How mmany countries in the world?
#16647. Asked by ukoner33. (Feb 15 02 1:24 AM)
'How many countries are in the world,' is a very good question and one that |
is somewhat difficult to answer, as there appears to be no one right answer.
Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are
189, 191, 192, 193 or 194 independent countries in the world today.
The United Nations has 189 members but that number doesn't include independent
nations like Switzerland and the Vatican. The US State Department recognizes
191 independent countries around the world. but that list of countries reflects
the political agenda of the United States of America. As an example, it doesn't
include Taiwan as China claims that Taiwan is simply a province of China.
Many World Almanacs use 192 countries, which is probably the best answer, but
what about East Timor? Palestine? Greenland? Western Sahara? The political
world is constantly changing and our list of independent nations is shown below.
Note that we don't say that our list is the ONLY answer, just that it's our
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