Sovereign Nation 2021

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What is a sovereign nation? A sovereign nation is a nation that has one centralized government that has the power to govern a specific geographic area. Under the definition set by international law, a sovereign nation has a defined territory with just one government. These nations have a permanent population and can enter into relations with other sovereign countries.

The United Nations has a list of all of the world’s sovereign states. There are 206 total states, broken down into 193 member states, two observer states, and 11 classified as “other” states.

Of these states, 191 states have undisputed sovereignty. There are 15 states with disputed sovereignty.

All sovereign nations, in alphabetical order, include:

Of these states, there are 15 with disputed sovereignty.

  • The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is claimed by South Korea.
  • The Republic of Korea is claimed by North Korea.
  • Abkhazia is claimed by Georgia.
  • Artsakh is claimed by Azerbaijan.
  • Kosovo is claimed by Serbia. As of March 2020, UN 115 nations have recognized Kosovo as a sovereign state.
  • Northern Cyprus is claimed by the Republic of Cyprus.
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is claimed by Morocco.
  • Somaliland is claimed by Somalia.
  • South Ossetia is claimed by Georgia.
  • Taiwan is claimed by the People’s Republic of China. As of 2019, only 14 UN nations have recognized Taiwan as a sovereign nation.
  • Transnistria is claimed by Moldova.
  • Cyprus is not recognized by Turkey.
  • Israel is partially unrecognized. As of December 2019, 162 UN nations have recognized Israel as a sovereign nation.
  • China is partially unrecognized and is claimed by the Republic of China.
  • Palestine is partially recognized and is disputed by Israel. As of 2019, UN 138 nations have recognized Palestine as a sovereign state.

Sovereign Nation 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
1China1,444,216,107
2India1,393,409,038
3United States332,915,073
4Indonesia276,361,783
5Pakistan225,199,937
6Brazil213,993,437
7Nigeria211,400,708
8Bangladesh166,303,498
9Russia145,912,025
10Mexico130,262,216
11Japan126,050,804
12Ethiopia117,876,227
13Philippines111,046,913
14Egypt104,258,327
15Vietnam98,168,833
16Dr Congo92,377,993
17Turkey85,042,738
18Iran85,028,759
19Germany83,900,473
20Thailand69,950,850
21United Kingdom68,207,116
22France65,426,179
23Tanzania61,498,437
24Italy60,367,477
25South Africa60,041,994
26Kenya54,985,698
27Myanmar54,806,012
28South Korea51,305,186
29Colombia51,265,844
30Uganda47,123,531
31Spain46,745,216
32Argentina45,605,826
33Sudan44,909,353
34Algeria44,616,624
35Ukraine43,466,819
36Iraq41,179,350
37Canada38,067,903
38Poland37,797,005
39Morocco37,344,795
40Saudi Arabia35,340,683
41Uzbekistan33,935,763
42Peru33,359,418
43Malaysia32,776,194
44Mozambique32,163,047
45Ghana31,732,129
46Yemen30,490,640
47Nepal29,674,920
48Venezuela28,704,954
49Madagascar28,427,328
50Cameroon27,224,265
51Ivory Coast27,053,629
52North Korea25,887,041
53Australia25,788,215
54Niger25,130,817
55Taiwan23,855,010
56Sri Lanka21,497,310
57Burkina Faso21,497,096
58Mali20,855,735
59Malawi19,647,684
60Chile19,212,361
61Romania19,127,774
62Kazakhstan18,994,962
63Zambia18,920,651
64Syria18,275,702
65Guatemala18,249,860
66Ecuador17,888,475
67Senegal17,196,301
68Netherlands17,173,099
69Cambodia16,946,438
70Chad16,914,985
71Somalia16,359,504
72Zimbabwe15,092,171
73Guinea13,497,244
74Rwanda13,276,513
75Benin12,451,040
76Burundi12,255,433
77Tunisia11,935,766
78Bolivia11,832,940
79Belgium11,632,326
80Haiti11,541,685
81South Sudan11,381,378
82Cuba11,317,505
83Dominican Republic10,953,703
84Czech Republic10,724,555
85Greece10,370,744
86Jordan10,269,021
87Azerbaijan10,223,342
88Portugal10,167,925
89Sweden10,160,169
90Honduras10,062,991
91United Arab Emirates9,991,089
92Tajikistan9,749,627
93Hungary9,634,164
94Belarus9,442,862
95Papua New Guinea9,119,010
96Austria9,043,070
97Israel8,789,774
98Switzerland8,715,494
99Serbia8,697,550
100Togo8,478,250
101Sierra Leone8,141,343
102Laos7,379,358
103Paraguay7,219,638
104Libya6,958,532
105Bulgaria6,896,663
106Lebanon6,769,146
107Nicaragua6,702,385
108Kyrgyzstan6,628,356
109El Salvador6,518,499
110Turkmenistan6,117,924
111Singapore5,896,686
112Denmark5,813,298
113Republic Of The Congo5,657,013
114Finland5,548,360
115Norway5,465,630
116Slovakia5,460,721
117Oman5,223,375
118Palestine5,222,748
119Liberia5,180,203
120Costa Rica5,139,052
121Ireland4,982,907
122Central African Republic4,919,981
123New Zealand4,860,643
124Mauritania4,775,119
125Panama4,381,579
126Kuwait4,328,550
127Croatia4,081,651
128Moldova4,024,019
129Georgia3,979,765
130Eritrea3,601,467
131Uruguay3,485,151
132Mongolia3,329,289
133Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
134Jamaica2,973,463
135Armenia2,968,127
136Qatar2,930,528
137Albania2,872,933
138Lithuania2,689,862
139Namibia2,587,344
140Gambia2,486,945
141Botswana2,397,241
142Gabon2,278,825
143Lesotho2,159,079
144Slovenia2,078,724
145Guinea Bissau2,015,494
146Latvia1,866,942
147Bahrain1,748,296
148Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
149Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
150Timor Leste1,343,873
151Estonia1,325,185
152Mauritius1,273,433
153Cyprus1,215,584
154Eswatini1,172,362
155Djibouti1,002,187
156Fiji902,906
157Comoros888,451
158Guyana790,326
159Bhutan779,898
160Solomon Islands703,996
161Luxembourg634,814
162Montenegro628,053
163Western Sahara611,875
164Suriname591,800
165Cape Verde561,898
166Maldives543,617
167Malta442,784
168Brunei441,532
169Belize404,914
170Bahamas396,913
171Iceland343,353
172Vanuatu314,464
173Barbados287,711
174Sao Tome And Principe223,368
175Samoa200,149
176Saint Lucia184,400
177Kiribati121,392
178Micronesia116,254
179Grenada113,021
180Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
181Tonga106,760
182Seychelles98,908
183Antigua And Barbuda98,731
184Andorra77,355
185Dominica72,167
186Marshall Islands59,610
187Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
188Monaco39,511
189Liechtenstein38,250
190San Marino34,017
191Palau18,169
192Cook Islands17,565
193Tuvalu11,931
194Nauru10,876
195Niue1,619
196Vatican City800

Sovereign Nation 2021