Country Count List

  1. The Country Count List is the all-inclusive directory of everything you want to know, see, and do in countries throughout the globe.

Click on a country below to find the following for each*:

*The trips below adhere to ThePointsOfLife Travel Philosophy and Guns & Butter: A Better Way to Travel framework. Read Is Hawaii a Country? for my criteria for what constitutes a country. Per The Travelers’ Century Club I’ve been to 97/325 countries.

THE COUNTRIES 

NORTH AMERICA (4 of 6)

Alaska

Canada

Mexico

United States

CENTRAL AMERICA (2 of 7)

Costa Rica

Panama

SOUTH AMERICA (7 of 13)

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Peru

Uruguay

EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN (28 of 67)

Austria

Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca)

Belgium

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

England

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ionian Islands (Corfu, Greece)

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Montenegro

Netherlands

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

Vatican City

ASIA (23 of 52)

Brunei

Cambodia

China

Hainan Island

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia (Java)

Japan

Laos

Bali, Indonesia (Lesser Sunda Islands)

Macau

Malaysia

Mongolia

Myanmar (Burma)

Philippines

Sabah (Borneo)

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey in Asia

Vietnam

MIDDLE EAST (5 of 21)

Abu Dhabi

Dubai

Egypt (Sinai Peninsula)

Jordan

Qatar

AFRICA (11 of 54)

Botswana

Egypt

Ethiopia

Kenya

Morocco

South Africa

Sudan

Tanzania

Zambia

Zanzibar

Zimbabwe

INDIAN OCEAN (3 of 14)

Maldives

Mauritius

Seychelles

CARIBBEAN (8 of 31)

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Cayman Islands

Puerto Rico

St. Maarten

Trinidad & Tobago

Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Thomas)

PACIFIC OCEAN (4 of 39)

Australia

French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Hawaii

New Zealand

ATLANTIC OCEAN (2 of 14)

Bermuda

Iceland

ANTARCTICA (0 of 7)

Country Qualification
According to the Travelers Century Club

1. Government/Administration: Any geographic area with a sovereign government or separately administered as a colony, protectorate, trusteeship territory, territory or mandate shall be considered as a separate country.

2. Enclaves/Continental Separation: Continental land areas having a common government or administration but which are geographically discontinuous either by reason of being separated by foreign land not under their control, by being located on separate continents, or by being separated by a natural body of water shall be considered as separate countries provided their population exceeds 100,000. Multiple fragments separated by the same foreign country shall only count for one country.

3. Federations: A geographic entity which is a federation of separate geographically definable entitles, each of which is a separate republic/emirate/kingdom in its own right shall be counted as separate countries.

4. Islands/island Groups:

a. An island/island group not separately defined under section I shall be considered a separate country if:

1. It is situated at least 200 miles from the closest continental portion of its administrating country; or
2. Being located within 200 miles, it has a population exceeding 100,000 and is administered as distinctively separate state(s), province(s), or department(s).

b. Island groups that are parts of an island country within the definition of section I shall be considered separate countries if:

1. They are situated at least 200 miles from the closest portion of the same island country; or
2. Being located within 200 miles, they have a population exceeding 100,000 and are administered as distinctively separate states, provinces, or departments.

5. Disputed Status: Geographically defined areas which have historically had an independent identity and whose current political status is the subject of dispute shall be counted as separate countries.

6. Unpopulated/Unadministered Areas: Any area which is unadministered or has no resident population will not be considered as a separate country, except for the political divisions of Antarctica.