List of independent states

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This list contains here all of the United Nations of recognized states, as well asdisputed states and/or. Areas and further international law subjects (see for this the section characteristics).

Since there is no accurate and generally accepted definition of an independent state in international law, the extent of this list is disputed. Those states/areas, which not of the united ones Nations are recognized, are set therefore in parentheses.

192 states are recognized by the United Nations, about which 191 members of the United Nations are (conditions: January 2006) as well as Vatikanstadt.

All states are stated under their designation common in the German-speaking countries,further names are located in the section state name.

For a list excluding the UN member states (without disputed States of, special cases) see:

for an overview of the states arranged according to continent see:


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A

(Abchasien) - Afghanistan - Egypt - Albania - Algeria - Andorra - Angola - Antigua and Barbuda - Equatorial Guinea - Argentina - Armenia - Azerbaijan - Ethiopia - Australia

B

the Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belgium - Belize - Benin - Bhutan - Bolivia - Bosnia and Herzegowina - Botswana - Brazil - Brunei - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Burundi

C

Chile - China, People's Republic - (Cookinseln) - Costa Rica

D

Denmark - Germany - Dominica - Dominican Republic of - Djibouti

E

Ecuador - the Ivory Coast - El Salvador - Eritrea - Estonia

F

Fiji - Finland - France

G

Gabon - the Gambia - Georgien - Ghana - Grenada - Greece - Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Guatemala - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Guyana

H

Haiti - (holy chair) - Honduras - (Hutt River Province)

I

India - Indonesia - Iraq - Iran - Ireland - Iceland - Israel - Italy

J

Jamaica - Japan - Yemen - Jordanian one

K

Kambodscha - Cameroon - Canada - Cape Verde - Kazakhstan - Qatar - Kenya - Kirgisistan - Kiribati - Colombia - Comoros - the Congo, democratic republic - the Congo, Republic of - Croatia - Cuba - Kuwait

L

of Laos - Lesotho - Latvia - Lebanon - Liberia - Libya - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg

M

Madagascar - Malawi - Malaysia - Maldives - Mali - Malta - (Malteserorden) - Morocco - Marshall Islands - Mauritania - Mauritius - Macedonia - Mexico - Mikronesien - Moldavia - Monaco - Mongolia - Mozambique - Myanmar

N

(Nagorno Karabachi republic) - Namibia - Nauru - Nepal - New Zealand - Nicaragua - the Netherlands - the Niger - Nigeria - (Niue) - North Korea - Norway

O

Oman - Austria - Osttimor

P

Pakistan - Palau - Panama - Papua New Guinea - Paraguay - Peru - the Philippines - Poland - Portugal

R

(Red cross) - Rwanda - Romania - Russia

S

Salomonen - Zambia - Samoa - San Marino - São Tomé and Príncipe - Saudi Arabia - Sweden - Switzerland - (sealing and) - (Seborga) - Senegal - Serbia and Montenegro - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Simbabwe - Singapore - Slowakei - Slovenia - Somalia - (Somaliland) - Spain - Sri Lanka - pc. Cement and Nevis - pc. Lucia - Pc. Vincent and the Grenadinen - South Africa - the Sudan - South Korea - (Südossetien) - Suriname - Swaziland - Syria

T

Tadschikistan - (Taiwan/Republic of China) - Tanzania - Thailand - Togo - Tonga - (Transnistrien) - Trinidad and Tobago - Chad - Tschechien - Tunesien - Turkey - (Turkish Republic of north Cyprus) - Turkmenistan - Tuvalu

U

Uganda - Ukraine - Hungary - Uruguay - Usbekistan

V

Vanuatu - Vatikanstadt - Venezuela - Arab emirates - United States of America combined - Viet Nam

W

white Russia - (west seeing era)

Z

Central African republic - Cyprus


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see also:

state State of

characteristics

disputed states and similar things

Abchasien

the Abchasien stressed by Georgien is actually more independent since 1992 disputed state in the Caucasus. Due to the disputed nationalness it concerns here a theater. Internationally it was recognized so far hardly (officially) as state, received however z. B. miliärische support of Russia. In addition it is member state of the -according to international law irrelevant - UNPO.

Cookinseln

the Cookinseln are a territory even administered in freiwilliger association with New Zealand and a parliamentary-democratic monarchy in the Commonwealth OF nation. The Cookinseln is independent after the three-element teachings. However many waitStates and the United Nations with the official acknowledgment of the country as independent sovereign state, until the Cookinseln solves this association with New Zealand in free self-determination. This could be medium-term the case, if the Cookinseln Kraft has, itself alsoto state with regard to foreign policy and economically in the world. The Federal Republic of Germany recognized the Cookinseln 2001 as independent state according to international law.

