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5-Letter Countries / Countries with Five-Letter Names

While the number of letters in a country's name has no actual impact on real-world factors such as its degree of human development, internet speed, or level of beer consumption, it can still serve as an amusing way to collect countries into groups. Five-letter names are quite prolific among the world's nations, having been chosen by 24 of the United Nations' 193 members as well as several non-sovereign territories. Among name lengths ranging from a minimum of four letters to a maximum of more than 30 letters, only six-letter, seven-letter, and eight-letter country names are more common. Note that these counts are determined using each country's common name, rather than their much longer official names or their nicknames.

Countries with five-letter names

Aruba ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผBenin ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏChile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณEgypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌGabon ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGhana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญHaiti ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นIndia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณItaly ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นJapan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตKenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชLibya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พMacau ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดMalta ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นNauru ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNiger ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชPalau ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผQatar ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆSamoa ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSpain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSyria ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พTonga ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดYemen ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช

In total, there are 24 countries around the world with five-letter names. One-third of these nationsโ€”eight in totalโ€”are located on the continent of Africa. Seven are among the countries of Asia and four are located in Oceania. Europe has three, and both North America and South America each have a single five-letter country.

There also exist six nations that have five-letter names, but are not currently classified as self-sovereign countries by the United Nations. Four of these nations are dependent territories, joined by one province and one largely autonomous Special Administrative Region (SAR).

Territories with five-letter names

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Official Name
UN Member
BeninRepublic of Benin
ChileRepublic of Chile
ChinaPeople's Republic of China
EgyptArab Republic of Egypt
GabonGabonese Republic
GhanaRepublic of Ghana
HaitiRepublic of Haiti
IndiaRepublic of India
ItalyItalian Republic
KenyaRepublic of Kenya
LibyaState of Libya
MacauMacao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
MaltaRepublic of Malta
NauruRepublic of Nauru
NepalFederal Democratic Republic of Nepal
NigerRepublic of Niger
PalauRepublic of Palau
QatarState of Qatar
SamoaIndependent State of Samoa
SpainKingdom of Spain
SudanRepublic of the Sudan
SyriaSyrian Arab Republic
TongaKingdom of Tonga
YemenRepublic of Yemen
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Number of Letters
Number of Countries
412Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Guam, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Niue, Oman, Peru, Togo
526Aruba, Benin, Chile, China, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Macau, Malta, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Palau, Qatar, Samoa, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tonga, Yemen
632Angola, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, France, Gambia, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Israel, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malawi, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia
747Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burundi, Comoros, Croatia, Curacao, Denmark, DR Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Mayotte, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Romania, Senegal, Somalia, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam
828Anguilla, Barbados, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominica, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guernsey, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe
916Argentina, Australia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Lithuania, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Palestine, San Marino, Singapore, Venezuela
1025Azerbaijan, 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
1112Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Netherlands, Philippines, Saint Martin, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, South Africa, Switzerland, Vatican City
126Faroe Islands, French Guiana, Guinea-Bissau, New Caledonia, Turkmenistan, United States
136American Samoa, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Western Sahara
143North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
155Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Saint Barthelemy, Wallis and Futuna
161Equatorial Guinea

5-Letter Countries / Countries with Five-Letter Names

How many countries have 5 letters in them?

There are 26 countries (including territories) with 5 letters in their name.

Which country names have 5 letters in them?

The countries with 5 letters are: Aruba, Benin, Chile, China, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Macau, Malta, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Palau, Qatar, Samoa, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tonga and Yemen.

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