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km2 = kilometers squared
sq. mi. = square miles
Afghanistan
Area: 647,500 km2 (249,999 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kabul
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 16,450,304
Languages: Pushtu, Afghan Persian, Turkic
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
 
Albania
Area: 28,750 km2 (11,100 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tirana
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 3,335,044
Languages: Albanian, Greek
Religions: Muslim, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic
 
Algeria
Area: 2,381,740 km2 (919,590 sq. mi.)
Capital: Algiers
Government: Republic
Population: 26,022,188
Languages: Arabic, French, Berber dialects
Religion: Sunni Muslim
 
Andorra
Area: 450 km2 (174 sq. mi.)
Capital: Andorra la Vella
Government: Coprincipality of France and Spain
Population: 53,197
Languages: Catalan, French, Castilian
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Angola
Area: 1,246,700 km2 (481,351 sq. mi.)
Capital: Luanda
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 8,668,281
Languages: Portuguese, Bantu dialects
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Anguilla
Area: 91 km2 (35 sq. mi.)
Capital: The Valley
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 6,922
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, Methodist
 
Antigua and Barbuda
Area: 440 km2 (170 sq. mi.)
Capital: Saint John's
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 63,917
Languages: English, local dialects
Religions: Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic
 
Argentina
Area: 2,766,890 km2 (1,068,296 sq. mi.)
Capital: Buenos Aires
Government: Republic
Population: 32,663,983
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
 
Armenia
Area: 29,283 km2 (11,306 sq. mi.)
Capital: Yerevan
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 3,305,000
Languages: Armenian, Russian
Religion: Armenian Apolistic
 
Aruba
Area: 193 km2 (75 sq. mi.)
Capital: Oranjestad
Government: Independent territory of Netherlands
Population: 64,052
Languages: Dutch, Papiamento, Spanish, English
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Australia
Area: 7,686,850 km2 (2,967,893 sq. mi.)
Capital: Canberra
Government: Federal parliamentary state affiliated with Great Britain Population: 17,288,044
Languages: English, native languages
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, other Protestant faiths
 
Austria
Area: 83,850 km2 (32,374 sq. mi.)
Capital: Vienna
Government: Federal republic
Population: 7,665,804
Language: German
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Azerbaijan
Area: 86,506 km2 (33,400 sq. mi.)
Capital: Baku
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 7,145,600
Languages: Azeri, Russian
Religions: Muslim
 
The Bahamas
Area: 13,940 km2 (5,382 sq. mi.)
Capital: Nassau
Government: Independent commonwealth affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 252,110
Languages: English, Creole
Religions: Baptist, Anglican, Roman Catholic, other Protestant
 
Bahrain
Area: 620 km2 (239 sq. mi.)
Capital: Manama
Government: Monarchy
Population: 536,974
Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
Religions: Shi'a Muslim, Sunni Muslim
 
Bangladesh
Area: 144,000 km2 (55,598 sq. mi.)
Capital: Dhaka
Government: Republic
Population: 116,601,424
Languages: Bangla, English
Religions: Muslim, Hindu
 
Barbados
Area: 460 km2 (166 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bridgetown
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 254,626
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, Pentecostal, Methodist, Roman Catholic
 
Barbuda See Antigua and Barbuda.
 
Belarus
Area: 207,718 km2 (80,200 sq. mi.)
Capital: Minsk
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 10,200,000
Languages: Byelorussian, Russian
Religions: Russian Orthodox, Baptist
 
Belgium
Area: 30,520 km2 (11,784 sq. mi.)
Capital: Brussels
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 9,921,910
Languages: Flemish, French
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Belize
Area: 22,960 km2 (8,865 sq. mi.)
Capital: Belmopan
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 228,069
Languages: English, Spanish, Maya, Garifuna
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist
 
Benin
Area: 112,620 km2 (43,483 sq. mi.)
Capital: Porto-Novo
Government: Multiparty democracy
Population: 4,831,823
Languages: French, Fon, Yoruba, tribal dialects
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Christian
 
Bermuda
Area: 50 km2 (19 sq. mi.)
Capital: Hamilton
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 58,433
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, African Methodist
 
Bhutan
Area: 47,000 km2 (18,147 sq. mi.)
Capital: Thimphu
Government: Monarchy
Population: 1,598,216
Languages: Dzongkha, other Tibetan dialects, Nepalese dialects
Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist, Hindu
 
Bolivia
Area: 1,098,580 km2 (424,162 sq. mi.)
Capitals: La Paz and Sucre
Government: Republic
Population: 7,156,591
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area: 51,129 km2 (19,741 sq. mi.)
Capital: Sarajevo
Government: Republic
Population: 4,116,000
Languages: Serbian, Croatian
Religions: Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
 
Botswana
Area: 600,370 km2 (231,803 sq. mi.)
Capital: Gaborone
Government: Parliamentary republic
Population: 1,258,392
Languages: English, Setswana
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian
 
Brazil
Area: 8,511,970 km2 (3,286,472 sq. mi. )
Capital: Brasilia
Government: Federal republic
Population: 155,356,073
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
British Virgin Islands
Area: 150 km2 (58 sq. mi.)
Capital: Road Town
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 12,396
Language: English
Religions: Methodist, Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
Brunei
Area: 5,770 km2 (2,228 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Government: Constitutional sultanate
Population: 397,777
Languages: Malay, English, Chinese
Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Bulgaria
Area: 110,910 km2 (42,822 sq. mi.)
Capital: Sofia
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 8,910,622
Language: Bulgarian
Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish,
Roman Catholic
 
Burkina Faso
Area: 274,200 km2 (105,869 sq. mi.)
Capital: Ouagadougou
Government: Military
Population: 9,359,889
Languages: French, Sudanic tribal dialects
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Christian
 
Burma See Myanmar.
 
