List of countries and dependencies by population

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World population percentage by country

This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population, it includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states, with inclusion within the list being primarily based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. For instance, the United Kingdom is considered as a single entity while the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are considered separately; in addition, this list includes certain states with limited recognition not found in ISO 3166-1.

The population figures do not reflect the practice of countries that report significantly different populations of citizens domestically and overall. Some countries, notably Thailand, do not report total population, exclusively counting citizens; for total populations an international agency must issue an estimate.[citation needed]

Also given in percent is each country's population compared with the population of the world, which the United Nations estimated at 7.5 billion in December 2016.[1]

Method[edit]

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[2] by the national census authority where available, and are usually rounded off. Where updated national data are not available, figures are based on the projections for 2017 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[3]

Because the compiled figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at the same level of accuracy, the resulting numerical comparisons may create misleading conclusions. Furthermore, the addition of figures from all countries may not equal the world total. A handful of nations have not conducted a census in over 30 years, providing high error margin estimates only.

Areas that form integral parts of sovereign states, such as the countries of the United Kingdom, are counted as part of the sovereign states concerned. Not included are other entities, such as the European Union,[Note 1] that are not sovereign states, and independent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

Sovereign states and dependencies by population[edit]

Note: All dependent territories or constituent countries that are parts of sovereign states are shown in italics.

