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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

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] 1,387,080,000 October 23, 2017 18.3% 2016 China Statistical Yearbook
2   India 1,322,930,000 October 23, 2017 17.5% Official population clock
3   United States[Note 3] 325,981,000 October 23, 2017 4.3% Official population clock
4   Indonesia 261,890,900 July 1, 2017 3.46% Official annual projection
5   Pakistan 209,332,000 October 23, 2017 2.76% Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
6   Brazil 208,164,000 October 23, 2017 2.75% Official population clock
7   Nigeria 193,500,543 July 1, 2016 2.55% Official annual projection
8   Bangladesh 163,354,000 October 23, 2017 2.16% Official population clock
9   Russia[Note 4] 146,809,643 August 1, 2017 1.94% Official estimate
10   Japan 126,670,000 September 1, 2017 1.67% Monthly provisional estimate
11   Mexico 123,364,426 July 1, 2017 1.62% Official projection
12   Philippines 104,779,000 October 23, 2017 1.38% Official population clock
13   Egypt 95,906,700 October 23, 2017 1.27% Official population clock
14   Ethiopia 94,352,000 July 1, 2017 1.25% Official Projection
15   Vietnam 93,700,000 July 1, 2017 1.24% Annual official projection
16   Germany 82,800,000 December 31, 2016 1.09% Provisional official annual estimate
17   Democratic Republic of the Congo 81,339,988 July 1, 2017 1.09% UN Projection
18   Iran 80,525,600 October 23, 2017 1.063% Official population clock
19   Turkey 79,814,871 December 31, 2016 1.05% Annual official estimate
20   Thailand 69,037,513 July 1, 2017 0.91% UN Projection
21   France[Note 5] 67,135,000 September 1, 2017 0.89% Monthly official estimate
22   United Kingdom[Note 6] 65,648,000 July 1, 2016 0.87% Official mid-year estimate
23   Italy 60,518,005 May 31, 2017 0.8% Official estimate
24   Tanzania[Note 7] 57,310,000 July 1, 2017 0.76% UN projection
25   South Africa 56,521,900 July 1, 2017 0.75% Annual official estimate
26   Myanmar 53,370,609 July 1, 2017 0.7% UN projection
27   South Korea 51,446,201 July 1, 2017 0.68% Annual official estimate
28   Kenya 49,699,862 July 1, 2017 0.66% UN projection
29   Colombia 49,460,900 October 23, 2017 0.653% Official population clock
30   Spain 46,528,966 January 1, 2017 0.61% Official estimate
31   Argentina 44,044,811 July 1, 2017 0.58% Official annual projection
32   Ukraine[Note 8] 42,456,012 August 1, 2017 0.56% Monthly official estimate
33   Algeria 41,697,498 July 1, 2017 0.55% Official annual projection
34   Sudan 40,782,742 July 1, 2017 0.54% Official annual projection
35   Poland 38,432,992 December 31, 2016 0.51% Official estimate
36   Iraq 38,274,618 July 1, 2017 0.49% UN projection
37   Uganda 37,673,800 July 1, 2017 0.5% Official annual projection
38   Canada 36,696,000 October 23, 2017 0.484% Official estimate
39   Morocco[Note 9] 34,470,800 October 23, 2017 0.455% Official annual projection
40   Saudi Arabia 34,135,000 July 1, 2017 0.45% Official estimate
41   Uzbekistan 32,345,000 July 1, 2017 0.42% Official population report
42   Malaysia 32,262,000 October 23, 2017 0.426% Official population clock
43   Peru 31,826,018 July 1, 2017 0.42% Official annual projection
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 28,956,587 July 1, 2017 0.38% Official annual projection
47   Nepal 28,825,709 July 1, 2017 0.38% Official annual projection
48   Angola 28,359,634 January 1, 2017 0.37% Official Estimate
49   Yemen 28,250,000 July 1, 2017 0.37% UN projection
50   Mozambique 27,128,530 July 1, 2017 0.36% Annual official projection
51   Madagascar 25,571,000 July 1, 2017 0.34% UN projection
52   North Korea 25,491,000 July 1, 2017 0.34% UN projection
53   Australia 24,692,500 October 23, 2017 0.326% Official population clock
54   Ivory Coast 24,295,000 July 1, 2017 0.32% UN projection
55   Taiwan[Note 10] 23,557,467 September 31, 2017 0.31% Monthly official estimate
56   Cameroon 23,248,044 January 1, 2017 0.31% Annual official projection
57   Niger 21,477,348 July 1, 2017 0.28% UN projection
58   Sri Lanka 21,203,000 July 1, 2016 0.28% Official estimate
59   Romania 19,638,000 January 1, 2017 0.26% Annual official estimate
60   Burkina Faso 19,632,147 July 1, 2017 0.26% Annual official projection
61   Malawi 18,622,000 July 1, 2017 0.25% UN Projection
62   Mali 18,542,000 July 1, 2017 0.24% UN projection
63   Syria 18,270,000 July 1, 2017 0.24% UN projection
64   Kazakhstan 18,074,100 September 1, 2017 0.24% Official estimate
