Eight regions in the world and their countries

Currently, there are eight different regions in the world each containing their own countries. For example, what region of the world is USA or Nigeria or England? For you to know all, please let you continue reading this article!

There are over 190 countries in the world situated across eight different regions. The Eight (8) regions in the world and their countries are discussed below one by one.

Eight regions in the world and their countries

The eight regions in the world and their respective countries are discussed below one by one.

#1. Europe

Europe is one of the eight regions in the world containing 45 different countries which are also recognized as part of Eurasia, located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

It is one of the most populated regions in the world having an estimated population of 747 million people as of 2020 according to United Nations. Meanwhile, the most populous country in Europe is the European part of Russia with a population of 110 million people, followed by Germany which has 83 million people and Metropolitan France with 67 million people.

Please note that there are also four main geographical regions or sub-regions in Europe and they are: Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe.

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Now, the name of all 45 different countries in Europe region are shown in the table below according to their population with their respective sub-region’s name.

#Country’s NameSub-region’ Name
1RussiaEastern Europe
2GermanyWestern Europe
3United Kingdom (UK)Northern Europe
4FranceWestern Europe
5ItalySouthern Europe
6SpainSouthern Europe
7UkraineEastern Europe
8PolandEastern Europe
9RomaniaEastern Europe
10NetherlandsWestern Europe
11BelgiumWestern Europe
12CzechiaEastern Europe
13GreeceSouthern Europe
14PortugalSouthern Europe
15SwedenNorthern Europe
16HungaryEastern Europe
17BelarusEastern Europe
18AustriaWestern Europe
19SerbiaSouthern Europe
20SwitzerlandWestern Europe
21BulgariaEastern Europe
22DenmarkNorthern Europe
23FinlandNorthern Europe
24SlovakiaEastern Europe
25NorwayNorthern Europe
26IrelandNorthern Europe
27CroatiaSouthern Europe
28MoldovaEastern Europe
29Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouthern Europe
30AlbaniaSouthern Europe
31LithuaniaNorthern Europe
32North MacedoniaSouthern Europe
33SloveniaSouthern Europe
34LatviaNorthern Europe
35KosovoSouthern Europe
36EstoniaNorthern Europe
37MontenegroSouthern Europe
38LuxembourgWestern Europe
39MaltaSouthern Europe
40IcelandNorthern Europe
41AndorraSouthern Europe
42MonacoWestern Europe
43LiechtensteinWestern Europe
44San MarinoSouthern Europe
45Holy SeeSouthern Europe

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#2. Asia

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous region located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres sharing the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with Africa and Europe.

Please note that Asia is divided into five sub-regions and they are East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and West Asia.

Now, the name of all 48 countries in Asia with their sub-region’s name are shown in the table below according to their population size.

#Country’s NameSub-region’s Name
1ChinaEastern Asia
2IndiaSouthern Asia
3IndonesiaSouth-Eastern Asia
4PakistanSouthern Asia
5BangladeshSouthern Asia
6JapanEastern Asia
7PhilippinesSouth-Eastern Asia
8VietnamSouth-Eastern Asia
9TurkeyWestern Asia
10IranSouthern Asia
11ThailandSouth-Eastern Asia
12MyanmarSouth-Eastern Asia
13South KoreaEastern Asia
14IraqWestern Asia
15AfghanistanSouthern Asia
16Saudi ArabiaWestern Asia
17UzbekistanCentral Asia
18MalaysiaSouth-Eastern Asia
19YemenWestern Asia
20NepalSouthern Asia
21North KoreaEastern Asia
22Sri LankaSouthern Asia
23KazakhstanCentral Asia
24SyriaWestern Asia
25CambodiaSouth-Eastern Asia
26JordanWestern Asia
27AzerbaijanWestern Asia
28United Arab EmiratesWestern Asia
29TajikistanCentral Asia
30IsraelWestern Asia
31LaosSouth-Eastern Asia
32LebanonWestern Asia
33KyrgyzstanCentral Asia
34TurkmenistanCentral Asia
35SingaporeSouth-Eastern Asia
36OmanWestern Asia
37State of PalestineWestern Asia
38KuwaitWestern Asia
39GeorgiaWestern Asia
40MongoliaEastern Asia
41ArmeniaWestern Asia
42QatarWestern Asia
43BahrainWestern Asia
44Timor-LesteSouth-Eastern Asia
45CyprusWestern Asia
46BhutanSouthern Asia
47MaldivesSouthern Asia
48BruneiSouth-Eastern Asia

