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Number of Countries in the World: 195
This number is widely disputed: some people say 196, others even say "more than 200"! The "more than 200" crowd includes territories that do not have full sovereignty, so these territories should not be considered countries and should not count towards the total. If you count Taiwan, which currently does not have full sovereignty from mainland China, then 196 is likely the most acceptable number for you. The U.S. State Department is one major diplomatic entity that supports the 195 number.

Africa54 Countries
AlgeriaDjiboutiMadagascarSierra Leone
BeninEquatorial GuineaMaliSouth Africa
BotswanaEritreaMauritaniaSouth Sudan
Burkina FasoEthiopiaMauritiusSudan
Cape VerdeGhanaNamibiaTogo
Central African RepublicGuineaNigerTunisia
Dem. Rep. of the CongoLesothoSão Tomé & PríncipeZimbabwe
Rep. of the CongoLiberiaSenegal
Côte d'IvoireLibyaSeychelles
Western Sahara - not a country, but is a disputed territory belonging to MOROCCO

Asia48 Countries (including Russia)
AfghanistanIndiaLaosSaudi Arabia
AzerbaijanIranMalaysiaSri Lanka
BhutanJapanMyanmar (Burma)Thailand
ChinaNorth KoreaPakistanUnited Arab Emirates
CyprusSouth KoreaThe PhilippinesUzbekistan
East TimorKuwaitQatarVietnam
Christmas Island - belongs to AUSTRALIA, but is in Asia (SW of Indonesia)
Hong Kong and Macau - special administrative regions of CHINA
Taiwan - recognized by about two dozen countries and officially part of CHINA

Australia and Oceania14 Countries
AustraliaFed. States of MicronesiaPapua New GuineaTuvalu
KiribatiNew ZealandSolomon Islands
Marshall IslandsPalauTonga

Europe45 Countries (including Russia)
Bosnia & HerzegovinaIrelandNetherlandsSwitzerland
CroatiaKosovoPolandUnited Kingdom
Czech RepublicLatviaPortugalVatican City
FinlandLuxembourgSan Marino
* Since AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, KAZAKHSTAN, and TURKEY are in Asia for the most part, they are listed under only Asia. RUSSIA is listed in both. CYPRUS is considered to be geographically in Asia, although it is an EU member and conflicting definitions of what Europe is would consider Cyprus to be a European country.

North America23 Countries
Antigua & BarbudaCubaHaitiSt. Kitts & Nevis
BahamasDominicaHondurasSaint Lucia
BarbadosDominican RepublicJamaicaSt. Vincent & the Gren.
BelizeEl SalvadorMexicoTrinidad & Tobago
CanadaGrenadaNicaraguaUnited States
Costa RicaGuatemalaPanama

South America12 Countries
BrazilFrench Guiana (territory of France)Suriname

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Small Countries
AFRICA: Cape Verde, Comoros, Mauritius (shown east of Madagascar, but tiny), São Tomé and Príncipe, and Seychelles
ASIA: Bahrain, Brunei, East Timor, Maldives, and Singapore
EUROPE: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City
NORTH AMERICA: Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago
OCEANIA: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

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