|The Earth is composed of oceans and continents and each
continent has dozens of countries. However, many times we
get lost in the accounts and we don't know exactly
how many countries there are in the world. Do you
want to meet them all? Then read on with the article.
Accounting for countries in the world is always a problem.
There are several entities, such as the United
Nations (UN), whose list leaves out some countries.
For example, the UN does not count the Vatican, a
nation-state in Italy, nor Taiwan, whose independence is not
recognized by China. Greenland, for example, is left out
because it is Danish territory.
List of countries in the world
In order to include the maximum number of countries
recognized worldwide, we have compiled a list that can be
In total, according to this list, there are 246 countries
in the world. However, the United Nations ensures that the
world has a total of 193. For this reason, the response
continues to vary from the point of view.
Learn a little more about the American continent, where
The American continent is a portion of
land bathed by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the
Pacific Ocean to the west. These are two continental blocks
to the north and south joined by an isthmus (small strip of
land located between two seas).
With a population of almost 1 billion inhabitants and a
territorial area of 42,549.00 kmē, America is the second
largest continent (behind only Asia) and has 14.2% of the
world population. In all, there are 35 independent countries
and 16 colonies.
Eventually, this continent is called the "New World", but
that does not mean that it is actually younger than the
other continents, as this denomination was created after the
discovery by the Europeans, being, therefore, a Eurocentric
vision of America.
In fact, from a geological point of view, the American
continent is considered ancient, as its relief shows
evidence that it has been exposed to external agents of
transformation for a longer time (wind, water, rain,
climate, among others).
Speaking in relief, the physical structure of America has
two large mountain ranges, one located in the north, called
the Rocky Mountains, and another
located in the south, called the Andes,
both located in the western part of the continent and
originated by the contact between tectonic plates.
In the eastern part of America - both in the North and in
the South - there are some plateaus. They are: Guiano
Plateau (northern South America), Central Brazilian Plateau,
Patagonian Plateau (in Argentina), Canadian Escudos and the
Appalachian Mountains (western United States).
In terms of location, America is in three different
hemispheres at the same time: the North, the South and the
West, being crossed by the Equator, the Tropic of Cancer and
the Tropic of Capricorn, being the only continent to be to
be located in all the thermal zones of the Earth.
This continent has several types of regional divisions,
of which we can highlight two. One divides it into North,
Central and South America, and the other divides it into
Latin and Anglo-Saxon America.
The North America has only three
countries: Canada, United States and Mexico.
The South American has twelve countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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The Central America has twenty
countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,
Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican
Republic, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.
Thus, Latin America encompasses all the
countries of South and Central America together with Mexico,
while Anglo-Saxon America has only the
United States and Canada.
In the economic field, large levels of inequality are
registered in America. The countries that are part of North
America are the only developed countries on the continent,
presenting most of its Gross Domestic Product. In addition,
some countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay
are considered emerging nations. The rest are classified as