Countries & Regions of the World from A to Z, All Countries List in the World

Countries & Regions of the World from A to Z, All Countries List in the World

A World Countries List



09 July 2011 since South Sudan became an independent state, there are now 195 independent sovereign nations in the whole world( including disputed but defacto independent Taiwan), + about 60 dependent areas, 5 disputed territories such as Kosovo.

Here is a list of countries and areas in the world in alphabetical order, with official names and alternative names etc.  English and French country names as well as local names of the all countries.

Every country profile provides links of main official web sites of Territory/nation, details on geography, maps, National Flat, history, Culture, tourist destinations, countries population & languages, capital and the largest cities, education, economy and more.



English Name French Name Local Name Region
Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanestan South-Central Asia
Albania Albanie Shqiperia Southern Europe
Algeria Algerie Al Jaja’ir Northern Africa
American Samoa Samoa Américaines American Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
Andorra Andorre Andorra Southern Europe
Angola Angola Angola Central Africa
Anguilla Anguilla Anguilla Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctique Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua  and Barbuda Antigua-et-Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Argentina Argentine Argentina Southern South America
Armenia Arménie Hayastan Western Asia
Aruba Aruba Aruba Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Australia Australie Australia Australia/Oceania
Austria Autriche Österreich Western Europe
Azerbaijan Azerbaïdjan Azarbaycan Caucasus, Western Asia
B  English Name      Franch Name                Local Name                Region
Bahamas Bahamas Bahamas Caribbean
Bahrain Bahreïn Al Bahrayn Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh South Central Asia
Barbados Barbade Barbados Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Belarus Bélarus Byelarus Eastern Europe
Belgium Belgique Belgique/Belgie Western Europe
Belize Belize Belize Central America
Benin Bénin Bénin West Africa
Bermuda Bermudes Bermuda North America
Bhutan Bhoutan Bhutan South-Central Asia
Bolivia Bolivie Bolivia Central South America
Bosnia-Herzégovina Bosnie-Herzégovine Bosna i Hercegovina Southern Europe
Botswana Botswana Botswana Siuthern Africa
Brazil Brésil Brasil Central Eastern South America
Brunéi Darussalam Brunéi Darussalam Negara Brunei Darussalam South East Asia
Bulgaria Bulgarie Bulgaria Balkan, Eastern Europe
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso West Afirca
Burundi Burundi Burundi Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes

C  English Name  Franch Name    Local Name            Region

Cambodia Cambodge Kampuchea South East Asia
Cameroon Cameroun Cameroon Central Asia
Canada Canada Canada North North America
Cape Verde Cap-Vert Cabo Verde West Africa
Cayman Islands Caïmanes, Îles Cayman Islands Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Central African Republic Centrafricaine, République Republique Centrafricaine Central Africa
Chad Tchad Tchad Central Africa
Chile Chili Chile Western South America
China Chine Zhong Guo Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Île Christmas Christmas Island South East Asia
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Îles Cocos (Keeling) Cocos (Keeling) Islands South-East Asia, Australia
Colombia Colombie Colombia North West South America
Comoros Comores Comores Eastern Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) Congo, La République Démocratique du République Démocratique du Congo Central Africa
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) République du Congo République du Congo Central Africa
Cook Islands Îles Cook Cook Islands Polynesia, Oceania
 Costa Rica   Costa Rica   Costa Rica  Central America
 Ivory Coast  Côte D’ivoire  Côte D’ivoire  West Africa
 Croatia  Croatie  Hrvatska  Southern Europe
 Cuba  Cuba  Cuba  Greater Antilles, Caribbean
 Cyprus  Chypre  Kibris, Kypros  Mediterranean, Western Asia
 Czech Republic  République Tchèque  Ceska Republika  Eastern Europe

