 1, 2015 0.002% Preliminary 2015 census result
178   Kiribati 115,300 July 1, 2016 0.0015% Annual official estimate
  Aruba (Netherlands) 110,882 June 30, 2017 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
179   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,557 July 1, 2015 0.0014% Official estimate
  United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 104,901 July 1, 2017 0.0014% UN projection
180   Federated States of Micronesia 104,600 July 1, 2016 0.0014% Annual official estimate
  Jersey (UK) 104,200 December 31, 2016 0.0014% Annual official estimate
181   Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
182   Tonga 103,252 January 1, 2013 0.0014% 2011 census result
183   Seychelles 94,205 December 31, 2016 0.0012% Official estimate
184   Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0011% Preliminary 2011 census result
  Isle of Man (UK) 83,314 April 24, 2016 0.0011% 2016 census result
185   Andorra 78,264 December 31, 2016 0.001% Annual official estimate
186   Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00093% Preliminary 2011 census result
  Bermuda (UK) 63,779 May 21, 2016 0.00084% 2016 Census Preliminary Report
  Guernsey (UK) 62,723 March 31, 2016 0.00082% Official estimate
  Cayman Islands (UK) 60,413 December 31, 2015 0.00079% Official estimate
  American Samoa (U.S.) 56,400 July 1, 2016 0.00074% Annual official estimate
  Greenland (Denmark) 55,877 January 1, 2018 0.00073% Official estimate
  Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 55,700 July 1, 2016 0.00073% Annual official estimate
187   Marshall Islands 55,000 July 1, 2016 0.00072% Annual official estimate
  South Ossetia[Note 23] 53,532 October 15, 2015 0.0007% Preliminary 2015 census result
  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 50,844 May 1, 2018 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
188   Saint Kitts and Nevis 46,204 May 15, 2011 0.00061% 2011 census result
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 39,410 January 1, 2016 0.00052% Official estimate
189   Monaco 38,300 December 31, 2017 0.0005% Annual official estimate
190   Liechtenstein 38,111 December 31, 2017 0.0005% Semi annual official estimate
  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 37,910 July 1, 2016 0.0005% Official estimate
  Saint-Martin (France) 36,457 January 1, 2015 0.00048% Annual official estimate
  Gibraltar (UK) 33,573 December 31, 2015 0.00044% Annual official estimate
191   San Marino 33,344 May 31, 2018 0.00044% Monthly official estimate
  British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,514 July 1, 2013 0.00037% Official estimate
  Cook Islands (NZ) 18,100 March 1, 2016 0.00024% Official quarterly estimate
192   Palau 17,800 July 1, 2016 0.00023% Annual official estimate
  Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00018% Preliminary 2011 census result
  Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,800 July 1, 2016 0.00015% Annual official estimate
193   Tuvalu 10,782 November 4, 2012 0.00014% 2012 census result
194   Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00013% 2011 census result
  Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,417 January 1, 2015 0.00012% Annual official estimate
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,286 January 1, 2015 0.000082% Annual official estimate
  Saint Helena, Ascension
and Tristan da Cunha
(UK)
5,633 February 7, 2016 0.000074% 2016 census result
  Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000064% 2011 census result
  Falkland Islands (UK) 2,563 April 15, 2012 0.000034% 2012 census result
  Christmas Island (Australia) 1,843 August 9, 2016 0.000024% 2016 census result
  Norfolk Island (Australia) 1,748 August 9, 2016 0.000023% 2016 census result
  Niue (NZ) 1,611 July 1, 2011 0.000021% 2011 census result
  Tokelau (NZ) 1,499 February 2, 2017 0.000020% 2016 census result
195   Vatican City 800 January 1, 2014 0.000010% Official estimate
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 544 August 9, 2016 0.0000071% 2016 census result
  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 50 January 1, 2018 0.00000066% Official estimate

See alsoEdit

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 510,284,430 on January 1, 2016, and it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list. It has 6.69% 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. ^ Does not include the figures of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  4. ^ Population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Population of the 18 regions of France. Excluding Overseas Territories and Collectivities: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, French Southern and Antarctic Land, Clipperton Island, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.
  7. ^ Excluding the 14 Overseas Territories, which are shown separately.
  8. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
  11. ^ Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, etc.
  12. ^ Includes Puntland and Somaliland.
  13. ^ Excludes Kosovo.
  14. ^ Medium Variant
  15. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  16. ^ Excludes Transnistria.
  17. ^ 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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  18. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  19. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  20. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  21. ^ Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of 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 5 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  22. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  23. ^ 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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