Burundi
Area: 27,830 km2 (10,745 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bujumbura
Government: Republic
Population: 5,831,233
Languages: Kirundi, French, Swahili
Religions: Roman Catholic, Indigenous beliefs,
Protestant, Muslim
 
Cambodia
Area: 181,040 km2 (69,900 sq. mi.)
Capital: Phnom Penh
Government: Disputed between National Government of Cambodia and the State of Cambodia
Population: 7,146,386
Languages: Khmer, French
Religions: Theravada Buddhist
 
Cameroon
Area: 475,440 km2 (183,567 sq. mi.)
Capital: Yaounde
Government: Unitary republic
Population: 11,390,374
Languages: English, French, African languages
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian, Muslim
 
Canada
Area: 9,976,140 km2 (3,851,788 sq. mi.)
Capital: Ottawa
Government: Confederation affiliated with United Kingdom
Population: 26,835,036
Languages: English, French
Religions: Roman Catholic, United Church, Anglican
 
Cape Verde
Area: 4,030 km2 (1,556 sq. mi.)
Capital: Praia
Government: Republic
Population: 386,501
Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo
Religions: Roman Catholic and indigenous beliefs
 
Cayman Islands
Area: 260 km2 (100 sq. mi.)
Capital: George Town
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 27,489
Language: English
Religions: United Church, Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic
 
Central African Republic
Area: 622,980 km2 (240,533 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bangui
Government: Military republic
Population: 2,952,382
Languages: French, Sangho, Arabic, Hunsa, Swahili
Religions: Christian (with animist beliefs), indigenous beliefs, Muslim
 
Chad
Area: 1,284,000 km2 (495,752 sq. mi.)
Capital: N'Djamena
Government: Republic
Population: 5,122,467
Languages: French, Arabic, Sara, Sango
Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs/ animism
 
Chile
Area: 756,950 km2 (292,258 sq. mi.)
Capital: Santiago
Government: Republic
Population: 13,286,620
Language: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
 
China
Area: 9,596,960 km2 (3,705,386 sq. mi.)
Capital: Beijing
Government: Communist
Population: 1,151,486,981
Languages: Mandarin, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan,
Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
Religions: Officially atheist; Confucianist, Taoist, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian
 
Christmas Island
Area: 135 km2 (52 sq. mi.)
Capital: The Settlement
Government: Territory of Australia
Population: 2,278
Language: English
Religions: Buddhist, Muslim, Christian
 
Colombia
Area: 1,138,910 km2 (439,733 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bogota
Government: Republic
Population: 33,777,550
Language: Spanish
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Comoros
Area: 2,170 km2 (838 sq. mi.)
Capital: Moroni
Government: Independent republic
Population: 476,678
Languages: Arabic, French
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic
 
Congo
Area: 342,000 km2 (132,046 sq. mi.)
Capital: Brazzaville
Government: Republic
Population: 2,309,444
Languages: French, Lingala, Kikongo
Religions: Christian, animist, Muslim
 
Cook Islands
Area: 240 km2 (93 sq. mi.)
Capital: Avarua
Government: Self-governing in association with New Zealand
Population: 17,882
Language: English
Religion: Cook Islands Christian Church
 
Costa Rica
Area: 51,100 km2 (19,730 sq. mi.)
Capital: San Jose
Government: Democratic republic
Population: 3,111,403
Languages: Spanish, English
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Croatia
Area: 56,524 km2 (21,824 sq. mi.)
Capital: Zagreb
Government: Republic
Population: 4,756,000
Language: Croatian
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Cuba
Area: 110,860 km2 (42,803 sq. mi.)
Capital: Havana
Government: Communist
Population: 10,732,037
Language: Spanish
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Cyprus
Area: 9,250 km2 (3,571 sq. mi.)
Capital: Nicosia
Government: Republic; northern part administered by Turkey
Population: 709,343
Languages: Greek, Turkish, English
Religions: Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Armenian, Maronite
 
The Czech Republic
Area: 78,864 km2 (30,342 sq. mi.)
Capital: Prague
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 10,298,731
Language: Czech
Religions: Roman Catholic, Czech Brethren
 
Denmark
Area: 43,070 km2 (16,629 sq. mi.)
Capital: Copenhagen
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 5,132,626
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
Djibouti
Area: 22,000 km2 (8,494 sq. mi.)
Capital: Djibouti
Government: Republic
Population: 346,311
Languages: French, Arabic, Somali, Afar
Religions: Muslim, Christian
 
Dominica
Area: 750 km2 (290 sq. mi.)
Capital: Roseau
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 86,285
Languages: English, French patois
Religions: Roman Catholic, Methodist, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baptist
 
Dominican Republic
Area: 48,730 km2 (18,815 sq. mi.)
Capital: Santo Domingo
Government: Republic
Population: 7,384,837
Language: Spanish
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Ecuador
Area: 283,560 km2 (109,483 sq. mi.)
Capital: Quito
Government: Republic
Population: 10,751,648
Languages: Spanish, Indian languages (especially Quechua)
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Egypt
Area: 1,001,450 km2 (386,660 sq. mi.)
Capital: Cairo
Government: Republic
Population: 54,451,588
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Religions: Muslim, Coptic Christian
 
