Peace Corps Countries 2019

The Peace Corps is a program that was launched by the U.S. government in 1961. The program went into effect after an executive order was signed by President John F. Kennedy and was later authorized by Congress through the passage of the Peace Corps Act.

The goal of the Peace Corps is to provide technical assistance to other nations to bolster social and economic development. The Peace Corps also aims to promote mutual understanding between Americans and the natives of the countries that the program serves.

The Peace Corps is a volunteer program. Most volunteers are citizens of the U.S. who train for three months before traveling overseas for two years. Volunteers go abroad to work with entrepreneurs, nonprofits, schools, governments, and other organizations.

Volunteers from the Peace Corps have served over 141 countries since the program’s inception. Over 235,000 volunteers have joined and provided services abroad through the Peace Corps.

Since it was first launched, Peace Corps volunteers have visited these nations:

Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia Fiji Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana Haiti, Honduras, Hungary India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast Jamaica, Jordan Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niue, Niger, Nigeria Oman Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland Romania, Russia, Rwanda Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tuvalu Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan Vanuatu, Venezuela Yemen Zambia, Zimbabwe

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1China1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²3,746,887 mi²6.54%0.43%AsiaEastern Asia
2India1,366,417,7543,287,590 km²1,269,010 mi²2.21%1.02%AsiaSouthern Asia
3Indonesia270,625,5681,904,569 km²735,164 mi²1.28%1.10%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
4Pakistan216,565,318881,912 km²340,418 mi²0.59%2.04%AsiaSouthern Asia
5Brazil211,049,5278,515,767 km²3,287,086 mi²5.74%0.75%AmericasSouth America
6Nigeria200,963,599923,768 km²356,574 mi²0.62%2.60%AfricaWestern Africa
7Bangladesh163,046,161147,570 km²56,962 mi²< 0.1%1.03%AsiaSouthern Asia
8Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
9Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%1.10%AmericasCentral America
10Ethiopia112,078,7301,104,300 km²426,260 mi²0.74%2.61%AfricaEastern Africa
11Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
12Turkey83,429,615783,562 km²302,455 mi²0.53%1.32%AsiaWestern Asia
13Iran82,913,9061,648,195 km²636,203 mi²1.11%1.36%AsiaSouthern Asia
14Thailand69,625,582513,120 km²198,064 mi²0.35%0.28%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
15South Africa58,558,2701,221,037 km²471,320 mi²0.82%1.33%AfricaSouthern Africa
16Tanzania58,005,463945,087 km²364,804 mi²0.64%3.00%AfricaEastern Africa
17Myanmar54,045,420676,578 km²261,159 mi²0.46%0.63%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
18Kenya52,573,973580,367 km²224,022 mi²0.39%2.30%AfricaEastern Africa
19South Korea51,225,308100,210 km²38,681 mi²< 0.1%0.10%AsiaEastern Asia
20Colombia50,339,4431,141,748 km²440,715 mi²0.77%1.37%AmericasSouth America
21Argentina44,780,6772,780,400 km²1,073,234 mi²1.87%0.95%AmericasSouth America
22Uganda44,269,594241,550 km²93,238 mi²0.16%3.61%AfricaEastern Africa
23Ukraine43,993,638603,500 km²232,951 mi²0.41%-0.57%EuropeEastern Europe
24Sudan42,813,2381,886,068 km²728,022 mi²1.27%2.42%AfricaNorthern Africa
25Afghanistan38,041,754652,230 km²251,761 mi²0.44%2.34%AsiaSouthern Asia
26Poland37,887,768312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%-0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
