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Country List
For my goal of visiting 50 countries by the time I am 50, I had to determine what is a country. This is not an easy question as I found out. The United Nations list 192 countries while Travelers' Century Club lists 315. David Madore ponders How many countries are there in the world? on his website and get an answer of 194 to 239 depending on what you count as a country. Based on the variety of numbers, I decided to create my own list based on what various international organizations count as countries.

I gather the data for this list from a number of sources including: UN (United Nations), ISO (International Organization for Standardization), and IANA (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) , Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook, and US State Department List of Independent States in the World and List of Dependencies & Areas of Special Sovereignty. Data was validated by comparing the various sources to each other and by examining information found on government websites of the various countries of the world.

The list include six types of entries:
  • Independent States - a state that is de jure independent - i.e Argentina
  • Proto Independent States - a state that is de facto but not de jure independent - i.e Taiwan
  • Dependencies - an territory of an Independent States - i.e Bermuda
  • Proto Dependencies - an area of an Independent State that resembles a dependency, but is not one - i.e Hong Kong
  • Disputed Territories - a territory with an undetermined sovereignty - i.e Western Sahara
  • Antarctic Territories - a territory that is part of Antarctica and is suspended under the Antarctic Treaty - i.e Ross Dependency
Total Number of Countries
272 (193 Independent States, 7 Proto Independent States, 49 Dependencies, 14 Proto Dependencies, 4 Disputed Territores and 5 Antarctic Territories)
Country List

Common Name Formal Name Type Sub Type Sovereignty Capital ISO 4217 Currency Code ISO 4217 Currency Name ITU-T Telephone Code ISO 3166-1 2 Letter Code ISO 3166-1 3 Letter Code ISO 3166-1 Number IANA Country Code TLD
Afghanistan Islamic State of Afghanistan Independent State

Kabul AFN Afghani +93 AF AFG 004 .af
Albania Republic of Albania Independent State

Tirana ALL Lek +355 AL ALB 008 .al
Algeria People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Independent State

Algiers DZD Dinar +213 DZ DZA 012 .dz
Andorra Principality of Andorra Independent State

Andorra la Vella EUR Euro +376 AD AND 020 .ad
Angola Republic of Angola Independent State

Luanda AOA Kwanza +244 AO AGO 024 .ao
Antigua and Barbuda
Independent State

Saint John's XCD Dollar +1-268 AG ATG 028 .ag
Argentina Argentine Republic Independent State

Buenos Aires ARS Peso +54 AR ARG 032 .ar
Armenia Republic of Armenia Independent State

Yerevan AMD Dram +374 AM ARM 051 .am
Australia Commonwealth of Australia Independent State

Canberra AUD Dollar +61 AU AUS 036 .au
Austria Republic of Austria Independent State

Vienna EUR Euro +43 AT AUT 040 .at
Azerbaijan Republic of Azerbaijan Independent State

Baku AZN Manat +994 AZ AZE 031 .az
Bahamas, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Independent State

Nassau BSD Dollar +1-242 BS BHS 044 .bs
Bahrain Kingdom of Bahrain Independent State

Manama BHD Dinar +973 BH BHR 048 .bh
Bangladesh People's Republic of Bangladesh Independent State

Dhaka BDT Taka +880 BD BGD 050 .bd
Independent State

Bridgetown BBD Dollar +1-246 BB BRB 052 .bb
Belarus Republic of Belarus Independent State

Minsk BYR Ruble +375 BY BLR 112 .by
Belgium Kingdom of Belgium Independent State

Brussels EUR Euro +32 BE BEL 056 .be
Independent State

Belmopan BZD Dollar +501 BZ BLZ 084 .bz
Benin Republic of Benin Independent State

Porto-Novo XOF Franc +229 BJ BEN 204 .bj
Bhutan Kingdom of Bhutan Independent State

Thimphu BTN Ngultrum +975 BT BTN 064 .bt
Bolivia Republic of Bolivia Independent State

La Paz (administrative/legislative) and Sucre (judical) BOB Boliviano +591 BO BOL 068 .bo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Independent State

Sarajevo BAM Marka +387 BA BIH 070 .ba
Botswana Republic of Botswana Independent State