El Salvador
Area: 21,040 km2 (8,124 sq. mi.)
Capital: San Salvador
Government: Republic
Population: 5,418,736
Languages: Spanish, Nahua
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant Evangelical
 
Equatorial Guinea
Area: 28,050 km2 (10,830 sq. mi.)
Capital: Malabo
Government: Republic
Population: 378,729
Languages: Spanish, Pigdin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo
Religions: Christian, pagan
 
Estonia
Area: 45,100 km2 (17,413 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tallinn
Government: Republic
Population: 1,573,000
Language: Estonian
Religion: Lutheran
 
Ethiopia
Area: 1,221,900 km2 (471,776 sq. mi.)
Capital: Addis Ababa
Government: One-party republic
Population: 53,191,127
Languages: Amharic, Tigrinya, Orominga, Guaraginga, Somali, Arabic, English
Religions: Muslim, Ethiopian Orthodox, animist
 
Falkland Islands
Area: 12,170 km2 (4,699 sq. mi.)
Capital: Stanley
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 1,968
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic
 
Faroe Islands
Area: 1,400 km2 (541 sq. mi.)
Capital: Torshavn
Government: Self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark Population: 48,151
Languages: Faroese, Danish
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
 
Fiji
Area: 18,270 km2 (7,054 sq. mi.)
Capital: Suva
Government: Military republic
Population: 744,006
Languages: English, Fijian, Hindustani
Religions: Christian, Hindu, Muslim
 
Finland
Area: 337,030 km2 (130,127 sq. mi.)
Capital: Helsinki
Government: Republic
Population: 4,991,131
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, Lapp, Russian
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, Greek Orthodox
 
France
Area: 547,030 km2 (211,208 sq. mi.)
Capital: Paris
Government: Republic
Population: 56,595,587
Languages: French, regional dialects
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim
 
French Guiana
Area: 91,000 km2 (35,135 sq. mi.)
Capital: Cayenne
Government: Overseas department of France
Population: 101,603
Language: French
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
French Polynesia
Area: 4,000 km2 (1,544 sq. mi.)
Capital: Papeete
Government: Overseas territory of France
Population: 195,046
Languages: French, Tahitian
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
 
Gabon
Area: 267,670 km2 (103,347 sq. mi.)
Capital: Libreville
Government: Republic
Population: 1,079,980
Languages: French, Fang, Myene, Bateke, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Religions: Christian, animist, Muslim
 
The Gambia
Area: 11,300 km2 (4,363 sq. mi.)
Capital: Banjul
Government: Republic Population: 874,553
Languages: English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, local dialects
Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Georgia
Area: 69,699 km2 (26,911 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tbilisi
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 5,549,000
Languages: Georgian, Russian
Religions: Georgian Orthodox
 
Germany
Area: 356,910 km2 (137,803 sq. mi.)
Capital: Berlin
Government: Federal republic
Population: 79,548,498
Language: German
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
 
Ghana
Area: 238,540 km2 (92,100 sq. mi.)
Capital: Accra
Government: Military
Population: 15,616,934
Languages: English, Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, Ga-Adangbe
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Christian
 
Gibraltar
Area: 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq. mi.)
Capital: Gibraltar
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 29,613
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Jewish
 
Greece
Area: 131,940 km2 (50,942 sq. mi.)
Capital: Athens
Government: Presidential parliamentary
Population: 10,042,956
Language: Greek
Religions: Greek Orthodox, Muslim
 
Greenland
Area: 2,175,600 km2 (839,999 sq. mi.)
Capital: Nuuk (Godthab)
Government: Self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark Population: 56,752
Languages: Eskimo dialects, Danish Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
 
Grenada
Area: 340 km2 (131 sq. mi.)
Capital: St. George's
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 83,812
Languages: English, French patois
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican, other Protestant faiths
 
Guadeloupe
Area: 1,780 km2 (687 sq. mi.)
Capital: Basse-Terre
Government: Overseas department of France
Population: 344,897
Languages: French, Creole
Religions: Roman Catholic, Hindu, pagan African
 
Guatemala
Area: 108,890 km2 (42,042 sq. mi.)
Capital Guatemala City Government: Republic
Population: 9,266,018
Languages: Spanish, Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, other Indian dialects Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, traditional Mayan
 
Guernsey
Area: 194 km2 (75 sq. mi.)
Capital: St. Peter Port
Government: British crown dependency
Population: 57,596
Languages: English, French, Norman-French
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, other
Protestant faiths
 
Guinea
Area: 245,860 km2 (94,927 sq. mi.)
Capital: Conakry
Government: Republic
Population: 7,455,850
Languages: French, tribal languages
Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Guinea-Bissau
Area: 36,120 km2 (13,948 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bissau
Government: Republic
Population: 1,023,544
Languages: Portuguese, Criolo, African languages
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Christian
 
Guyana
Area: 214,970 km2 (83,000 sq. mi.)
Capital: Georgetown
Government: Republic
Population: 749,508
Languages: English, Amerindian dialects
Religions: Christian, Hindu, Muslim
 
Haiti
Area: 27,750 km2 (10,714 sq. mi.)
Capital: Port-au-Prince
Government: Military republic
Population: 6,286,511
Languages: French, Creole
Religions: Roman Catholic/voodoo, Protestant
 
Honduras
Area: 112,090 km2 (43,278 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Government: Republic
Population: 4,949,275
Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Hong Kong
Area: 1,040 km2 (402 sq. mi.)
Capital: Victoria
Government: Dependent territory of United
Kingdom (until 1997)
Population: 5,855,800
Languages: Cantonese, English
Religions: Local religions, Christian
 
