A short list of countries

So here we go, boys and girls, a short list of countries around the world and those we have travelled to, sold to or just wish they were countries. Now, why am I saying this? Well yours truly, aka google-girl, just did a nifty little search and found that the main resource for all knowledge in the western world (Wikipedia) and other resources vary in how many countries there are in the world.

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and for those of you who have nothing else to do I will add commentary to each country in case you need more reading. <insert song Countin’ Flowers on the wall— let’s all sing along: Countin’ flowers on the wall,
That don’t bother me at all.
Playing Solitaire till dawn,
With a deck of fifty-one.
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo.
Now, don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do.>

(This post is dedicated to the Bossman who we have heard dearly loved Captain Kangaroo as a child).

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Don

* Abkhazia – Republic of Abkhazia[5]
* Afghanistan – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan- blessing to the many troops and families struggling on a day to day pace in this country
* Flag of the United Kingdom Akrotiri and Dhekelia – Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK overseas territory)
* Åland – Åland Islands (Autonomous province of Finland)
* Albania – Republic of Albania
* Algeria – People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
* American Samoa – Territory of American Samoa (US territory) This is not a country- it’s a territory, didn’t your geography teacher teach you nuttin’ kid?
* Andorra – Principality of Andorra
* Angola – Republic of Angola
* Anguilla (UK overseas territory)
* Antigua and Barbuda I had friends who had a summer home here
* Argentina – Argentine Republic[12]
* Armenia – Republic of Armenia
* Aruba (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands) Poor, poor Natalie Holloway
* Flag of the United Kingdom Ascension Island (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)
* Australia – Commonwealth of Australia Prayers for Heath Ledger and thanks for Nicole Kidman? Well, she’s rather 1-D so maybe I take that back- does she have any big fans?
* Austria – Republic of Austria BEEN THERE
* Azerbaijan – Republic of Azerbaijan[13]

B

* Bahamas, The – Commonwealth of The Bahamas My friend Denise grew up here
* Bahrain – Kingdom of Bahrain Someday I will travel here
* Bangladesh – People’s Republic of Bangladesh
* Barbados
* Belarus – Republic of Belarus, nearly went here for adoption
* Belgium – Kingdom of Belgium
* Belize
* Benin – Republic of Benin
* Bermuda (UK overseas territory)
* Bhutan – Kingdom of Bhutan
* Bolivia – Republic of Bolivia
* Bosnia and Herzegovina[14]
* Botswana – Republic of Botswana
* Brazil – Federative Republic of Brazil
* Brunei – Negara Brunei Darussalam
* Bulgaria – Republic of Bulgaria
* Burkina Faso
* Burma – Union of Myanmar
* Burundi – Republic of Burundi
* shoot, only the letter C and I’m petered out on this… off to blog on something else

C

* Cambodia – Kingdom of Cambodia
* Cameroon – Republic of Cameroon
* Canada[15]
* Cape Verde – Republic of Cape Verde
* Cayman Islands (UK overseas territory)
* Central African Republic[16]
* Chad – Republic of Chad
* Chile – Republic of Chile
* China – People’s Republic of China[17]
* For “China, Republic of”, see Taiwan
* Christmas Island – Territory of Christmas Island (Australian overseas territory)
* Cocos (Keeling) Islands – Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australian overseas territory)
* Colombia – Republic of Colombia
* Comoros – Union of the Comoros
* Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo[18]
* Congo – Republic of the Congo[19]
* Cook Islands (Associated state of New Zealand)
* Costa Rica – Republic of Costa Rica
* Côte d’Ivoire – Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
* Croatia – Republic of Croatia
* Cuba – Republic of Cuba
* Cyprus – Republic of Cyprus[20]
* Czech Republic[21]

D

* Denmark – Kingdom of Denmark
* For “Dhekelia”, see Akrotiri and Dhekelia
* Djibouti – Republic of Djibouti
* Dominica – Commonwealth of Dominica
* Dominican Republic

E

* East Timor – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
* Ecuador – Republic of Ecuador
* Egypt – Arab Republic of Egypt
* El Salvador – Republic of El Salvador
* Equatorial Guinea – Republic of Equatorial Guinea
* Eritrea – State of Eritrea
* Estonia – Republic of Estonia
* Ethiopia – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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F

