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How many countries are there in 7 continents?

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Asked by Mohammed Ali, 11 Jun '10 01:48 pm
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Now that is a question that's somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193, 194 or 195 independent countries in the world today.

As of May 1, 2008, the United Nations has 192 members (including Montenegro and Serbia - the two newest nations). That number does not include the Vatican, and it doesn't (yet) include Kosovo .

Regarding England, Scotland and Wales, though all are widely considered individual countries, they are all still a part of the United Kingdom (UK), a recognized European country by the United Nations, United States, and others.

The US State Department recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but that list of countries reflects the political agenda of the United States of America. As an example, it includes Kosovo, but does not include Taiwan, as China claims that Taiwan (the ROC) is simply a province of China.

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Answered by abhijitdey, 11 Jun '10 01:57 pm

 
  
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May be nearly 200
Answered by ala, 11 Jun '10 01:50 pm

 
  
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Dot know sorry
Answered by wenz, 11 Jun '10 01:49 pm

 
  
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