Hungary
Area: 93,030 km2 (35,919 sq. mi.)
Capital: Budapest
Government: Republic
Population: 10,558,001
Language: Hungarian (Magyar)
Religions: Calvinist, Lutheran
 
Iceland Area: 103,000 km2 (39,768 sq. mi.) Capital: Reykjavik Government: Republic Population: 259,742 Languages: Icelandic Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
India
Area: 3,287,590 km2 (1,269,338 sq. mi.)
Capital: New Delhi
Government: Federal republic
Population: 866,351,738
Languages: Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalan, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Hindustani
Religions: Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jains
 
Indonesia
Area: 1,904,570 km2 (735,272 sq. mi.)
Capital: Jakarta
Government: Republic
Population: 193,560,494
Languages: Bahasa Indonesian, Javanese, English, Dutch
Religions: Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist
 
Iran
Area: 1,648,00.0 km2 (636,293 sq. mi.)
Capital: Teheran
Government: Theocratic republic
Population: 59,051,082
Languages: Farsi, Turk, Kurdish, Arabic, Luri, Baloch
Religions: Shi'a Muslim, Sunni Muslim, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, Baha'i
 
Iraq
Area: 434,920 km2 (167,923 sq. mi.)
Capital: Baghdad
Government: Republic
Population: 19,524,718
Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Armenian
Religions: Shita Muslim, Sunni Muslim, Christian
 
Ireland
Area: 70,280 km2 (27,135 sq. mi.)
Capital: Dublin
Government: Republic
Population: 3,489,165
Languages: Irish (Gaelic), English
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican
 
Israel
Area: (excluding occupied territories) 20,770 km2 (8,019 sq. mi.)
Capital: Jerusalem
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 4,264,605 (excluding occupied territories)
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic
Religions: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Druze
See also West Bank and Gaza Strip.
 
Italy
Area: 301,230 km2 (116,305 sq. mi.)
Capital: Rome
Government: Republic
Population: 57,772,375
Languages: Italian, German, French, Slovene
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Ivory Coast
Area: 322,460 km2 (124,502 sq. mi.)
Capital: Abidjan (also Yamoussoukro)
Government: Republic
Population: 12,977,909
Languages: French, Dioula, tribal languages
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Christian
 
Jamaica
Area: 10,990 km2 (4,243 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kingston
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 2,489,353
Languages: English, Creole
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, spiritualist cults
 
Japan
Area: 377,835 km2 (145,882 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tokyo
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 124,017,137
Language: Japanese
Religions: Shinto, Buddhist, Christian
 
Jersey
Area: 117 km2 (45 sq. mi.)
Capital: Saint Helier
Government: British crown dependency
Population: 84,331
Languages: English, French, Norman-French
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
Jordan
Area: 91,880 km2 (35,475 sq. mi.) (excluding West Bank)
Capital: Amman
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 3,412,553 (excluding West Bank)
Languages: Arabic, English
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Christian
 
Kazakhstan
Area: 2,717,428 km2 (1,049,200 sq. mi.)
Capital: Alma Alta
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 16,538,000
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Religion: Muslim
 
Kenya
Area: 582,650 km2 (224,961 sq. mi.)
Capital: Nairobi
Government: One-party republic
Population: 25,241,978
Languages: English, Swahili, local languages
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Muslim
 
Kiribati
Area: 710 km2 (274 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tarawa
Government: Republic
Population: 71,137
Languages: English, Gilbertese
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baha'i
 
Korea, North
Area: 120,540 km2 (46,540 sq. mi.)
Capital: Pyongyang
Government: Communist
Population: 21,814,656
Language: Korean
Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist
 
Korea, South
Area: 98,480 km2 (38,023 sq. mi.)
Capital: Seoul
Government: Republic
Population: 43,134,386
Language: Korean
Religions: Confucianist, Christian, Buddhist, Shamanist, Chondokyo
 
Kuwait
Area: 17,820 km2 (6,880 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kuwait
Government: Nominal constitutional monarchy
Population: 2,204,400
Languages: Arabic, English
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Parsi
 
Kyrgyzstan
Area: 198,509 km2 (76,642 sq. mi.)
Capital: Frunze
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 4,372,000
Languages: Kirghiz, Russian
Religions: Muslim
 
Laos
Area: 236,800 km2 (91,428 sq. mi.)
Capital: Vientiane
Government: Communist
Population: 4,113,223
Languages: Lao, French, English
Religions: Buddhist, animist
 
Latvia
Area: 63,701 km2 (24,595 sq. mi.)
Capital: Riga
Government: Republic
Population: 2,681,000
Languages: Latvian
Religions: Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Catholic
 
Lebanon
Area: 10,400 km2 (4,015 sq. mi.)
Capital: Beirut
Government: Republic
Population: 3,384,626
Languages: Arabic, French, Armenian, English
Religions: Muslim and Christian, each divided into sects (17 in all)
 
Lesotho
Area: 30,350 km2 (11,718 sq. mi.)
Capital: Maseru
Government: Constitutional monarchy (military regime)
Population: 1,801,174
Languages: Sesotho, English, Zulu, Xhosa
Religions: Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Liberia
Area: 111,370 km2 (43,000 sq. mi.)
Capital: Monrovia
Government: Republic
Population: 2,730,446
Languages: English, Niger-Congo languages
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian, Muslim
 
Libya
Area: 1,759,540 km2 (679,358 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tripoli
Government: Military dictatorship
Population: 4,350,742
Languages: Arabic, Italian, English
Religion: Sunni Muslim
 