* Falkland Islands (UK overseas territory)[22]
* Faroe Islands (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)
* Fiji – Republic of the Fiji Islands
* Finland – Republic of Finland
* France – French Republic
* French Polynesia (French overseas collectivity)

G

* Gabon – Gabonese Republic
* Gambia, The – Republic of The Gambia
* Georgia[23]
* Germany – Federal Republic of Germany
* Ghana – Republic of Ghana
* Gibraltar (UK overseas territory)
* Greece – Hellenic Republic
* Greenland (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)
* Grenada
* Guam – Territory of Guam (US organized territory)
* Guatemala – Republic of Guatemala
* Guernsey – Bailiwick of Guernsey (British Crown dependency)[24]
* Guinea – Republic of Guinea
* Guinea-Bissau – Republic of Guinea-Bissau
* Guyana – Co-operative Republic of Guyana

H

* Haiti – Republic of Haiti
* Honduras – Republic of Honduras
* Hong Kong – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)[25]
* Hungary – Republic of Hungary

I

* Iceland – Republic of Iceland
* India – Republic of India
* Indonesia – Republic of Indonesia
* Iran – Islamic Republic of Iran
* Iraq – Republic of Iraq
* Ireland – Ireland[26]
* Isle of Man (British Crown dependency)
* Israel – State of Israel
* Italy – Italian Republic
* For “Ivory Coast”, see Côte d’Ivoire

J

* Jamaica
* Japan
* Jersey – Bailiwick of Jersey (British Crown dependency)
* Jordan – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

K

* Kazakhstan – Republic of Kazakhstan
* Kenya – Republic of Kenya
* Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati
* Korea, North – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea[27]
* Korea, South – Republic of Korea[28]
* Kosovo – Republic of Kosovo[4]
* Kuwait – State of Kuwait
* Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz Republic[29]

L

* Laos – Lao People’s Democratic Republic
* Latvia – Republic of Latvia
* Lebanon – Republic of Lebanon
* Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho
* Liberia – Republic of Liberia
* Libya – Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
* Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein
* Lithuania – Republic of Lithuania
* Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

M

* Macao – Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)[30]
* Macedonia – Republic of Macedonia[31]
* Madagascar – Republic of Madagascar
* Malawi – Republic of Malawi
* Malaysia
* Maldives – Republic of Maldives
* Mali – Republic of Mali
* Malta – Republic of Malta
* Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands
* Mauritania – Islamic Republic of Mauritania
* Mauritius – Republic of Mauritius
* Mayotte – Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French overseas collectivity)
* Mexico – United Mexican States
* Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia
* Moldova – Republic of Moldova[32]
* Monaco – Principality of Monaco
* Mongolia
* Montenegro
* Montserrat (UK overseas territory)
* Morocco – Kingdom of Morocco[33]
* Mozambique – Republic of Mozambique
* For “Myanmar”, see Burma

N

* Nagorno-Karabakh – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)[8]
* Namibia – Republic of Namibia
* Nauru – Republic of Nauru
* Nepal – Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
* Netherlands – Kingdom of the Netherlands[34]
* Netherlands Antilles (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
* New Caledonia – Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (French community sui generis)
* New Zealand
* Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua
* Niger – Republic of Niger
* Nigeria – Federal Republic of Nigeria
* Niue (Associated state of New Zealand)
* Norfolk Island – Territory of Norfolk Island (Australian overseas territory)
* Northern Cyprus – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus[7]
* Northern Mariana Islands – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (US commonwealth)
* For “North Korea”, see Korea, North
* Norway – Kingdom of Norway

O

* Oman – Sultanate of Oman

P

* Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
* Palau – Republic of Palau
* Palestine – Palestinian Territories[35]
* Panama – Republic of Panama
* Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea
* Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay
* For “People’s Republic of China”, see China
* Peru – Republic of Peru
* Philippines – Republic of the Philippines
* Pitcairn Islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands (UK overseas territory)
* Poland – Republic of Poland
* Portugal – Portuguese Republic
* For “Pridnestrovie”, see Transnistria
* Puerto Rico – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (US commonwealth)