D      English Name    French Name  Local Name             Region

Denmark Denmark Denmark Northern Europe
 Djibouti  Djibouti  Djibouti  Eastern Africa
 Dominica  Dominique  Dominica  Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
 Dominican Republic  Dominicaine, République  Dominicana, Republica  Greater Antilles, Caribbean
 E  English Name  French Name  Local Name  Region
 East Timer  (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste (Timor Oriental)  Timor  South-East Asia
 Ecuador  Equateur  Ecuador  North West South America
 Egypt  Egypte  Misr  Africa, Middle East
 El Salvador  El Salvador  El Salvador  Central  America
 Equatorial Guinea  Guinée Équatoriale  Guinea Ecuatorial  Central Africa
Eritrea Érythrée Hagere Ertra Eastern Africa
Estonia Estonie Eesti Vabariik Northern Europe
Ethiopia Ethiopie Ityop’iya Eastern Africa

F English Name  French Name     Local Name          Region

Falkland Islands Falkland, Îles (Malvinas) Islas Malvinas Southern South America
Faroe Islands Îles Féroé Foroyar Northern Europe
Fiji Fidji Fiji Melanesia, Oceania
Finland Finlande Suomen Tasavalta Northern Europe
France France France Western Europe
French Guiana Guyane Française Guyane Northern South America
French Southern Territories Terres Australes Françaises Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises Southern South America, Antarctic
French Polynesia Polynésie Française Polynésie Française Polynesia, Oceania

G English Name   French Name     Local Name          Region

 Gabon  Gabon  Gabon  Central Africa
 Gambia  Gambie  The Gambia  West Africa
 Georgia  Géorgie  Sak’art’velo  Western Asia
 Germany  Allemagne  Deutschland  Western Europe
 Ghana  Ghana  Ghana  Western Africa
 Gibraltar  Gibraltar  Gibraltar  Southern Europe
 Great Britain  Grande-Bretagne  Great Britain  Northern Europe
 Greece  Grece  Ellas or Ellada  Southern Europe
 Green land  Groenland  Kalaallit Nunaat  North Ameria
 Grenada  Grenade  Grenada  Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Guam Guam Guam Micronesia, Oceania
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Central America
Guinea Guinéee Guinee West Africa
Guinea-Bissau Guinée-Bissau Guine-Bissau West Africa
Guyana Guyana Guyana North Eastern South America

 H English Name  French Name   Local Name          Region

Haiti Haiti Haiti Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Hoy See Saint-Siège (État de la Cité du Vatican) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
Honduras Honduras Honduras Central America
Honkong Honkong Xianggang Eastern Asia
Hungary Hongrie Magyarorszag Eastern Europe
 I  English Name  French Name  Local Name  Region
Iceland Islande Lyoveldio Island Northern Europe
India Indie Bharat South Central Asia
Indonesia Indonésie Indonesia Maritime South-East Asia
Iran (Islamic Republic of) République Islamique d’ Iran Iran South-Central Asia
Iraq Iraq Iraq Middle East, Western Asia
Ireland Irlande Éire Northern Europe
Israel Israël Yisra’el Middle East, Western Asia
Italy Italie Italia Southern Europe
 J  English Name     French Name         Local Name                    Region
Jamaica Jamaique Jamaica Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Japan Japon Nippon Eastern Asia
Jordan Jordanie Al Urdun Middle East, Western Asia
 K  English Name   French Name          Local Name                    Region
Kazakhstan Kazakstan Qazaqstan Central Asia
Kenya Kenya Kenya Eastern Africa
Kiribati Kiribati Kiribati, Kiribas Micronesia, Oceania
Korea, Democratic People’s Rep. (North Korea) Corée, République Populaire Démocratique de Choson Eastern Asia
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Corée, République de Han-guk Eastern Asia
Kosovo Kosova Albanian: : Kosova ou Kosovë,
Serbian: Kosovo, Косово
Southern Europe
Kuwait Koweït Al Kuwayt Middle East, Western Asia
Kyrgyzstan Kirghizistan Kyrgyz Respublikasy Central Asia
L English Name   French Name                Local Name                   Region
Lao, People’s Democratic Republic Lao, République Démocratique Populaire Lao South-East Asia
Latvia Lettonie Latvija Northern Europe
Lebanon Liban Lubnan Middle East, Western Asia
Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho Southern Africa
Libéria Libéria Libéria West Africa
Lilbya Libye Libiyah Northern Africa
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Western Europe
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg, Letzebuerg Western Europe

