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Countries without the Letter 'A' in Their Name 2024

Every nation around the world is identified by its unique name. Some names are long, while others are short. Some nations have names made up of two words. And others, like the ones in these lists, are missing a specific letter. In this case, that letter is "a."

There are plenty of countries with at least one "a" in their names – the United States of America, Canada, and China, for example. There are just 33 nations in the world that don't contain this letter in their name. It is important to note that many of the countries on this list do not contain the letter "a" in their commonly used names but may have the letter in their official name. For example, Egypt does not contain this letter, but its official name – the Arab Republic of Egypt – does.

Several countries with four-letter names have no "a": Fiji, Niue, Peru, and Togo. Several countries with five letters also have no "a": Benin, Egypt, Niger, and Yemen.

Africa has the most countries lacking the letter "a" with a total of 12. These countries include Benin, Burundi, Comors, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Lesotho, Morocco, Niger, Seychelles, and Togo. In Europe, a total of ten nations lack the letter "a" in their names. Those countries are Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Sweden, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

In the Americas, just four countries don't have the first letter of the alphabet in their names. These nations are Belize, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. Asia also has just four nations that lack this letter. Those nations are Brunei, cyprus, Timor-Leste, and Yemen. Finally, Oceania has just one country without the letter A. That is Fiji, which is an island located near New Zealand.

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Official Name
BelgiumEuropeKingdom of Belgium
BelizeNorth AmericaBelize
BeninAfricaRepublic of Benin
BruneiAsiaNation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
BurundiAfricaRepublic of Burundi
ChileSouth AmericaRepublic of Chile
ComorosAfricaUnion of the Comoros
CyprusEuropeRepublic of Cyprus
Czech RepublicEuropeCzech Republic
DjiboutiAfricaRepublic of Djibouti
DR CongoAfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo
EgyptAfricaArab Republic of Egypt
FijiOceaniaRepublic of Fiji
GreeceEuropeHellenic Republic
GuernseyEuropeBailiwick of Guernsey
Hong KongAsiaHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
JerseyEuropeBailiwick of Jersey
LesothoAfricaKingdom of Lesotho
LiechtensteinEuropePrincipality of Liechtenstein
LuxembourgEuropeGrand Duchy of Luxembourg
MexicoNorth AmericaUnited Mexican States
MoroccoAfricaKingdom of Morocco
NigerAfricaRepublic of Niger
PeruSouth AmericaRepublic of Peru
PhilippinesAsiaRepublic of the Philippines
Puerto RicoNorth AmericaCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
Republic of the CongoAfricaRepublic of the Congo
ReunionAfricaRéunion Island
SeychellesAfricaRepublic of Seychelles
SwedenEuropeKingdom of Sweden
Timor LesteAsiaDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste
TogoAfricaTogolese Republic
TurkeyAsiaRepublic of Turkey
United KingdomEuropeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
YemenAsiaRepublic of Yemen
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How many countries do not have the letter A in their name?

While the majority of nations have the letter 'A' in their name, there are 37 nations that do not. The continent with the most of these countries is Africa (13).

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