Q

* Qatar – State of Qatar

R

* Romania
* Russia – Russian Federation
* Rwanda – Republic of Rwanda

S

* Saint Barthélemy – Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy (French overseas collectivity)
* Saint Helena (UK overseas territory)
* Saint Kitts and Nevis – Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
* Saint Lucia
* Saint Martin – Collectivity of Saint Martin (French overseas collectivity)
* Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French overseas collectivity)
* Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* Samoa – Independent State of Samoa
* San Marino – Most Serene Republic of San Marino
* São Tomé and Príncipe – Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
* Saudi Arabia – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
* Senegal – Republic of Senegal
* Serbia – Republic of Serbia[36]
* Seychelles – Republic of Seychelles
* Sierra Leone – Republic of Sierra Leone
* Singapore – Republic of Singapore
* Slovakia – Slovak Republic
* Slovenia – Republic of Slovenia
* Solomon Islands
* Somalia[37] – Somali Republic
* Somaliland – Republic of Somaliland[9]
* South Africa – Republic of South Africa
* For “South Korea”, see Korea, South
* South Ossetia – Republic of South Ossetia[6]
* Spain – Kingdom of Spain
* Sri Lanka – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
* Sudan – Republic of the Sudan
* Suriname – Republic of Suriname
* Svalbard (Territory of Norway)[38]
* Swaziland – Kingdom of Swaziland
* Sweden – Kingdom of Sweden
* Switzerland – Swiss Confederation
* Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

T

* Taiwan – Republic of China [39]
* Tajikistan – Republic of Tajikistan
* Tanzania – United Republic of Tanzania
* Thailand – Kingdom of Thailand
* For “Timor-Leste”, see East Timor
* Togo – Togolese Republic
* Tokelau (Overseas territory of New Zealand)
* Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga
* Transnistria – Transnistrian Moldovan Republic[10]
* Trinidad and Tobago – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
* Tristan da Cunha (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)
* Tunisia – Tunisian Republic
* Turkey – Republic of Turkey
* Turkmenistan
* Turks and Caicos Islands (UK overseas territory)
* Tuvalu

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U

* Uganda – Republic of Uganda
* Ukraine
* United Arab Emirates
* United Kingdom – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
* United States – United States of America
* Uruguay – Eastern Republic of Uruguay
* Uzbekistan – Republic of Uzbekistan

V

* Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu
* Vatican City – State of the Vatican City[2]
* Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
* Vietnam – Socialist Republic of Vietnam
* Virgin Islands, British – British Virgin Islands (UK overseas territory)
* Virgin Islands, United States – United States Virgin Islands (US organized territory)

W

* Wallis and Futuna – Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (French overseas collectivity)
* Western Sahara – Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic[40]

Y

* Yemen – Republic of Yemen

Z

* For “Zaire”, see Democratic Republic of the Congo
* Zambia – Republic of Zambia
* Zimbabwe – Republic of Zimbabwe

