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
1Nigeria211,400,708
2Russia145,912,025
3Ethiopia117,876,227
4Egypt104,258,327
5Dr Congo92,377,993
6Turkey85,042,738
7Iran85,028,759
8Germany83,900,473
9United Kingdom68,207,116
10France65,426,179
11Tanzania61,498,437
12Italy60,367,477
13South Africa60,041,994
14Kenya54,985,698
15Uganda47,123,531
16Spain46,745,216
17Sudan44,909,353
18Algeria44,616,624
19Ukraine43,466,819
20Iraq41,179,350
21Poland37,797,005
22Morocco37,344,795
23Saudi Arabia35,340,683
24Angola33,933,610
25Mozambique32,163,047
26Ghana31,732,129
27Yemen30,490,640
28Madagascar28,427,328
29Cameroon27,224,265
30Ivory Coast27,053,629
31Niger25,130,817
32Burkina Faso21,497,096
33Mali20,855,735
34Malawi19,647,684
35Romania19,127,774
36Kazakhstan18,994,962
37Zambia18,920,651
38Syria18,275,702
39Senegal17,196,301
40Netherlands17,173,099
41Chad16,914,985
42Somalia16,359,504
43Zimbabwe15,092,171
44Guinea13,497,244
45Rwanda13,276,513
46Benin12,451,040
47Burundi12,255,433
48Tunisia11,935,766
49Belgium11,632,326
50South Sudan11,381,378
51Czech Republic10,724,555
52Greece10,370,744
53Jordan10,269,021
54Azerbaijan10,223,342
55Portugal10,167,925
56Sweden10,160,169
57United Arab Emirates9,991,089
58Hungary9,634,164
59Belarus9,442,862
60Austria9,043,070
61Israel8,789,774
62Switzerland8,715,494
63Serbia8,697,550
64Togo8,478,250
65Sierra Leone8,141,343
66Libya6,958,532
67Bulgaria6,896,663
68Lebanon6,769,146
69Denmark5,813,298
70Republic Of The Congo5,657,013
71Finland5,548,360
72Norway5,465,630
73Slovakia5,460,721
74Oman5,223,375
75Palestine5,222,748
76Liberia5,180,203
77Ireland4,982,907
78Central African Republic4,919,981
79Mauritania4,775,119
80Kuwait4,328,550
81Croatia4,081,651
82Moldova4,024,019
83Georgia3,979,765
84Eritrea3,601,467
85Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
86Armenia2,968,127
87Qatar2,930,528
88Albania2,872,933
89Lithuania2,689,862
90Namibia2,587,344
91Gambia2,486,945
92Botswana2,397,241
93Gabon2,278,825
94Lesotho2,159,079
95Slovenia2,078,724
96Guinea Bissau2,015,494
97Latvia1,866,942
98Bahrain1,748,296
99Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
100Estonia1,325,185
101Mauritius1,273,433
102Cyprus1,215,584
103Swaziland1,172,362
104Djibouti1,002,187
105Reunion901,686
106Comoros888,451
107Luxembourg634,814
108Montenegro628,053
109Western Sahara611,875
110Cape Verde561,898
111Malta442,784
112Iceland343,353
113Mayotte279,515
114Sao Tome And Principe223,368
115Seychelles98,908
116Isle Of Man85,410
117Andorra77,355
118Faroe Islands49,049
119Monaco39,511
120Liechtenstein38,250
121San Marino34,017
122Gibraltar33,698
123Vatican City800

EMEA Countries | Europe, the Middle East, and Africa