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There are 197 sovereign states in the world. Country subdivisions and the smallest map units.

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Sovereign states: (above) France and it’s territories.

There are fewer sovereign states than ISO country codes. Sovereign States do not distinguish between the metropolitan and semi-independent portions of a state or it’s constituent countries. Passports are issued by sovereign states, not countries.

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Map units: (above) the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom – England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Not usually useful but some FIPS and ISO codes refer to groups of individual admin-0 territories by these designations. US Pacific Island Territories, French Guiana, and more. PeakBagger has a good overview of dependencies.

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Map subunits: Above: Alaska and United States (lower 48 states + the District of Columbia).

Countries subdivided by non-contiguous units. Mainland metropolitan France separate from the island of Corsica. These rarely correspond to actual administrative divisions but rather highlight geographical regions that are not continuous but are part of the same country.

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Scale ranks: Above: Islands of Indonesia (smallest islands exaggerated).

Smallest base unit where multipart polygons per each admin-0 feature is broken apart and given individual scale ranks.

Disclaimer

Natural Earth Vector draws boundaries of sovereign states according to defacto status. We show who actually controls the situation on the ground. For instance, we show China and Taiwan as two separate states. But we show Palestine as part of Israel. Please feel free to mashup our countries and disputed areas themes to match your particular political outlook.

How-to

Export all rows for the map subunits. For map units, remove the level=4 rows. For countries, remove the level=3 and level=4 rows. For sovereignty, remove the level=2, level=3, level=4 units AND remove type=Dependency and type=Lease and type=Country. For each of the resulting tables, join with the geometry in the SHPs. The SHPs build up by dissolving based on the corresponding column in the scaleRanks file. The scaleRanks file is in turn generated by removing the rank 7 and 8 islands.

Issues

None known.

Version History

  • 3.1.0
  • 3.0.0
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.4.0
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.3
  • 1.0.0

The master changelog is available on Github »