M  English Name   French Name              Local Name                             Region

Macao Macao Aomen Eastern Asia
Macedonia, Rep. of Macédoine, l’ex-République Yougoslave de Makedonija Southern Europe
Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar Eastern Africa
Malawi Malawi Malawi Eastern Africa
Malaysia Malaisie Malaysia Southeast Asia
Maldives Maldives Dhivehi Raajje South Central Asia
Mali Mali Mali West Africa
Malta Malte Malta Southern Europe
Marshali Islands Îles Marshall Marshall Islands Micronesia, Oceania
Martinique Martinique Martinique Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Mauritania Mauritanie Muritaniyah West Africa
Mauritius Île Maurice Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mayotte Mayotte Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Mexique Estados Unidos Mexicanos North America
Micronesia, Federal States of États Fédérés de Micronésie Micronesia Micronesia, Oceania
Moldova, Republic of Moldova, République de Moldova Eastern Europe
Monaco Monaco Monaco Southern Europe
Mongolia Mongolie Mongol Uls Eastern Asia
Monténégro Monténégro Crna Gora Southern Europe
Montserrat Montserrat Montserrat  Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Morocco Maroc Al Maghrib Northern Africa
Mozambique Mozambique Mocambique Eastern Africa
Myanmar, Burma Myanmar, Birmanie Myanma Naingngandaw Southeast Asia

N English Nme    French Name                Local Name                              Region

 Namibia  Namibie  Namibia  South Africa
 Nauru  Nauru  Nauru  Micronesia, Oceania
 Nepal  Nepal  Nepal  South Central Asia
 Netherlands  Pays-Bas  Nederland/Holland  Western Europe
 Netherlands Antilles  Antilles Néerlandaises  Nederlandse Antillen  Caribbean
 New Caledonia  Nouvelle-Calédonie  Nouvelle-Calédonie  Melanesia, Oceania
 New Zeeland  Nouvelle-Zélande  Aotearoa  Oceania; Australia
 Nicaragua  Nicaragua  Nicaragua  Central America
 Niger  Niger  Niger  West Africa
 Nigeria  Nigeria  Nigeria  West Africa
Niue Nioué Niue Polynesia, Oceania
Northern Mariana Islands Îles Mariannes du Nord Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia, Oceania
Norway Norvège Norge Northern Europe

O English Name   French Name                    Local Name                     Region

Oman Oman Saltanat Uman Middle East

P  English Name    French Name                Local Name                         Region 

Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan South Central Asia
Palau Palaos Belau Micronesia, Oceania
Palestinian territories Autorité Nationale Palestinienne Filastin Middle East, Western Asia
Panama Panama Panama Central America
Papua New Guinea Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée Papua Niu Gini Maritime Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Oceania
Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay Central South America
Peru Perou Peru Western South America
Philippines Philippines Pilipinas Southeast Asia
Pitcairn Island Pitcairn Pitcairn Island Polynesia, Oceania
Poland Pologne Polska Eastern Europe
Portugal Portugal Portugal Southern Europe
Puerto Rico Porto Rico Puerto Rico Greater Antilles, Caribbean

Q English Name      French Name                 Local Name                      Region

Qatar Qatar Dawlat Qatar Arabian Peninsula, Middle East

R English Name     French Name                         Local Name                 Region

Reunion Island Ile de la Réunion Ile de la Réunion Eastern Africa
Romania Roumanie Romania Eastern Europe
Russian Federation Russie, Fédération de Rossiya Eastern Europe – Northern Asia
Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes

