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Nations of the World

The following table is a compilation of data gathered from different sources, but primarily from the data found in the Information Please online databases.

See the notes at the bottom of the page for some details about each column.

Country Capital Adjective Languages Off? Religions Off? Government Pop
Afghanistan Kabul Afghan Pushtu, Dari Persian N Islam N Interim 27.7
Albania Tirana Albanian Albanian (Tosk), Greek Y Islam, Orthodox, Roman Catholic N Emerging Democracy 3.5
Algeria Algiers Algerian Arabic, French Y Islam N Parliamentary Republic 32.3
Andorra Andorra la Vella Andorran Catalan, French, Spanish Y Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Principality <.1
Angola Luanda Angolan Portuguese, Bantu Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Native N Multiparty Democracy 10.6
Antigua and Barbuba St. John's Antiguan, Barbudan English N Anglican, Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Democracy <.1
Argentina Buenos Aires Argentine Spanish, English, Italian, German, French Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish N Republic 37.8
Armenia Yerevan Armenian Armenian N Orthodox N Republic 3.3
Australia Canberra Australian English N Anglican, Roman Catholic, Protestant N Democracy 19.5
Austria Vienna Austrian German N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Federal Republic 8.2
Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijani, Azeri Azerbaijani, Russian N Islam, Orthodox N Constitutional Republic 7.8
Bahamas Nassau Bahamian English N Protestant, Anglican, Roman Catholic N Commonwealth .3
Bahrain Al-Manamah Bahraini Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu Y Islam N Constitutional Monarchy .7
Bangladesh Dhaka Bangladeshi Bangla, English Y Islam, Hindu, Buddhism N Republic 133.4
Barbados Bridgetown Barbadian, Bajan English N Anglican, Protestant, Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Democracy .3
Belarus Mensk Belarusian Belorussian N Orthodox N Republic 10.3
Belgium Brussels Belgian Dutch, French N Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Democracy 10.3
Belize Belmopan Belizean English, Native/Creole, Spanish Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy .3
Benin Porto-Novo Beninese French Y Native, Christian, Islam N Republic 6.8
Bhutan Thimphu Bhutanese Dzongkha Y Buddhism, Hindu N Constitutional Monarchy 2.1
Bolivia La Paz Bolivian Spanish, Quechua Y Roman Catholic N Republic 8.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Bosnian, Herzegovinian Bosnian N Islam, Orthodox, Roman Catholic N Emerging Democracy 4.0
Botswana Gaborone Motswana, Batswana English, Setswana Y Native, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy 1.6
Brazil Brasilia Brazilian Portuguese N Roman Catholic N Federal Republic 176.0
Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan Bruneian Malay, Chinese, English Y Islam, Buddhism, Protestant Y Constitutional Sultanate .4
Bulgaria Sofia Bulgarian Bulgarian N Orthodox, Islam N Democratic Republic 7.6
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Burkinabe French, Native/Creole Y Islam, Roman Catholic, Native N Military 12.6
Burundi Bujumbura Burundian Kirundi, French, Swahili Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Native N Republic 6.4
Cambodia Phnom Penh Cambodian Khmer, English, French Y Buddhism N Constitutional Monarchy 12.8
Cameroon Yaounde Cameroonian French, English, Native/Creole Y Native, Christian, Islam N Unitary Nation 16.2
Canada Ottawa Canadian French, English Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Anglican N Constitutional Monarchy 31.9
Cape Verde Praia Cape Verdean Portuguese, Criuolo N Roman Catholic, Native N Republic .4
Central African Rep. Bangui Central African French, Sangho, Arabic, Hansa Y Native, Christian, Islam N Multiparty Republic 3.6
Chad N'Djamena Chadian French, Arabic Y Islam, Christian, Native N Republic 9.0
Chile Santiago Chilean Spanish N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 15.5
