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.

Flag Name Population 2019 Area Growth Rate
Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²0.09%
Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²1.56%
Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1.27%
Azerbaijan10,047,71886,600 km²0.99%
Belarus9,452,411207,600 km²-0.00%
Tajikistan9,321,018143,100 km²2.42%
Kyrgyzstan6,415,850199,951 km²1.77%
Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²-0.21%
Armenia2,957,73129,743 km²0.20%