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How Many Countries Are There In The World?


If you were to ask ten people how many countries are in the world, you would probably hear ten different answers. Here at Worldatlas, we state 195 countries based on the 193 that belong to the United Nations (UN) plus the Holy See (Vatican) and the State of Palestine, which are non-member observer states. However, the State of Palestine, is only recognized by 138 of the 193 United Nations member states and countries like the United States, and Canada do not recognize it.

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