China Beijing Chinese Chinese, Mandarin N Native N Communist 1284.3
Colombia Santa Fe de Bogota Columbian Spanish N Roman Catholic N Republic 41.0
Comoros Moroni Comoran French, Arabic, Swahili Y Islam, Roman Catholic N Military .6
Congo, Dem. Rep. of Kinshasa Congolese, Congo French, Swahili, Lingala Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islam N Dictatorship 55.2
Congo, Rep. of Brazzaville Congolese, Congo French, Lingala, Kikongo Y Christian, Native N Republic 3.0
Costa Rica San Jose Costa Rican Spanish N Christian N Democratic Republic 3.8
Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro Ivoirian French, Native/Creole Y Native, Islam, Christian N Military 16.8
Croatia Zagreb Croatian Croatian N Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Islam N Parliamentary Democracy 4.4
Cuba Havana Cuban Spanish N Roman Catholic N Communist 11.2
Cyprus Lefkosia Cypriot Greek, Turkish, English Y Orthodox, Islam N Republic .8
Czech Republic Prague Czech Czech N Atheist, Roman Catholic, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy 10.3
Denmark Copenhagen Danish Danish, Faeroese N Protestant N Constitutional Monarchy 5.4
Djibouti Djibouti Djiboutian Arabic, French, Afar Y Islam, Christian N Republic .5
Dominica Roseau Dominican English, French Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic <.1
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Dominican Spanish, English N Roman Catholic N Republic 8.7
E. Timor (Timor-Leste) Dili Timorese Tetum, Portuguese Y Roman Catholic, Islam, Protestant N Republic 1.0
Ecuador Quito Ecuadorian Spanish, Quechua Y Roman Catholic N Republic 13.4
Egypt Cairo Egyptian Arabic N Islam, Orthodox N Republic 70.7
El Salvador San Salvador Salvadoran Spanish N Roman Catholic N Republic 6.4
Equatorial Guinea Malabo Equatorial Guinean, Equatoguinean Spanish, French, English, Fang Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Military .5
Eritrea Asmara Eritrean Afar, Bilen, Kunama N Islam, Orthodox N Emerging Democracy 4.5
Estonia Tallinn Estonian Estonian, Russian, Finnish Y Protestant, Orthodox N Parliamentary Democracy 1.4
Ethiopia Addis Ababa Ethiopian Amharic, English, Orominga Y Orthodox, Islam, Native N Federal Republic 67.7
Fiji Suva Fijian English, Fijian, Hindustani Y Christian, Hindu, Islam N Military .9
Finland Helsinki Finnish Finnish, Swedish Y Protestant N Republic 5.2
France Paris French French N Roman Catholic, Islam N Republic 59.8
Gabon Libreville Gabonese French, Fang, Myene, Bateke Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Native N Republic 1.2
Gambia, The Banjul Gambian English, Native/Creole Y Islam, Christian N Republic 1.5
Georgia Tbilisi Georgian Georgian, Russian, Armenian Y Orthodox, Islam N Republic 5.0
Germany Berlin German German N Protestant, Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Democracy 83.3
Ghana Accra Ghanaian English, Brong Ahafo, Twi Y Native, Islam, Christian N Republic 20.2
Greece Athens Greek Greek N Orthodox N Parliamentary Democracy 10.6
Grenada St. George's Grenadian English N Roman Catholic, Anglican N Parliamentary Democracy <.1
Guatemala Guatemala City Guatemalan Spanish, Native/Creole N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 13.3
Guinea Conakry Guinean French, Malinke, Susu Y Islam, Christian, Native N Republic 7.8
Guinea-Bissau Bissau Guinean Portuguese, Native/Creole N Native, Islam, Christian N Republic 1.3
Guyana Georgetown Guyanese English, Native/Creole Y Hindu, Protestant, Roman Catholic N Republic .7
Haiti Port-au-Prince Haitian Native/Creole, French Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 7.1
Honduras Tegucigalpa Honduran Spanish, English Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 6.6
Hungary Budapest Hungarian Magyar N Roman Catholic, Protestant, Atheist N Republic 10.1
Iceland Reykjavik Icelandic Icelandic N Protestant N Constitutional Republic .3
India Delhi Indian Hindi, English, Bengali Y Hindu, Islam, Christian N Federal Republic 1045.8
Indonesia Jakarta Indonesian Indonesian, Dutch, English Y Islam, Christian, Hindu N Republic 232.1
