EMEA Countries | Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

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EMEA is an acronym that stands for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The EMEA region encapsulates the countries found on the continents Africa and Europe, as well as the countries that make up the Middle East.

Complete and Updated List of Current EMEA Countries

As of 2019, there are 116 countries in the EMEA. This acronym is used by governments, marketers, and business officials when referencing the EMEA part of the world. Since the continents are already formally part of the EMEA grouping, it is a shorthand way of referencing the three continents all at once. Many companies in North America frequently use this acronym to describe the region when talking about the area as a whole.

Across the entire region, over two thousand native languages are spoken by over one hundred separate countries. Taking every EMEA country into consideration, the EMEA region's total population size comes between 2.1 and 2.2 billion people. The most populous country in the region is Nigeria, home to over 206 million people, while Vatican City has the lowest population of all EMEA countries at less than 1,000.

EMEA is used most often in situations involving international trade and business. It is less of a political term and more of a geographical term. For example, a nation outside of the EMEA, like the United States, might talk about Russia as part of the EMEA. Bolivia might say the EMEA when they mean Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The point here is that the EMEA is not a complete set-in-stone term. While it most commonly refers to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, it is not uncommon for other nations to tweak the countries they include under the umbrella term.

Regions Considered to be Part of the EMEA Countries

The EMEA group consists of many other organizations. Many groups have formed between countries that share a unique cause, goal, or mindset about one subject or another. For example, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation consists of many EMEA countries.

Just as you have the Americas and the Western World, the European, African, and Middle Eastern countries have the EMEA title. But within the EMEA are a plethora of smaller groupings of countries are regions. None of these groups comprise the entire EMEA, but all of these groups are part of the EMEA. Here they are, in no particular order!

The EEMEA

SEMEA

CEMEA

  • Africa
  • Central Europe
  • The Middle East

CEE

  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe

MENA

  • North Africa
  • The Middle East

EUMENA

  • Europe
  • North Africa
  • The Middle East

EMEIA

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • India
  • The Middle East

EMEACIS

  • Africa
  • The Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Europe
  • The Middle East

EMEAC

  • Africa
  • The Caribbean
  • Europe
  • The Middle East

CIS

  • The Black Sea
  • The Caspian Sea
  • The Commonwealth of Independent States

NACE

  • Central Europe
  • The North Atlantic

CEMA

  • Africa
  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • The Middle East

EMEA Countries | Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Rank Country 2021 Population
Nigeria211,400,708
Russia145,912,025
Ethiopia117,876,227
Egypt104,258,327
Dr Congo92,377,993
Turkey85,042,738
Iran85,028,759
Germany83,900,473
United Kingdom68,207,116
France65,426,179
Tanzania61,498,437
Italy60,367,477
South Africa60,041,994
Kenya54,985,698
Uganda47,123,531
Spain46,745,216
Sudan44,909,353
Algeria44,616,624
Ukraine43,466,819
Iraq41,179,350
Poland37,797,005
Morocco37,344,795
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Angola33,933,610
Mozambique32,163,047
Ghana31,732,129
Yemen30,490,640
Madagascar28,427,328
Cameroon27,224,265
Ivory Coast27,053,629
Niger25,130,817
Burkina Faso21,497,096
Mali20,855,735
Malawi19,647,684
Romania19,127,774
Kazakhstan18,994,962
Zambia18,920,651
Syria18,275,702
Senegal17,196,301
Netherlands17,173,099
Chad16,914,985
Somalia16,359,504
Zimbabwe15,092,171
Guinea13,497,244
Rwanda13,276,513
Benin12,451,040
Burundi12,255,433
Tunisia11,935,766
Belgium11,632,326
South Sudan11,381,378
Czech Republic10,724,555
Greece10,370,744
Jordan10,269,021
Azerbaijan10,223,342
Portugal10,167,925
Sweden10,160,169
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Hungary9,634,164
Belarus9,442,862
Austria9,043,070
Israel8,789,774
Switzerland8,715,494
Serbia8,697,550
Togo8,478,250
Sierra Leone8,141,343
Libya6,958,532
Bulgaria6,896,663
Lebanon6,769,146
Denmark5,813,298
Republic Of The Congo5,657,013
Finland5,548,360
Norway5,465,630
Slovakia5,460,721
Oman5,223,375
Palestine5,222,748
Liberia5,180,203
Ireland4,982,907
Central African Republic4,919,981
Mauritania4,775,119
Kuwait4,328,550
Croatia4,081,651
Moldova4,024,019
Georgia3,979,765
Eritrea3,601,467
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
Armenia2,968,127
Qatar2,930,528
Albania2,872,933
Lithuania2,689,862
Namibia2,587,344
Gambia2,486,945
Botswana2,397,241
Gabon2,278,825
Lesotho2,159,079
Slovenia2,078,724
Guinea Bissau2,015,494
Latvia1,866,942
Bahrain1,748,296
Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
Estonia1,325,185
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Eswatini1,172,362
Djibouti1,002,187
Reunion901,686
Comoros888,451
Luxembourg634,814
Montenegro628,053
Western Sahara611,875
Cape Verde561,898
Malta442,784
Iceland343,353
Mayotte279,515
Sao Tome And Principe223,368
Seychelles98,908
Isle Of Man85,410
Andorra77,355
Faroe Islands49,049
Monaco39,511
Liechtenstein38,250
San Marino34,017
Gibraltar33,698
Vatican City800

EMEA Countries | Europe, the Middle East, and Africa