65   Chile 17,373,831 August 31, 2017 0.24% Preliminary 2017 Census Results
66   Netherlands 17,165,300 October 23, 2017 0.227% Official population clock
67   Ecuador 16,836,800 October 23, 2017 0.222% Official population clock
68   Zambia 16,405,229 July 1, 2017 0.22% Official annual projection
69   Guatemala 16,176,133 July 1, 2015 0.21% Official estimate
70   Cambodia 15,848,495 July 1, 2017 0.21% Official annual projection
71   Senegal 15,256,346 January 1, 2017 0.2% Official annual projection
72   Chad 14,900,000 July 1, 2017 0.2% UN projection
73   Somalia[Note 11] 14,743,000 July 1, 2017 0.19% UN projection
74   Zimbabwe 14,542,235 July 1, 2017 0.19% Official annual projection
75   Guinea 12,717,176 July 1, 2017 0.17% UN projection
76   South Sudan 12,575,714 July 1, 2017 0.17% UN projection
77   Rwanda 11,809,300 July 1, 2017 0.16% Official projection (medium scenario)
78   Belgium 11,370,968 August 1, 2017 0.15% Monthly official estimate
79   Tunisia 11,304,482 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official estimate
80   Cuba 11,239,224 December 31, 2016 0.15% Annual official estimate
81   Greece 11,183,716 January 1, 2016 0.14% Official estimate
82   Bolivia 11,145,770 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official Estimate
83   Benin 11,002,578 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official projection
84   Haiti 10,911,819 March 31, 2015 0.14% Official estimate
85   Czech Republic 10,588,063 June 30, 2017 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
86   Burundi 10,400,938 July 1, 2017 0.14% Official annual projection
87   Portugal 10,309,573 December 31, 2016 0.14% Annual official estimate
88   Dominican Republic 10,169,172 July 1, 2017 0.13% Official projection
89   Sweden 10,081,396 August 31, 2017 0.13% Official monthly estimate
90   Jordan 9,996,270 October 23, 2017 0.132% Official population clock
91   Azerbaijan 9,867,250 September 1, 2017 0.13% Official estimate
92   Hungary 9,799,000 January 1, 2017 0.13% Annual official estimate
93   Belarus 9,495,500 July 1, 2017 0.13% Official quarterly estimate
94   United Arab Emirates 9,427,000 October 23, 2017 0.12% UN projection
95   Honduras 8,866,351 July 1, 2017 0.12% Official annual projection
96   Tajikistan 8,829,300 July 1, 2017 0.12% Official estimate
97   Austria 8,794,267 July 1, 2017 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
98   Israel 8,761,380 October 23, 2017 0.116% Official population clock
99   Switzerland 8,448,585 June 30, 2017 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
100   Papua New Guinea 8,151,300 July 1, 2016 0.11% Annual official estimate
  Hong Kong (China) 7,389,500 July 1, 2017 0.098% Official estimate
101   Togo 7,178,000 July 1, 2017 0.095% Official estimate
102   Bulgaria 7,101,859 December 31, 2016 0.094% Official estimate
103   Sierra Leone 7,075,641 December 4, 2015 0.093% Preliminary 2015 census result
104   Serbia[Note 12] 7,058,322 June 30, 2016 0.093% Annual official estimate
105   Paraguay 6,953,646 January 1, 2017 0.092% Official estimate
106   El Salvador 6,581,940 July 1, 2017 0.087% Official projection
107   Laos 6,492,400 March 1, 2015 0.086% Preliminary 2015 census result
108   Libya 6,374,616 July 1, 2017 0.084% UN projection
109   Nicaragua 6,305,956 July 1, 2017 0.083% Official estimate
110   Kyrgyzstan 6,140,200 January 1, 2017 0.081% Official estimate
111   Lebanon 6,082,000 July 1, 2017 0.08% UN projection
112   Denmark 5,760,694 July 1, 2017 0.076% Official quarterly estimate
113   Turkmenistan 5,758,000 July 1, 2017 0.076% UN projection
114   Singapore 5,612,300 July 1, 2017 0.074% Official estimate
115   Finland 5,508,714 July 31, 2017 0.073% Monthly official estimate
116   Slovakia 5,435,343 December 31, 2016 0.072% Official estimate
117   Norway 5,277,762 July 1, 2017 0.07% Official quarterly estimate
118   Republic of the Congo 5,261,000 July 1, 2017 0.069% UN projection
119   Central African Republic 4,659,080 July 1, 2017 0.061% UN projection
120   Eritrea 5,069,000 July 1, 2017 0.067% UN projection
121   Costa Rica 4,947,490 June 30, 2017 0.065% Official estimate
122   New Zealand 4,827,840 October 23, 2017 0.0637% Official population clock
  Palestine 4,816,503 July 1, 2016 0.064% Official estimate
123   Ireland 4,757,976 July 14, 2016 0.063% Preliminary 2016 census result
124   Oman 4,573,075 February 1, 2017 0.06% Official estimate
125   Liberia 4,289,520 July 1, 2017 0.057% Official projection[Note 13]
126   Croatia 4,154,213 December 31, 2016 0.055% Annual official estimate