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Sovereign State Country Map unit Map sub-unit
Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan
United Kingdom Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area
Finland Aland Aland Aland
United States of America United States of America United States of America Alaska
Albania Albania Albania Albania
United Kingdom Guernsey Alderney Alderney
Algeria Algeria Algeria Algeria
United States of America American Samoa American Samoa American Samoa
India India India Andaman Islands
Andorra Andorra Andorra Andorra
Angola Angola Angola Angola
United Kingdom Anguilla Anguilla Anguilla
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Annobon
Antarctica Antarctica Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua Antigua Antigua
Argentina Argentina Argentina Argentina
Armenia Armenia Armenia Armenia
Netherlands Aruba Aruba Aruba
United Kingdom Saint Helena Ascension Ascension
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands Ashmore and Cartier Islands Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia Australia Australia Australia
Austria Austria Austria Austria
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Portugal Azores Azores Azores
Korea, South Korea, South Korea, South Baengnyeongdo
Bahamas Bahamas Bahamas Bahamas
Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Baker Island Baker Island
Spain Spain Spain Balearic Is.
Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh
Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados
Antigua and Barbuda Barbuda Barbuda Barbuda
France French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands Bassas da India
Belarus Belarus Belarus Belarus
Belize Belize Belize Belize
Benin Benin Benin Benin
United Kingdom Bermuda Bermuda Bermuda
Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Bioko
Bolivia Bolivia Bolivia Bolivia
Japan Japan Japan Bonin Islands
Denmark Denmark Denmark Bornholm
Botswana Botswana Botswana Botswana
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Bougainville Bougainville
Norway Bouvet Island Bouvet Island Bouvet Island
Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil
United Kingdom British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
United Kingdom British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
Brunei Brunei Brunei Brunei
Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Burma Burma Burma Burma
Burundi Burundi Burundi Burundi
Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia
Cameroon Cameroon Cameroon Cameroon
Canada Canada Canada Canada
Spain Spain Spain Canary Is.
Cape Verde Cape Verde Cape Verde Cape Verde
United Kingdom Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Central African Republic Central African Republic Central African Republic Central African Republic
Spain Spain África Septentrional Española Ceuta
Chad Chad Chad Chad
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Chatham Is.
Chile Chile Chile Chile
China China China China
Australia Indian Ocean Territories Christmas Island Christmas Island
France Clipperton I. Clipperton I. Clipperton I.
Australia Indian Ocean Territories Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia Colombia Colombia Colombia
Comoros Comoros Comoros Comoros
Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa)
New Zealand Cook Islands Cook Islands Cook Islands
Australia Coral Sea Islands Coral Sea Islands Coral Sea Islands
France France France Corsica
Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica
Cote D’Ivoire Cote D’Ivoire Cote D’Ivoire Cote D’Ivoire
Croatia Croatia Croatia Croatia
Cuba Cuba Cuba Cuba
Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech Republic
Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark
United Kingdom Dhekelia Soverign Base Area Dhekelia Soverign Base Area Dhekelia Soverign Base Area
Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti
Dominica Dominica Dominica Dominica
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador
Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt
El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador
United Kingdom United Kingdom England England
Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea
Estonia Estonia Estonia Estonia
Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia
France French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands Europa I.
United Kingdom Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
Denmark Denmark Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji Fiji Fiji Fiji
Finland Finland Finland Finland
France France France France
France France French Guiana French Guiana
France French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia
France French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern Antactic Lands
Gabon Gabon Gabon Gabon
Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador Galapagos Islands
Gambia, The Gambia, The Gambia, The Gambia, The
Indeterminate Palestine Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
Germany Germany Germany Germany
Ghana Ghana Ghana Ghana
United Kingdom Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar
France French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands Glorieuses Is.
Greece Greece Greece Greece
Denmark Greenland Greenland Greenland
Grenada Grenada Grenada Grenada
France France Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
United States of America Guam Guam Guam
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala
United Kingdom Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey
Guinea Guinea Guinea Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
Guyana Guyana Guyana Guyana
China China China Hainan
Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti
United States of America United States of America United States of America Hawaii
Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Japan Japan Japan Hokkaido
Honduras Honduras Honduras Honduras
China Hong Kong S.A.R. Hong Kong S.A.R. Hong Kong S.A.R.
Japan Japan Japan Honshu
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Howland Island Howland Island
Hungary Hungary Hungary Hungary
Iceland Iceland Iceland Iceland
India India India India
Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia
Iran Iran Iran Iran
Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq
Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland
United Kingdom Isle of Man Isle of Man Isle of Man
Italy Italy Italy Isole Pelagie
Israel Israel Israel Israel
Italy Italy Italy Italy
Japan Japan Japan Izu-shoto
Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica
Norway Jan Mayen Jan Mayen Jan Mayen
Japan Japan Japan Japan
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Jarvis Island Jarvis Island
Korea, South Korea, South Korea, South Jeju-do
United Kingdom Jersey Jersey Jersey
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Johnston Atoll Johnston Atoll
Jordan Jordan Jordan Jordan
France French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands Juan de Nova Island
Russia Russia Russia Kaliningrad
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Kermadec Is.
Kiribati Kiribati Kiribati Kiribati
Korea, North Korea, North Korea, North Korea, North
Korea, South Korea, South Korea, South Korea, South
Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Japan Japan Japan Kyushu
India India India Lakshadweep