Iran Teheran Iranian Farsi, Azari, Kurdish N Islam N Theocracy 66.6
Iraq Baghdad Iraqi Arabic, Kurdish Y Islam N Interim 24.0
Ireland Dublin Irish English, Gaelic N Roman Catholic, Anglican N Republic 3.9
Israel Jerusalem Israeli Hebrew, Arabic, English Y Jewish, Islam, Christian N Republic 6.0
Italy Rome Italian Italian N Roman Catholic N Republic 57.7
Jamaica Kingston Jamaican English, Chinese N Protestant, Native N Parliamentary Democracy 2.7
Japan Tokyo Japanese Japanese N Shintoist, Buddhism, Christian N Constitutional Monarchy 127.0
Jordan Amman Jordanian Arabic, English Y Islam, Christian N Constitutional Monarchy 5.3
Kazakhstan Astana Kazakhstani Kazak, Russian Y Islam, Orthodox N Republic 16.7
Kenya Nairobi Kenyan English, Swahili Y Protestant, Roman Catholic, Islam N Republic 31.1
Kiribati Tarawa I-Kiribati English, Gilbertese Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic <.1
Korea, North Pyongyang Korean Korean N Buddhism N Communist 22.2
Korea, South Seoul Korean Korean N Christian, Buddhism N Republic 48.3
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwaiti Arabic, English Y Islam, Christian N Constitutional Monarchy 2.1
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Kyrgyzstani Kyrgyz, Russian Y Islam, Orthodox N Constitutional Republic 4.8
Laos Vientiane Lao, Laotian Lao, French, English Y Buddhism, Native N Communist 5.8
Latvia Riga Latvian Latvian N Protestant, Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Democracy 2.4
Lebanon Beirut Lebanese Arabic, French, English Y Islam, Christian N Republic 3.7
Lesotho Maseru Basotho English, Sesotho, Zulu Y Christian, Native, Islam N Constitutional Monarchy 2.2
Liberia Monrovia Liberian English, Native/Creole Y Native, Islam, Christian N Republic 3.3
Libya Tripoli Lybian Arabic, Italian, English N Islam N Military 5.4
Liechtenstein Vaduz Liechtenstein German Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Constitutional Monarchy <.1
Lithuania Vilnius Lithuanian Lithuanian, Polish, Russian Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy 3.6
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourgish, French, German N Roman Catholic N Constitutional Monarchy .4
Macedonia Skopje Macedonian Macedonian, Albanian N Orthodox, Islam N Republic 2.1
Madagascar Antananarivo Malagasy Malagasy, French Y Native, Christian, Islam N Multiparty Republic 16.5
Malawi Lilongwe Malawian English, Chichewa Y Christian, Islam N Multiparty Democracy 10.7
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English Y Islam, Buddhism, Hindu N Constitutional Monarchy 22.7
Maldives Male Maldivian Dhivehi, Arabic, English Y Islam N Republic .3
Mali Bamako Malian French, Native/Creole Y Islam, Native N Republic 11.3
Malta Valletta Maltese Maltese, English Y Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Democracy .4
Marshall Islands Majuro Marshallese Marsallese, English Y Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy <.1
Mauritania Nouakchott Mauritanian Arabic, French Y Islam N Military 2.8
Mauritius Port Louis Mauritian English, French, Native/Creole, Hindi, Urdu Y Hindu, Christian, Islam N Republic 1.2
Mexico Mexico City Mexican Spanish, Native/Creole N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Federal Republic 103.4
Micronesia Palikir Micronesian English, Chukese Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy .1
Moldova Chisinau Moldovan Moldovan, Russian Y Orthodox, Jewish N Democratic Republic 4.4
Monaco Monaco Monegasque, Monacan French, English, Italian Y Roman Catholic N Constitutional Monarchy <.1
Mongolia Ulan Bator Mongolian Mongolian, Turkic, Russian N Buddhism, Islam N Emerging Republic 2.7
Montenegro Podgorica Montenegrin Serbian Y Orthodox, Islam, Roman Catholic N Republic .6
Morocco Rabat Morrocan Arabic, French Y Islam N Constitutional Monarchy 31.2
Mozambique Maputo Mozambican Portuguese, Bantu Y Native, Christian, Islam N Multiparty Republic 19.6
Myanmar (Burma) Rangoon Burmese Burmese N Buddhism, Christian, Islam N Military 42.2
