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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.

Also given in percent is each country's population compared with the population of the world, which the United Nations estimates at 7.7 billion as of today.

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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. 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 and not assigned a numbered rank.

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Population Date % of world
population
Source
1   China[Note 2] 1,397,060,000 April 26, 2019 18.1% Official population clock
2   India[Note 3] 1,346,430,000 April 26, 2019 17.5% Official population clock
3   United States[Note 4] 329,096,000 April 26, 2019 4.27% Official population clock
4   Indonesia 268,074,600 July 1, 2019 3.48% Official annual projection
5   Brazil 209,824,000 April 26, 2019 2.72% Official population clock
6   Pakistan 204,457,000 April 26, 2019 2.65% Official population clock
7   Nigeria 193,392,517 July 1, 2016 2.51% Official estimate
8   Bangladesh 166,448,000 April 26, 2019 2.16% Official population clock
9   Russia[Note 5] 146,793,744 January 1, 2019 1.91% Official estimate
10   Mexico 126,577,691 July 1, 2019 1.64% Official annual projection
11   Japan 126,220,000 March 1, 2019 1.64% Monthly provisional estimate
12   Philippines 107,547,000 April 26, 2019 1.4% Official population clock
13   Ethiopia 98,665,000 July 1, 2019 1.28% Official annual projection
14   Egypt 98,612,100 April 26, 2019 1.28% Official population clock
15   Vietnam 95,354,000 July 1, 2019 1.24% Official annual projection
16   Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,727,573 July 1, 2019 1.13% UN Projection
17   Germany 82,979,100 September 30, 2018 1.08% Official estimate
18   Iran 82,398,000 April 26, 2019 1.07% Official population clock
19   Turkey 82,003,882 December 31, 2018 1.06% Official annual estimate
20   France[Note 6] 66,992,000 April 1, 2019 0.87% Monthly official estimate
21   Thailand 66,356,080 April 26, 2019 0.86% Official population clock
22   United Kingdom[Note 7] 66,040,229 June 30, 2017 0.86% Official annual estimate
23   Italy 60,375,749 November 30, 2018 0.78% Monthly official estimate
24   South Africa 57,725,600 July 1, 2018 0.75% Official annual estimate
25   Tanzania[Note 8] 55,890,747 July 1, 2019 0.73% Official annual projection
26   Myanmar 54,339,766 July 1, 2019 0.71% Official annual projection
27   Kenya 52,214,791 July 1, 2019 0.68% UN projection
28   South Korea 51,811,167 July 1, 2019 0.67% Official annual estimate
29   Colombia 49,850,000 July 1, 2019 0.65% UN projection
30   Spain 46,733,038 July 1, 2018 0.61% Official estimate
31   Argentina 44,938,712 July 1, 2019 0.58% Official annual projection
32   Algeria 43,378,027 July 1, 2019 0.56% Official annual projection
33   Ukraine[Note 9] 42,101,650 March 1, 2019 0.55% Monthly official estimate
34   Sudan 41,475,882 April 26, 2019 0.54% Official population clock
35   Uganda 40,006,700 July 1, 2019 0.52% Official annual projection
36   Iraq 39,127,900 July 1, 2019 0.51% Official annual projection
37   Poland 38,413,000 June 30, 2018 0.5% Official estimate
38   Canada 37,454,900 April 26, 2019 0.486% Official population clock
39   Morocco[Note 10] 35,001,200 April 26, 2019 0.454% Official population clock
40   Uzbekistan 33,463,718 April 26, 2019 0.43% Official population clock
41   Saudi Arabia 33,413,660 January 1, 2018 0.43% Official estimate
42   Malaysia 32,701,700 April 26, 2019 0.425% Official population clock
43   Peru 32,495,510 June 30, 2019 0.42% Official estimate
