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Printable UN Countries Checklist | Free Download

It’s surprisingly difficult to find a plain-text checklist of all the United Nations member states, so I put one together myself! I’ve also added sections for non-UN member states and territories, for completeness’ sake.

You can use this as a checklist for keeping track of which countries you’ve visited and which are still left.

This list covers the following:  United Nations official member states, observer states and non-member states and territories, non-self governing territories, (some) disputed countries and places like Antartica and Greenland. A source list is provided at the bottom of this page.

If you’d prefer, you can download a PDF copy of this checklist, including a one-page printable version you can carry around in your passport or suitcase!

Please note I am NOT a geography expert, political genius, or anybody other than someone who likes compiling lists and wants to have a complete-ish checklist for countries that people want to visit or are interested for some kind of tourism or historical interest. This is just a simple list compiled by looking at Wikipedia pages and such for a few hours.

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one and buy something, I get a small percentage of that at no extra cost to you. Read my full disclosure here.

United Nations Member States (193)

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cabo Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic (Czechia)
  • Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Türkiye (Turkey)
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • VietNam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

United Nations Non-Member States & Territories (49)

Observer States

  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Palestine

Non-Member States

  • Cook Islands
  • Niue

Non-Self Governing Territories

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Guam
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • Pitcairn
  • Saint Helena
  • Tokelau
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Western Sahara

Other Countries & Territories

  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • French Guiana
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Kosovo
  • Macau
  • Martinique
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Réunion
  • Saba
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Taiwan
  • Wallis and Futuna

Disputed Territories & Unrecognized States

  • Abkhazia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • Somaliland
  • South Ossetia
  • Transnistria

Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_states_of_the_United_Nations 
  2. https://www.un.org/dgacm/sites/www.un.org.dgacm/files/Documents_Protocol/officialnamesofcountries.pdf 
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_list_of_non-self-governing_territories 
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_with_limited_recognition

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Anastasia is a former librarian turned digital nomad. She's been traveling the world full time for two years and has visited 18 countries so far! Just Gone Wandering is a travel resource for solo female travelers on a backpacker's budget-- or slightly more-- and highlights amazing places to visit as well as providing tips and tricks for traveling smart and frugal. Read more...

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