1 Afghanistan
2 Akrotiri
3 Albania
4 Algeria
5 American Samoa
6 Andorra
7 Angola
8 Anguilla
9 Antarctica
10 Antigua and Barbuda
11 Argentina
12 Armenia
13 Aruba
14 Ashmore and Cartier Islands
15 Australia
16 Austria
17 Azerbaijan
18 Bahamas, The
19 Bahrain
20 Bangladesh
21 Barbados
22 Bassas da India
23 Belarus
24 Belgium
25 Belize
26 Benin
27 Bermuda
28 Bhutan
29 Bolivia
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina
31 Botswana
32 Bouvet Island
33 Brazil
34 British Indian Ocean Territory
35 British Virgin Islands
36 Brunei
37 Bulgaria
38 Burkina Faso
39 Burma
40 Burundi
41 Cambodia
42 Cameroon
43 Canada
44 Cape Verde
45 Cayman Islands
46 Central African Republic
47 Chad
48 Chile
49 China
50 Christmas Island
51 Clipperton Island
52 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
53 Colombia
54 Comoros
55 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
56 Congo, Republic of the
57 Cook Islands
58 Coral Sea Islands
59 Costa Rica
60 Cote d’Ivoire
61 Croatia
62 Cuba
63 Cyprus
64 Czech Republic
65 Denmark
66 Dhekelia
67 Djibouti
68 Dominica
69 Dominican Republic
70 Ecuador
71 Egypt
72 El Salvador
73 Equatorial Guinea
74 Eritrea
75 Estonia
76 Ethiopia
77 Europa Island
78 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
79 Faroe Islands
80 Fiji
81 Finland
82 France
83 French Guiana
84 French Polynesia
85 French Southern and Antarctic Lands
86 Gabon
87 Gambia, The
88 Gaza Strip
89 Georgia
90 Germany
91 Ghana
92 Gibraltar
93 Glorioso Islands
94 Greece
95 Greenland
96 Grenada
97 Guadeloupe
98 Guam
99 Guatemala
100 Guernsey
101 Guinea
102 Guinea-Bissau
103 Guyana
104 Haiti
105 Heard Island and McDonald Islands
106 Holy See (Vatican City)
107 Honduras
108 Hong Kong
109 Hungary
110 Iceland
111 India
112 Indonesia
113 Iran
114 Iraq
115 Ireland
116 Isle of Man
117 Israel
118 Italy
119 Jamaica
120 Jan Mayen
121 Japan
122 Jersey
123 Jordan
124 Juan de Nova Island
125 Kazakhstan
126 Kenya
127 Kiribati
128 Korea, North
129 Korea, South
130 Kuwait
131 Kyrgyzstan
132 Laos
133 Latvia
134 Lebanon
135 Lesotho
136 Liberia
137 Libya
138 Liechtenstein
139 Lithuania
140 Luxembourg
141 Macau
142 Macedonia
143 Madagascar
144 Malawi
145 Malaysia
146 Maldives
147 Mali
148 Malta
149 Marshall Islands
150 Martinique
151 Mauritania
152 Mauritius
153 Mayotte
154 Mexico
155 Micronesia, Federated States of
156 Moldova
157 Monaco
158 Mongolia
159 Montserrat
160 Morocco
161 Mozambique
162 Namibia
163 Nauru
164 Navassa Island
165 Nepal
166 Netherlands
167 Netherlands Antilles
168 New Caledonia
169 New Zealand
170 Nicaragua
171 Niger
172 Nigeria
173 Niue
174 Norfolk Island
175 Northern Mariana Islands
176 Norway
177 Oman
178 Pakistan
179 Palau
180 Panama
181 Papua New Guinea
182 Paracel Islands
183 Paraguay
184 Peru
185 Philippines
186 Pitcairn Islands
187 Poland
188 Portugal
189 Puerto Rico
190 Qatar
191 Reunion
192 Romania
193 Russia
194 Rwanda
195 Saint Helena
196 Saint Kitts and Nevis
197 Saint Lucia
198 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
199 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
200 Samoa
201 San Marino
202 Sao Tome and Principe
203 Saudi Arabia
204 Senegal
205 Serbia and Montenegro
206 Seychelles
207 Sierra Leone
208 Singapore
209 Slovakia
210 Slovenia
211 Solomon Islands
212 Somalia
213 South Africa
214 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
215 Spain
216 Spratly Islands
217 Sri Lanka
218 Sudan
219 Suriname
220 Svalbard
221 Swaziland
222 Sweden
223 Switzerland
224 Syria
225 Taiwan
226 Tajikistan
227 Tanzania
228 Thailand
229 Timor-Leste
230 Togo
231 Tokelau
232 Tonga
233 Trinidad and Tobago
234 Tromelin Island
235 Tunisia
236 Turkey
237 Turkmenistan
238 Turks and Caicos Islands
239 Tuvalu
240 Uganda
241 Ukraine
242 United Arab Emirates
243 United Kingdom
244 United States
245 Uruguay
246 Uzbekistan
247 Vanuatu
248 Venezuela
249 Vietnam
250 Virgin Islands
251 Wake Island
252 Wallis and Futuna
253 West Bank
254 Western Sahara
255 Yemen
256 Zambia
257 Zimbabwe