Cis Countries 2019

The Commonwealth of Independent States (or CIS) is an intergovernmental organization made up of post-Soviet nations throughout Eurasia.

There are nine member states of the Commonwealth of Independet States. These CIS states are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

This organization promotes cooperation across the member states in economics, military, and political aspects. The organization also has some power over trade, finance, security, and making laws. The nations also cooperate in preventing cross-border crime.

The CIS, which is also known as the Russian Commonwealth, was first created in 1922 through the Treaty and Declaration of the Creation of the USSR. The signing of the Belavezha Accords in 1991 dissolved the Soviet Union and replaced it with the CIS.

The CIS oversees three different organizations: the Eurasian Economic Union, the Union State, and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. In 20212, eight of the nine members signed on to participate in the CIS Free Trade Area.

The total region has an area of over 8 million square miles and a population of nearly 240 million people.

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Russia, and Uzbekistan were the founding member states.

Turkmenistan is an associate member state. It signed the agreement to join the CIS in 1991 but has not ratified the charter. Though it was a founding member, it has never been a full member and was designated as an associate member state in 2005.

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
2Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²172,696 mi²0.30%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
3Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1,051,811 mi²1.84%1.27%AsiaCentral Asia
4Azerbaijan10,047,71886,600 km²33,428 mi²< 0.1%0.99%AsiaWestern Asia
5Belarus9,452,411207,600 km²80,134 mi²0.14%-0.00%EuropeEastern Europe
6Tajikistan9,321,018143,100 km²55,237 mi²< 0.1%2.42%AsiaCentral Asia
7Kyrgyzstan6,415,850199,951 km²77,181 mi²0.13%1.77%AsiaCentral Asia
8Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²13,065 mi²< 0.1%-0.21%EuropeEastern Europe
9Armenia2,957,73129,743 km²11,481 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AsiaWestern Asia