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6-Letter Countries / Countries with Six-Letter Names

Many country names have only six letters. While the length of a country's name has little to do with other factors such as its overall land area, its annual GDP, its level of development, or consumption of beer, name length can still be an interesting way to group the world's countries.

There are a total of 31 countries with six-letter names in the world (not counting non-country territories such as Jersey or partially recognized countries such as Kosovo). These include seven countries in Africa; seven countries in Asia; one in Oceania; two countries in each of Central, South, and North America; and ten countries in Europe.

Countries with six-letter names

Angola ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดBelize ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBhutan ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBrazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrunei ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณCanada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCyprus ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พFrance ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทGambia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGreece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGuinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuyana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พIsrael ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑJersey ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJordan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดKuwait ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผLatvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปMalawi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMonaco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จNorway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดPanama ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPoland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑRussia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRwanda ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผSerbia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชTaiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผTurkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTuvalu ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปUganda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌZambia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Six-letter countries are the second-most-common type of country in the world, ranking well ahead of not only the 12 four-letter and 26 five-letter countries, but also the 26 eight-letter countries, 14 nine-letter countries, 19 ten-letter countries, as well as those that have 11, 12, 13, or more letters. Only seven-letter countries are more numerous.

Six-letter countries in North America, South America, and Central America.

Two of the largest countries in North America are six-letter countries. First is Canada, which also ranks among the safest countries in the world, and the second is Mexico, one of the world's leading producers of both cocoa.

Just south of Mexico, the Central American countries of Belizeโ€”the only Central American country whose official language is Englishโ€”and the hispanic country Panama both have six-letter names. Finally, South America includes two six-letter countries: Guyana, where the most popular sport is cricket, and Brazil, the world's largest producer of coffee beans.

Six-letter countries in Europe

Europe has more six-letter countries than any of Earth's other continents. These include Sweden, one of the least racist countries in the world; France (one of the world's biggest wine producers); the slavic countries Poland and Serbia; and Latvia, one of the world's biggest consumers of alcohol.

The list of six-letter countries in Europe continues with Norway, which is considered by many to be the best country in the world to live in, as well as Cyprus, Greece, and the tiny coastal country of Monaco, the smallest country in the world other than Vatican City. Additionally, two transcontinental countries, located in both Europe and Asia, have six-letter names: the emerging country Turkey and Russia, the largest country in the world.

Six-letter countries in Africa

The African continent is home to several six-letter countries, nearly all of which have names that end in the letter "a". First of these (alphabetically speaking) is Angola, a country with one of the highest birth rates in the world. This is followed by Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa; Guinea, one of only four countries in the world (all in Africa) that lacks physical telephone lines; the landlocked country of Malawi, the โ€œLand of a Thousand Hillsโ€ Rwanda; the equator country Uganda; and Zambia, home of Lake Kariba, the world's largest man-made lake. All seven of Africa's six-letter countries rank among the least-developed countries in the world.

Six-letter countries in Asia and Oceania

The Asian six-letter country of Taiwan ranks as the world's friendliest country by some metrics. The obscure country Brunei also has six letters, as do Bhutan, the first country in the world to write environmental protections into its constitution; and the Middle Eastern countries of Israel (one of the world's most educated countries, the [arab country] of Jordan, and the oil-rich Kuwait. Lastly, the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is Oceania's lone six-letter country.

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Official Name
UN Member
AngolaRepublic of Angola
BhutanKingdom of Bhutan
BrazilFederative Republic of Brazil
BruneiNation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
CyprusRepublic of Cyprus
FranceFrench Republic
GambiaRepublic of the Gambia
GreeceHellenic Republic
GuineaRepublic of Guinea
GuyanaCo-operative Republic of Guyana
IsraelState of Israel
JerseyBailiwick of Jersey
JordanHashemite Kingdom of Jordan
KuwaitState of Kuwait
LatviaRepublic of Latvia
MalawiRepublic of Malawi
MexicoUnited Mexican States
MonacoPrincipality of Monaco
NorwayKingdom of Norway
PanamaRepublic of Panama
PolandRepublic of Poland
RussiaRussian Federation
RwandaRepublic of Rwanda
SerbiaRepublic of Serbia
SwedenKingdom of Sweden
TaiwanRepublic of China
TurkeyRepublic of Turkey
UgandaRepublic of Uganda
ZambiaRepublic of Zambia
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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

6-Letter Countries / Countries with Six-Letter Names

How many countries have 6 letters in them?

There are 32 countries (including territories) with 6 letters in their name.

Which country names have 6 letters in them?

The countries with 6 letters are: Angola, 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 and Zambia.

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