44   Venezuela 32,219,521 June 30, 2019 0.42% Official annual projection
45   Afghanistan 31,575,018 July 1, 2018 0.41% Official annual estimate
46   Ghana 30,280,811 July 1, 2019 0.39% Official projection
47   Angola 30,175,553 July 1, 2019 0.39% Official projection
48   Nepal 29,609,623 July 1, 2019 0.38% Official annual projection
49   Yemen 29,579,986 July 1, 2019 0.38% UN projection
50   Mozambique 28,861,863 August 1, 2017 0.37% Official census result
51   Ivory Coast 25,823,071 July 1, 2019 0.34% Official projection
52   North Korea 25,450,000 July 1, 2019 0.33% Official annual projection
53   Australia 25,338,300 April 26, 2019 0.329% Official population clock
54   Madagascar 25,263,000 July 1, 2019 0.33% Official annual projection
55   Cameroon 24,348,251 July 1, 2019 0.32% Official annual projection
  Taiwan[Note 11] 23,589,192 March 31, 2019 0.31% Monthly official estimate
56   Niger 22,314,743 July 1, 2019 0.29% Official annual projection
57   Sri Lanka 21,670,112 July 1, 2018 0.28% Official estimate
58   Burkina Faso 20,870,060 July 1, 2019 0.27% Official annual projection
59   Mali 19,973,000 July 1, 2019 0.26% Official annual projection
60   Romania 19,523,621 January 1, 2018 0.25% Official annual estimate
61   Chile 19,107,216 July 1, 2019 0.25% Official annual projection
62   Syria 18,499,181 July 1, 2019 0.24% UN projection
63   Kazakhstan 18,463,800 April 26, 2019 0.24% Official population clock
64   Guatemala 17,679,735 June 30, 2019 0.23% Official annual projection
65   Malawi 17,563,749 September 3, 2018 0.23% Preliminary 2018 census result
66   Zambia 17,381,168 July 1, 2019 0.23% Official annual projection
67   Netherlands 17,314,000 April 26, 2019 0.225% Official population clock
68   Ecuador 17,225,500 April 26, 2019 0.224% Official population clock
69   Cambodia 16,289,270 July 1, 2019 0.21% Official annual projection
70   Senegal 16,209,125 July 1, 2019 0.21% Official annual projection
71   Chad 15,692,969 July 1, 2019 0.2% Official annual projection
72   Somalia[Note 12] 15,636,171 July 1, 2019 0.2% UN projection
73   Zimbabwe 15,159,624 July 1, 2019 0.2% Official annual projection
74   South Sudan 12,778,250 July 1, 2019 0.17% Official annual projection
75   Rwanda 12,374,397 July 1, 2019 0.16% Official projection annual
76   Guinea 12,218,357 July 1, 2019 0.16% Official projection
77   Benin 11,733,059 July 1, 2019 0.15% Official projection annual
78   Haiti 11,577,779 July 1, 2019 0.15% Official annual projection
79   Tunisia 11,551,448 July 1, 2018 0.15% Official estimate
80   Bolivia 11,469,896 July 1, 2019 0.15% Official projection annual
81   Belgium 11,460,522 February 1, 2019 0.15% Monthly official estimate
82   Cuba 11,221,060 December 31, 2017 0.15% Official annual estimate
83   Burundi 10,953,317 July 1, 2019 0.14% Official annual projection
84   Greece 10,741,165 January 1, 2018 0.14% Official estimate
85   Czech Republic 10,649,800 December 31, 2018 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
86   Jordan 10,401,800 April 26, 2019 0.135% Official population clock
87   Dominican Republic 10,358,320 July 1, 2019 0.13% Official projection
88   Portugal 10,291,027 December 31, 2017 0.13% Official annual estimate
89   Sweden 10,246,901 February 28, 2019 0.13% Official monthly estimate
90   Azerbaijan 9,981,457 January 1, 2019 0.13% Official estimate
91   Hungary 9,771,000 January 1, 2018 0.13% Official annual estimate
92   United Arab Emirates 9,682,088 July 1, 2019 0.13% UN projection
93   Belarus 9,475,200 January 1, 2019 0.12% Official quarterly estimate
94   Honduras 9,158,345 July 1, 2019 0.12% Official annual projection
95   Israel 9,023,380 April 26, 2019 0.117% Official population clock
