Official Names of Countries 2022

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Countries in Europe The following are the common and official names of countries in Europe:

Countries in North America The following are the common and official names of countries in North America:

  • Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas – Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Barbados – Barbados
  • Belize – Belize
  • Bermuda – Bermuda
  • Canada – Canada
  • Costa Rica – Republic of Costa Rica
  • Cuba – Republic of Cuba
  • Dominica – Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador – Republic of El Salvador
  • Grenada – Grenada
  • Guatemala – Republic of Guatemala
  • Haiti – Republic of Haiti
  • Honduras – Republic of Honduras
  • Jamaica – Jamaica
  • Mexico – United Mexican States
  • Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua
  • Panama – Republic of Panama
  • St. Kitts and Nevis – Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia – Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines – Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States – United States of America

Countries in South America The following are the common and official names of countries in South America:

  • Argentina – Argentine Republic
  • Bolivia – Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Brazil – Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Chile – Republic of Chile
  • Colombia – Republic of Colombia
  • Ecuador – Republic of Ecuador
  • Guyana – Republic of Guyana
  • Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay
  • Peru – Republic of Peru
  • Suriname – Republic of Suriname
  • Uruguay – Eastern Republic of Uruguay
  • Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Countries in Africa The following are the common and official names of countries in Africa:

Countries in Asia The following are the common and official names of countries in Asia:

Countries in Australia The following are the common and official names of countries in Australia:

Whether or not you know it, most of us do not use a country's official name on a daily basis. Most of the world's countries have an official or formal name that is longer than what we call them. One common prefix is "Republic of," seen in Republic of Italy, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Korea (South Korea). Some countries use "Kingdom of," such as Kingdom of Denmark and Kingdom of Norway. Some other prefixes you will see in the list below are "Islamic Republic of," "Democratic Republic of," and "State of," among several others.

