A Printable List of the Countries of the World and Their Capitals

January 9, 2012 · 10 comments

I made this list a few years ago but just updated it to be current.

I carried it with me in my pocket for a while just so I could pull it out and study it whenever I was waiting somewhere.

I’ve omitted some weird things, like Comayagüela being a twin city of Tegucigalpa and therefore also being the capital of Honduras. While Wikipedia says it’s also the capital city, the CIA World Factbook doesn’t mention it.

I’ve included Kosovo and Taiwan at the end, but not included Somaliland, South Ossetia, Palestine, Abkhazia, or any other place that’s along those lines.

This list is based off of Wikipedia’s list of sovereign states, with the criteria for inclusion listed at the bottom of the Wikipedia page.

There are 205 countries on the main list, plus the 2 at the end.

Click the image below to view the list, or right click to save. It’s a PDF file formatted to fit on letter (8.5 x 11) paper.

Click the image to view the list, or right click to save.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Darren Knezek January 9, 2012 at 6:48 am

Last year I spoke with Michael Kelsey and asked him how many countries he had been to in the world and he said he only had about 5 left. They were Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, and a few in Africa.
Plus he’s done a lot of mountains in each one. Come into the shop and look at his World’s Mountains book. It’s about 4 inches thick. :)

Reply

Tristan January 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm

That’s freaking insane. I’ve seen the World’s Mountains book; I bought it for my dad for father’s day or his birthday or something a couple years ago. It’s a beast. I remember reading in the intro to the book that he’d climbed at least 1 mountain on 95% of the maps in the book or something like that. Pretty crazy.

Reply

Sum August 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Nice list , one correction there are totally 196 in the list ,the 193 unmembers + Vatican + the two at the end.

Reply

Chiteisri April 10, 2013 at 12:18 am

Great List – and thank you for putting them on one page!
One question – What about Puerto Rico?

Reply

Tristan April 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and not a sovereign country.

Reply

Chiteisri April 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Thanks – I guess that this would mean like Puerto Rico – Tahiti is also an overseas territory of France i.e. French Polynesia …no wonder it is difficult to know the actual agreed number of countries in the world.

Reply

BermudaGirl December 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

What about Bermuda?

Reply

Tristan December 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

Bermuda isn’t a sovereign nation. It’s a British Overseas Territory and is not a UN member nation.

Reply

Pradeep February 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for the list. What about Anguilla and Aruban.

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: