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Country with the Longest Name 2023

There are quite a few countries that have lengthy names. Some of these lengthy names aren't in English, though. One example of a country's former name being quite long is Libya's former name in Arabic. Before 2013, the Arabic name for the country of Libya was Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma. That was previously the longest name for a country in the entire world. Now, the Arabic name for Libya is simply Dalwat Libya.

The United Kingdom Has Quite A Long Formal Name

You might not think that the United Kingdom is a long country name, but its formal name is much longer. The formal country name for the United Kingdom is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UK is currently the country with the longest name in the world. Technically speaking, the UK is a nation-state.

However, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are also countries, even though they are all part of the UK. People also commonly use the word Britain to refer to the United Kingdom. However, the term 'Great Britain' means something different and should not be used interchangeably with Britain. Great Britain refers to Scotland, England, and Wales.

Kiribati's Formal Country Name is Lengthy As Well

The country with the second-longest formal name in the world is actually Kiribati. Kiribati used to be known as the Gilbert Islands prior to the country gaining its independence from the UK back in 1979. The official name for the country of Kiribati is Independent and the Sovereign Republic of Kiribati.

The reason that the new name of Kiribati was chosen is actually quite simple. The main island that makes up the country is called Kiribati in the nation's local language. As a result, the people of the country chose the name Kiribati through local consensus, so that's the country's name.

North Korea's Official Name Is Somewhat Long

North Korea is a country that you are probably more familiar with compared to Kiribati. The term 'North Korea' is commonly used to refer to the Communist North Korean state, but its official name is a bit longer. The official name for the country of North Korea is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Interestingly, this official name is quite similar to the official name of its neighbor, South Korea. The official country name for South Korea is the Republic of Korea. This similarity is understandable given the two countries' proximity and shared past.