Gaborone BWP Pula +267 BW BWA 072 .bw
Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil Independent State

Brasilia BRL Real +55 BR BRA 076 .br
Brunei Negara Brunei Darussalam Independent State

Bandar Seri Begawan BND Dollar +673 BN BRN 096 .bn
Bulgaria Republic of Bulgaria Independent State

Sofia BGN Lev +359 BG BGR 100 .bg
Burkina Faso
Independent State

Ouagadougou XOF Franc +226 BF BFA 854 .bf
Burundi Republic of Burundi Independent State

Bujumbura BIF Franc +257 BI BDI 108 .bi
Cambodia Kingdom of Cambodia Independent State

Phnom Penh KHR Riels +855 KH KHM 116 .kh
Cameroon Republic of Cameroon Independent State

Yaounde XAF Franc +237 CM CMR 120 .cm
Independent State

Ottawa CAD Dollar +1 CA CAN 124 .ca
Cape Verde Republic of Cape Verde Independent State

Praia CVE Escudo +238 CV CPV 132 .cv
Central African Republic
Independent State

Bangui XAF Franc +236 CF CAF 140 .cf
Chad Republic of Chad Independent State

N'Djamena XAF Franc +235 TD TCD 148 .td
Chile Republic of Chile Independent State

Santiago (administrative/judical) and Valparaiso (legislative) CLP Peso +56 CL CHL 152 .cl
China, People's Republic of People's Republic of China Independent State

Beijing CNY Yuan Renminbi +86 CN CHN 156 .cn
Colombia Republic of Colombia Independent State

Bogota COP Peso +57 CO COL 170 .co
Comoros Union of Comoros Independent State

Moroni KMF Franc +269 KM COM 174 .km
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Congo – Kinshasa) Democratic Republic of the Congo Independent State

Kinshasa CDF Franc +243 CD COD 180 .cd
Congo, Republic of the (Congo – Brazzaville) Republic of the Congo Independent State

Brazzaville XAF Franc +242 CG COG 178 .cg
Costa Rica Republic of Costa Rica Independent State

San Jose CRC Colon +506 CR CRI 188 .cr
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Independent State

Yamoussoukro XOF Franc +225 CI CIV 384 .ci
Croatia Republic of Croatia Independent State

Zagreb HRK Kuna +385 HR HRV 191 .hr
Cuba Republic of Cuba Independent State

Havana CUP Peso +53 CU CUB 192 .cu
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus Independent State

Nicosia CYP Pound +357 CY CYP 196 .cy
Czech Republic
Independent State

Prague CZK Koruna +420 CZ CZE 203 .cz
Denmark Kingdom of Denmark Independent State

Copenhagen DKK Krone +45 DK DNK 208 .dk
Djibouti Republic of Djibouti Independent State

Djibouti DJF Franc +253 DJ DJI 262 .dj
Dominica Commonwealth of Dominica Independent State

Roseau XCD Dollar +1-767 DM DMA 212 .dm
Dominican Republic
Independent State

Santo Domingo DOP Peso +1-809 and 1-829 DO DOM 214 .do
Ecuador Republic of Ecuador Independent State

Quito USD Dollar +593 EC ECU 218 .ec
Egypt Arab Republic of Egypt Independent State

Cairo EGP Pound +20 EG EGY 818 .eg
El Salvador Republic of El Salvador Independent State

San Salvador USD Dollar +503 SV SLV 222 .sv
Equatorial Guinea Republic of Equatorial Guinea Independent State

Malabo XAF Franc +240 GQ GNQ 226 .gq
Eritrea State of Eritrea Independent State

Asmara ERN Nakfa +291 ER ERI 232 .er
Estonia Republic of Estonia Independent State

Tallinn EEK Kroon +372 EE EST 233 .ee
Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Independent State

Addis Ababa ETB Birr +251 ET ETH 231 .et
Fiji Republic of the Fiji Islands Independent State

Suva FJD Dollar +679 FJ FJI 242 .fj
Finland Republic of Finland Independent State

Helsinki EUR Euro +358 FI FIN 246 .fi
France French Republic Independent State

Paris EUR Euro +33 FR FRA 250 .fr
Gabon Gabonese Republic Independent State

Libreville XAF Franc +241 GA GAB 266 .ga
Gambia, The Republic of The Gambia Independent State

