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How many countries are there in the world and how many countries are there in each continent?

There are currently 196 countries in the world Unless you count Taiwan

Taiwan is not considered an official country by many, the count will come down to 195 countries. Although Taiwan operates as an independent country,many countries recognize it as one.

7 continents of the world
Widely recognized all 7 continents are listed by size, from largest to smallest.

Asia ( 43,820,000 sq km) consists of 50 countries and it is the most populous continent, with 60•\• of the world’s total population living here.

Africa (30,370,000 sq km) covers 54 countries it is home to more than 25% of world’s largest desert, the Sahara, occupying Africa and the warm continent.

North America (24,490,000 sq km) includes 23 countries led by the United States as the largest economy in the world.

South America (17,840,000 sq km ) consists of 12 countries . Here is located the largest forrest, the Amazon rainforest, which covers 30% of the total area of South America.

Antarctica ( 13,720,000 sq km ) is the coldest continent in the world, completely covered with ice. There are no permanent residents, except scientist maintaining research stations in Antarctica.

Europe ( 10,180,000 sq km) consists of 51 countries. it is the most developed continent economically with the European Union as the largest econmic and political alliance in the world.

Australia (9,008,500 sq km ) includes 14 countries. After the least populated continent Antarctica, only 0.3 % of the total earth’s population live here.

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