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Number of countries in the world
The number of countries in the world depends on who is counting. The United Nations recognizes 241 countries and territories, and the United States formally recognizes fewer than 200 countries. If the list of countries recognized by the US State Department is used, it is the best answer to the number of countries in the world as 196. State, due to the presence of 193 member states in the United Nations and two states as permanent observers in the United Nations, the Vatican and the Palestinian Authority, and Taiwan, which until 1971 was a member of the United Nations.
The largest country in the world
The following is a list of the largest countries in the world in terms of area:
Surface area in km 2 Russia
The smallest country in the world
The Vatican is the smallest country in the world, with a total area of about 0.44 km2, and its population based on statistics in 2020 is about a thousand people, and the Vatican is located in the center of Rome, the capital of Italy, and does not have any borders with any country other than Italy ,, The Vatican was formally established in 1929 AD after the Lateran Treaty with Italy, the type of government in which it is a church headed by the Catholic Pope, and the following are the smallest countries in the world:
- Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, located between southeastern France and the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of about 0.77 square miles.
- Nauru is a very small island located in the South Pacific Ocean, Oceania, with an area of about 22 km2.