96   Tajikistan 8,931,000 January 1, 2018 0.12% Official estimate
97   Austria 8,859,992 January 1, 2019 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
98   Papua New Guinea 8,558,800 July 1, 2018 0.11% Official annual estimate
99   Switzerland 8,542,323 December 31, 2018 0.11% Official provisional figure
100   Sierra Leone 7,901,454 July 1, 2019 0.103% Official annual projection
101   Togo 7,538,000 July 1, 2019 0.098% Official annual projection
  Hong Kong (China) 7,482,500 December 31, 2018 0.097% Official estimate
102   Paraguay 7,152,703 July 1, 2019 0.093% Official annual projection
103   Laos 7,123,205 July 1, 2019 0.092% Official annual projection
104   Serbia[Note 13] 7,001,444 January 1, 2018 0.091% Official annual estimate
105   Bulgaria 7,000,039 December 31, 2018 0.091% Official estimate
106   El Salvador 6,704,864 July 1, 2019 0.087% Official annual projection
107   Libya 6,569,864 July 1, 2019 0.085% UN projection
108   Nicaragua 6,393,824 June 30, 2017 0.083% Official estimate
109   Kyrgyzstan 6,389,500 January 1, 2019 0.083% Official estimate
110   Lebanon 6,065,922 July 1, 2019 0.079% UN projection
111   Turkmenistan 5,942,561 July 1, 2019 0.077% UN projection
112   Denmark 5,806,081 January 1, 2019 0.075% Official quarterly estimate
113   Singapore 5,638,700 June 30, 2018 0.073% Official estimate
114   Republic of the Congo 5,542,197 July 1, 2019 0.072% UN projection
115   Finland 5,522,018 February 28, 2019 0.072% Official monthly estimate
116   Central African Republic 5,496,011 July 1, 2019 0.071% Official annual projection
117   Slovakia 5,450,421 December 31, 2018 0.071% Official estimate
118   Norway 5,328,212 January 1, 2019 0.069% Official quarterly estimate
119   Eritrea 5,309,659 July 1, 2019 0.069% UN projection
120   Costa Rica 5,058,007 June 30, 2019 0.066% Official annual projection
121   New Zealand 4,958,420 April 26, 2019 0.0644% Official population clock
122   Ireland 4,857,000 April 1, 2018 0.063% Official estimate
123   Palestine 4,780,978 December 1, 2017 0.062% Official census result
124   Oman 4,688,571 April 19, 2019 0.061% Official estimate
125   Liberia 4,475,353 July 1, 2019 0.058% Official projection
126   Kuwait 4,226,920 January 1, 2018 0.055% Official annual estimate
127   Panama 4,218,808 July 1, 2019 0.055% Official annual projection
128   Croatia 4,105,493 January 1, 2018 0.053% Official estimate
129   Mauritania 4,077,347 July 1, 2019 0.053% Official annual projection
130   Georgia[Note 14] 3,729,600 January 1, 2018 0.048% Official annual estimate
131   Moldova[Note 15] 3,547,539 January 1, 2018 0.046% Official estimate
132   Uruguay 3,518,552 June 30, 2019 0.046% Official annual projection
133   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,502,550 January 1, 2018 0.045% Official estimate
134   Mongolia 3,254,537 April 26, 2019 0.042% Official population clock
  Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,195,153 July 1, 2018 0.041% Official estimate
135   Armenia 2,969,200 September 30, 2018 0.039% Official quarterly estimate
136   Albania 2,862,427 January 1, 2019 0.037% Official annual estimate
137   Lithuania 2,790,322 April 1, 2019 0.036% Monthly official estimate
138   Qatar 2,760,586 March 31, 2019 0.036% Monthly official estimate
139   Jamaica 2,726,667 December 31, 2018 0.035% Official estimate
140   Namibia 2,458,936 July 1, 2019 0.032% Official projection
141   Botswana 2,338,851 July 1, 2019 0.03% Official annual projection
142   The Gambia 2,228,075 July 1, 2019 0.029% UN projection
143   Gabon 2,109,099 July 1, 2019 0.027% UN projection
144   Slovenia 2,076,595 October 1, 2018 0.027% Official estimate
