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

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

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