Banjul GMD Dalasi +220 GM GMB 270 .gm
Georgia Republic of Georgia Independent State

Tbilisi GEL Lari +995 GE GEO 268 .ge
Germany Federal Republic of Germany Independent State

Berlin EUR Euro +49 DE DEU 276 .de
Ghana Republic of Ghana Independent State

Accra GHS Cedi +233 GH GHA 288 .gh
Greece Hellenic Republic Independent State

Athens EUR Euro +30 GR GRC 300 .gr
Independent State

Saint George's XCD Dollar +1-473 GD GRD 308 .gd
Guatemala Republic of Guatemala Independent State

Guatemala GTQ Quetzal +502 GT GTM 320 .gt
Guinea Republic of Guinea Independent State

Conakry GNF Franc +224 GN GIN 324 .gn
Guinea-Bissau Republic of Guinea-Bissau Independent State

Bissau XOF Franc +245 GW GNB 624 .gw
Guyana Co-operative Republic of Guyana Independent State

Georgetown GYD Dollar +592 GY GUY 328 .gy
Haiti Republic of Haiti Independent State

Port-au-Prince HTG Gourde +509 HT HTI 332 .ht
Honduras Republic of Honduras Independent State

Tegucigalpa HNL Lempira +504 HN HND 340 .hn
Hungary Republic of Hungary Independent State

Budapest HUF Forint +36 HU HUN 348 .hu
Iceland Republic of Iceland Independent State

Reykjavik ISK Krona +354 IS ISL 352 .is
India Republic of India Independent State

New Delhi INR Rupee +91 IN IND 356 .in
Indonesia Republic of Indonesia Independent State

Jakarta IDR Rupiah +62 ID IDN 360 .id
Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Independent State

Tehran IRR Rial +98 IR IRN 364 .ir
Iraq Republic of Iraq Independent State

Baghdad IQD Dinar +964 IQ IRQ 368 .iq
Independent State

Dublin EUR Euro +353 IE IRL 372 .ie
Israel State of Israel Independent State

Jerusalem ILS Shekel +972 IL ISR 376 .il
Italy Italian Republic Independent State

Rome EUR Euro +39 IT ITA 380 .it
Independent State

Kingston JMD Dollar +1-876 JM JAM 388 .jm
Independent State

Tokyo JPY Yen +81 JP JPN 392 .jp
Jordan Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Independent State

Amman JOD Dinar +962 JO JOR 400 .jo
Kazakhstan Republic of Kazakhstan Independent State

Astana KZT Tenge +7 KZ KAZ 398 .kz
Kenya Republic of Kenya Independent State

Nairobi KES Shilling +254 KE KEN 404 .ke
Kiribati Republic of Kiribati Independent State

Tarawa AUD Dollar +686 KI KIR 296 .ki
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea) Democratic People's Republic of Korea Independent State

Pyongyang KPW Won +850 KP PRK 408 .kp
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Republic of Korea Independent State

Seoul KRW Won +82 KR KOR 410 .kr
Kuwait State of Kuwait Independent State

Kuwait KWD Dinar +965 KW KWT 414 .kw
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Republic Independent State

Bishkek KGS Som +996 KG KGZ 417 .kg
Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic Independent State

Vientiane LAK Kip +856 LA LAO 418 .la
Latvia Republic of Latvia Independent State

Riga LVL Lat +371 LV LVA 428 .lv
Lebanon Lebanese Republic Independent State

Beirut LBP Pound +961 LB LBN 422 .lb
Lesotho Kingdom of Lesotho Independent State

Maseru LSL Loti +266 LS LSO 426 .ls
Liberia Republic of Liberia Independent State

Monrovia LRD Dollar +231 LR LBR 430 .lr
Libya Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Independent State

Tripoli LYD Dinar +218 LY LBY 434 .ly
Liechtenstein Principality of Liechtenstein Independent State

Vaduz CHF Franc +423 LI LIE 438 .li
Lithuania Republic of Lithuania Independent State

Vilnius LTL Litas +370 LT LTU 440 .lt
Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Independent State

