Four Letter Countries

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With all of the countries that exist on Earth, you can develop so many different categories and ways of organizing the nations. When it comes to countries based on the number of letters in their names, you might find that the fewer letters you're looking for, the fewer countries you will have in your list. For this article's sake, we are focusing solely on countries that have names that are only four letters long. There are one hundred ninety-five countries in the world, but only eleven of them are four letters in length. In alphabetical order, the four letter countries are Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Niue, Oman, Peru, and Togo. Now, it's time to be more specific and concentrate on a few of these countries more closely! Let's take a look at a few of the countries with names made up of four letters.


Chad is a country on the continent of Africa. Located in the northern part of Central Africa, Chad is positioned at the GPS coordinates of 12°06′ N and 16°02′ E. With a latitude and longitude combination of these coordinates, Chad is in the northern and eastern hemispheres. Also referred to as the Republic of Chad, the African nation is surrounded by land. From the north border of Chad and moving in a clockwise motion, six countries border Chad: Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger.

The current population of Chad is around 15,759,115 people as of 2019. As the 73rd-largest country based on its population size, Chad is home to about 0.2% of the world's total population. Chad is approximately 486,180 square miles of land, and of the total area, less than 25% of Chad's population resides in cities. The majority of the country's residents live in neighborhoods on the outskirts of town and in suburban locations. With over 15 million people and a total area that amounts to just over 486,000 square miles, the country's population density is around thirty-three people for every square mile within Chad's borders.


Located in the northernmost portion of the Caribbean Sea, Cuba is surrounded by water on all sides. That said, it is an island nation that still finds itself near many other countries and American states. In terms of the bodies of water that Cuba reaches, the country is near the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. Florida, one of the fifty states in the USA, is north of Cuba, as are the Bahamas. Haiti is east of Cuba, and just north of Cuba are the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Mexico is west of Cuba, too. The population of Cuba is around 11,491,696 people. The country's total area is about 41,097 square miles. By taking the population and dividing the number of people by the square mileage of Cuba, the value of Cuba's population density is about 280 people in total. Cuba is the 82nd-largest country when looking solely at the population. Even though Cuba ranks in the top 100largest countries, the island nation only accounts for around 0.15% of everyone on Earth.

About 75% of Cuba's population can be found in the nation's most urban locations, while the remaining 25% call various rural areas their homes. Cuba is a Caribbean island, meaning it can be found in the Caribbean Sea. The Republic of Cuba is named for its fertile, lush land and its reputation as a destination country. There are a plethora of religious groups that practice their beliefs in Cuba. The most predominant religions in Cuba include Christianity, Folk religion, non-denominational Christianity, and Roman Catholicism.


Fiji is an island nation that is considered part of the region called Oceania. Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Fiji is also part of Melanesia. Along with Fiji, the other countries that make up Melanesia are the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The country's latitude is 18°10′ S, and the longitude of the nation is 178°27′ E. Since Fiji is an island, it does not share any borders with other countries. Instead, every inch of Fiji's borders is considered coastlines on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. With a total population of 917,983 people, Fiji is home to around 0.01% of the world's total population. The number of people who live in Fiji grows annually by about 0.71% as well.

Fiji is approximately 7,054 square miles, and as a result, Fiji's population density comes to a value of 130 people for every square mile of land. The capital city of Fiji is called Suva. Fiji citizens reside in cities for the most part, although many people make a home out of towns, suburban areas, and smaller neighborhoods. People in Fiji are said to live an average of about 28 years.

Four Letter Countries

Country Region 2021 Population

Four Letter Countries

Number of Letters Number of Countries Countries
411Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Niue, Oman, Peru, Togo
522Benin, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Niger, Sudan, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Italy, Malta, Spain
632Angola, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, France, Gambia, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Malawi, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia
742Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burundi, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rio Muni, Romania, Romania, Senegal, Somalia, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam
827Anguilla, Barbados, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Dominica, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe
913Argentina, Australia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, San Marino, Singapore, Venezuela
1017Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Korea, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
1110Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Netherlands, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, Vatican City
125United States, Great Britain, New Caledonia, French Guiana, Turkmenistan
134Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, American Samoa, Norfolk Island

Four Letter Countries