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The world's largest countries, the world's smallest countries - and all the other countries in the world

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All countries in the world, from the largest to the smallest

The world is exciting and diverse, and this diversity is reflected in the many continents that make up our globe.

Each individual continent has its own special nature, culture and population, and together constitute a whole 193 UN-recognised countries as well as a few unrecognized countries (e.g. Vatican City) and territories (e.g. Galapagos Islands).

In this article you will therefore find an overview of all countries in the world, the 10 largest countries in the world, and the 10 smallest countries in the world, so now you can count how many countries you have been to and find travel tips for the countries.

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Here are the countries of the world: The 7 continents

Asia is the world's largest continent and has both the highest number of countries and also the highest population. Here you will find an impressive variety of cultures, landscapes and languages, stretching from the white mountain peaks in Nepal to the busy streets of Tokyo.

With its rich history and cultural heritage is Europe an incredibly exciting continent to visit. From the cozy streets of London to the ancient monuments in Rome this continent has undoubtedly helped shape world history in many respects.

Africa has everything from the dry Sahara desert to the lush and wet rainforests in the interior of the continent. The rich cultural heritage and the rapid development in many of Africa's countries make the continent an extremely interesting melting pot of old traditions in new times.

I North America you will find fantastic landscapes stretching from the cold plains in Canada to the white sandy beaches of Barbados. Vibrant cities and a wide range of cultures have over the years also had a significant attraction for many visitors.

Oceania – the blue continent – ​​offers a wonderful mix of indigenous cultures, nature, wildlife and modern city life. Here you can experience everything from the laid-back Polynesian lifestyle in Samoa to the snowy mountain peaks in New Zealand og Australiens large coral reefs – and get to pet a cute koala on the way.

Eventually we will pass South America, which with its beautiful mountain areas and lush rainforests contains a rich natural and cultural heritage that stretches from the modern cities to the ancient Inca Empire. This is also where you can sail to Antarctica!

Experience the continents, their cultures and nature and learn much more about the many different countries on the list below.

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Here are all the countries of the world and their territories in alphabetical order

Whether you dream of visiting the world's largest countries, the smallest countries or everything in between, you will find them here. Use the search function to find our travel tips for the individual countries.


  • Afghanistan.
  • Albania
  • Alge Reed
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
    • Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Australia
    • Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean
    • Cocos
    • Norfolk Island


  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi


  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
    • Nunavut
  • centralafrican Republic
  • Chile
    • Easter Island
  • Columbia
  • Comoros
  • Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Congo, Democratic Republic (Kinshasa)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
    • Northern Cyprus


  • Denmark
    • Faroe Islands
    • Greenland
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic


  • Ecuador
    • Galapagos
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
  • eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia


  • Fiji
  • Phillipines
  • Finland
    • Aland Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • France
    • French Guyana
    • French Polynesia
    • Guadeloupe
    • Martinique
    • Mayotte
    • New Caledonia
    • Reunion Island
    • Saint-Barthélemy
    • Saint-Martin
    • St. Pierre & Miquelon
    • Wallis & Futuna


  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
    • Abkhazia
    • South Ossetia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana


  • Haiti
  • Netherlands (see Netherlands)
  • Honduras
  • Belarus


  • India
    • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Indonesia
    • Aceh
  • Iraq
    • Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • to Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy


  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan


  • Cape Verde
  • Kasakhstan
  • Kenya
  • China – One of the world's largest countries
    • Hong Kong
    • Macau
    • Tibet
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Croatia
  • Kuwait


  • Laos.
  • Lesotho
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg


  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
    • (Sabah
    • Sarawak
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Morocco
    • Western Sahara
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
    • Transnistria
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar


  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands (Netherlands)
    • Aruba
    • Bonaire & Curacao
    • Sint Maarten
    • Sint Eustatius
    • Saba
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
    • Cook Islands
    • Niue
    • Tokelau
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Nordmakedonien
  • Norway
    • Svalbard


  • Oman


  • Pakistan
  • palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
    • Azores
    • Madeira


  • Qatar


  • Romania
  • Russia – One of the world's largest countries
  • Rwanda


  • Solomons
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Switzerland
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
    • Somaliland
  • Spain
    • Ceuta & Melilla
    • The Canary Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Great Britain
    • Anguilla
    • Ascension island
    • Bermuda
    • Cayman Islands
    • Falklands
    • Gibraltar
    • Guernsey
    • Isle of Man
    • Jersey
    • The British Virgin Islands
    • Montserrat
    • Northern Ireland
    • Pitcairn Islands
    • Scotland
    • St. Helena
    • Tristan da Cunha
    • Turks & Caicos Islands
    • Wales
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Syria


  • Tajikistan
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
    • Zanzibar
  • Chad
  • Thailand
  • Czech Republic
  • Togo
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Turkey
  • Germany


  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Hungary
  • Uruguay
  • USA
    • Alaska
    • Amerikansk Samoa
    • Guam
    • Hawaii
    • The US Virgin Islands
    • The Northern Mariana Islands
    • Puerto Rico
  • Uzbekistan


  • Vanuatu
  • The Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam


  • Yemen


  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


  • Equatorial Guinea


  • Austria
  • East Timor

You will find the world's largest countries and the world's smallest countries right below.

Here are the world's 10 largest countries

  1. Russia
  2. Canada
  3. USA
  4. China
  5. Brazil
  6. Australia
  7. India
  8. Argentina
  9. Kasakhstan
  10. Alge Reed

It probably doesn't occur to many that Russia is the largest country in the world and perhaps not that the next countries are powerful USA, Canada og China. That Argentina and Algeria are on the list is perhaps more surprising, as they both cover huge natural areas with mountains and desert.

These vast nations are exciting destinations, each containing its own unique cultures, histories and nature. Just allow plenty of time to get around.

They are clearly worth a visit as the world's largest countries.

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Here are the world's 10 smallest countries

  1. The Vatican
  2. Monaco
  3. Nauru
  4. Tuvalu
  5. San Marino
  6. Liechtenstein
  7. Marshall Islands
  8. Saint Kitts & Nevis
  9. Maldives
  10. St Vincent & The Grenadines

Perhaps you had already guessed that Vatican City is the world's smallest country, as it is located in the heart of Rome.

Although all these countries are small, there is no doubt that they have a lot to offer. They are definitely worth a visit when exploring the world's smallest countries.

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If you are in doubt about what to choose, you can always get good tips in our travel community and in our Facebook group for all travel enthusiasts, and of course in ours newsletter.

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Good trip to the world's largest countries, and also to the smallest countries in the world.

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