This is an alphabetical list of the countries of the world.
|Topical country articles|
|see also: WikiProject Countries|
|Topics sorted by country|
|Lists for most countries|
The below list contains both states and dependent territories, see country, state, nation state for some explanation of the difference between these. There is a list of dependent territories, dependent areas should be removed from this list and moved to their proper place. Other articles focus on imaginary countries, micronations and former countries (see List of extinct countries, empires, etc).
The WikiProject Countries is an attempt to formulate a template for the country articles and expands articles with public domain sources (see Status of the porting of the CIA World Factbook, Status of the porting of U.S. Dept of State info).
For more sources, see Geographic references.
Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Belize - Benin - Bhutan - Bolivia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Botswana - Brazil - Brunei - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Burma (now Myanmar) - Burundi
Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Cape Verde - Central African Republic - Chad - Chile - People's Republic of China - Republic of China1 (Taiwan) - Colombia - Comoros - Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) - Republic of the Congo - Cook Islands2 - Costa Rica - Côte d'Ivoire - Croatia - Cuba - Cyprus - Czech Republic
Republic of Macedonia6- Madagascar - Malawi - Malaysia - Maldives - Mali - Malta - Marshall Islands - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mexico - Federated States of Micronesia - Moldova - Monaco - Mongolia - Morocco - Mozambique - Myanmar
Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Samoa - San Marino - São Tomé and Príncipe - Saudi Arabia - Senegal - Serbia and Montenegro - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Singapore - Slovakia - Slovenia - Solomon Islands - Somalia - South Africa - South Korea - Spain - Sri Lanka - Sudan - Suriname - Swaziland - Sweden - Switzerland - Syria
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