Neutral Countries 2019

A neutral country is a country that doesn’t take sides. This could be during a certain war, or it could be for all conflicts. Countries that are neutral in future conflicts do not enter military alliances. The definition of “neutral” varies from country to country. Some nations, for example, do not have a military. Others do have a military in place to protect themselves if needed but do not deploy their militaries to other nations.

Throughout history, there have been various nations around the world that have been neutral. Currently, nations that are neutral against future conflicts are:

In the past, there have been neutral countries that are no longer neutral. These nations include:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%1.10%AmericasCentral America
2Japan126,860,301377,930 km²145,881 mi²0.25%-0.27%AsiaEastern Asia
3Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²172,696 mi²0.30%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
4Ghana30,417,856238,533 km²92,074 mi²0.16%2.19%AfricaWestern Africa
5Rwanda12,626,95026,338 km²10,166 mi²< 0.1%2.64%AfricaEastern Africa
6Sweden10,036,379450,295 km²173,814 mi²0.30%0.65%EuropeNorthern Europe
7Austria8,955,10283,871 km²32,374 mi²< 0.1%0.72%EuropeWestern Europe
8Serbia8,772,23588,361 km²34,107 mi²< 0.1%-0.35%EuropeSouthern Europe
9Switzerland8,591,36541,284 km²15,936 mi²< 0.1%0.77%EuropeWestern Europe
10Turkmenistan5,942,089488,100 km²188,407 mi²0.33%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
11Singapore5,804,337710 km²274 mi²< 0.1%0.81%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
12Finland5,532,156338,424 km²130,632 mi²0.23%0.17%EuropeNorthern Europe
13Costa Rica5,047,56151,100 km²19,725 mi²< 0.1%0.96%AmericasCentral America
14Ireland4,882,49570,273 km²27,125 mi²< 0.1%1.32%EuropeNorthern Europe
15Panama4,246,43975,417 km²29,111 mi²< 0.1%1.67%AmericasCentral America
16Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²13,065 mi²< 0.1%-0.21%EuropeEastern Europe
17Mongolia3,225,1671,564,110 km²603,746 mi²1.05%1.73%AsiaEastern Asia
18Malta440,372316 km²122 mi²< 0.1%0.26%EuropeSouthern Europe
19Liechtenstein38,019160 km²62 mi²< 0.1%0.29%EuropeWestern Europe
20Vatican City7990.44 km² mi²< 0.1%-0.25%EuropeSouthern Europe