Sovereign Nation 2020

What is a sovereign nation? A sovereign nation is a nation that has one centralized government that has the power to govern a specific geographic area. Under the definition set by international law, a sovereign nation has a defined territory with just one government. These nations have a permanent population and can enter into relations with other sovereign countries.

The United Nations has a list of all of the world’s sovereign states. There are 206 total states, broken down into 193 member states, two observer states, and 11 classified as “other” states.

Of these states, 191 states have sovereignty that is undisputed. There are 15 states with disputed sovereignty.

All sovereign nations, in alphabetical order, include:

Of these states, there are 15 with disputed sovereignty. Breaking these states down show that:

  • The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is claimed by South Korea.
  • The Republic of Korea is claimed by North Korea.
  • Abkhazia is claimed by Georgia.
  • Artsakh is claimed by Azerbaijan.
  • Kosovo is claimed by Serbia.
  • Northern Cyprus is claimed by the Republic of Cyprus.
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is claimed by Morocco.
  • Somaliland is claimed by Somalia.
  • South Ossetia is claimed by Georgia.
  • Taiwan is claimed by the People’s Republic of China.
  • Transnistria is claimed by Moldova.
  • Cyprus is not recognized by Turkey.
  • Israel is partially unrecognized.
  • China is partially unrecognized and is claimed by the Republic of China.
  • Palestine is partially recognized and is disputed by Israel.

Sovereign Nation 2020

Country Population 2020
Albania2,877,797
Algeria43,851,044
Andorra77,265
Antigua And Barbuda97,929
Argentina45,195,774
Armenia2,963,243
Australia25,499,884
Austria9,006,398
Azerbaijan10,139,177
Bahamas393,244
Bahrain1,701,575
Bangladesh164,689,383
Barbados287,375
Belarus9,449,323
Belgium11,589,623
Belize397,628
Benin12,123,200
Bhutan771,608
Bolivia11,673,021
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,280,819
Botswana2,351,627
Brazil212,559,417
Brunei437,479
Burkina Faso20,903,273
Burundi11,890,784
Cambodia16,718,965
Cameroon26,545,863
Canada37,742,154
Cape Verde555,987
Central African Republic4,829,767
Chad16,425,864
Chile19,116,201
China1,439,323,776
Colombia50,882,891
Comoros869,601
Cook Islands17,564
Costa Rica5,094,118
Croatia4,105,267
Cuba11,326,616
Cyprus1,207,359
Czech Republic10,708,981
Denmark5,792,202
Djibouti988,000
Dominica71,986
Dominican Republic10,847,910
Ecuador17,643,054
Egypt102,334,404
El Salvador6,486,205
Equatorial Guinea1,402,985
Eritrea3,546,421
Estonia1,326,535
Ethiopia114,963,588
Fiji896,445
Finland5,540,720
France65,273,511
Gabon2,225,734
Gambia2,416,668
Georgia3,989,167
Germany83,783,942
Ghana31,072,940
Greece10,423,054
Grenada112,523
Guatemala17,915,568
Guinea13,132,795
Guinea Bissau1,968,001
Guyana786,552
Haiti11,402,528
Honduras9,904,607
Hungary9,660,351
Iceland341,243
India1,380,004,385
Indonesia273,523,615
Iran83,992,949
Iraq40,222,493
Ireland4,937,786
Israel8,655,535
Italy60,461,826
Ivory Coast26,378,274
Jamaica2,961,167
Japan126,476,461
Jordan10,203,134
Kazakhstan18,776,707
Kenya53,771,296
Kiribati119,449
Kuwait4,270,571
Kyrgyzstan6,524,195
Laos7,275,560
Latvia1,886,198
Lebanon6,825,445
Lesotho2,142,249
Liberia5,057,681
Libya6,871,292
Liechtenstein38,128
Lithuania2,722,289
Luxembourg625,978
Madagascar27,691,018
Malawi19,129,952
Malaysia32,365,999
Maldives540,544
Mali20,250,833
Malta441,543
Marshall Islands59,190
Mauritania4,649,658
Mauritius1,271,768
Mexico128,932,753
Micronesia115,023
Moldova4,033,963
Monaco39,242
Mongolia3,278,290
Montenegro628,066
Morocco36,910,560
Mozambique31,255,435
Myanmar54,409,800
Namibia2,540,905
Nauru10,824
Nepal29,136,808
Netherlands17,134,872
New Zealand4,822,233
Nicaragua6,624,554
Niger24,206,644
Nigeria206,139,589
Niue1,626
North Korea25,778,816
Norway5,421,241
Oman5,106,626
Pakistan220,892,340
Palau18,094
Palestine5,101,414
Panama4,314,767
Papua New Guinea8,947,024
Paraguay7,132,538
Peru32,971,854
Philippines109,581,078
Poland37,846,611
Portugal10,196,709
Qatar2,881,053
Republic Of The Congo5,518,087
Romania19,237,691
Russia145,934,462
Rwanda12,952,218
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,199
Saint Lucia183,627
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,940
Samoa198,414
San Marino33,931
Sao Tome And Principe219,159
Saudi Arabia34,813,871
Senegal16,743,927
Serbia8,737,371
Seychelles98,347
Sierra Leone7,976,983
Singapore5,850,342
Slovakia5,459,642
Slovenia2,078,938
Solomon Islands686,884
Somalia15,893,222
South Africa59,308,690
South Korea51,269,185
South Sudan11,193,725
Spain46,754,778
Sri Lanka21,413,249
Sudan43,849,260
Suriname586,632
Sweden10,099,265
Switzerland8,654,622
Syria17,500,658
Taiwan23,816,775
Tajikistan9,537,645
Tanzania59,734,218
Thailand69,799,978
Timor Leste1,318,445
Togo8,278,724
Tonga105,695
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
Tunisia11,818,619
Turkey84,339,067
Turkmenistan6,031,200
Tuvalu11,792
Uganda45,741,007
Ukraine43,733,762
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
United Kingdom67,886,011
United States331,002,651
Uruguay3,473,730
Uzbekistan33,469,203
Vanuatu307,145
Vatican City801
Venezuela28,435,940
Vietnam97,338,579
Yemen29,825,964
Zambia18,383,955
Zimbabwe14,862,924