Liechtenstein
Area: 160 km2 (62 sq. mi.)
Capital: Vaduz
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 28,476
Languages: German, Alemannic
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Lithuania
Area: 65,190 km2 (25,170 sq. mi. )
Capital: Vilnius
Government: Republic
Population: 3,690,000
Languages: Lithuanian
Religions: Roman Catholic
 
Luxembourg
Area: 2,586 km2 (998 sq. mi.)
Capital: Luxembourg
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 388,017
Languages: Luxembourgish, German, French, English
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, English
 
Macau
Area: 16 km2 (6 sq. mi.)
Capital: Macau
Government: Overseas territory of Portugal until 1999
Population: 446,262
Languages: Portuguese, Cantonese
Religions: Buddhist, Roman Catholic
 
Macedonia (name is in dispute at the time this was published)
Area: 25,713 km2 (9,928 sq. mi.)
Capital: Skopje
Government: Republic
Population: 2,033,964
Language: Macedonian
Religions: Eastern Orthodox, Muslim
 
Madagascar
Area: 587,040 km2 (226,656 sq. mi.)
Capital: Antananarivo
Government: Republic
Population: 12,185,318
Languages: French, Malagasy
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian, Muslim
 
Malawi
Area: 118,480 km2 (45,745 sq. mi.)
Capital: Lilongwe
Government: One-party state
Population: 9,438,462
Languages: English, Chichewa, Tombuka
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, indigenous beliefs
 
Malaysia
Area: 329,750 km2 (127,316 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Government: Constitutional monarchy with hereditary rulers in peninsular states
Population: 17,981,698
Languages: Malay, English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Hakka dialects, tribal languages
Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Confucianist, Christian
 
Maldives
Area: 300 km2 (116 sq. mi.)
Capital: Male
Government: Republic
Population: 226,200
Languages: Divehi, English
Religion: Sunni Muslim
 
Mali
Area: 1,240,000 km2 (478,764 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bamako
Government: Republic
Population: 8,338,542
Languages: French, Bambara
Religions: Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian
 
Malta
Area: 320 km2 (124 sq. mi.)
Capital: Valletta
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 356,427
Languages: Maltese, English
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Man, Isle of
Area: 588 km2 (227 sq. mi.)
Capital: Douglas
Government: British crown dependency
Population: 64,075
Languages: English, Manx Gaelic
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
Martinique
Area: 1,100 km2 (,425 sq. mi. )
Capital: Fort-de-France
Government: Overseas department of France
Population: 345,180
Languages: French, Creole patois
Religions: Roman Catholic, Hindu, pagan African
 
Mauritania
Area: 1,030,700 km2 (397,953 sq. mi.)
Capital: Nouakchott
Government: Military republic
Population: 1,995,755
Languages: Hasaniya Arabic, French, Toucouleur, Fula, Sarakole, Wolof
Religion: Muslim
 
Mauritius
Area: 1,860 km2 (718 sq. mi.)
Capital: Port Louis
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 1,081,000
Languages: English, Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bojpoori
Religions: Hindu, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Muslim
 
Mayotte
Area: 375 km2 (145 sq. mi.)
Capital: Dzaoudzi
Government: Territorial collectivity of France
Population: 75,027
Languages: Mahorian, French
Religions: Muslim, Christian
 
Mexico
Area: 1,972,550 km2 (761,602 sq. mi.)
Capital: Mexico City
Government: Federal republic
Population: 90,007,304
Language: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Moldova
Area: 33,701 km2 (13,012 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kishinev
Government: In transition
Population: 4,341,000
Language: Romanian
Religions: Russian Orthodox, Seventh-Day Adventist
 
Monaco
Area: 1.9 km2 ( 7 sq. mi.)
Capital: Monaco
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 29,712
Languages: French, English, Italian, Monegasque
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Mongolia
Area: 1,565,000 km2 (604,247 sq. mi.)
Capital: Ulaanbaatar
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 2,247,068
Languages: Khalkha Mongol, Turkic, Russian, Chinese
Religions: Tibetan Buddhist, Muslim
 
Montserrat
Area: 100 km2 (39 sq. mi.)
Capital: Plymouth
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 12,504
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
Morocco
Area: 446,550 km2 (172,413 sq. mi.)
Capital: Rabat
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 26,181,889
Languages: Arabic, French, Berber dialects
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Jewish
 
Mozambique
Area: 801,950 km2 (309,633 sq. mi.)
Capital: Maputo
Government: Republic
Population: 15,113,282
Languages: Portuguese, indigenous languages
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian, Muslim
 
Myanmar
Area: 676,550 km2 (261,216 sq. mi.)
Capital: Yangon
Government: Military
Population: 42,112,082
Languages: Burmese, ethnic languages
Religions: Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, animist beliefs
 
Namibia
Area: 824,290 km2 (318,258 sq. mi.)
Capital: Windhoek
Government: Republic
Population: 1,520,504
Languages: Afrikaans, German, English, indigenous languages
Religions: Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Nauru
Area: 20 km2 (8 sq. mi.)
Capital: Yaren
Government: Republic
Population: 9,333
Languages: Nauruan, English
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
 
Nepal
Area: 140,800 km2 (54,363 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kathmandu
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 19,611,900
Languages: Nepali, local languages
Religions: Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim
 
Netherlands
Area: 37,310 km2 (14,405 sq. mi.)
Capital: Amsterdam and The Hague
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 15,022,393
Language: Dutch
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Netherlands Antilles
Area: 960 km2 (371 sq. mi.)
Capital: Willemstad (on Curacao)
Government: Autonomous territory of Netherlands
Population: 183,872
Languages: Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh-Day Adventist
 