Hutt River Province

the Principality of Hutt River Province is a territory of the size, even administered San Marinos (in actual association with Australia). It recognizes the sovereignty of the Queen as head of the Commonwealth OF nation on. The status is partly comparable with the Isle OF one (“crown dependency “), however is the Queen not(more theoretically) sovereign of the principality. It is independent after the three-element teachings, however by Australia is stressed. Therefore many states and the United Nations with the official acknowledgment of the country wait as independent sovereign state. This could be medium-term the case, ifthe differences with Australia to be solved.

Nagorno Karabach

the Nagorno Karabach stressed by Azerbaijan is since 1991 an actually disputed state in the Caucasus. Due to the disputed nationalness it concerned here a theater. It became international so farhardly (officially) as state recognized, however z received. B. miliärische support of Armenia and official economic support and. A. also of the USA.

Niue

Niue is a territory even administered in free association with New Zealand anda parliamentary-democratic monarchy in the Commonwealth OF nation. Niue is independent after the three-element teachings. However many states and the United Nations up to the official acknowledgment wait the free association with New Zealand as independent sovereigns state, to Niue in free self-determinationsolves. This could be medium-term the case, if Niue Kraft has to maintain ground also with regard to foreign policy and economically in the world. The Federal Republic of Germany did not recognize Niue according to international law up to now as independent state. Niue stands in the aboveTable because of the missing international-law acknowledgment in parentheses.

north Cyprus

the Turkish Republic of north Cyprus is an independent disputed state, which is according to international law recognized with exception of Turkey of no UN member state. In a popular vote in April 2004 had itselfthe population for the reunification with the Greek populated south of the island expressed, this found no majority in the south however. Thus the island does not remain actually divided and the Republic of Cyprus has a possibility of governing in the north. Officially steppedthe entire island Cyprus of the European Union, however with the restriction that the republic can provide Cyprus neither for own right nor your-genuinly in the northern part validity. With north Cyprus however contracts are to be closed over an economic co-operation with the European Union. Inthe list is specified the Turkish Republic of north Cyprus in parentheses.

Palestinian autonomy areas

Palestine (Palestinian autonomy areas) by many Arab states one recognizes completely diplomatically. To many other states (e.g. ) Reduced diplomatic relations exists Germany. ThosePalestinian autonomy areas possess observer status at the United Nations. In addition however Palestine has still no firm national territory, the territory stands under control of Israel. Therefore Palestine is not led here as independent.

sealing and

the Principality of sealing and is similarly the Malteserorden an international law subject, becomes however only by a small minority of states (and. A. Tibet) recognition. Here it concerns a state of own kind, that out of a platform in the North Sea before the coast of Englandexists. Contrary to the Malteserorden sealing and is stressed by Great Britain.

Seborga

the Principality of Seborga is similarly the Malteserorden an international law subject, however only by a small minority of states is recognized. Here it concerns inRelikt from the past. The territory with the size of a town is governed actually both by the Principality of Seborga and by the Republic of Italy. Contrary to the Malteserorden Seborga of Italy is stressed.

Somaliland

due to of theCollapse of Somalia the State of Somaliland exists as independent republic since 1991. Internationally its sovereignty is so far still hardly recognized, however Somaliland is member state in the UNPO, which have no weight however as NGO according to international law.

Südossetien

The Südossetien stressed by Georgien is since 1990 an actually independent disputed state in the Caucasus. Due to the disputed nationalness it concerns here a theater. Internationally it was not recognized so far of the UN-members officially as state.

Taiwan

Taiwan (Republic of China) because of the claim to sole representation of the People's Republic of China of most states of the world (under it all European Union states and the USA) officially as independent state are not recognized. Taiwan is recognized at present of more than 20States, among other things of the Vatikanstaat, Costa Rica, Chad, Nicaragua and the Solomonen. With regard to foreign policy the People's Republic supports its claim to sole representation with the attitude that it maintains to no relations, which Taiwan recognizes according to international law. Taiwan is economic and politicallyhowever independently. So the Federal Republic of Germany does not have diplomatic relations, however cultural and economic relations with Taiwan.

Transnistrien

Transnistrien is a disputed state (stressed by Moldavia), that is actually independent and itself as remainder of the gone down USSRsees. Due to accused violations of human rights it is nearly completely externalpolistic isolated.

west seeing era

as state is recognized - in particular of many African states - the Arab Saharaui democratic republic (west seeing era). Morocco sees the territory as part of its historical national territoryon and it keeps occupied. Germany remained so far in this question neutrally and supports the efforts of the United Nations around a peaceful solution of the conflict. The west seeing era is led in above list therefore in parentheses.

non-governmental ones International law subjects

holy chair

the the Holy See is a generally recognized international law subject and enjoys observer status at the United Nations. It maintains diplomatic relationship with most states of the world. The holy chair should not one with the statethe Vatikanstadt confound, which is as state recognition and likewise international law subject. Normally the Vatikanstadt leaves its diplomatic agency to the holy chair.