145   North Macedonia 2,075,301 December 31, 2017 0.027% Official estimate
146   Lesotho 2,007,201 April 10, 2016 0.026% 2016 census result
147   Latvia 1,916,200 April 1, 2019 0.025% Monthly official estimate
  Kosovo[Note 16] 1,798,506 December 31, 2017 0.023% Official annual estimate
148   Guinea-Bissau 1,604,528 July 1, 2019 0.021% Official annual projection
149   Bahrain 1,543,300 July 1, 2019 0.02% Official annual projection
150   East Timor 1,387,149 July 1, 2019 0.018% Official annual projection
151   Trinidad and Tobago 1,359,193 June 30, 2018 0.018% Official estimate
152   Equatorial Guinea 1,358,276 July 1, 2018 0.018% Official estimate
153   Estonia 1,323,820 January 1, 2019 0.017% Official estimate
154   Mauritius 1,265,577 July 1, 2018 0.016% Official estimate
155   Eswatini 1,093,238 May 11, 2017 0.014% Official census result
156   Djibouti 1,078,373 July 1, 2019 0.014% Official annual projection
157   Fiji 884,887 September 17, 2017 0.011% Official census result
158   Comoros 873,724 July 1, 2019 0.011% Official estimate
159   Cyprus 864,200 December 31, 2017 0.011% Official annual estimate
160   Guyana 786,508 July 1, 2019 0.0102% UN projection
161   Bhutan 741,672 July 1, 2019 0.0096% Official annual projection
162   Solomon Islands 680,806 July 1, 2019 0.0088% Official annual projection
  Macau (China) 667,400 December 31, 2018 0.0087% Official quarterly estimate
163   Montenegro 622,359 January 1, 2018 0.0081% Official estimate
164   Luxembourg 613,894 January 1, 2019 0.008% Official estimate
  Western Sahara[Note 17] 582,478 July 1, 2019 0.0076% UN projection
165   Suriname 573,085 July 1, 2019 0.0074% UN projection
166   Cape Verde 550,483 July 1, 2019 0.0071% Official annual projection
167   Malta 475,701 December 31, 2017 0.0062% Official estimate
  Transnistria[Note 18] 469,000 January 1, 2018 0.0061% Official estimate
168   Brunei 421,300 July 1, 2017 0.0055% Official estimate
169   Belize 398,050 July 1, 2018 0.0052% Official estimate
170   Bahamas 385,340 July 1, 2019 0.005% Official annual projection
171   Maldives 378,114 December 31, 2017 0.0049% Official annual estimate
172   Iceland 357,050 December 31, 2018 0.0046% Official quarterly estimate
  Northern Cyprus[Note 19] 351,965 December 31, 2017 0.0046% Official estimate
173   Vanuatu 304,500 July 1, 2018 0.004% Official annual estimate
174   Barbados 287,010 July 1, 2019 0.0037% UN projection
  New Caledonia (France) 282,200 January 1, 2018 0.0037% Official annual estimate
  French Polynesia (France) 275,918 August 17, 2017 0.0036% 2017 census results
  Abkhazia[Note 20] 244,832 January 1, 2018 0.0032% Official estimate
175   São Tomé and Príncipe 201,784 July 1, 2018 0.0026% Official estimate
176   Samoa 200,874 July 1, 2019 0.0026% Official projection
177   Saint Lucia 180,454 July 1, 2019 0.0023% UN projection
  Guam (U.S.) 172,400 July 1, 2018 0.0022% Official annual estimate
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 160,012 January 1, 2018 0.0021% Official annual estimate
  Artsakh[Note 21] 145,053 December 1, 2015 0.0019% 2015 census result
178   Kiribati 120,100 July 1, 2018 0.0016% Official annual estimate
  Aruba (Netherlands) 111,849 December 31, 2018 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
179   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,803 July 1, 2017 0.0014% Official estimate
180   Grenada 108,825 July 1, 2019 0.0014% UN projection
  Jersey (UK) 105,500 December 31, 2017 0.0014% Official estimate
181   Federated States of Micronesia 105,300 July 1, 2018 0.0014% Official annual estimate
  United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 104,909 July 1, 2019 0.0014% UN projection