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Population Date % of world
population
Source
1 China[Note 2] 1,384,930,000 August 19, 2017 18.4% Official population clock
2 India 1,320,100,000 August 19, 2017 17.5% Official population clock
3 United States[Note 3] 325,613,000 August 19, 2017 4.33% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 261,890,900 July 1, 2017 3.48% Official annual projection
5 Brazil 207,893,000 August 19, 2017 2.76% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 198,153,000 August 19, 2017 2.63% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 193,500,543 July 1, 2016 2.57% Official annual projection
8 Bangladesh 162,988,000 August 19, 2017 2.17% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 4] 146,773,226 June 1, 2017 1.95% Official estimate
10 Japan 126,750,000 July 1, 2017 1.68% Monthly provisional estimate
11 Mexico 123,057,147 July 1, 2017 1.64% Official projection
12 Philippines 104,476,000 August 19, 2017 1.39% Official population clock
13 Ethiopia 94,351,001 July 1, 2017 1.25% Official Projection[Note 5]
14 Vietnam 93,700,000 July 1, 2017 1.24% Annual official projection
15 Egypt 93,558,500 August 19, 2017 1.24% Official population clock
16 Germany 82,800,000 December 31, 2016 1.1% Provisional official annual estimate
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo 82,340,000 July 1, 2017 1.090% UN Projection
18 Iran 80,366,100 August 19, 2017 1.068% Official population clock
19 Turkey 79,814,871 December 31, 2016 1.06% Annual official estimate
20 Thailand 68,414,000 July 1, 2017 0.91% UN Projection
21 France[Note 6] 67,080,000 July 1, 2017 0.89% Monthly official estimate
22 United Kingdom[Note 7] 65,648,100 July 1, 2016 0.87% Official mid-year estimate
23 Italy 60,532,325 March 31, 2017 0.8% Official estimate
24 Tanzania[Note 8] 57,310,000 July 1, 2017 0.76% UN projection
25 South Africa 56,521,900 July 1, 2017 0.75% Annual official estimate
26 Myanmar 55,371,000 July 1, 2017 0.74% UN projection
27 South Korea 51,446,201 July 1, 2017 0.68% Annual official estimate
28 Kenya 49,699,862 July 1, 2017 0.66% UN projection
29 Colombia 49,364,400 August 19, 2017 0.656% Official population clock
30 Spain 46,528,966 January 1, 2017 0.62% Official estimate
31 Argentina 44,044,811 July 1, 2017 0.59% Official annual projection
32 Uganda 42,862,958 July 1, 2017 0.57% UN projection
33 Ukraine[Note 9] 42,481,972 June 1, 2017 0.56% Monthly official estimate
34 Algeria 41,697,498 July 1, 2017 0.55% Official annual projection
35 Sudan 40,782,742 July 1, 2017 0.54% Official annual projection
36 Poland 38,424,000 January 1, 2017 0.51% Official estimate
37 Iraq 37,264,000 July 1, 2017 0.5% UN projection
38 Canada 36,632,700 August 19, 2017 0.487% Official estimate
39 Morocco[Note 10] 34,408,100 August 19, 2017 0.457% Official annual projection
40 Saudi Arabia 33,058,000 July 1, 2017 0.44% Official estimate
41 Uzbekistan 32,345,000 July 1, 2017 0.43% Official population report
42 Malaysia 32,180,700 August 19, 2017 0.428% Official population clock
43 Peru 31,826,018 July 1, 2017 0.42% Official annual projection
44 Venezuela 31,431,164 July 1, 2017 0.42% Official annual projection
45 Afghanistan 29,700,000 July 1, 2017 0.39% Annual official estimate
46 Ghana 28,956,587 July 1, 2017 0.38% Official annual projection
47 Nepal 28,825,709 July 1, 2017 0.38% Official annual projection
48 Angola 28,359,634 January 1, 2017 0.38% Official Estimate
49 Yemen 28,250,000 July 1, 2017 0.38% UN projection
50 Mozambique 27,128,530 July 1, 2017 0.36% Annual official projection
51 Madagascar 25,571,000 July 1, 2017 0.340% UN projection
52 North Korea 25,491,000 July 1, 2017 0.34% UN projection
53 Australia 24,624,900 August 19, 2017 0.327% Official population clock
54 Ivory Coast 24,295,000 July 1, 2017 0.320% UN projection
55 Taiwan[Note 11] 23,554,803 July 31, 2017 0.31% Monthly official estimate
56 Cameroon 23,248,044 January 1, 2017 0.310% Annual official projection
57 Niger 21,564,000 July 1, 2017 0.29% UN projection
58 Sri Lanka 21,203,000 July 1, 2016 0.28% Official estimate
59 Romania 19,760,000 January 1, 2016 0.26% Annual official estimate
60 Burkina Faso 19,632,147 July 1, 2017 0.26% Annual official projection
61 Malawi 18,622,000 July 1, 2017 0.247% UN Projection
62 Mali 18,542,000 July 1, 2017 0.25% UN projection
63 Chile 18,373,917 July 1, 2017 0.24% Official annual projection
64 Syria 18,270,000 July 1, 2017 0.24% UN projection
65 Kazakhstan 18,034,400 July 1, 2017 0.24% Official estimate
66 Netherlands 17,147,600 August 19, 2017 0.228% Official population clock
67 Ecuador 16,796,300 August 19, 2017 0.223% Official population clock
68 Zambia 16,405,229 July 1, 2017 0.22% Official annual projection
69 Guatemala 16,176,133 July 1, 2015 0.21% Official estimate
70 Cambodia 15,848,495 July 1, 2017 0.21% Official annual projection
71 Senegal 15,256,346 January 1, 2017 0.20% Official annual projection
72 Chad 14,900,000 July 1, 2017 0.2% UN projection