Luxembourg EUR Euro +352 LU LUX 442 .lu
Macedonia Republic of Macedonia Independent State

Skopje MKD Denar +389 MK MKD 807 .mk
Madagascar Republic of Madagascar Independent State

Antananarivo MGA Ariary +261 MG MDG 450 .mg
Malawi Republic of Malawi Independent State

Lilongwe MWK Kwacha +265 MW MWI 454 .mw
Independent State

Kuala Lumpur (legislative/judical) and Putrajaya (administrative) MYR Ringgit +60 MY MYS 458 .my
Maldives Republic of Maldives Independent State

Male MVR Rufiyaa +960 MV MDV 462 .mv
Mali Republic of Mali Independent State

Bamako XOF Franc +223 ML MLI 466 .ml
Malta Republic of Malta Independent State

Valletta MTL Lira +356 MT MLT 470 .mt
Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands Independent State

Majuro USD Dollar +692 MH MHL 584 .mh
Mauritania Islamic Republic of Mauritania Independent State

Nouakchott MRO Ouguiya +222 MR MRT 478 .mr
Mauritius Republic of Mauritius Independent State

Port Louis MUR Rupee +230 MU MUS 480 .mu
Mexico United Mexican States Independent State

Mexico MXN Peso +52 MX MEX 484 .mx
Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Independent State

Palikir USD Dollar +691 FM FSM 583 .fm
Moldova Republic of Moldova Independent State

Chisinau MDL Leu +373 MD MDA 498 .md
Monaco Principality of Monaco Independent State

Monaco EUR Euro +377 MC MCO 492 .mc
Independent State

Ulaanbaatar MNT Tugrik +976 MN MNG 496 .mn
Montenegro Republic of Montenegro Independent State

Podgorica EUR Euro +382 ME MNE 499 .me and .yu
Morocco Kingdom of Morocco Independent State

Rabat MAD Dirham +212 MA MAR 504 .ma
Mozambique Republic of Mozambique Independent State

Maputo MZM Meticail +258 MZ MOZ 508 .mz
Myanmar (Burma) Union of Myanmar Independent State

Naypyidaw MMK Kyat +95 MM MMR 104 .mm
Namibia Republic of Namibia Independent State

Windhoek NAD Dollar +264 NA NAM 516 .na
Nauru Republic of Nauru Independent State

Yaren AUD Dollar +674 NR NRU 520 .nr
Independent State

Kathmandu NPR Rupee +977 NP NPL 524 .np
Netherlands Kingdom of the Netherlands Independent State

Amsterdam (administrative) and The Hague (legislative/judical) EUR Euro +31 NL NLD 528 .nl
New Zealand
Independent State

Wellington NZD Dollar +64 NZ NZL 554 .nz
Nicaragua Republic of Nicaragua Independent State

Managua NIO Cordoba +505 NI NIC 558 .ni
Niger Republic of Niger Independent State

Niamey XOF Franc +227 NE NER 562 .ne
Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria Independent State

Abuja NGN Naira +234 NG NGA 566 .ng
Norway Kingdom of Norway Independent State

Oslo NOK Krone +47 NO NOR 578 .no
Oman Sultanate of Oman Independent State

Muscat OMR Rial +968 OM OMN 512 .om
Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan Independent State

Islamabad PKR Rupee +92 PK PAK 586 .pk
Palau Republic of Palau Independent State

Melekeok USD Dollar +680 PW PLW 585 .pw
Panama Republic of Panama Independent State

Panama PAB Balboa +507 PA PAN 591 .pa
Papua New Guinea Independent State of Papua New Guinea Independent State

Port Moresby PGK Kina +675 PG PNG 598 .pg
Paraguay Republic of Paraguay Independent State

Asuncion PYG Guarani +595 PY PRY 600 .py
Peru Republic of Peru Independent State

Lima PEN Sol +51 PE PER 604 .pe
Philippines Republic of the Philippines Independent State

Manila PHP Peso +63 PH PHL 608 .ph
Poland Republic of Poland Independent State

Warsaw PLN Zloty +48 PL POL 616 .pl
Portugal Portuguese Republic Independent State