127   Kuwait 4,132,415 July 1, 2016 0.055% Official estimate
128   Panama 4,037,043 July 1, 2016 0.053% Official estimate
129   Mauritania 3,806,719 July 1, 2017 0.05% Annual official projection
130   Georgia[Note 14] 3,718,200 January 1, 2017 0.049% Annual official estimate
131   Moldova[Note 15] 3,550,900 January 1, 2017 0.047% Official estimate
132   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,518,000 July 1, 2015 0.046% Official estimate
133   Uruguay 3,493,205 June 30, 2017 0.046% Annual official projection
  Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,411,307 July 1, 2016 0.045% Official estimate
134   Mongolia 3,175,525 October 23, 2017 0.042% Official population clock
135   Armenia 2,979,900 July 1, 2017 0.039% Official quarterly estimate
136   Albania 2,876,591 January 1, 2017 0.038% Annual official estimate
137   Lithuania 2,814,696 October 1, 2017 0.037% Monthly official estimate
138   Jamaica 2,730,894 December 31, 2016 0.036% Official estimate
139   Qatar 2.634.234 September 31, 2017 0.035% Monthly official estimate
140   Namibia 2,368,747 July 1, 2017 0.031% Official projection
141   Botswana 2,230,905 July 1, 2016 0.029% Official annual projection
142   Lesotho 2,233,000 July 1, 2017 0.029% UN 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 2,065,895 January 1, 2017 0.027% Official estimate
146   Latvia 1,933,200 October 1, 2017 0.026% Monthly official estimate
  Kosovo[Note 16] 1,836,978 January 1, 2016 0.024% Official annual projection
147   Gabon 1,811,079 June 2, 2016 0.024% Estimate (press release)
148   Guinea-Bissau 1,553,822 July 1, 2017 0.021% Official annual projection
149   Bahrain 1,451,200 July 1, 2017 0.019% Official annual projection
150   Trinidad and Tobago 1,353,895 July 1, 2016 0.018% Official estimate
151   Estonia 1,352,320 January 1, 2017 0.017% Official estimate
152   Mauritius 1,263,820 December 31, 2016 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 1,132,657 July 1, 2016 0.015% Official projection
156   Djibouti 956,985 July 1, 2017 0.013% UN projection
157   Fiji 869,458 July 1, 2015 0.011% Annual official estimate
158   Cyprus 848,300 December 31, 2015 0.011% Official estimate
159   Comoros 806,153 July 1, 2016 0.011% Official estimate
160   Bhutan 792,580 October 23, 2017 0.01% Official population clock
161   Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.0099% Official estimate
  Macau (China) 648,300 March 31, 2017 0.0086% Official quarterly estimate
162   Solomon Islands 642,000 July 1, 2015 0.0085% Annual official estimate
163   Montenegro 622,387 January 1, 2017 0.0082% Official estimate
164   Luxembourg 590,667 January 1, 2017 0.0078% Official estimate
  Western Sahara[Note 17] 552,628 July 1, 2017 0.0073% UN projection
165   Suriname 541,638 August 13, 2012 0.0071% Final 2012 census result
166   Cape Verde 531,239 July 1, 2016 0.007% Official annual projection
  Transnistria[Note 18] 475,665 October 15, 2015 0.0063% Preliminary 2015 census result
167   Malta 429,344 December 31, 2014 0.0057% Official estimate
168   Brunei 417,200 July 1, 2015 0.0055% Official estimate
169   Belize 380,010 October 1, 2016 0.005% Official estimate
170   Bahamas 378,040 July 1, 2016 0.005% Official projection
171   Maldives 344,023 September 20, 2014 0.0045% Preliminary 2014 census result
172   Iceland 343,960 June 30, 2017 0.0045% Official quarterly estimate
  Northern Cyprus[Note 19] 313,626 June 30, 2014 0.0041% Official estimate
173   Barbados 285,719 July 1, 2017 0.0038% UN projection
174   Vanuatu 277,500 July 1, 2015 0.0037% Annual official estimate
  French Polynesia (France) 271,800 December 31, 2014 0.0036% Official estimate
  New Caledonia (France) 268,767 August 26, 2014 0.0035% Preliminary 2014 census result
  Abkhazia[Note 20] 240,705 February 28, 2011 0.0032% 2011 census result
175   Samoa 196,315 January 1, 2017 0.0026% Official projection
176   São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0025% 2012 census result
177   Saint Lucia 178,844 July 1, 2017 0.0024% UN projection
  Guam (U.S.) 184,200 July 1, 2015 0.0024% Annual official estimate
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 160,337 January 1, 2017 0.0021% Annual official estimate
  Artsakh[Note 21] 150,932 December 1, 2015 0.002% Preliminary 2015 census result
178   Kiribati 113,400 July 1, 2015 0.0015% Annual official estimate
  Aruba (Netherlands) 110,882 June 30, 2017 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