73 Somalia[Note 12] 14,743,000 July 1, 2017 0.2% UN projection
74 Zimbabwe 14,542,235 July 1, 2017 0.19% Official annual projection
75 Guinea 12,717,000 July 1, 2017 0.17% UN projection
76 South Sudan 12,131,000 July 1, 2016 0.16% Official annual projection
77 Rwanda 11,809,300 July 1, 2017 0.16% Official projection (medium scenario)
78 Belgium 11,366,665 June 1, 2017 0.15% Monthly official estimate
79 Tunisia 11,304,482 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official estimate
80 Haiti 11,244,774 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official projection
81 Cuba 11,239,224 December 31, 2016 0.15% Annual official estimate
82 Bolivia 11,145,770 July 1, 2017 0.15% Official Estimate
83 Greece 10,783,748 January 1, 2016 0.14% Official estimate
84 Benin 10,653,654 July 1, 2016 0.14% Official projection
85 Czech Republic 10,579,067 March 31, 2017 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
86 Burundi 10,400,938 July 1, 2017 0.14% Official annual projection
87 Portugal 10,309,573 December 31, 2016 0.14% Annual official estimate
88 Dominican Republic 10,169,172 July 1, 2017 0.14% Official projection
89 Sweden 10,061,300 August 19, 2017 0.134% Official Population Clock
90 Jordan 9,951,190 August 19, 2017 0.132% Official population clock
91 Azerbaijan 9,843,031 June 1, 2017 0.13% Official estimate
92 Hungary 9,799,000 January 1, 2017 0.13% Annual official estimate
93 Belarus 9,495,500 July 1, 2017 0.126% Quarterly official estimate
94 United Arab Emirates 9,400,000 July 1, 2017 0.12% UN projection
95 Honduras 8,866,351 July 1, 2017 0.118% Official annual projection
96 Austria 8,794,267 July 1, 2017 0.117% Quarterly provisional figure
97 Tajikistan 8,742,000 January 1, 2017 0.116% Official estimate
98 Israel 8,727,400 August 19, 2017 0.116% Official population clock
99 Switzerland 8,431,702 March 31, 2017 0.112% Quarterly provisional figure
100 Papua New Guinea 8,151,300 July 1, 2016 0.108% Annual official estimate
Hong Kong (China) 7,374,900 December 31, 2016 0.098% Official estimate
101 Togo 7,178,000 July 1, 2017 0.095% Official estimate
102 Bulgaria 7,101,859 December 31, 2016 0.094% Official estimate
103 Sierra Leone 7,075,641 December 4, 2015 0.094% Preliminary 2015 census result
104 Serbia[Note 13] 7,058,322 June 30, 2016 0.094% Annual official estimate
105 Paraguay 6,953,646 January 1, 2017 0.092% Official estimate
106 El Salvador 6,581,940 July 1, 2017 0.087% Official projection
107 Laos 6,492,400 March 1, 2015 0.086% Preliminary 2015 census result
108 Libya 6,385,000 July 1, 2016 0.085% Official annual projection
109 Nicaragua 6,305,956 July 1, 2017 0.084% Official estimate
110 Kyrgyzstan 6,140,200 January 1, 2017 0.082% Official estimate
111 Lebanon 6,082,000 July 1, 2017 0.081% UN projection
112 Denmark 5,760,694 July 1, 2017 0.077% Quarterly official estimate
113 Turkmenistan 5,758,000 July 1, 2017 0.077% UN projection
114 Singapore 5,607,300 July 1, 2016 0.075% Official estimate
115 Finland 5,507,101 June 30, 2017 0.073% Monthly official estimate
116 Slovakia 5,435,343 December 31, 2016 0.072% Official estimate
117 Norway 5,267,146 April 1, 2017 0.07% Quarterly official estimate
118 Republic of the Congo 5,261,000 July 1, 2017 0.07% UN projection
119 Central African Republic 5,099,000 July 1, 2017 0.068% UN projection
120 Eritrea 5,069,000 July 1, 2017 0.067% UN projection
121 Costa Rica 4,890,379 June 30, 2016 0.065% Official estimate
122 Palestine 4,816,503 July 1, 2016 0.064% Official estimate
123 New Zealand 4,806,630 August 19, 2017 0.0639% Official population clock
124 Ireland 4,757,976 July 14, 2016 0.063% Preliminary 2016 census result
125 Oman 4,573,075 February 1, 2017 0.061% Official estimate
126 Croatia 4,154,213 December 31, 2016 0.055% Annual official estimate
127 Kuwait 4,132,415 July 1, 2016 0.055% Official estimate
128 Liberia 4,076,530 July 1, 2016 0.054% Official projection
129 Panama 3,814,672 July 1, 2016 0.051% Official estimate
130 Mauritania 3,806,719 July 1, 2017 0.051% Annual official projection
131 Georgia[Note 14] 3,718,200 January 1, 2017 0.049% Annual official estimate
132 Moldova[Note 15] 3,550,900 January 1, 2017 0.047% Official estimate
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,518,000 July 1, 2015 0.047% Official estimate
134 Uruguay 3,493,205 June 30, 2017 0.046% Annual official projection
Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,411,307 July 1, 2016 0.045% Official estimate
135 Mongolia 3,164,150 August 19, 2017 0.042% Official population clock
136 Armenia 2,981,500 March 31, 2017 0.04% Quarterly official estimate
137 Albania 2,876,591 January 1, 2017 0.038% Annual official estimate
138 Lithuania 2,819,753 August 1, 2017 0.037% Monthly official estimate
139 Jamaica 2,730,894 December 31, 2016 0.036% Official estimate
140 Qatar 2,675,522 January 31, 2017 0.036% Monthly official estimate
141 Namibia 2,368,747 July 1, 2017 0.031% Official projection
142 Botswana 2,230,905 July 1, 2016 0.03% Official annual projection
143 Lesotho 2,233,000 July 1, 2017 0.03% UN projection