Official Names of Countries 2022

Country Official Name Continent 2022 Population
ChinaPeople’s Republic of ChinaAsia1,448,471,400
IndiaRepublic of IndiaAsia1,406,631,776
United StatesUnited States of AmericaNorth America334,805,269
IndonesiaRepublic of IndonesiaAsia279,134,505
PakistanIslamic Republic of PakistanAsia229,488,994
NigeriaFederal Republic of NigeriaAfrica216,746,934
BrazilFederative Republic of BrazilSouth America215,353,593
BangladeshPeople’s Republic of BangladeshAsia167,885,689
RussiaRussian FederationEurope145,805,947
MexicoUnited Mexican StatesNorth America131,562,772
EthiopiaFederal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaAfrica120,812,698
PhilippinesRepublic of the PhilippinesAsia112,508,994
EgyptArab Republic of EgyptAfrica106,156,692
VietnamSocialist Republic of Viet NamAsia98,953,541
DR CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoAfrica95,240,792
IranIslamic Republic of IranAsia86,022,837
TurkeyRepublic of TurkeyEurope85,561,976
GermanyFederal Republic of GermanyEurope83,883,596
ThailandKingdom of ThailandAsia70,078,203
United KingdomUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandEurope68,497,907
FranceFrench RepublicEurope65,584,518
TanzaniaUnited Republic of TanzaniaAfrica63,298,550
South AfricaRepublic of South AfricaAfrica60,756,135
ItalyRepublic of ItalyEurope60,262,770
KenyaRepublic of KenyaAfrica56,215,221
MyanmarRepublic of the Union of MyanmarAsia55,227,143
ColombiaRepublic of ColombiaSouth America51,512,762
South KoreaRepublic of KoreaAsia51,329,899
UgandaRepublic of UgandaAfrica48,432,863
SpainKingdom of SpainEurope46,719,142
ArgentinaArgentine RepublicSouth America46,010,234
SudanRepublic of the SudanAfrica45,992,020
AlgeriaPeople’s Democratic Republic of AlgeriaAfrica45,350,148
IraqRepublic of IraqAsia42,164,965
AfghanistanIslamic Republic of AfghanistanAsia40,754,388
CanadaCanadaNorth America38,388,419
MoroccoKingdom of MoroccoAfrica37,772,756
PolandRepublic of PolandEurope37,739,785
Saudi ArabiaKingdom of Saudi ArabiaAsia35,844,909
AngolaRepublic of AngolaAfrica35,027,343
UzbekistanRepublic of UzbekistanAsia34,382,084
PeruRepublic of PeruSouth America33,684,208
MozambiqueRepublic of MozambiqueAfrica33,089,461
GhanaRepublic of GhanaAfrica32,395,450
YemenRepublic of YemenAsia31,154,867
NepalFederal Democratic Republic of NepalAsia30,225,582
VenezuelaBolivarian Republic of VenezuelaSouth America29,266,991
MadagascarRepublic of MadagascarAfrica29,178,077
CameroonRepublic of CameroonAfrica27,911,548
Ivory CoastRepublic of Côte d’IvoireAfrica27,742,298
NigerRepublic of the NigerAfrica26,083,660
AustraliaAustralia – Commonwealth of AustraliaOceania26,068,792
North KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of KoreaAsia25,990,679
Burkina FasoBurkina FasoAfrica22,102,838
Sri LankaDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri LankaAsia21,575,842
MaliRepublic of MaliAfrica21,473,764
MalawiRepublic of MalawiAfrica20,180,839
ZambiaRepublic of ZambiaAfrica19,470,234
SyriaSyrian Arab RepublicAsia19,364,809
ChileRepublic of ChileSouth America19,250,195
KazakhstanRepublic of KazakhstanAsia19,205,043
GuatemalaRepublic of GuatemalaNorth America18,584,039
EcuadorRepublic of EcuadorSouth America18,113,361
SenegalRepublic of SenegalAfrica17,653,671
ChadRepublic of ChadAfrica17,413,580
NetherlandsKingdom of the NetherlandsEurope17,211,447
CambodiaKingdom of CambodiaAsia17,168,639
SomaliaFederal Republic of SomaliaAfrica16,841,795
ZimbabweRepublic of ZimbabweAfrica15,331,428
GuineaRepublic of GuineaAfrica13,865,691
RwandaRepublic of RwandaAfrica13,600,464
BeninRepublic of BeninAfrica12,784,726
BurundiRepublic of BurundiAfrica12,624,840
TunisiaRepublic of TunisiaAfrica12,046,656
BoliviaPlurinational State of BoliviaSouth America11,992,656
HaitiRepublic of HaitiNorth America11,680,283
BelgiumKingdom of BelgiumEurope11,668,278
South SudanRepublic of South SudanAfrica11,618,511
CubaRepublic of CubaNorth America11,305,652
Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicNorth America11,056,370
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicEurope10,736,784
GreeceHellenic GreeceEurope10,316,637
JordanHashemite Kingdom of JordanAsia10,300,869
AzerbaijanRepublic of AzerbaijanAsia10,300,205
HondurasRepublic of HondurasNorth America10,221,247
SwedenKingdom of SwedenEurope10,218,971
PortugalPortuguese RepublicEurope10,140,570