179   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,991 June 12, 2012 0.0015% Preliminary 2012 census result
  United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 104,901 July 1, 2017 0.0014% UN projection
  Jersey (UK) 104,200 December 31, 2016 0.0014% Annual official estimate
180   Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
181   Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
182   Federated States of Micronesia 102,800 July 1, 2015 0.0014% Annual official estimate
183   Seychelles 94,205 December 31, 2016 0.0012% Official estimate
184   Antigua and Barbuda 100,963 May 27, 2016 0.0011% [world bank]
  Isle of Man (UK) 83,314 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 0.00094% Preliminary 2011 census result
  Guernsey (UK) 62,723 March 31, 2016 0.00083% Official estimate
  Bermuda (UK) 61,954 July 1, 2013 0.00082% Official estimate
  Cayman Islands (UK) 60,413 December 31, 2015 0.0008% Official estimate
  American Samoa (U.S.) 57,100 July 1, 2015 0.00075% Annual official estimate
  Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 56,940 July 1, 2015 0.00075% Annual official estimate
  Greenland (Denmark) 56,483 September 14, 2016 0.00074% Annual official estimate
187   Marshall Islands 54,880 July 1, 2015 0.00072% Annual official estimate
  South Ossetia[Note 22] 53,532 October 15, 2015 0.00071% Preliminary 2015 census result
  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 50,451 August 1, 2017 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   Liechtenstein 37,815 December 31, 2016 0.0005% Semi annual official estimate
190   Monaco 37,550 December 31, 2016 0.0005% Annual official estimate
  Saint-Martin (France) 36,457 January 1, 2015 0.00048% Annual official estimate
191   San Marino 33,230 June 30, 2017 0.00044% Monthly official estimate
  Gibraltar (UK) 33,140 December 31, 2014 0.00044% Annual official estimate
  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00042% 2012 census result
  British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,514 July 1, 2013 0.00038% Official estimate
  Cook Islands (NZ) 18,100 March 1, 2016 0.00024% Official quarterly estimate
192   Palau 17,950 July 1, 2015 0.00024% Annual official estimate
  Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00018% Preliminary 2011 census result
  Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,750 July 1, 2015 0.00016% Annual official estimate
193   Tuvalu 10,640 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 0.000083% 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 0.000065% 2011 census result
  Falkland Islands (UK) 2,563 April 15, 2012 0.000034% 2012 census result
  Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000030% 2011 census result
  Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000027% 2011 census result
  Niue (NZ) 1,470 July 1, 2015 0.00002% Annual official estimate
  Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000019% 2011 census result
195   Vatican City 800 January 1, 2014 0.000011% Official estimate
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000073% 2011 census result
  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 57 July 1, 2014 0.00000075% 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 510,284,430 on January 1, 2016, and it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list. It has 6.74% 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 Federal City of Sevastopol, Russia's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are occupied territories of Ukraine.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Excluding the 14 Overseas Territories, which are 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. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
  10. ^ Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, etc.
  11. ^ Includes Puntland and Somaliland.
  12. ^ Excludes Kosovo.
  13. ^ Medium Variant
  14. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  15. ^ Excludes Transnistria.
  16. ^ 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 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  17. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  19. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  20. ^ Abkhazia'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 Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
  21. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  22. ^ 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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