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Official Name
Common Name Length
Official Name Length
UN Member
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
United States Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands of the United States
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
Northern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
Sao Tome and PrincipeDemocratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Saint Kitts and NevisFederation of Saint Christopher and Nevisa
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Trinidad and TobagoRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
Equatorial GuineaRepublic of Equatorial Guinea
French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
Marshall IslandsRepublic of the Marshall Islands
Wallis and FutunaTerritory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
Saint BarthelemyCollectivity of Saint BarthélemySaint Barthélemy
Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
Papua New GuineaIndependent State of Papua New Guinea
North MacedoniaRepublic of North Macedonia
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
United KingdomUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Western SaharaSahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
American SamoaAmerican Samoa
LiechtensteinPrincipality of Liechtenstein
United StatesUnited States of America
Guinea BissauRepublic of Guinea-Bissau
French GuianaGuiana
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
PhilippinesRepublic of the Philippines
South AfricaRepublic of South Africa
AfghanistanIslamic Republic of Afghanistan
Saudi ArabiaKingdom of Saudi Arabia
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
SwitzerlandSwiss Confederation
Sierra LeoneRepublic of Sierra Leone
Sint MaartenSint Maarten
Saint MartinSaint Martin
Cook IslandsCook Islands
Vatican CityVatican City State
BangladeshPeople's Republic of Bangladesh
South KoreaRepublic of Korea
UzbekistanRepublic of Uzbekistan
MozambiqueRepublic of Mozambique
MadagascarRepublic of Madagascar
Ivory CoastRepublic of Côte d'Ivoire
North KoreaDemocratic People's Republic of Korea
KazakhstanRepublic of Kazakhstan
South SudanRepublic of South Sudan
AzerbaijanRepublic of Azerbaijan
TajikistanRepublic of Tajikistan
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz Republic
El SalvadorRepublic of El Salvador
New ZealandNew Zealand
MauritaniaIslamic Republic of Mauritania
Puerto RicoCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
Timor LesteDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste
LuxembourgGrand Duchy of Luxembourg
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesia
SeychellesRepublic of Seychelles
IndonesiaRepublic of Indonesia
ArgentinaArgentine Republic
VenezuelaBolivarian Republic of Venezuela
AustraliaCommonwealth of Australia
GuatemalaRepublic of Guatemala
NicaraguaRepublic of Nicaragua
SingaporeRepublic of Singapore
PalestineState of Palestine
Costa RicaRepublic of Costa Rica
LithuaniaRepublic of Lithuania
MauritiusRepublic of Mauritius
Cape VerdeRepublic of Cabo Verde
Isle of ManIsle of Man
San MarinoMost Serene Republic of San Marino
PakistanIslamic Republic of Pakistan
EthiopiaFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
ThailandKingdom of Thailand
TanzaniaUnited Republic of Tanzania
ColombiaRepublic of Colombia
CameroonRepublic of Cameroon
Sri LankaDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
CambodiaKingdom of Cambodia
ZimbabweRepublic of Zimbabwe
HondurasRepublic of Honduras
PortugalPortuguese Republic
Hong KongHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
ParaguayRepublic of Paraguay
BulgariaRepublic of Bulgaria
SlovakiaSlovak Republic
BotswanaRepublic of Botswana
SloveniaRepublic of Slovenia
EswatiniKingdom of Eswatini
DjiboutiRepublic of Djibouti
SurinameRepublic of Suriname
MaldivesRepublic of the Maldives
KiribatiIndependent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati
DominicaCommonwealth of Dominica
GuernseyBailiwick of Guernsey
NigeriaFederal Republic of Nigeria
DR CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo
VietnamSocialist Republic of Vietnam
GermanyFederal Republic of Germany
MyanmarRepublic of the Union of Myanmar
AlgeriaPeople's Democratic Republic of Algeria
MoroccoKingdom of Morocco
EcuadorRepublic of Ecuador
SomaliaFederal Republic of Somalia
SenegalRepublic of Senegal
BurundiRepublic of Burundi
TunisiaTunisian Republic
BoliviaPlurinational State of Bolivia
BelgiumKingdom of Belgium
BelarusRepublic of Belarus
AustriaRepublic of Austria
DenmarkKingdom of Denmark
FinlandRepublic of Finland
LiberiaRepublic of Liberia
LebanonLebanese Republic
CroatiaRepublic of Croatia
EritreaState of Eritrea
MoldovaRepublic of Moldova
UruguayOriental Republic of Uruguay
AlbaniaRepublic of Albania
ArmeniaRepublic of Armenia
NamibiaRepublic of Namibia
LesothoKingdom of Lesotho
BahrainKingdom of Bahrain
EstoniaRepublic of Estonia
ReunionRéunion Island
ComorosUnion of the Comoros
BahamasCommonwealth of the Bahamas
MayotteDepartment of Mayotte
VanuatuRepublic of Vanuatu
CuracaoCountry of Curaçao
AndorraPrincipality of Andorra
BrazilFederative Republic of Brazil
RussiaRussian Federation
MexicoUnited Mexican States
TurkeyRepublic of Turkey
FranceFrench Republic
UgandaRepublic of Uganda
PolandRepublic of Poland
AngolaRepublic of Angola
TaiwanRepublic of China
MalawiRepublic of Malawi
ZambiaRepublic of Zambia
GuineaRepublic of Guinea
RwandaRepublic of Rwanda
JordanHashemite Kingdom of Jordan
SwedenKingdom of Sweden
GreeceHellenic Republic
IsraelState of Israel
SerbiaRepublic of Serbia
NorwayKingdom of Norway
PanamaRepublic of Panama
KuwaitState of Kuwait
GambiaRepublic of the Gambia
LatviaRepublic of Latvia
CyprusRepublic of Cyprus
GuyanaCo-operative Republic of Guyana
BhutanKingdom of Bhutan
BruneiNation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
JerseyBailiwick of Jersey
MonacoPrincipality of Monaco
IndiaRepublic of India
ChinaPeople's Republic of China
EgyptArab Republic of Egypt
ItalyItalian Republic
KenyaRepublic of Kenya
SudanRepublic of the Sudan
SpainKingdom of Spain
YemenRepublic of Yemen
GhanaRepublic of Ghana
NepalFederal Democratic Republic of Nepal
NigerRepublic of Niger
SyriaSyrian Arab Republic
ChileRepublic of Chile
BeninRepublic of Benin
HaitiRepublic of Haiti
LibyaState of Libya
QatarState of Qatar
GabonGabonese Republic
MacauMacao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
MaltaRepublic of Malta
SamoaIndependent State of Samoa
TongaKingdom of Tonga
PalauRepublic of Palau
NauruRepublic of Nauru
IranIslamic Republic of Iran
IraqRepublic of Iraq
PeruRepublic of Peru
MaliRepublic of Mali
ChadRepublic of Chad
CubaRepublic of Cuba
TogoTogolese Republic
LaosLao People's Democratic Republic
OmanSultanate of Oman
FijiRepublic of Fiji
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Which country has longest name?

The country with the largest name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, more commonly referred to as simply the United Kingdom or the U.K.

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