How Many Countries in The World

How Many Countries in The World – 195 countries
There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 non-member observer states the Holy See and the State of Palestine.
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Not on the list

Not included in this complete count of 195 countries are:

  • Taiwan – the United Nations believes it defined by the People’s Republic of China
  • The Cook Islands and Niue, are both states in a free relationship with New Zealand which are associates of several UN specialized agencies and have been identified “full treaty-making capacity”, but are neither member states nor non-member observers states.
  • Dependencies (or dependent territories, dependent areas, dependencies) and Areas of Special Sovereignty (autonomous territories)
  • Other countries identified by the United Nations as not being self-governing



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