Lisbon EUR Euro +351 PT PRT 620 .pt
Qatar State of Qatar Independent State

Doha QAR Rial +974 QA QAT 634 .qa
Independent State

Bucharest RON Leu +40 RO ROU 642 .ro
Russia Russian Federation Independent State

Moscow RUB Ruble +7 RU RUS 643 .ru and .su
Rwanda Republic of Rwanda Independent State

Kigali RWF Franc +250 RW RWA 646 .rw
Saint Kitts and Nevis Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Independent State

Basseterre XCD Dollar +1-869 KN KNA 659 .kn
Saint Lucia
Independent State

Castries XCD Dollar +1-758 LC LCA 662 .lc
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Independent State

Kingstown XCD Dollar +1-784 VC VCT 670 .vc
Samoa Independent State of Samoa Independent State

Apia WST Tala +685 WS WSM 882 .ws
San Marino Republic of San Marino Independent State

San Marino EUR Euro +378 SM SMR 674 .sm
Sao Tome and Principe Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe Independent State

Sao Tome STD Dobra +239 ST STP 678 .st
Saudi Arabia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Independent State

Riyadh SAR Rial +966 SA SAU 682 .sa
Senegal Republic of Senegal Independent State

Dakar XOF Franc +221 SN SEN 686 .sn
Serbia Republic of Serbia Independent State

Belgrade RSD Dinar +381 RS SRB 688 .rs and .yu
Seychelles Republic of Seychelles Independent State

Victoria SCR Rupee +248 SC SYC 690 .sc
Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone Independent State

Freetown SLL Leone +232 SL SLE 694 .sl
Singapore Republic of Singapore Independent State

Singapore SGD Dollar +65 SG SGP 702 .sg
Slovakia Slovak Republic Independent State

Bratislava SKK Koruna +421 SK SVK 703 .sk
Slovenia Republic of Slovenia Independent State

Ljubljana EUR Euro +386 SI SVN 705 .si
Solomon Islands
Independent State

Honiara SBD Dollar +677 SB SLB 090 .sb
Independent State

Mogadishu SOS Shilling +252 SO SOM 706 .so
South Africa Republic of South Africa Independent State

Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judical) ZAR Rand +27 ZA ZAF 710 .za
Spain Kingdom of Spain Independent State

Madrid EUR Euro +34 ES ESP 724 .es
Sri Lanka Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Independent State

Colombo (administrative/judical) and Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative) LKR Rupee +94 LK LKA 144 .lk
Sudan Republic of the Sudan Independent State

Khartoum SDG Pound +249 SD SDN 736 .sd
Suriname Republic of Suriname Independent State

Paramaribo SRD Dollar +597 SR SUR 740 .sr
Swaziland Kingdom of Swaziland Independent State

Mbabane (administrative) and Lobamba (legislative) SZL Lilangeni +268 SZ SWZ 748 .sz
Sweden Kingdom of Sweden Independent State

Stockholm SEK Kronoa +46 SE SWE 752 .se
Switzerland Swiss Confederation Independent State

Bern CHF Franc +41 CH CHE 756 .ch
Syria Syrian Arab Republic Independent State

Damascus SYP Pound +963 SY SYR 760 .sy
Tajikistan Republic of Tajikistan Independent State

Dushanbe TJS Somoni +992 TJ TJK 762 .tj
Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania Independent State

Dar es Salaam (administrative/judical) and Dodoma (legislative) TZS Shilling +255 TZ TZA 834 .tz
Thailand Kingdom of Thailand Independent State

Bangkok THB Baht +66 TH THA 764 .th
Timor-Leste (East Timor) Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Independent State

Dili USD Dollar +670 TL TLS 626 .tp and .tl
Togo Togolese Republic Independent State

Lome XOF Franc +228 TG TGO 768 .tg
Tonga Kingdom of Tonga Independent State

Nuku'alofa TOP Pa'anga +676 TO TON 776 .to
Trinidad and Tobago Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Independent State

Port-of-Spain TTD Dollar +1-868 TT TTO 780 .tt
Tunisia Tunisian Republic Independent State