182   Antigua and Barbuda 104,084 July 1, 2019 0.0014% UN projection
183   Tonga 100,651 November 30, 2016 0.0013% 2016 census result
184   Seychelles 96,762 June 30, 2018 0.0013% Official estimate
  Isle of Man (UK) 83,314 April 24, 2016 0.0011% 2016 census result
185   Andorra 74,794 December 31, 2017 0.001% Official estimate
186   Dominica 74,679 July 1, 2019 0.001% UN projection
  Bermuda (UK) 64,027 July 1, 2019 0.00083% Official annual projection
  Cayman Islands (UK) 63,415 December 31, 2017 0.00082% Official estimate
  Guernsey (UK) 62,063 December 31, 2017 0.00081% Official estimate
  American Samoa (U.S.) 56,700 July 1, 2018 0.00074% Official annual estimate
  Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 56,200 July 1, 2018 0.00073% Official annual estimate
187   Saint Kitts and Nevis 56,345 July 1, 2019 0.0007% UN projection
  Greenland (Denmark) 55,992 January 1, 2019 0.00073% Official estimate
188   Marshall Islands 55,500 July 1, 2018 0.00072% Official annual estimate
  South Ossetia[Note 22] 53,532 October 15, 2015 0.0007% Preliminary 2015 census result
  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 51,540 March 1, 2019 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 41,369 July 1, 2018 0.00054% Official estimate
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 40,614 January 1, 2018 0.00053% Official estimate
189   Liechtenstein 38,380 December 31, 2018 0.0005% Official semi annual estimate
190   Monaco 38,300 December 31, 2017 0.0005% Official annual estimate
  Saint-Martin (France) 35,746 January 1, 2016 0.00046% Official estimate
  Gibraltar (UK) 33,573 December 31, 2015 0.00044% Official estimate
191   San Marino 33,419 December 31, 2018 0.00043% Official monthly estimate
  British Virgin Islands (UK) 32,206 July 1, 2019 0.00042% UN projection
192   Palau 17,900 July 1, 2018 0.00023% Official annual estimate
  Cook Islands (NZ) 15,200 July 1, 2018 0.0002% Official annual estimate
  Anguilla (UK) 15,174 July 1, 2019 0.0002% UN projection
  Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,700 July 1, 2018 0.00015% Official annual estimate
193   Nauru 11,000 July 1, 2018 0.00014% Official annual estimate
194   Tuvalu 10,200 July 1, 2018 0.00013% Official annual estimate
  Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,793 January 1, 2016 0.00013% 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) 5,220 July 1, 2019 0.000068% UN projection
  Falkland Islands (UK) 3,198 October 9, 2016 0.000042% 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
195   Vatican City 800 January 1, 2014 0.000010% Official estimate
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 538 June 30, 2018 0.0000070% 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 6.65% 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 many 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 Lands, Clipperton Island, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.
  7. ^ Excluding the 14 Overseas Territories and 3 Crown dependencies 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. ^ Excluding the population of the disputed territory of Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Includes Somaliland.
  13. ^ Excludes Kosovo.
  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 been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states. 10 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.
  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 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.
  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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