Newest Countries 2019

While some nations have a very long history, others are relatively new. This is partially due to dissolution of countries like the USSR or nations that gained their independence. Other nations – such as East and West Germany – united to form one nation.

Since 1990, there have been 34 new countries created. Fifteen of these nations came to be after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The new nations that were created following the fall of the USSR in 1991 are:

The dissolution of Yugoslavia also resulted in the formation of new countries, although not as many as the 15 created after the fall of the Soviet Union. The nations that declared independence following the dissolution of Yugoslavia are:

Throughout the 1990s, more nations declared their independence. This includes:

The newest nations were formed in the 2000s. These nations are:

South Sudan is the newest nation in the world. It seceded from Sudan in 2011.

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Yemen29,161,922527,968 km²203,796 mi²0.36%2.33%AsiaWestern Asia
2Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²30,442 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeEastern Europe
3Slovakia5,457,01349,037 km²18,928 mi²< 0.1%0.07%EuropeEastern Europe
4Eritrea3,497,117117,600 km²45,394 mi²< 0.1%1.28%AfricaEastern Africa
5Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²318,687 mi²0.56%1.89%AfricaSouthern Africa
6Micronesia113,815702 km²271 mi²< 0.1%1.04%OceaniaMicronesia
7Marshall Islands58,791181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%0.65%OceaniaMicronesia
8Palau18,008459 km²177 mi²< 0.1%0.56%OceaniaMicronesia