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How Many Countries in the World? | Full List, Population & More!

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HOW MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD LIST

The seven continents are currently divided up among 195 recognized countries in the world. 193 of those countries are members of the United Nations (Vatican City and Kosovo are not currently members). In some cases, the number of countries may be counted to 196 which would include Taiwan. Taiwan qualifies as a country by most measures but due to political issues with China, it has yet to be fully recognized as a country. The world’s newest country is South Sudan, which was added in 2011 to the countries of the world and also to the United Nations.There additionally 61 dependent territories (colonies) and six disputed territories in the world today

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