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10 Letter Countries

Do you know where country names come from? Most countries in the world are named after one of four things: an important person with some influence over the country or its history, a directional description of the country, a feature of the country’s land, or a tribe or ethnic group.

For example, Kazahkstan is derived from "Khazakh," which comes from the ancient Turkic word “qaz” and means “to wander,” describing the nomadic life of the early Kazakhs people.

Another example is El Salvador’s name. El Salvador is the only country in the Americas with ten letters and is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. “El Salvador” means the “The Savior” in Spanish, named by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado.

Luxembourg received its name from Lucilinburhuc Castle, which translated to “Little Fortress.” The name was first mentioned in 963 CE, when Count Siegfried of Ardennes purchased the castle. “Luxembourg” is the anglicized version of “Lucilinburhuc.”

There are 18 countries with 10 letter names. Of the 18, 10 are in Asia, four are in Africa, three are in Europe, and 1 is in North America. These countries are:

Azerbaijan 🇦🇿Bangladesh 🇧🇩El Salvador 🇸🇻Guadeloupe 🇬🇵Ivory Coast 🇨🇮Kazakhstan 🇰🇿Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬Luxembourg 🇱🇺Madagascar 🇲🇬Martinique 🇲🇶Mauritania 🇲🇷Micronesia 🇫🇲Montenegro 🇲🇪Montserrat 🇲🇸Mozambique 🇲🇿New Zealand 🇳🇿North Korea 🇰🇵Puerto Rico 🇵🇷Saint Lucia 🇱🇨Seychelles 🇸🇨South Korea 🇰🇷South Sudan 🇸🇸Tajikistan 🇹🇯Timor Leste 🇹🇱Uzbekistan 🇺🇿

Some of these countries have official names, such as the Republic of Madagascar, making their names 20 letters instead of 10. Another example is Luxembourg, which is officially known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, making its name 22 letters.

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Official Name
UN Member
AzerbaijanRepublic of Azerbaijan
BangladeshPeople's Republic of Bangladesh
El SalvadorRepublic of El Salvador
Ivory CoastRepublic of Côte d'Ivoire
KazakhstanRepublic of Kazakhstan
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz Republic
LuxembourgGrand Duchy of Luxembourg
MadagascarRepublic of Madagascar
MauritaniaIslamic Republic of Mauritania
MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesia
MozambiqueRepublic of Mozambique
New ZealandNew Zealand
North KoreaDemocratic People's Republic of Korea
Puerto RicoCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
SeychellesRepublic of Seychelles
South KoreaRepublic of Korea
South SudanRepublic of South Sudan
TajikistanRepublic of Tajikistan
Timor LesteDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste
UzbekistanRepublic of Uzbekistan
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10 Letter Countries

How many countries have 10 letters in them?

There are 25 countries (including territories) with 10 letters in their name.

Which country names have 10 letters in them?

The countries with 10 letters are: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Martinique, Mauritania, Micronesia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Korea, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste and Uzbekistan.

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