New Caledonia
Area: 19,060 km2 (7,359 sq. mi.)
Capital: Noumea
Government: Overseas territory of France
Population: 171,559
Languages: French, Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
New Zealand
Area: 268,680 km2 (103,737 sq. mi.)
Capital: Wellington
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 3,308,973
Languages: English, Maori
Religions: Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic
 
Nicaragua
Area: 129,494 km2 (49,998 sq. mi.)
Capital: Managua
Government: Republic
Population: 3,751,884
Languages: Spanish, English, Amerindian dialects
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Niger
Area: 1,267,000 km2 (489,189 sq. mi.)
Capital: Niamey
Government: Republic (under military control)
Population: 8,154,145
Languages: French, Hausa, Djerma
Religions: Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian
 
Nigeria
Area: 923,770 km2 (356,668 sq. mi.)
Capital: Lagos
Government: Military
Population: 122,470,574
Languages: English, Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani
Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Niue
Area: 260 km2 (100 sq. mi.)
Capital: Alofi
Government: Self-governing territory affiliated with New Zealand
Population: 1,908
Languages: Polynesian (Tongan-Samoan dialect), English
Religions: Ekalesia Nieu, Mormon
 
Norfolk Island
Area: 40 km2 (15.4 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kingston
Government: Territory of Australia
Population: 2,576
Languages: English, Norfolk
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist
 
Norway
Area: 324,220 km2 (125,181 sq. mi.)
Capital: Oslo
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 4,273,442
Languages: Norwegian, Lapp, Finnish
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
Oman
Area: 212,460 km2 (82,031 sq. mi.)
Capital: Muscat
Government: Absolute monarchy
Population: 1,534,011
Languages: Arabic, English, Baluchi, Urdu
Religions: Ibadhi Muslim, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a
Muslim, Hindu
 
Pakistan
Area: 803,940 km2 (310,401 sq. mi.)
Capital: Islamabad
Government: Federal republic
Population: 117,490,278
Languages: Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushtu, Baluchi
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Hindu
 
Panama
Area: 78,200 km2 (30,193 sq. mi.)
Capital: Panama
Government: Centralized republic
Population: 2,476,281
Languages: Spanish, English
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Papua New Guinea
Area: 461,690 km2 (178,259 sq. mi.)
Capital: Port Moresby
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 3,913,186
Languages: Motu, local dialects, English
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Paraguay
Area: 406,750 km2 (157,046 sq. mi.)
Capital: Asuncion
Government: Republic
Population: 4,798,739
Languages: Spanish, Guarani
Religions: Roman Catholic, Mennonite, other
Protestant faiths
 
Peru
Area: 1,285,220 km2 (496,223 sq. mi. )
Capital: Lima
Government: Republic
Population: 22,361,785
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Philippines
Area: 300,000 km2 (115,830 sq. mi.)
Capital: Manila
Government: Republic
Population: 65,758,788
Languages: Philipino (Tagalog), English
Religions: Roman Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist
 
Poland
Area: 312,680 km2 (120,727 sq. mi.)
Capital: Warsaw
Government: Democratic state
Population: 37,799,638
Language: Polish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Catholic
 
Portugal
Area: 92,080 km2 (35,552 sq. mi.)
Capital: Lisbon
Government: Republic
Population: 10,387,617
Language: Portuguese
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Qatar
Area: 11,000 km2 (4,247 sq. mi.)
Capital: Doha
Government: Traditional monarchy
Population: 518,478
Languages: Arabic, English
Religion: Muslim
 
Reunion
Area: 2,510 km2 (969 sq. mi.)
Capital: Saint-Denis
Government: Overseas department of France
Population: 607,086
Languages: French, Creole
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Romania
Area: 237,500 km2 (91,699 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bucharest
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 23,397,054
Languages: Romanian, Hungarian, German
Religions: Romanian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Greek Catholic
 
Russia
Area: 17,075,352 km2 (6,592,800 sq. mi.)
Capital: Moscow
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 147,386,000
Language: Russian
Religions: Russian Orthodox, Baptist, Jewish
 
Rwanda
Area: 26,340 km2 (10,170 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kigali
Government: Republic (under military control)
Population: 7,902,644
Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, Kiswahili
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous beliefs, Muslim
 
St. Helena
Area: 410 km2 (158 sq. mi.)
Capital: Jamestown
Government: Dependent territory of the United Kingdom
Population: 6,695
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
St. Kitts and Nevis
Area: 269 km2 (104 sq. mi.)
Capital: Basseterre
Government: Constitutional monarchy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 40,293
Language: English
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic
 
St. Lucia
Area: 620 km2 (239 sq. mi.)
Capital: Castries
Government: Parliamentary democracy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 153,075
Languages: English, French patois
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Anglican
 
St. Pierre and Miquelan
Area: 242 km2 (93 sq. mi.)
Capital: Saint-Pierre
Government: Territorial collectivity of France
Population: 6,356
Language: French
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Area: 340 km2 (131 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kingstown
Government: Constitutional monarchy affiliated with United Kingdom Population: 114,221
Languages: English, French patois
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist
 
San Marino
Area: 60 km2 (23 sq. mi.)
Capital: San Marino
Government: Republic
Population: 23,264
Language: Italian
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Sao Tome and Principe
Area: 960 km2 (371 sq. mi.)
Capital: Sao Tome and Principe
Government: Republic
Population: 128,499
Language: Portuguese
Religions: Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant,
Seventh-Day Adventist
 