S English Name    French Name                    Local Name                        Region

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Saint Lucia Sainte-Lucie Saint Lucia Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Samoa Samoa Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
San Marino Saint Marin San Marino Southern Europe within Italy
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tomé-et-Principe Sao Tome e Principe Central Africa
Saudi Arabia Arabie Saoudite Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Sénégal Sénégal Sénégal West Africa
Serbia Serbie Srbija Southern Europe
Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone West Africa
Singapore Singapour Singapore South East Asia
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Slovaquie Slovensko Eastern Europe
Slovenia Slovénie Slovenija Southern Europe
 Solomon Island  Salomon, Îles  Solomon Islands  Melanesia, Oceania
 Somalia  Somalie  Somalia  Eastern Africa
 South Africa  Afrique du Sud  South Africa  Southern Africa
 South Sudan  Soudan du Sud  South Sudan  East Central Africa
 Spain  Espagne  España  South Europe
 Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka  South Central Asia
Sudan Soudan As-Sudan Northern Africa
Suriname Suriname Suriname North-Eastern South America
Swaziland Swaziland Swaziland Southern Africa
Sweden Suède Sverige Northern Europe
Switzerland Suisse Schweiz (German), Suisse (French), Svizzera (Italian) Western Europe
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic Syrienne, République Arabe Suriyah Middle East, Western Asia

T  English Name       French Name                 Local Name                       Region

Taiwan (Republic of China) Taïwan, Province de Chine T’ai-wan Eastern Asia
Tajikistan Tadjikistan Jumhurii Tojikiston Central Asia
Tanzania; officially the United Republic of Tanzania Tanzanie, République-Unie de Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Eastern Africa
Thailand Thaïlande Prathet Thai South East Asia
 Tibet  Tibet  Bod  South Central Asia
 Timor-Leste (East Timor)  Timor-Leste (Timor Oriental)  Timor  Maritime South-East Asia
 Togo  Togo  Republique Togolaise  West Africa
 Tokelau  Tokelau  Tokelau  Oceania/Australia
 Tonga  Tonga  Tonga  Polynesia, Oceania
 Trinidad and Tobago  Trinité-et-Tobago  Trinidad, Tobago  Northern South America, Caribbean
Tunisia Tunisie Tunis Northern Africa
Turkey Turquie Turkiye Southeastern Europe, Western Asia
Turkménistan Turkménistan Turkménistan Central Asia
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks et Caïques, Îles Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean, parts of the Bahamas island chain.
Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu Polynesia, Oceania

U English Name       French Name                Local Name                          Region

Uganda Ouganda Uganda Eastern Africa
Ukraine Ukraine Ukrayina Eastern Europe
United Arab Emirates Émirats Arabes Unis Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
United Kingdom Royaume-Uni United Kingdom Northern Europe
United States États-Unis United States North America
Uruguay Uruguay Republica Oriental del Uruguay Central East South America
Uzbekistan Ouzbékistan Uzbekiston Respublikasi Central Asia

V   English Name    French Name                 Local Name                             Region

Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu Melanesia, Oceania
Vatican City State (Holy See) Saint-Siège (État de la Cité du Vatican) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela Northern South America
Viêtnam Viêt Nam Viêt Nam South East Asia
Virgin Islands (British) Îles Vierges Britanniques Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Virgin Islands (U.S.) les Vierges des États-Unis Virgin Islands Lesser Antilles, Caribbean

W  English Name        French Name              Local Name                    Region

Western Sahara Sahara Occidental Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā’ al-Gharbīyah Northern Africa
Wallis and Futuna Islands Wallis et Futuna Wallis et Futuna Polynesia, Oceania

Y English Name        French Name                     Local Name                 Region

Yemen Yemen Al Yaman Arabian Peninsula, Middle East

Z English Name        French Name              Local Name                        Region

Zambia Zambie Zambia Eastern Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Eastern Africa


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