Tunis TND Dinar +216 TN TUN 788 .tn
Turkey Republic of Turkey Independent State

Ankara TRY Lira +90 TR TUR 792 .tr
Independent State

Ashgabat TMM Manat +993 TM TKM 795 .tm
Independent State

Funafuti AUD Dollar +688 TV TUV 798 .tv
Uganda Republic of Uganda Independent State

Kampala UGX Shilling +256 UG UGA 800 .ug
Independent State

Kiev UAH Hryvnia +380 UA UKR 804 .ua
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Independent State

Abu Dhabi AED Dirham +971 AE ARE 784 .ae
United Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Independent State

London GBP Pound +44 GB GBR 826 .uk
United States United States of America Independent State

Washington USD Dollar +1 US USA 840 .us
Uruguay Oriental Republic of Uruguay Independent State

Montevideo UYU Peso +598 UY URY 858 .uy
Uzbekistan Republic of Uzbekistan Independent State

Tashkent UZS Som +998 UZ UZB 860 .uz
Vanuatu Republic of Vanuatu Independent State

Port-Vila VUV Vatu +678 VU VUT 548 .vu
Vatican City State of the Vatican City Independent State

Vatican City EUR Euro +379 VA VAT 336 .va
Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Independent State

Caracas VEB Bolivar +58 VE VEN 862 .ve
Vietnam Socialist Republic of Vietnam Independent State

Hanoi VND Dong +84 VN VNM 704 .vn
Yemen Republic of Yemen Independent State

Sanaa YER Rial +967 YE YEM 887 .ye
Zambia Republic of Zambia Independent State

Lusaka ZMK Kwacha +260 ZM ZMB 894 .zm
Zimbabwe Republic of Zimbabwe Independent State

Harare ZWD Dollar +263 ZW ZWE 716 .zw
Abkhazia Republic of Abkhazia Proto Independent State

Sokhumi RUB Ruble +995 GE GEO 268 .ge
China, Republic of (Taiwan) Republic of China Proto Independent State

Taipei TWD Dollar +886 TW TWN 158 .tw
Nagorno-Karabakh Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Proto Independent State

Stepanakert AMD Dram +374-97 AZ AZE 031 .az
Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Proto Independent State

Nicosia TRY Lira +90-392 CY CYP 196 .nc.tr
Pridnestrovie (Transnistria) Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Proto Independent State

Ruple +373-533 MD MDA 498 .md
Somaliland Republic of Somaliland Proto Independent State

Shilling +252 SO SOM 706 .so
South Ossetia Republic of South Ossetia Proto Independent State

Tskhinvali RUB and GEL Ruble and Lari +995 GE GEO 268 .ge
Ashmore and Cartier Islands Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands Dependency External Territory Australia

AU AUS 036 .au
Christmas Island Territory of Christmas Island Dependency External Territory Australia The Settlement (Flying Fish Cove) AUD Dollar +61 CX CXR 162 .cx
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Dependency External Territory Australia West Island AUD Dollar +61 CC CCK 166 .cc
Coral Sea Islands Coral Sea Islands Territory Dependency External Territory Australia

AU AUS 036 .au
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands Dependency External Territory Australia

HM HMD 334 .hm
Norfolk Island Territory of Norfolk Island Dependency External Territory Australia Kingston AUD Dollar +672 NF NFK 574 .nf
New Caledonia
Dependency Sui generis Collectivity France Noumea XPF Franc +687 NC NCL 540 .nc
French Polynesia Overseas Country of French Polynesia Dependency Overseas Collectivity France Papeete XPF Franc +689 PF PYF 258 .pf
Mayotte Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte Dependency Overseas Collectivity France Mamoudzou EUR Euro +262 YT MYT 175 .yt
Saint Barthelemy Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy Dependency Overseas Collectivity France Gustavia EUR Euro +590 GP GLP 312 .gp
Saint Martin Collectivity of Saint Martin Dependency Overseas Collectivity France Marigot EUR Euro +590 GP GLP 312 .gp
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Dependency Overseas Collectivity France Saint-Pierre EUR Euro +508 PM SPM 666 .pm
Wallis and Futuna Collectivity of the Wallis and Futuna Islands Dependency Overseas Collectivity France Mata'utu XPF Franc +681 WF WLF 876 .wf
French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Dependency Overseas Territory France Martin-de-Viviès