27Morocco36,471,769446,550 km²172,368 mi²0.30%1.23%AfricaNorthern Africa
28Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²172,696 mi²0.30%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
29Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%1.63%AmericasSouth America
30Malaysia31,949,777330,803 km²127,690 mi²0.22%1.34%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
31Ghana30,417,856238,533 km²92,074 mi²0.16%2.19%AfricaWestern Africa
32Mozambique30,366,036801,590 km²309,414 mi²0.54%2.95%AfricaEastern Africa
33Yemen29,161,922527,968 km²203,796 mi²0.36%2.33%AsiaWestern Asia
34Nepal28,608,710147,181 km²56,812 mi²< 0.1%1.83%AsiaSouthern Asia
35Venezuela28,515,829916,445 km²353,748 mi²0.62%-1.29%AmericasSouth America
36Madagascar26,969,307587,041 km²226,598 mi²0.40%2.69%AfricaEastern Africa
37Cameroon25,876,380475,442 km²183,521 mi²0.32%2.62%AfricaMiddle Africa
38Ivory Coast25,716,544322,463 km²124,471 mi²0.22%2.58%AfricaWestern Africa
39Niger23,310,7151,267,000 km²489,062 mi²0.85%3.87%AfricaWestern Africa
40Sri Lanka21,323,73365,610 km²25,325 mi²< 0.1%0.45%AsiaSouthern Asia
41Burkina Faso20,321,378272,967 km²105,365 mi²0.18%2.89%AfricaWestern Africa
42Mali19,658,0311,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%3.04%AfricaWestern Africa
43Romania19,364,557238,391 km²92,019 mi²0.16%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
44Chile18,952,038756,102 km²291,855 mi²0.51%1.19%AmericasSouth America
45Malawi18,628,747118,484 km²45,735 mi²< 0.1%2.68%AfricaEastern Africa
46Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1,051,811 mi²1.84%1.27%AsiaCentral Asia
47Zambia17,861,030752,612 km²290,508 mi²0.51%2.94%AfricaEastern Africa
48Guatemala17,581,472108,889 km²42,031 mi²< 0.1%1.93%AmericasCentral America
49Ecuador17,373,662276,841 km²106,861 mi²0.19%1.69%AmericasSouth America
50Cambodia16,486,542181,035 km²69,880 mi²0.12%1.46%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
51Senegal16,296,364196,722 km²75,935 mi²0.13%2.79%AfricaWestern Africa
52Chad15,946,8761,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%3.03%AfricaMiddle Africa
53Somalia15,442,905637,657 km²246,136 mi²0.43%2.90%AfricaEastern Africa
54Zimbabwe14,645,468390,757 km²150,832 mi²0.26%1.43%AfricaEastern Africa
55Guinea12,771,246245,857 km²94,901 mi²0.17%2.88%AfricaWestern Africa
56Rwanda12,626,95026,338 km²10,166 mi²< 0.1%2.64%AfricaEastern Africa
57Benin11,801,151112,622 km²43,472 mi²< 0.1%2.75%AfricaWestern Africa
58Tunisia11,694,719163,610 km²63,153 mi²0.11%1.12%AfricaNorthern Africa
59Burundi11,530,58027,834 km²10,744 mi²< 0.1%3.18%AfricaEastern Africa
60Bolivia11,513,1001,098,581 km²424,052 mi²0.74%1.41%AmericasSouth America
61Haiti11,263,07727,750 km²10,712 mi²< 0.1%1.26%AmericasCaribbean
62Dominican Republic10,738,95848,671 km²18,787 mi²< 0.1%1.05%AmericasCaribbean
63Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²30,442 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeEastern Europe
64Jordan10,101,69489,342 km²34,486 mi²< 0.1%1.37%AsiaWestern Asia
65Honduras9,746,117112,492 km²43,422 mi²< 0.1%1.65%AmericasCentral America
66Hungary9,684,67993,028 km²35,909 mi²< 0.1%-0.24%EuropeEastern Europe
67Papua New Guinea8,776,109462,840 km²178,656 mi²0.31%1.97%OceaniaMelanesia
68Togo8,082,36656,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%2.45%AfricaWestern Africa
69Sierra Leone7,813,21571,740 km²27,692 mi²< 0.1%2.13%AfricaWestern Africa
70Paraguay7,044,636406,752 km²157,006 mi²0.27%1.27%AmericasSouth America
71Bulgaria7,000,119110,879 km²42,799 mi²< 0.1%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
72Libya6,777,4521,759,540 km²679,182 mi²1.19%1.48%AfricaNorthern Africa
73Nicaragua6,545,502130,373 km²50,324 mi²< 0.1%1.24%AmericasCentral America