Namibia Windhoek Namibian English, Afrikaans, German Y Christian N Republic 1.8
Nauru Yaren Nauruan Nauruan, English Y Protestant, Roman Catholic N Republic <.1
Nepal Kathmandu Nepalese Nepali, Newari, Bhutia Y Hindu, Buddhism, Islam N Multiparty Democracy 25.9
Netherlands Amsterdam Dutch Dutch, Frisian N Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islam N Constitutional Monarchy 16.1
New Zealand Wellington New Zealand English, Maori Y Christian N Parliamentary Democracy 3.9
Nicaragua Managua Nicaraguan Spanish N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 5.0
Niger Niamey Nigerien French, Hausa, Songhai, Arabic Y Islam, Native, Christian N Republic 10.6
Nigeria Abuja Nigerian English, Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo Y Islam, Christian, Native N Multiparty Democracy 129.9
Norway Oslo Norwegian Norwegian Y Protestant, Roman Catholic N Constitutional Monarchy 4.5
Oman Muscat Omani Arabic, English, Indian Y Islam N Monarchy 2.7
Pakistan Islamabad Pakistani Punjabi, Sindi, Siraik N Islam, Hindu, Christian N Nominal Democracy 147.7
Palau Koror Palauan Palauan, English Y Christian, Native N Republic <.1
Panama Panama City Panamanian Spanish, English Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 2.9
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Papua New Guinean English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Mot N Christian, Native N Parliamentary Democracy 5.2
Paraguay Asuncion Paraguayan Spanish, Guarani Y Roman Catholic N Republic 5.9
Peru Lima Peruvian Spanish, Quechua, Aymara Y Roman Catholic N Republic 27.9
Philippines Manila Philippine Filipino, English, Native/Creole Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islam N Republic 84.5
Poland Warsaw Polish Polish N Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant N Democracy 38.6
Portugal Lisbon Portuguese Portuguese N Roman Catholic N Republic 10.1
Qatar Dohu Qatari Arabic, English Y Islam N Monarchy .8
Romania Bucharest Romanian Romanian Y Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic 22.4
Russia Moscow Russian Russian N Orthodox, Islam N Constitutional Republic 145.5
Rwanda Kigali Rwandan Kinyarwanda, English, French Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Native N Republic 7.3
St. Kitts and Nevis Basseterre Kittitian, Nevisian English N Anglican, Protestant, Roman Catholic N Constitutional Monarchy <.1
St. Lucia Castries Saint Lucian English, patois Y Roman Catholic, Protestant, Anglican N Parliamentary Democracy .2
St. Vincent Grenadines Kingstown Saint Vincentian, Vincentian English, French patois Y Anglican, Protestant, Roman Catholic N Constitutional Monarchy .1
Samoa Apia Samoan Samoan, English N Christian N Constitutional Monarchy .2
San Marino San Marino Sammarinese Italian N Roman Catholic N Republic <.1
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome Sao Tomean Portuguese N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Republic .2
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Saudi, Saudi Arabian Arabic, English N Islam N Constitutional Monarchy 22.8
Senegal Dakar Senegalese French, Wolof, Serer Y Islam, Native, Christian N Mutliparty Democracy 10.3
Serbia Belgrade Serbian Serbian, Albanian N Orthodox, Islam, Roman Catholic N Republic 9.3
Seychelles Victoria Seychellois English, French, Seselwa Y Roman Catholic, Anglican N Socialist Multiparty <.1
Sierra Leone Freetown Sierra Leonean English, Mende, Temne, Krio Y Islam, Christian, Native N Constitutional Democracy 5.4
Singapore Singapore Singapore Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English Y Islam, Christian, Buddhism N Republic 4.3
Slovakia Bratislava Slovak Slovak, Hungarian Y Roman Catholic, Atheist, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy 5.4
Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenian Slovenian N Roman Catholic, Protestant N Parliamentary Democracy 1.9
Solomon Islands Honiara Solomon Islander English, Native/Creole N Anglican, Roman Catholic, Protestant N Parliamentary Monarchy .4
Somalia Mogadishu Somali Somali, Arabic, English, Italian Y Islam N Parliamentary 7.5