144 The Gambia 2,101,000 July 1, 2017 0.028% UN projection
145 Macedonia 2,073,702 December 31, 2016 0.028% Official estimate
146 Slovenia 2,065,895 January 1, 2017 0.027% Official estimate
147 Latvia 1,937,700 July 1, 2017 0.026% Monthly official estimate
148 Kosovo[Note 16] 1,836,978 January 1, 2016 0.024% Official annual projection
149 Gabon 1,811,079 June 2, 2016 0.024% Estimate (press release)
150 Guinea-Bissau 1,547,777 July 1, 2016 0.021% Official projection
151 Bahrain 1,404,900 July 1, 2016 0.019% Official annual projection
152 Trinidad and Tobago 1,353,895 July 1, 2016 0.018% Official estimate
153 Estonia 1,315,635 January 1, 2017 0.018% Official estimate
154 Mauritius 1,263,820 December 31, 2016 0.017% Official estimate
155 Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 0.016% Preliminary 2015 census result
156 East Timor 1,167,242 July 11, 2015 0.016% Preliminary 2015 census result
157 Swaziland 1,132,657 July 1, 2016 0.015% Official projection
158 Djibouti 900,000 July 1, 2016 0.012% UN projection
159 Fiji 869,458 July 1, 2015 0.0116% Annual official estimate
160 Cyprus 848,300 December 31, 2015 0.011% Official estimate
161 Comoros 806,153 July 1, 2016 0.011% Official estimate
162 Bhutan 790,240 August 19, 2017 0.0105% Official population clock
163 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
Macau (China) 648,300 March 31, 2017 0.009% Official quarterly estimate
164 Solomon Islands 642,000 July 1, 2015 0.009% Annual official estimate
165 Montenegro 622,387 January 1, 2017 0.008% Official estimate
Western Sahara[Note 17] 584,000 July 1, 2016 0.0078% UN projection
166 Luxembourg 590,667 January 1, 2017 0.0078% [1]
167 Suriname 541,638 August 13, 2012 0.0072% Final 2012 census result
168 Cape Verde 531,239 July 1, 2016 0.0071% Official annual projection
Transnistria[Note 18] 475,665 October 15, 2015 0.006% Preliminary 2015 census result
169 Malta 429,344 December 31, 2014 0.0057% Official estimate
170 Brunei 417,200 July 1, 2015 0.0055% Official estimate
171 Belize 380,010 October 1, 2016 0.005% Official estimate
172 Bahamas 378,040 July 1, 2016 0.005% Official projection
173 Maldives 344,023 September 20, 2014 0.0046% Preliminary 2014 census result
174 Iceland 343,960 June 30, 2017 0.0046% Official quarterly estimate
Northern Cyprus[Note 19] 313,626 June 30, 2014 0.0042% Official estimate
175 Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2016 0.0038% UN projection
176 Vanuatu 277,500 July 1, 2015 0.0037% Annual official estimate
French Polynesia (France) 271,800 December 31, 2014 0.0036% Official estimate
New Caledonia (France) 268,767 August 26, 2014 0.0036% Preliminary 2014 census result
Abkhazia[Note 20] 240,705 February 28, 2011 0.0032% 2011 census result
177 Samoa 196,315 January 1, 2017 0.0026% Official projection
178 São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0025% 2012 census result
179 Saint Lucia 186,000 July 1, 2016 0.0025% UN projection
Guam (U.S.) 184,200 July 1, 2015 0.0024% Annual official estimate
Curaçao (Netherlands) 158,986 January 1, 2016 0.0021% Annual official estimate
Flag of Artsakh.svg Nagorno-Karabakh Republic[Note 21] 150,932 December 1, 2015 0.002% Preliminary 2015 census result
180 Kiribati 113,400 July 1, 2015 0.0015% Annual official estimate
Aruba (Netherlands) 110,108 December 31, 2015 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
181 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,991 June 12, 2012 0.0015% Preliminary 2012 census result
United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 106,000 July 1, 2016 0.0014% UN projection
Jersey (UK) 104,200 December 31, 2016 0.0014% Annual official estimate
182 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
183 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
184 Federated States of Micronesia 102,800 July 1, 2015 0.0014% Annual official estimate
185 Seychelles 94,205 December 31, 2016 0.0013% Official estimate
186 Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0011% Preliminary 2011 census result
Isle of Man (UK) 83,314 April 24, 2016 0.0011% 2016 census result
187 Andorra 78,264 December 31, 2016 0.001% Annual official estimate
188 Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00095% Preliminary 2011 census result
Guernsey (UK) 62,723 March 31, 2016 0.00083% Official estimate
Bermuda (UK) 61,954 July 1, 2013 0.00082% Official estimate
Cayman Islands (UK) 60,413 December 31, 2015 0.0008% Official estimate
American Samoa (U.S.) 57,100 July 1, 2015 0.00076% Annual official estimate
Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 56,940 July 1, 2015 0.00076% Annual official estimate
Greenland (Denmark) 56,483 September 14, 2016 0.00075% Annual official estimate
189 Marshall Islands 54,880 July 1, 2015 0.00073% Annual official estimate
South Ossetia[Note 22] 53,532 October 15, 2015 0.00071% Preliminary 2015 census result
Faroe Islands (Denmark) 50,250 June 1, 2017 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
