Theocracy Countries 2019

A theocracy is a type of government where one or more priests rule in the name of a deity. A god or a god is recognized as the supreme ruler, and the laws of the area are based on religious law.

Throughout history, there have been many nations and regions with a theocratic government. Ancient Egypt, for example, was a theocracy, and the pharaoh was the offspring of the sungod. In Japan, the emperor was the offspring of the sungoddess. Tibet, Israel, and China were all once theocracies.

Today, there aren’t many theocracies in the world, but there are a few nations that have this type of government. These nations are:

Flag Name Area Population 2019 Growth Rate
Iran1,648,195 km²82,820,7660.99%
Sudan1,886,068 km²42,514,0942.42%
Afghanistan652,230 km²37,209,0072.30%
Saudi Arabia2,149,690 km²34,140,6621.75%
Yemen527,968 km²29,579,9862.30%
Mauritania1,030,700 km²4,661,1492.67%
Vatican City0.44 km²799-0.25%