South Africa Pretoria South African Zulu, Xhosa, English, Afrikaans Y Christian, Hindu, Islam N Republic 43.6
Spain Madrid Spanish Spanish, Catalan Y Roman Catholic N Parliamentary Monarchy 40.0
Sri Lanka Colombo Sri Lankan Sinhala, Tamil, English Y Buddhism, Hindu, Islam N Republic 19.4
Sudan Khartoum Sudanese Arabic, English, Native/Creole Y Islam, Native, Christian N Military 36.1
Suriname Paramaribo Surinamese Dutch, Surinamese, English Y Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu N Republic .4
Swaziland Mbabane Swazi English, Swazi Y Christian, Native N Monarchy 1.1
Sweden Stockholm Swedish Swedish N Protestant N Constitutional Monarchy 8.9
Switzerland Bern Swiss German, French, Italian, Romansch Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Federal Republic 7.3
Syria Damascus Syrian Arabic, French, English Y Islam, Christian N Military 16.7
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Chinese N Buddhism, Tao N Multiparty Democracy 22.4
Tajikistan Dushanbe Tajikistani Tajik N Islam N Republic 6.7
Tanzania Dar es Salaam Tanzanian Swahili, English Y Christian, Islam N Republic 37.2
Thailand Bangkok Thai Thai, Chinese, English N Buddhism, Islam N Constitutional Monarchy 62.4
Togo Lome Togolese French, Ewe, Mina, Kabye Y Native, Christian, Islam N Multiparty Democracy 5.3
Tonga Nuku'alofa Tongan Tongan, English N Christian N Constitutional Monarchy .1
Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain Trinidadian, Tobagonian English, Hindi, French, Spanish Y Roman Catholic, Hindu, Anglican N Parliamentary Democracy 1.2
Tunisia Tunis Tunisian Arabic, French Y Islam N Republic 9.8
Turkey Ankara Turkish Turkish N Islam N Parliamentary Democracy 67.3
Turkmenistan Ashgabat Turkmen Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek N Islam, Orthodox N One-party Republic 4.7
Tuvalu Funafuti Tuvaluan Tuvaluan, English N Christian N Constitutional Monarchy <.1
Uganda Kampala Ugandan English, Swahili, Luganda Y Christian, Islam N Multiparty Democracy 24.7
Ukraine Kiev Ukrainian Ukrainian, Russian N Orthodox, Christian N Constitutional Republic 48.4
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Emirati Arabic, English Y Islam N Federation 2.4
United Kingdom London British English, Welsh, Scots N Anglican, Christian, Islam Y Constitutional Monarchy 59.8
United States Washington American English, Spanish N Christian, Roman Catholic, Jewish N Federal Republic 281.4
Uruguay Montevideo Uruguayan Spanish N Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish N Constitutional Republic 3.4
Uzbekistan Tashkent Uzbekistani Uzbek, Russian, Tajik N Islam, Orthodox N Republic 25.6
Vanuatu Port Vila Ni-Vanuatu Bislama, English, French Y Protestant, Roman Catholic, Anglican N Republic .2
Vatican City Vatican City Vatican Latin, Italian N Roman Catholic N Theocracy <.1
Venezuela Caracas Venezuelan Spanish Y Roman Catholic, Protestant N Federal Republic 24.3
Vietnam Hanoi Vietnamese Vietnamese, French, English Y Buddhism, Roman Catholic, Islam N Communist 81.1
Yemen Sanaa Yemeni Arabic N Islam N Parliamentary Republic 18.7
Zambia Lusaka Zambian English, Native/Creole Y Christian, Islam, Hindu N Republic 10.0
Zimbabwe Harare Zimbabwean English, Ndebele, Shona Y Christian, Native N Parliamentary Democracy 11.4

Notes:

  • Some nations have two capitals, one traditional and one administrative, for example. In this table, only the center of government is listed.
  • The columns labelled "Off?" indicate if the previous column is Official. For example, the "Off?" column following the languages column indicates if the languages listed are official languages. An "N" in this column indicates no official designation.
  • Languages are listed in order of number of speakers, though official languages, if any, are listed first regardless.
  • Religions are listed in order of number of adherents, though official religions, if any, are listed first regardless.
  • Population is in millions. "<.1" means less than 100,000.

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