# Question: Are there 197 countries?

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Today, there are 197 countries in the world: 193 UN members + 2 UN observers + Taiwan + Kosovo. The United Nations, as the most influential international organization, is often considered the start point for the correct counting the total number. All the 193 UN members are independent countries recognized worldwide.

## How many countries were in 197?

By most accounts, 197. There are 193 members of the United Nations (and 2 non-member observer states: the Holy See (Vatican City) and Palestine). Therefore the number 195 is too often used to represent the number of countries in the world.

## Are there 198 countries?

So how many countries are there in the world? In my opinion there is a total of 198 countries in the world. I count the 193 member states of the United Nations, 2 that has observatory status (Palestine and the Vatican) and 3 that is recognized by most other countries (Kosovo, Taiwan and Western Sahara).

## Are there 251 countries in the world?

The United Nations, for example, recognizes 251 countries and territories. 1﻿ The United States, however, officially recognizes fewer than 200 nations. 2﻿ Ultimately, the best answer is that there are 196 countries in the world.

## What are the name of 195 countries?

All CountriesAfghanistan.Albania.Algeria.Andorra.Angola.Antigua and Barbuda.Argentina.Armenia.