EMEA Countries | Europe, the Middle East, and Africa 2022

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EMEA is an acronym used by governments, marketers, and business officials to group the countries of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. EMEA is used most often in situations involving international trade and business. Companies in North America frequently use EMEA when referring to the area as a whole.

The EMEA region includes more than 100 countries, whose citizens collectively speak more than two thousand native languages. The EMEA region's total population size totals 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.

Complete and Updated List of Current EMEA Countries

There are roughly 115 countries and 17 non-country territories in the EMEA, but that number is not definitive. Because EMEA is a general term not bound by any official legal or political definitions, the precise list of which specific countries are included in the EMEA can vary slightly depending upon the source.

For example, some sources include Russia, which stretches across both Europe and Asia, or even India (which is clearly in Asia), while others do not. Some sources include countries such as Azerbaijan and Georgia, which straddle the Europe/Asia border, while others leave them off. Finally, some sources include European overseas territories such as British Indian Ocean Territory (part of U.K.) or French Guiana (part of France), others include only those territories geographically located in the EMEA region (for example, the U.K. territory Isle of Man makes the list because it is located in Europe, but North America's British Virgin Islands do not), and still others discard them all.

For World Population Review's full list of countries and territories in the EMEA, see the table further down this page.

Subgroupings and organizations included in the EMEA

The EMEA also overlaps with and/or includes a plethora of smaller country groupings and/or organizations. None of these groups comprise the entire EMEA, but all are part of the EMEA. In no particular order, these include:

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 2022

Country 2022 Population
Nigeria216,746,934
Russia145,805,947
Ethiopia120,812,698
Egypt106,156,692
DR Congo95,240,792
Iran86,022,837
Turkey85,561,976
Germany83,883,596
United Kingdom68,497,907
France65,584,518
Tanzania63,298,550
South Africa60,756,135
Italy60,262,770
Kenya56,215,221
Uganda48,432,863
Spain46,719,142
Sudan45,992,020
Algeria45,350,148
Ukraine43,192,122
Iraq42,164,965
Morocco37,772,756
Poland37,739,785
Saudi Arabia35,844,909
Angola35,027,343
Mozambique33,089,461
Ghana32,395,450
Yemen31,154,867
Madagascar29,178,077
Cameroon27,911,548
Ivory Coast27,742,298
Niger26,083,660
Burkina Faso22,102,838
Mali21,473,764
Malawi20,180,839
Zambia19,470,234
Syria19,364,809
Romania19,031,335
Senegal17,653,671
Chad17,413,580
Netherlands17,211,447
Somalia16,841,795
Zimbabwe15,331,428
Guinea13,865,691
Rwanda13,600,464
Benin12,784,726
Burundi12,624,840
Tunisia12,046,656
Belgium11,668,278
Czech Republic10,736,784
Greece10,316,637
Jordan10,300,869
Sweden10,218,971
Portugal10,140,570
United Arab Emirates10,081,785
Hungary9,606,259
Belarus9,432,800
Austria9,066,710
Israel8,922,892
Switzerland8,773,637
Togo8,680,837
Serbia8,653,016
Sierra Leone8,306,436
Libya7,040,745
Bulgaria6,844,597
Lebanon6,684,849
Denmark5,834,950
Republic of the Congo5,797,805
Finland5,554,960
Norway5,511,370
Slovakia5,460,193
Palestine5,345,541
Oman5,323,993
Liberia5,305,117
Ireland5,020,199
Central African Republic5,016,678
Mauritania4,901,981
Kuwait4,380,326
Croatia4,059,286
Moldova4,013,171
Georgia3,968,738
Eritrea3,662,244
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,249,317
Qatar2,979,915
Albania2,866,374
Lithuania2,661,708
Namibia2,633,874
Gambia2,558,482
Botswana2,441,162
Gabon2,331,533
Lesotho2,175,699
Slovenia2,078,034
Guinea Bissau2,063,367
Latvia1,848,837
Bahrain1,783,983
Equatorial Guinea1,496,662
Estonia1,321,910
Mauritius1,274,727
Cyprus1,223,387
Djibouti1,016,097
Reunion908,061
Comoros907,419
Luxembourg642,371
Montenegro627,950
Western Sahara626,161
Cape Verde567,678
Malta444,033
Iceland345,393
Mayotte286,259
Seychelles99,426
Isle of Man85,732
Andorra77,463
Faroe Islands49,233
Monaco39,783
Liechtenstein38,387
San Marino34,085
Gibraltar33,704
Vatican City799

EMEA Countries | Europe, the Middle East, and Africa 2022

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