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Contents: Internationally recognized sovereign states: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V Y Z
Other states
Non-Sovereign Territories: Australia - Denmark - France - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - United Kingdom - United States
See also - Notes - External links

Internationally recognized sovereign states

In 2007, there were 193 states which were diplomatically recognized by a majority of sovereign states. United Nations member states are indicated by [UN].

A

B

C

D

E

F

  •  Fiji - Republic of the Fiji Islands [UN]
  •  Finland - Republic of Finland [UN]
  •  France - French Republic [UN]

G

H

  •  Haiti - Republic of Haiti [UN]
  •  Honduras - Republic of Honduras [UN]
  •  Hungary - Republic of Hungary [UN]

I

  •  Iceland - Republic of Iceland [UN]
  •  India - Republic of India [UN]
  •  Indonesia - Republic of Indonesia [UN]
  •  Iran - Islamic Republic of Iran [UN]
  •  Iraq - Republic of Iraq [UN]
  •  Ireland - Republic of Ireland [UN]
  •  Israel - State of Israel [UN]
  •  Italy - Italian Republic [UN]

J

K

L

  •  Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic [UN]
  •  Latvia - Republic of Latvia [UN]
  •  Lebanon - Lebanese Republic [UN]
  •  Lesotho - Kingdom of Lesotho [UN]
  •  Liberia - Republic of Liberia [UN]
  •  Libya - Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya [UN]
  •  Liechtenstein - Principality of Liechtenstein [UN]
  •  Lithuania - Republic of Lithuania [UN]
  •  Luxembourg - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg [UN]

M

  •  Macedonia - Republic of Macedonia [UN]
  •  Madagascar - Republic of Madagascar [UN]
  •  Malawi - Republic of Malawi [UN]
  •  Malaysia [UN]
  •  Maldives - Republic of Maldives [UN]
  •  Mali - Republic of Mali [UN]
  •  Malta - Republic of Malta [UN]
  •  Marshall Islands - Republic of the Marshall Islands (In free association with the United States) [UN]
  •  Mauritania - Islamic Republic of Mauritania [UN]
  •  Mauritius - Republic of Mauritius [UN]
  •  Mexico - United Mexican States [UN]
  •  Micronesia - Federated States of Micronesia (In free association with the United States) [UN]
  •  Moldova - Republic of Moldova [UN]
  •  Monaco - Principality of Monaco [UN]
  •  Mongolia [UN]
  •  Montenegro [UN]
    • Republic of Montenegro (to October 22)
    • Montenegro (from October 22)
  •  Morocco - Kingdom of Morocco [UN]
  •  Mozambique - Republic of Mozambique [UN]
  •  Myanmar - Union of Myanmar [UN]

N

  •  Namibia - Republic of Namibia [UN]
  •  Nauru - Republic of Nauru [UN]
  •  Nepal [UN]
    • Kingdom of Nepal (to January 15)
    • State of Nepal (from January 15)
  •  Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands [UN]
  •  New Zealand [UN]
  •  Nicaragua - Republic of Nicaragua [UN]
  •  Niger - Republic of Niger [UN]
  •  Nigeria - Federal Republic of Nigeria [UN]
  •  Norway - Kingdom of Norway [UN]

O

  •  Oman - Sultanate of Oman [UN]

P

  •  Pakistan - Islamic Republic of Pakistan [UN]
  •  Palau - Republic of Palau (In free association with the United States) [UN]
  •  Panama - Republic of Panama [UN]
  •  Papua New Guinea - Independent State of Papua New Guinea [UN]
  •  Paraguay - Republic of Paraguay [UN]
  •  Peru - Republic of Peru [UN]
  •  Philippines - Republic of the Philippines [UN]
  •  Poland - Republic of Poland [UN]
  •  Portugal - Portuguese Republic [UN]

Q

  •  Qatar - State of Qatar [UN]

R

S

T

U

V

  •  Vanuatu - Republic of Vanuatu [UN]
  •  Vatican City - State of the Vatican City
  •  Venezuela - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [UN]
  •  Vietnam - Socialist Republic of Vietnam [UN]

Y

  •  Yemen - Republic of Yemen [UN]

Z

  •  Zambia - Republic of Zambia [UN]
  •  Zimbabwe - Republic of Zimbabwe [UN]

Other states

In 2007, there were ten states which were not recognized as sovereign by a majority of countries.

  •  Abkhazia - Republic of Abkhazia
    • De facto independent state. Claimed by Georgia as the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia. Recognized by South Ossetia and Transnistria.
  •  Anjouan - Autonomous Island of Anjouan (from July)
    • De facto independent state. Not recognized by any other state. Claimed by the Comoros.
  • United Nations Kosovo - United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
  •  Nagorno-Karabakh - Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
    • De facto independent state. Not recognized by any other state. Claimed by Azerbaijan.
  •  Northern Cyprus - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
    • De facto independent state. Recognised only by Turkey. Claimed by Cyprus.
  •  Palestine
  •  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
    • De facto independent state recognized by several UN member states. The territories under its control, the so-called Free Zone, were claimed in whole by Morocco as part of its Southern Provinces. In turn, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic claimed the part of the Western Sahara to the west of the Moroccan Wall controlled by Morocco. Its government resided in exile in Algeria.
  •  Somaliland - Republic of Somaliland
    • De facto independent state. Not recognized by any other state. Claimed by Somalia.
  •  South Ossetia - Republic of South Ossetia
    • De facto independent state. Claimed by Georgia as the Provisional Administrative Entity of South Ossetia (from April 13). Recognized by Abkhazia and Transnistria.
  •  Taiwan - Republic of China
    • De facto independent state; de jure the Republic of China, a polity regarded by the People's Republic of China to be its defunct (and no longer legitimate) predecessor state. In addition to Taiwan, the Republic of China also governed part of the Spratly Islands and had not renounced claims over mainland China and Mongolia. The territory of the Republic of China was claimed by the People's Republic of China.
  •  Transnistria - Transnistrian Moldovan Republic
    • De facto independent state. Recognized only by Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Claimed by Moldova.

Non-Sovereign Territories

Australia

Denmark

France

  • France Bassas da India (to February 21, uninhabited possession)
  • France Clipperton Island (Uninhabited possession)
  • France Europa Island (to February 21, uninhabited possession)
  •  French Polynesia (Overseas country)
  • Flag of the Senior Administrator of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.svg  French Southern and Antarctic Lands - Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Uninhabited overseas territory)
  • France Glorioso Islands (to February 21, uninhabited possession)
  • France Juan de Nova Island (to February 21, uninhabited possession)
  •  Mayotte - Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (Overseas collectivity)
  •  New Caledonia (sui generis collectivity)
  •  Saint Barthélemy - Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy (from February 21, Overseas collectivity)
  •  Saint Martin - Collectivity of Saint Martin (from February 21, Overseas collectivity)
  •  Saint Pierre and Miquelon - Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Overseas collectivity)
  • France Tromelin Island (to February 21, uninhabited possession)
  •  Wallis and Futuna - Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (Overseas collectivity)

Netherlands

New Zealand

  •  Cook Islands (Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
  •  Niue (Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
  • New Zealand Ross Dependency (Uninhabited dependent territory)
  • New Zealand Tokelau (Dependent territory)

Norway

United Kingdom

United States

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