74El Salvador6,453,55321,041 km²8,122 mi²< 0.1%0.51%AmericasCentral America
75Turkmenistan5,942,089488,100 km²188,407 mi²0.33%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
76Slovakia5,457,01349,037 km²18,928 mi²< 0.1%0.07%EuropeEastern Europe
77Costa Rica5,047,56151,100 km²19,725 mi²< 0.1%0.96%AmericasCentral America
78Oman4,974,986309,500 km²119,467 mi²0.21%3.01%AsiaWestern Asia
79Liberia4,937,374111,369 km²42,988 mi²< 0.1%2.46%AfricaWestern Africa
80Central African Republic4,745,185622,984 km²240,472 mi²0.42%1.69%AfricaMiddle Africa
81Mauritania4,525,6961,030,700 km²397,850 mi²0.69%2.78%AfricaWestern Africa
82Panama4,246,43975,417 km²29,111 mi²< 0.1%1.67%AmericasCentral America
83Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²13,065 mi²< 0.1%-0.21%EuropeEastern Europe
84Georgia3,996,76569,700 km²26,904 mi²< 0.1%-0.15%AsiaWestern Asia
85Eritrea3,497,117117,600 km²45,394 mi²< 0.1%1.28%AfricaEastern Africa
86Uruguay3,461,734181,034 km²69,879 mi²0.12%0.36%AmericasSouth America
87Mongolia3,225,1671,564,110 km²603,746 mi²1.05%1.73%AsiaEastern Asia
88Armenia2,957,73129,743 km²11,481 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AsiaWestern Asia
89Jamaica2,948,27910,991 km²4,243 mi²< 0.1%0.46%AmericasCaribbean
90Albania2,880,91728,748 km²11,097 mi²< 0.1%-0.06%EuropeSouthern Europe
91Lithuania2,759,62765,300 km²25,206 mi²< 0.1%-1.49%EuropeNorthern Europe
92Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²318,687 mi²0.56%1.89%AfricaSouthern Africa
93Gambia2,347,70610,689 km²4,126 mi²< 0.1%2.97%AfricaWestern Africa
94Gabon2,172,579267,668 km²103,320 mi²0.18%2.52%AfricaMiddle Africa
95Lesotho2,125,26830,355 km²11,717 mi²< 0.1%0.80%AfricaSouthern Africa
96Macedonia2,083,45925,713 km²9,925 mi²< 0.1%0.02%EuropeSouthern Europe
97Guinea Bissau1,920,92236,125 km²13,944 mi²< 0.1%2.49%AfricaWestern Africa
98Latvia1,906,74364,559 km²24,920 mi²< 0.1%-1.13%EuropeNorthern Europe
99Bahrain1,641,172765 km²295 mi²< 0.1%4.57%AsiaWestern Asia
100Equatorial Guinea1,355,98628,051 km²10,828 mi²< 0.1%3.59%AfricaMiddle Africa
101Estonia1,325,64845,227 km²17,458 mi²< 0.1%0.21%EuropeNorthern Europe
102Mauritius1,269,6682,040 km²787 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AfricaEastern Africa
103Cyprus1,198,5759,251 km²3,571 mi²< 0.1%0.78%EuropeEastern Europe
104Fiji889,95318,272 km²7,053 mi²< 0.1%0.73%OceaniaMelanesia
105Comoros850,8861,862 km²719 mi²< 0.1%2.23%AfricaEastern Africa
106Guyana782,766214,969 km²82,978 mi²0.14%0.48%AmericasSouth America
107Solomon Islands669,82328,896 km²11,154 mi²< 0.1%2.60%OceaniaMelanesia
108Cape Verde549,9354,033 km²1,557 mi²< 0.1%1.13%AfricaWestern Africa
109Malta440,372316 km²122 mi²< 0.1%0.26%EuropeSouthern Europe
110Belize390,35322,966 km²8,865 mi²< 0.1%1.90%AmericasCentral America
111Vanuatu299,88212,189 km²4,705 mi²< 0.1%2.46%OceaniaMelanesia
112Sao Tome And Principe215,056964 km²372 mi²< 0.1%1.91%AfricaMiddle Africa
113Samoa197,0972,842 km²1,097 mi²< 0.1%0.49%OceaniaPolynesia
114Saint Lucia182,790616 km²238 mi²< 0.1%0.50%AmericasCaribbean
115Kiribati117,606811 km²313 mi²< 0.1%1.52%OceaniaMicronesia
116Micronesia113,815702 km²271 mi²< 0.1%1.04%OceaniaMicronesia
117Grenada112,003344 km²133 mi²< 0.1%0.49%AmericasCaribbean
118Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,589389 km²150 mi²< 0.1%0.34%AmericasCaribbean
119Tonga104,494747 km²288 mi²< 0.1%1.26%OceaniaPolynesia
120Seychelles97,739452 km²174 mi²< 0.1%0.66%AfricaEastern Africa
121Dominica71,808751 km²290 mi²< 0.1%0.26%AmericasCaribbean
122Marshall Islands58,791181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%0.65%OceaniaMicronesia
123Cook Islands17,548236 km²91 mi²< 0.1%0.17%OceaniaPolynesia
124Tuvalu11,64626 km²10 mi²< 0.1%1.20%OceaniaPolynesia
125Niue1,615260 km²100 mi²< 0.1%-0.31%OceaniaPolynesia