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesAsia10,081,785
TajikistanRepublic of TajikistanAsia9,957,464
BelarusRepublic of BelarusEurope9,432,800
Papua New GuineaState of Papua New GuineaOceania9,292,169
AustriaRepublic of AustriaEurope9,066,710
IsraelState of IsraelAsia8,922,892
SwitzerlandSwiss ConfederationEurope8,773,637
TogoTogolese RepublicAfrica8,680,837
SerbiaRepublic of SerbiaEurope8,653,016
Sierra LeoneRepublic of Sierra LeoneAfrica8,306,436
LaosLaos People’s Democratic RepublicAsia7,481,023
ParaguayRepublic of ParaguaySouth America7,305,843
LibyaState of LibyaAfrica7,040,745
BulgariaRepublic of BulgariaEurope6,844,597
NicaraguaRepublic of NicaraguaNorth America6,779,100
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz RepublicAsia6,728,271
LebanonLebanese RepublicAsia6,684,849
El SalvadorRepublic of El SalvadorNorth America6,550,389
SingaporeRepublic of SingaporeAsia5,943,546
DenmarkKingdom of DenmarkEurope5,834,950
Republic of the CongoRepublic of the CongoAfrica5,797,805
FinlandRepublic of FinlandEurope5,554,960
NorwayKingdom of NorwayEurope5,511,370
SlovakiaSlovak RepublicEurope5,460,193
PalestineState of PalestineAsia5,345,541
OmanSultanate of OmanAsia5,323,993
LiberiaRepublic of LiberiaAfrica5,305,117
Costa RicaRepublic of Costa RicaNorth America5,182,354
Central African RepublicCentral African RepublicAfrica5,016,678
MauritaniaIslamic Republic of MauritaniaAfrica4,901,981
New ZealandNew ZealandOceania4,898,203
PanamaRepublic of PanamaNorth America4,446,964
KuwaitState of KuwaitAsia4,380,326
CroatiaRepublic of CroatiaEurope4,059,286
MoldovaRepublic of MoldovaEurope4,013,171
EritreaState of EritreaAfrica3,662,244
UruguayEastern Republic of UruguaySouth America3,496,016
Bosnia And HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaEurope3,249,317
JamaicaJamaicaNorth America2,985,094
QatarState of QatarAsia2,979,915
ArmeniaRepublic of ArmeniaAsia2,971,966
AlbaniaRepublic of AlbaniaEurope2,866,374
LithuaniaRepublic of LithuaniaEurope2,661,708
NamibiaRepublic of NamibiaAfrica2,633,874
GambiaRepublic of the GambiaAfrica2,558,482
BotswanaRepublic of BotswanaAfrica2,441,162
GabonGabonese RepublicAfrica2,331,533
LesothoKingdom of LesothoAfrica2,175,699
North MacedoniaRepublic of North MacedoniaEurope2,081,304
SloveniaRepublic of SloveniaEurope2,078,034
Guinea BissauRepublic of Guinea-BissauAfrica2,063,367
LatviaRepublic of LatviaEurope1,848,837
BahrainKingdom of BahrainAsia1,783,983
Equatorial GuineaRepublic of Equatorial GuineaAfrica1,496,662
Trinidad And TobagoRepublic of Trinidad and TobagoNorth America1,406,585
Timor LesteDemocratic Republic of Timor-LesteAsia1,369,429
EstoniaRepublic of EstoniaEurope1,321,910
MauritiusRepublic of MauritiusAfrica1,274,727
CyprusRepublic of CyprusAsia1,223,387
EswatiniKingdom of EswatiniAfrica1,184,817
DjiboutiRepublic of DjiboutiAfrica1,016,097
FijiRepublic of FijiOceania909,466
ComorosUnion of the ComorosAfrica907,419
GuyanaRepublic of GuyanaSouth America794,045
BhutanKingdom of BhutanAsia787,941
Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsOceania721,159
LuxembourgGrand Duchy of LuxembourgEurope642,371
SurinameRepublic of SurinameSouth America596,831
Cape VerdeRepublic of Carbo VerdeAfrica567,678
MaldivesRepublic of MaldivesAsia540,985
BruneiBrunei DarussalamAsia445,431
MaltaRepublic of MaltaEurope444,033
BelizeBelizeNorth America412,190
BahamasCommonwealth of the BahamasNorth America400,516
IcelandRepublic of IcelandEurope345,393
VanuatuRepublic of VanuatuOceania321,832
BarbadosBarbadosNorth America288,023
Sao Tome And PrincipeDemocratic Republic of Sao Tome and PrincipeAfrica227,679
SamoaIndependent State of SamoaOceania202,239
KiribatiRepublic of KiribatiOceania123,419
MicronesiaFederated States of MicronesiaOceania117,489
GrenadaGrenadaNorth America113,475
TongaKingdom of TongaOceania107,749
Antigua And BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaNorth America99,509
SeychellesRepublic of SeychellesAfrica99,426
AndorraPrincipality of AndorraEurope77,463
DominicaCommonwealth of DominicaNorth America72,344
BermudaBermudaNorth America61,939
Marshall IslandsRepublic of the Marshall IslandsOceania60,057
MonacoPrincipality of MonacoEurope39,783
San MarinoRepublic of San MarinoEurope34,085
PalauRepublic of PalauOceania18,233
NauruRepublic of NauruOceania10,903

Official Names of Countries 2022