Saudi Arabia
Area: 2,149,690 km2 (829,995 sq. mi.)
Capital: Riyadh
Government: Monarchy
Population: 17,869,558
Language: Arabic
Religion: Muslim
 
Senegal
Area: 196,190 km2 (75,748 sq. mi.)
Capital: Dakar
Government: Republic
Population: 7,952,657
Languages: French, Wolof, Pulaar, Diola, Mandingo
Religions: Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian
 
Seychelles
Area: 455 km2 (176 sq. mi.)
Capital: Victoria
Government: Republic
Population: 68,932
Languages: English, French, Creole
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican
 
Sierra Leone
Area: 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq. mi.)
Capital: Freetown
Government: One-party republic
Population: 4,274,543
Languages: English, Mende, Krio, Temne
Religions: Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian
 
Singapore
Area: 633 km2 (244 sq. mi.)
Capital: Singapore
Government: Republic
Population: 2,756,330
Languages: Chinese, Tamil, Malay, English
Religions: Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Taoist Confucianist
 
Slovakia
Area: 49,035 km (18,928 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bratislava
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 5,268,935
Language: Slovak
Religions: Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Orthodox
 
Slovenia
Area: 20,246 km2 (7,817 sq. mi.)
Capital: Ljubljana
Government: Republic
Population: 2 million
Language: Slovene
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Solomon Islands
Area: 28,450 km2 (10,985 sq. mi.)
Capital: Honiara
Government: Independent parliamentary state within British Commonwealth
Population: 347,115
Languages: Melanesian pigdin, English, local dialects
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, other Protestant faiths
 
Somalia
Area: 637,660 km2 (246,201 sq. mi.)
Capital: Mogadishu
Government: Republic
Population: 6,709,161
Languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, English
Religion: Sunni Muslim
 
South Africa
Area: 1,221,040 km2 (471,444 sq. mi.)
Capital: Pretoria, Cape Town
Government: Republic
Population: 40,600,518
Languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana
Religions: Christian, Hindu, Muslim
 
Spain
Area: 504,750 km2 (194,884 sq. mi.)
Capital: Madrid
Government: Parliamentary monarchy
Population: 39,384,516
Languages: Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Sri Lanka
Area: 65,610 km2 (25,332 sq. mi.)
Capital: Colombo
Government: Republic
Population: 17,423,736
Languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
Religions: Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim
 
Sudan Area: 2,505,810 km2 (967,493 sq. mi.)
Capital: Khartoum
Government: Military
Population: 27,220,088
Languages: Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Nilotic and Nilo-Hamitic dialects, Sudanic dialects, English Religions: Sunni Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian
 
Suriname
Area: 163,270 km2 (63,039 sq. mi.)
Capital: Paramaribo
Government: Military republic
Population: 402,385
Languages: Dutch, English, Sranan Tongo, Javanese
Religions: Hindu, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Protestant
 
Svalbard
Area: 62,049 km2 (23,597 sq. mi.)
Capital: Longyearbyen
Government: Territory of Norway
Population: 3,942
Languages: Russian, Norwegian
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
 
Swaziland
Area: 17,360 km2 (6,703 sq. mi.)
Capital: Mbabane
Government: Independent monarchy within British Commonwealth
Population: 859,336
Languages: English, siSwati
Religions: Christian, indigenous beliefs
 
Sweden
Area: 449,960 km2 (173,729 sq. mi.)
Capital: Stockholm
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 8,564,317
Languages: Swedish, Lapp, Finnish
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic
 
Switzerland
Area: 41,290 km2 (15,942 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bern
Government: Federal republic
Population: 6,783,961
Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansch
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
 
Syria
Area: 185,180 km2 (71,498 sq. mi.)
Capital: Damascus
Government: Military republic
Population: 12,965,996
Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Alawite, Druze, other Muslim sects, Christian
 
Taiwan
Area: 35,980 km2 (13,892 sq. mi.)
Capital: Taipei
Government: Republic
Population: 20,658,702
Languages: Mandarin Chinese; Taiwanese and Hakka dialects
Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist, Taoist, Christian
 
Tajikistan
Area: 139,909 km2 (54,019 sq. mi.)
Capital: Dushanbe
Government: In transition
Population: 5,112,000
Languages: Tadzhik, Russian
Religion: Muslim
 
Tanzania
Area: 945,090 km2 (364,899 sq. mi.)
Capital: Dar es Salaam
Government: One-party republic
Population: 26,869,175
Languages: Swahili, English
Religions: Christian, Muslim, indigenous beliefs
 
Thailand
Area: 514,000 km2 (198,455 sq. mi.)
Capital: Bangkok
Government: Constitutional monarchy under martial law
Population: 56,814,069
Languages: Thai, English, local dialects
Religions: Buddhist, Muslim
 
Togo
Area: 56,790 km2 (21,927 sq. mi.)
Capital: Lome
Government: One-party republic
Population: 3,810,616
Languages: French, Ewe, Mina, Dagomba, Kabye
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian, Muslim
 
Tokelau
Area: 10 km2 (4 sq. mi.)
Capital: None (various local government agencies)
Government: Territory of New Zealand
Population: 1,700
Languages: Tokelauan, English
Religions: Congregational Christian Church, Roman Catholic
 
Tonga
Area: 748 km2 (289 sq. mi.)
Capital: Nuku'alofa
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 102,272
Languages: Tongan, English
Religion: Christian
 