Malteserorden

of the Malteserorden is a generally recognized international law subject and enjoys observer status at the United Nations. Hereit concerns a Relikt, since the medal up to driving out of the island Malta had by Napoléon Bonaparte a territory. The medal maintains diplomatic relations with many States of, about Austria.

red cross

that International committee of the red cross is a generally recognized international law subject because of its global and impartial work. The committee is a part of the international red cross and red half moon movement. Its excluding humanitarian mission is the protection of lives and became the victimsof wars and domestic conflicts.

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Africa

53 of the 192 states are appropriate (with its capital) in Africa and are represented here.

A

Egypt - Algeria - Angola - Equatorial Guinea - Ethiopia

B

Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Burundi

C


D

Djibouti

E

the Ivory Coast - Eritrea

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G

Gabon - the Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau

H


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K

Cameroon - cape Verde - Kenya - Comoros - the Congo, democratic republic - The Congo, Republic of

L

Lesotho - Liberia - Libya

M

Madagascar - Malawi - Mali - Morocco - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mozambique

N

Namibia - the Niger - Nigeria

O


P


R

Rwanda

S

Zambia - São Tomé and Príncipe - Senegal - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Simbabwe - Somalia - (Somaliland) - South Africa - the Sudan - Swaziland

T

Tanzania - Togo - Chad - Tunesien

U

Uganda

V


W

(west seeing era)

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Central African republic

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for America

35 of the 192 states are appropriate (with their capital) in America and are represented here.

A

Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina

B

the Bahamas - of Barbados - Belize - Bolivia - Brazil

C

Chile - Costa Rica

D

Dominica - Dominican Republic of

E

Ecuador - El Salvador

F


G

Grenada - Guatemala - Guyana

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H

Haiti - of Honduras

I


J

Jamaica

K

Canada - Colombia - Cuba

L


M

Mexico

N

Nicaragua

O


P

Panama - Paraguay - Peru

R


S

pc. Cement and Nevis - pc. Lucia - pc. Vincent and the Grenadinen - Suriname

T

Trinidad and Tobago

U

Uruguay

V

Venezuela - United States

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Z

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for Asia 47 of the 192 states (with their capital)in Asia and are represented here.

A

(Abchasien) - Afghanistan - Armenien - Aserbaidschan

B

Bahrain - Bangladesch - Bhutan - Brunei

C

China

D


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F


G

Georgien

H


I

India - Indonesia - Iraq - Iran - Israel

J

Japan - Yemen - Jordanian one

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K

Kambodscha - Kazakhstan - Qatar - Kirgisistan - Kuwait

L

of Laos - Lebanon

M

Malaysia - Maldives - Mongolia - Myanmar

N

(Nagorno Karabachi republic) - Nepal - North Korea

O

Oman - Osttimor

P

Pakistan - the Philippines

R

(Russia - capital lies in Europe)

S

Saudi Arabia - Singapore - Sri Lanka - South Korea - (Südossetien) - Syria

T

Tadschikistan - (Taiwan/Republic of China) - Thailand - Turkey - (Turkish Republic of north Cyprus) - Turkmenistan

U

Usbekistan

V

combinedArab emirates - to Viet Nam

W


Z

Cyprus

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43 of the 192 states are appropriate (with their capital) in Europe and are represented here.

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A

Albania - Andorra

B

Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegowina - Bulgaria

C


D

Denmark - Germany

E

Estonia

F

Finland - France

G

Greece - Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H

(holy chair - international law subject sui generis)

I

Ireland - Iceland - Italy

J


K

Croatia

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L

Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg

M

Malta - (Malteserorden - “state without territory”) - Macedonia - Moldavia - Monaco

N

the Netherlands - Norway

O

Austria

P

Poland - Portugal

R

(red cross) - Romania - Russia

S

San Marino - Sweden - Switzerland - (Seborga) - (sealing and) - Serbia andMontenegro - Slowakei - Slovenia - Spain

T

(Transnistrien) - Tschechien

U

Ukraine - to Hungary

V

Vatikanstadt

W

white Russia

Z

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Ozeanien

14 of the 192 states lie (with their capital) in Ozeanien and are represented here.

A

Australia

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C

(Cookinseln)

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F

Fidschi

G

H

(Hutt River Province)

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K

Kiribati

L


M

Marshall Islands - Mikronesien

N

Nauru - New Zealand - (Niue)

O


P

Palau - Papua New Guinea

R


S

Salomonen - Samoa

T

Tonga - to Tuvalu

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V

Vanuatu

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Z

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