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#3. Oceania

Oceania is a geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia containing 14 different countries spanning the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

The United Nations have divided the Oceania into four sub-regions which are;

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Melanesia
  • Micronesia and
  • Polynesia.
#Country’s NameSub-region’s Name
1AustraliaAustralia and New Zealand
2Papua New GuineaMelanesia
3New ZealandAustralia and New Zealand
5Solomon IslandsMelanesia
11Marshall IslandsMicronesia

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#4. Africa

The region of Africa is the world’s second-largest and populous continent in the world after Asia. Presently, there are 54 different countries in African region. Meanwhile, Nigeria is the largest country in Africa in terms of population.

As of 2020, Nigeria counted 206 million individuals while Ethiopia, the African second-ranked counted 115 million populations. The population of Egypt, another African country was 102 million people.

Being the word’s second largest region, Africa is then classified into five (5) sub-regions; West, East, North, Middle and South. Now, the name of all 54 countries in Africa are discussed below according to their population with their respective sub-region’s name.

#Country’ NameSub-Region
1NigeriaWestern Africa
2EthiopiaEastern Africa
3EgyptNorthern Africa
4DR CongoMiddle Africa
5TanzaniaEastern Africa
6South AfricaSouthern Africa
7KenyaEastern Africa
8UgandaEastern Africa
9AlgeriaNorthern Africa
10SudanNorthern Africa
11MoroccoNorthern Africa
12AngolaMiddle Africa
13MozambiqueEastern Africa
14GhanaWestern Africa
15MadagascarEastern Africa
16CameroonMiddle Africa
17Côte d’IvoireWestern Africa
18NigerWestern Africa
19Burkina FasoWestern Africa
20MaliWestern Africa
21MalawiEastern Africa
22ZambiaEastern Africa
23SenegalWestern Africa
24ChadMiddle Africa
25SomaliaEastern Africa
26ZimbabweEastern Africa
27GuineaWestern Africa
28RwandaEastern Africa
29BeninWestern Africa
30BurundiEastern Africa
31TunisiaNorthern Africa
32South SudanEastern Africa
33TogoWestern Africa
34Sierra LeoneWestern Africa
35LibyaNorthern Africa
36CongoMiddle Africa
37LiberiaWestern Africa
38Central African RepublicMiddle Africa
39MauritaniaWestern Africa
40EritreaEastern Africa
41NamibiaSouthern Africa
42GambiaWestern Africa
43BotswanaSouthern Africa
44GabonMiddle Africa
45LesothoSouthern Africa
46Guinea-BissauWestern Africa
47Equatorial GuineaMiddle Africa
48MauritiusEastern Africa
49EswatiniSouthern Africa
50DjiboutiEastern Africa
51ComorosEastern Africa
52Cabo VerdeWestern Africa
53Sao Tome & PrincipeMiddle Africa
54SeychellesEastern Africa

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#5. South America

South America is divided into four sub-regions; the Andean states, Caribbean South America, The Guianas, and the Southern Cone. Please check out the 12 countries in South America and in the table below.

Country’s NameCapital
ArgentinaBuenos Aires
Falkland IslandsStanley
French GuianaCayenne
South GeorgiaKing Edward Point

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#6. North America

The North America is another region in the world having 2 different countries located in it. North America has one sub region, north america. However, the name of all 2 countries in it are shown in the table below.

1United StatesNorthern America
2CanadaNorthern America

#7. Central America

The Central America is one of the eight regions in the world consisting eight countries. It is a region of the Americas bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the south, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

The eight countries located in the region of Central America are Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

#Country’s NameCapital
2Costa RicaSan José
3El SalvadorSan Salvador
4GuatemalaGuatemala City
6MexicoMexico City
8PanamaPanama City

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#8. The Caribbean

The Caribbean is one of the eight regions in the world that comprises the Caribbean Sea, its surrounding coasts its islands and also containing thirteen different countries The region lies southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and of the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bahamas 
  3. Barbados
  4. Cuba
  5. Dominica
  6. Dominican Republic 
  7. Grenada
  8. Haiti 
  9. Saint Kitts and Nevis 
  10. Jamaica 
  11. Saint Lucia 
  12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
  13. Trinidad and Tobago

Presently, there are eight regions in the world each with their respective countries and capital. The eight regions in the world are:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Central America
  • Caribbean
  • Oceania
  • North America and
  • South America

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