190 Saint Kitts and Nevis 46,204 May 15, 2011 0.00061% 2011 census result
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 39,410 January 1, 2016 0.00052% Official estimate
191 Liechtenstein 37,815 December 31, 2016 0.0005% Semi annual official estimate
192 Monaco 37,550 December 31, 2016 0.0005% Annual official estimate
Flag of France.svg Saint-Martin (France) 36,457 January 1, 2015 0.00048% Annual official estimate
193 San Marino 33,230 June 30, 2017 0.00044% Monthly official estimate
Gibraltar (UK) 33,140 December 31, 2014 0.00044% Annual official estimate
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00042% 2012 census result
British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,514 July 1, 2013 0.00038% Official estimate
Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire (Netherlands) 18,905 January 1, 2015 0.00025% Official estimate
Cook Islands (NZ) 18,100 March 1, 2016 0.00024% Official quarterly estimate
194 Palau 17,950 July 1, 2015 0.00024% Annual official estimate
Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00018% Preliminary 2011 census result
Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,750 July 1, 2015 0.00016% Annual official estimate
195 Tuvalu 10,640 November 4, 2012 0.00014% 2012 census result
196 Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00013% 2011 census result
Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,417 January 1, 2015 0.00013% Annual official estimate
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,286 January 1, 2015 0.000084% Annual official estimate
Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena, Ascension
and Tristan da Cunha
(UK)
5,633 February 7, 2016 0.000075% 2016 census result
Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000065% 2011 census result
Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 3,877 January 1, 2015 0.000052% Official estimate
Falkland Islands (UK) 2,563 April 15, 2012 0.000034% 2012 census result
Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000031% 2011 census result
Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000028% 2011 census result
Flag of Saba.svg Saba (Netherlands) 1,811 January 1, 2015 0.000024% Official estimate
Niue (NZ) 1,470 July 1, 2015 0.00002% Annual official estimate
Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000019% 2011 census result
197 Vatican City 800 January 1, 2014 0.000011% Official estimate
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000073% 2011 census result
Pitcairn Islands (UK) 57 July 1, 2014 0.00000076% Official estimate

See also[edit]

Lists of countries by population

Continental

Intercontinental

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The European Union is a sui generis supranational union whose sovereign members delegate to it by treaty certain powers that are often exercised by sovereign states. Its combined population has been estimated at 510,284,430 on January 1, 2016, and it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list, it has 6.78% of the world's population — see "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. 
  2. ^ The census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the former of which returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 and the latter on 20 December 1999.
  3. ^ Population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  4. ^ Including the Republic of Crimea and Federal City of Sevastopol, Russia's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Ukraine.
  5. ^ Based on 2007 Census
  6. ^ Population of the 18 Regions of France. Excluding Overseas Territories and Collectivities: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, French Southern and Antarctic Land, Clipperton Island, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.
  7. ^ Excluding the 14 Overseas Territories, which are shown separately.
  8. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  9. ^ Excluding the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are disputed with and de facto administered by Russia. However includes all territory in the Donbass region where there are ongoing insurgencies by separatist forces.
  10. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
  11. ^ Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, etc.
  12. ^ Includes Puntland and Somaliland.
  13. ^ Excludes Kosovo.
  14. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  15. ^ Excludes Transnistria.
  16. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  17. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  19. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  20. ^ Abkhazia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries, the Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
  21. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  22. ^ South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries, the Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.

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