Have you ever wondered how many countries exist in the world? Do you know how many have “Guinea” in their name? Which one is the youngest? The answers might surprise you.
The United Nations recognizes 193 countries plus two observer states, Palestine and the Vatican (Holy See). Besides big players like the United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Mexico and Brazil, most of these countries have fewer than 50 million residents and might be difficult for people to find on a map.
So to make the world a bit more accessible and fun, we set out to find one fascinating, eye-opening, no-way-it’s-true fact about all 195 of these countries/observer states, ranked by population.
Armed with this information, you’ll be a big hit at the next office party, if maybe not so much on a first date.