Laos Laos Laos Laos
Latvia Latvia Latvia Latvia
Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon
Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho
Liberia Liberia Liberia Liberia
Libya Libya Libya Libya
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Lithuania Lithuania Lithuania Lithuania
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
China Macao S.A.R Macao S.A.R Macao S.A.R
Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia
Australia Australia Australia Macquarie Island
Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar
Portugal Madeira Madeira Madeira
Malawi Malawi Malawi Malawi
Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia
Maldives Maldives Maldives Maldives
Mali Mali Mali Mali
Malta Malta Malta Malta
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
France France Martinique Martinique
Mauritania Mauritania Mauritania Mauritania
Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius
France France Mayotte Mayotte
Spain Spain África Septentrional Española Melilla
Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Midway Islands Midway Islands
Moldova Moldova Moldova Moldova
Monaco Monaco Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia
Montenegro Montenegro Montenegro Montenegro
United Kingdom Montserrat Montserrat Montserrat
Morocco Morocco Morocco Morocco_Morocco
Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia Namibia Namibia
Japan Japan Japan Nansei-shoto
Nauru Nauru Nauru Nauru
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Navassa Island Navassa Island
Nepal Nepal Nepal Nepal
Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands
Netherlands Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles
France New Caledonia New Caledonia New Caledonia
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Sub-Antarctic islands
Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua
India India India Nicobar Islands
Niger Niger Niger Niger
Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria
New Zealand New Zealand Niue Niue
Australia Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Norfolk Island
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand North Island
United Kingdom United Kingdom Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
United States of America Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
Norway Norway Norway Norway
Oman Oman Oman Oman
Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan
Palau Palau Palau Palau
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Palmyra Atoll Palmyra Atoll
Panama Panama Panama Panama
Timor-Leste Timor-Leste Timor-Leste Pante Makasar
Italy Italy Italy Pantelleria
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru Peru Peru
Antarctica Antarctica Peter Island Peter Island
Philippines Philippines Philippines Philippines
United Kingdom Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands
Poland Poland Poland Poland
Portugal Portugal Portugal Portugal
South Africa South Africa South Africa Prince Edward Islands
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe Principe Principe
United States of America Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Qatar Qatar Qatar Qatar
France France Reunion Reunion
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Rio Muni
Romania Romania Romania Romania
Russia Russia Russia Rusia
Russia Russia Russia Russia
Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda
United Kingdom Saint Helena Saint Helena Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
France Saint Martin Saint Martin Saint Martin
France Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa Samoa Samoa Samoa
San Marino San Marino San Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome Sao Tome
Italy Italy Italy Sardinia
United Kingdom Guernsey Sark Sark
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom United Kingdom Scotland Scotland
Senegal Senegal Senegal Senegal
Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles
Japan Japan Japan Shikoku
Italy Italy Italy Sicily
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Slovakia Slovakia Slovakia
Slovenia Slovenia Slovenia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Somalia Somalia Somalia Somalia
Somaliland Somaliland Somaliland Somaliland
South Africa South Africa South Africa South Africa
United Kingdom South Georgia and the Islands South Georgia South Georgia
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand South Island
Antarctica Antarctica South Orkney Islands South Orkney Islands
United Kingdom South Georgia and the Islands South Sandwich Islands South Sandwich Islands
Sudan Sudan South Sudan South Sudan
Spain Spain Spain Spain
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
France St. Barthelemy St. Barthelemy St. Barthelemy
Sudan Sudan Sudan Sudan
Yemen Yemen Yemen Suqutra (Socotra)
Suriname Suriname Suriname Suriname
Norway Svalbard Svalbard Svalbard
Swaziland Swaziland Swaziland Swaziland
Sweden Sweden Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland
Syria Syria Syria Syria
Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan
Tajikistan Tajikistan Tajikistan Tajikistan
Tanzania Tanzania Tanzania Tanzania
Australia Australia Australia Tasmania
Thailand Thailand Thailand Thailand
Timor-Leste Timor-Leste Timor-Leste Timor-Leste
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Tobago Tobago
Togo Togo Togo Togo
New Zealand Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau
Tonga Tonga Tonga Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad Trinidad
United Kingdom Saint Helena Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha
France French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands Tromelin I.
Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia
Turkey Turkey Turkey Turkey
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
United Kingdom Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu
United States of America US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay
Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda
Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine
Korea, South Korea, South Korea, South Ulleungdo
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
United States of America United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
United States of America United States of America United States of America United States of America
Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu
Vatican (Holy Sea) Vatican (Holy Sea) Vatican (Holy Sea) Vatican (Holy Sea)
Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela
Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam
Japan Japan Japan Volcano Islands
United States of America US Minor Outlying Islands Wake Atoll Wake Atoll
United Kingdom United Kingdom Wales Wales
France Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna
Indeterminate Palestine West Bank West Bank
Indeterminate Western Sahara Western Sahara Western Sahara_Western Sahara
Yemen Yemen Yemen Yemen
Zambia Zambia Zambia Zambia
Tanzania Tanzania Zanzibar Zanzibar
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Serbia Serbia Vojvodina Vojvodina
Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic Srpska Republic Srpska
Belgium Belgium Brussels-Capital Brussels-Capital
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgium Belgium Flemish Flemish
Belgium Belgium Walloon Walloon