Four Letter Countries 2019

With all of the countries that exist on Earth, you can come up with so many different categories and ways of organizing the nations. When it comes to countries based on the number of letters in their names, you might find that the fewer letters you’re looking for, the fewer countries you will have in your list. For the sake of this article, we are focusing solely on countries that have names that are only four letters long. There are one hundred ninety-five countries in the world but only eleven of them are four letters in length. In alphabetical order, the four letter countries are...

Here are the four-letter countries again, this time followed by the region of the world that they are part of…

Populations are always fascinating attributes of countries, so let’s take a peek at the population sizes of each of the four-letter countries…

  • Chad -- 15,759,115 people
  • Cuba -- 11,491,696 people
  • Fiji -- 917,983 people
  • Iran -- 82,719,762 people
  • Iraq -- 40,270,411 people
  • Laos -- 7,051,159 people
  • Mali -- 19,611,444 people
  • Niue -- 1,628 people
  • Oman -- 4,978,527 people
  • Peru -- 32,885,832 people
  • Togo -- 8,160,759 people

Now, it’s time to be more specific and concentrate on a few of these countries more closely! Let’s take a look at a few of the countries that have names made up of four letters...


Chad is a country on the continent of Africa. Located in the northern part of Central Africa, Chad is positioned at the GPS coordinates of 12°06′ N and 16°02′ E. With a latitude and longitude combination of these coordinates, Chad is in the northern and the eastern hemispheres. Also referred to as the Republic of Chad, the African nation of Chad is completely surrounded by land. From the northern border of Chad and moving in a clockwise motion, there are six countries that border Chad...

The current population of Chad is around 15,759,115 people as of 2019. As the seventy-third largest country based on the country's population size, Chad is home to about 0.2% of the world's total population. The total area of Chad is about 486,180 square miles of land, and of the total area, less than 25% of Chad's population resides in the cities of Chad.

The majority of the country's residents live in neighborhoods on the outskirts of town and in suburban locations. With a population of over fifteen million people, and a total area that amounts to just over four hundred eighty-six thousand square miles, the country’s population density is around thirty-three people for every square mile within Chad's borders.


Located in the northernmost portion of the Caribbean Sea, Cuba is surrounded by water on all sides. That said, it is an island nation that still finds itself in close proximity to many other countries and American states. In terms of the bodies of water that Cuba reaches, the country is near to the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and, of course, the Caribbean Sea. Florida, one of the fifty states in the USA, is north of Cuba, as are the Bahamas. Haiti is east of Cuba, and just north of Cuba are the Cayman Islands as well as Jamaica. Mexico is west of Cuba, too.

The population of Cuba is around 11,491,696 people. The country's total area is about 41,097 square miles, and by taking the population and dividing the number of people by the square mileage of Cuba, the value of Cuba's population density is about two hundred eighty people in total. Cuba is the eighty-second biggest country when looking solely at population, and even though Cuba ranks in the top one hundred largest countries, the island nation only accounts for around 0.15% of everyone on Earth.

About seventy-five percent of the population of Cuba can be found in the most urban locations of the nation, while the remaining twenty-five percent call various rural areas their homes.Cuba is a Caribbean island, meaning it can be found in the Caribbean Sea. The Republic of Cuba is named for its fertile, lush land, as well as its reputation as a destination country. There is a plethora of religious groups that practice their beliefs in Cuba.

The most predominant religions in Cuba include...

  • Christianity
  • Folk religion
  • Non-denominational Christianity
  • Roman Catholicism


Fiji is an island nation that is considered part of the region called Oceania. Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Fiji is also part of Melanesia, which is which is an area of Oceania that begins with an island off the coast of New Guinea and extends to the point of the Arafura Sea. Along with Fiji, the other countries that make up Melanesia are the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The country’s latitude is 18°10′ S and the longitude of the nation is 178°27′ E.

Since Fiji is an island, it does not share any borders with other countries. Instead, every inch of the borders of Fiji are considered coastlines on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. With a total population of 917,983 people, Fiji is home to around 0.01% of the world's total population. The number of people who live in Fiji grows annually by about 0.71% as well.

The total area of Fiji is approximately 7,054 square miles, and as a result, the population density of Fiji comes to a value of one hundred thirty people for every square mile of land. The capital city of Fiji is called Suva. The citizens of Fiji reside in cities for the most part, although there are many people who make a home out of towns, suburban areas, and smaller neighborhoods. People in Fiji are said to live an average of about twenty-eight years of age.

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Iran82,913,9061,648,195 km²636,203 mi²1.11%1.36%AsiaSouthern Asia
2Iraq39,309,783438,317 km²169,190 mi²0.30%2.28%AsiaWestern Asia
3Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%1.63%AmericasSouth America
4Mali19,658,0311,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%3.04%AfricaWestern Africa
5Chad15,946,8761,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%3.03%AfricaMiddle Africa
6Cuba11,333,483109,884 km²42,415 mi²< 0.1%-0.04%AmericasCaribbean
7Togo8,082,36656,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%2.45%AfricaWestern Africa
8Laos7,169,455236,800 km²91,405 mi²0.16%1.53%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
9Oman4,974,986309,500 km²119,467 mi²0.21%3.01%AsiaWestern Asia
10Fiji889,95318,272 km²7,053 mi²< 0.1%0.73%OceaniaMelanesia
11Niue1,615260 km²100 mi²< 0.1%-0.31%OceaniaPolynesia