TF ATF 260 .tf
Clipperton Island
Dependency Possession France

PF PYF 258 .pf
Bouvet Island
Dependency Territory Norway

BV BVT 074 .bv
Cook Islands
Dependency Self-Governing in Free Association New Zealand Avarua NZD Dollar +682 CK COK 184 .ck
Dependency Self-Governing in Free Association New Zealand Alofi NZD Dollar +683 NU NIU 570 .nu
Dependency Territory New Zealand
NZD Dollar +690 TK TKL 772 .tk
Guernsey Bailiwick of Guernsey Dependency Crown Dependency United Kingdom Saint Peter Port GGP Pound +44 GG GGY 831 .gg
Isle of Man
Dependency Crown Dependency United Kingdom Douglas IMP Pound +44 IM IMN 833 .im
Jersey Bailiwick of Jersey Dependency Crown Dependency United Kingdom Saint Helier JEP Pound +44 JE JEY 832 .je
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom The Valley XCD Dollar +1-264 AI AIA 660 .ai
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Hamilton BMD Dollar +1-441 BM BMU 060 .bm
British Indian Ocean Territory
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom

+246 IO IOT 086 .io
British Sovereign Base Areas
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Episkopi CYP Pound +357

British Virgin Islands
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Road Town USD Dollar +1-284 VG VGB 092 .vg
Cayman Islands
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom George Town KYD Dollar +1-345 KY CYM 136 .ky
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Stanley FKP Pound +500 FK FLK 238 .fk
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Gibraltar GIP Pound +350 GI GIB 292 .gi
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Plymouth XCD Dollar +1-664 MS MSR 500 .ms
Pitcairn Islands
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Adamstown NZD Dollar
PN PCN 612 .pn
Saint Helena
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Jamestown SHP Pound +290 SH SHN 654 .sh
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom

GS SGS 239 .gs
Turks and Caicos Islands
Dependency Overseas Territory United Kingdom Grand Turk USD Dollar +1-649 TC TCA 796 .tc
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands Dependency Commonwealth United States Saipan USD Dollar +1-670 MP MNP 580 .mp
Puerto Rico Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Dependency Commonwealth United States San Juan USD Dollar +1-787 and 1-939 PR PRI 630 .pr
American Samoa Territory of American Samoa Dependency Territory United States Pago Pago USD Dollar +1-684 AS ASM 016 .as
Baker Island
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Guam Territory of Guam Dependency Territory United States Hagatna USD Dollar +1-671 GU GUM 316 .gu
Howland Island
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Jarvis Island
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Johnston Atoll
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Kingman Reef
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Midway Islands
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Navassa Island
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
Palmyra Atoll
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 581
U.S. Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands Dependency Territory United States Charlotte Amalie USD Dollar +1-340 VI VIR 850 .vi
Wake Island
Dependency Territory United States

UM UMI 850
Hong Kong Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Proto Dependency Special Administrative Region China
HKD Dollar +852 HK HKG 344 .hk
Macau Macau Special Administrative Region Proto Dependency Special Administrative Region China Macau MOP Pataca +853 MO MAC 446 .mo
Faroe Islands
Proto Dependency
Denmark Torshavn DKK Krone +298 FO FRO 234 .fo
Proto Dependency
Denmark Nuuk (Godthab) DKK Krone +299 GL GRL 304 .gl
French Guiana Overseas Region of Guiana Proto Dependency Overseas Region France Cayenne EUR Euro +594 GF GUF 254 .gf
Guadeloupe Overseas Region of Guadeloupe Proto Dependency Overseas Region France Basse-Terre EUR Euro +590 GP GLP 312 .gp
Martinique Overseas Region of Martinique Proto Dependency Overseas Region France Fort-de-France EUR Euro +596 MQ MTQ 474 .mq
Reunion Overseas Region of Reunion Proto Dependency Overseas Region France Saint-Denis EUR Euro +262 RE REU 638 .re
Proto Dependency
Finland Mariehamn EUR Euro +358-18 AX ALA 248 .ax
Proto Dependency
Netherlands Oranjestad AWG Guilder +297 AW ABW 533 .aw
Netherlands Antilles
Proto Dependency
Netherlands Willemstad ANG Guilder +599 AN ANT 530 .an
Proto Dependency
Norway Longyearbyen NOK Krone +47 SJ SJM 744 .sj
Proto Dependency Dependency of Saint Helena United Kingdom Georgetown SHP Pound +247 AC ASC
Tristan da Cunha
Proto Dependency Dependency of Saint Helena United Kingdom Edinburgh SHP Pound +290 TA TAA