Trinidad and Tobago
Area: 5,130 km2 (1,981 sq. mi.)
Capital: Port-of-Spain
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 1,285,297
Languages: English, Hindi, French, Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Hindu, Protestant, Muslim
 
Tunisia
Area: 163,610 km2 (63,170 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tunis
Government: Republic
Population: 8,276,096
Languages: Arabic, French
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Jewish
 
Turkey
Area: 780,580 km2 (301,382 sq. mi.)
Capital: Ankara
Government: Republican parliamentary democracy
Population: 58,580,993
Languages: Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic
Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni), Christian, Jewish
 
Turkmenistan
Area: 488,000 km2 (188,417 sq. mi.)
Capital: Ashkhabad
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 3,621,700
Languages: Turkmen, Russian
Religion: Sunni Muslim
 
Turks and Caicos Islands
Area: 430 km2 (166 sq. mi.)
Capital: Grand Turk (Cockburn Town)
Government: Dependent territory of United Kingdom
Population: 9,983
Language: English
Religions: Baptist, Methodist, Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist
 
Tuvalu
Area: 26 km2 (10 sq. mi.)
Capital: Funafuti
Government: Democracy affiliated with United Kingdom
Population: 9,317
Languages: Tuvaluan, English
Religion: Protestant
 
Uganda
Area: 236,040 km2 (91,135 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kampala
Government: One-party republic
Population: 18,690,070
Languages: English, Luganda, Swahili, Bantu and Nilotic languages Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, indigenous beliefs
 
Ukraine
Area: 603,729 km2 (233,100 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kiev
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 51,704,000
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian
Religions: Russian Orthodox, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Jewish
 
United Arab Emirates
Area: 83,600 km2 (32,278 sq. mi.)
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Government: Federation of seven emirates
Population: 2,389,759
Languages: Arabic, Farsi, English, Hindi, Urdu
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Hindu
 
United Kingdom
Area: 244,820 km2 (94,525 sq. mi.)
Capital: London
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 57,515,307
Languages: English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
Religions: Anglican, other Protestant faiths, Roman Catholic, Jewish
 
United States
Area: 9,372,610 km2 (3,618,765 sq. mi.)
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Government: Federal Republic
Population: 252,502,000
Languages: English, Spanish
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish
 
Uruguay
Area: 176,220 km2 (68,039 sq. mi.)
Capital: Montevideo
Government: Republic
Population: 3,121,101
Language: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
 
Uzbekistan
Area: 447,293 km2 (172,700 sq. mi.)
Capital: Tashkent
Government: In transition at the time this was published
Population: 19,906,000
Languages: Uzbek, Russian
Religion: Muslim
 
Vanuatu
Area: 14,760 km2 (5,699 sq. mi.)
Capital: Port-Vila
Government: Republic
Population: 170,319
Languages: English, French, Bislama
Religion: Christian
 
Vatican City
Area: 0.438 km2 (108.7 acres)
Capital: Vatican City
Government: Independent papal state
Population: 738
Languages: Italian, Latin
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Venezuela
Area: 912,050 km2 (352,143 sq. mi.)
Capital: Caracas
Government: Republic
Population: 20,189,361
Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Vietnam
Area: 329,560 km2 (127,243 sq. mi.)
Capital: Hanoi
Government: Communist
Population: 67,568,033
Languages: Vietnamese, French, Chinese, English, Khmer, tribal dialects
Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist, Taoist, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Protestant
 
Wallis and Futuna
Area: 274 km2 (106 sq. mi.)
Capital: Mata-Utu
Government: Overseas territory of France
Population: 16,590
Languages: French, Wallisian
Religion: Roman Catholic
 
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Area: 6,240 km2 (2,410 sq. mi.)
Capital: None
Government: Israeli military rule
Population: 1,728,334 (excluding Israeli settlers)
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew, English
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Christian
 
Western Sahara
Area: 2,860 km2 (1,097 sq. mi.)
Capital: None
Government: Moroccan administrative protectorate
Population: 196,737
Languages: Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
Religion: Muslim
 
Western Samoa
Area: 2,860 km2 (1,104 sq. mi.)
Capital: Apia
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 190,346
Languages: Samoan, English
Religions: Congregational, Roman Catholic, other Protestant faiths
 
Yemen
Area: 527,970 km2 (203,849 sq. mi.)
Capital: Sanaa
Government: Republic
Population: 10,062,633
Language: Arabic
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Hindu
 
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of
(consists of Serbia, the largest republic of preindependence Yugoslavia, and Montenegro, the smallest republic)
Area: 134,563 sq. km2 (51,955 sq. mi.)
Capital: Belgrade
Government: Republic
Population: 10.5 million (1991 census)
Languages: Serbian, Hungarian (Vojvodina), Albanian (Kosovo), Montenegrin Religions: Serbian Orthodox, Muslim, Roman Catholic
 
Zaire
Area: 2,345,410 km2 (905,563 sq. mi.)
Capital: Kinshasa
Government: Republic
Population: 37,832,407
Languages: French, Lingala, Swahili, Kingwana, Kikongo, Tshiluba
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Kimbanguist, Muslim, indigenous beliefs
 
Zambia
Area: 752,610 km2 (290,583 sq. mi.)
Capital: Lusaka
Government: Multiparty state
Population: 8,445,724
Languages: English, local languages and dialects
Religions: Christian, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous beliefs
 
Zimbabwe
Area: 390,580 km2 (150,803 sq. mi.)
Capital: Harare
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Population: 10,720,459
Languages: English, Shona, Sindebele
Religions: Indigenous/Christian beliefs, Christian, indigenous beliefs, Muslim