Disputed Territory

AQ ATA 010 .aq
Disputed Territory
Administrated by the UN Pristina CSD and EUR Dinar and Euro +381 CS SCG 891 .cs and .yu
Palestinian Territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank)
Disputed Territory
Administrated by Israel Gaza City (Gaza Strip) and Ramallah (West Bank) ILS Shekel +970 PS PSE 275 .ps
Western Sahara
Disputed Territory
Administrated by Morocco El-Aaiun MAD Dirham +212 EH ESH 732 .eh
Australian Antarctic Territory
Antarctic Territory External Territory Australia

AQ ATA 010 .aq
Ross Dependency
Antarctic Territory Territory New Zealand

AQ ATA 010 .aq
Peter I Island
Antarctic Territory Territory Norway

AQ ATA 010 .aq
Queen Maud Land
Antarctic Territory Territory Norway

AQ ATA 010 .aq
British Antarctic Territory
Antarctic Territory Overseas Territory United Kingdom

AQ ATA 010 .aq

Change Log
Date Change
July 2005 Inital Version
August 2005 Corrected Capital of French Southern and Antarctic Lands
October 2005 Corrected Capital of Sri Lanka
November 2005 Removed Formal Name that were the same as Common Name and placed Alternative Name, if they exist, in parenthesis next to the Common Name
January 2006 Removed Jan Mayen from list as it is an integral part of Norway (Svalbard is still listed due to the Svalbard Treaty). Added Ascension and Tristan da Cunha as Proto Dependencies as they have their own Administrators
March 2006 Updated ISO Codes for Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey due to ISO changes. Updated Capital of Myanmar which has changed. Changed Comman Name of Isle of Man (was Man, Isle of) due to ISO change
May 2006 Updated ITU-T Telephone Code for Nagorno-Karabakh. Corrected Formal Name of Serbia and Montenegro.
June 2006 (1st Update) Added Montenegro as an Independent State and changed Serbia and Montenegro to Serbia due to the Deceleration of Independece by Montenegro. Added additional IANA Country Code TLD for Kosovo (.yu), Montenegro (.yu), Timor-Leste (.tp), Serbia (.yu), and Russia (.su).
June 2006 (2nd Update) Reorginized the list due to a change in what should be counted. Changes include
  • Removed entries for the Paracel Islands and the Spratly Islands as they are geographic entities, not political entities
  • Combined Gaza Strip and West Bank into Palestinian Territories as the two are geographic entities, not political entities
  • Split Other catagory into Disputed Territories and Antarctic Territories as to better differenate the two types
Update also includes cleanup on Common Name, Formal Names, Type, and Sub Type of various countries.
September 2006 Updated ISO Codes, ITU-T Telephone Code, & IANA Country Code TLD for Montenegro and Serbia due to ISO changes.
October 2006 Updated Capital of Palau which has changed.
November 2006 Updated Formal Name of Nepal which has changed.
December 2006 Changed Currency of Slovenia which has adopted the Euro.
February 2007 Changed Currency of Azerbaijan which has changed. Added ITU-T Telephone Code for Tristan da Cunha. Removed the IANA Country Code TLD of .um as it has been removed.
March 2007 Removed the French Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean which became a district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands rather than a separate dependency. Added Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin as Dependencies as they have separated from the Overseas Region of Guadeloupe to become Overseas Collectivities. Changes to the ITU-T Telephone Code, ISO 3166-1 2 Letter Code, ISO 3166-1 3 Letter Code, ISO 3166-1 Number, and IANA Country Code TLD for Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin will be updated when the information is available.
April 2007 Updated ITU-T Telephone Code for Mayotte which has changed.
June 2007 Updated ISO 4217 Currency Code and Name for Sudan which has changed.
July 2007 Updated ISO 4217 Currency Code for Ghana which has changed.

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