create your own visited country map
In this day and age of globalization, I think we forget sometimes just how big the world has a:
|Surface area:||510,065,600 km²|
|Land area:||148,939,100 km² (29.2 %)|
|Water area:||361,126,400 km² (70.8 %)|
That it is composed of:
- 202 sovereign states:
- 193 states with general international recognition:
- 9 states lacking general international recognition, none of which are UN members, that are nonetheless defined as states in the body of customary international law, drawing on the precedent of the Montevideo Convention:
- 1 state, no longer a UN member since late 1971, recognized by 23 UN member states and the Holy See (Vatican City), and currently with de facto international relations with many others, the Republic of China (commonly referred to as Taiwan).
- 1 state, recognized by 43 UN member states but never admitted to the UN itself, with most of its claimed territory under Moroccan de facto administration, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in Western Sahara.
- 1 state, member of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, recognized by Arab states and some other UN members though never itself a UN member, with no sovereignty over its claimed territories, the State of Palestine in the Palestinian territories.
- 6 de facto independent states lacking any significant measure of diplomatic recognition from other states:
- 1 de facto independent state, diplomatically recognized by no UN member states except Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
- 5 de facto independent states, namely Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Pridnestrovie, Somaliland, and South Ossetia, none recognized by any UN member states.
- 36 inhabited dependent territories:
- 3 external territories of Australia (Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island).
- 2 overseas countries in the Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland and Faroe Islands).
- 5 overseas territories of France:
- 2 overseas countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba and Netherlands Antilles).
- 3 dependent territories of New Zealand:
- 16 dependent territories of the United Kingdom:
- 3 Crown dependencies (Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man).
- 13 overseas territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena (and its dependencies Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha), Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia).
- 5 unincorporated territories of the United States:
- 5 areas of special sovereignty:
- 4 special entities recognized by international treaty or agreement (Åland in Finland, Svalbard in Norway, as well as the 2 special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China - Hong Kong and Macau).
- 1 UN-administered territory inside the de jure territory of a sovereign state and under de jure sovereignty of that sovereign state (Kosovo in Serbia under UN interim civilian administration).
- Indo-European peoples
- Caucasian peoples
- Uralic peoples
- Altaic peoples
- Chukotko-Kamchatkan peoples
- Afro-Asiatic peoples
- Niger-Kordofan peoples
- Nilo-Saharan peoples
- Khoisan peoples
- Dravidian peoples
- Sino-Tibetan peoples
- Hmong-Mien peoples
- Tai peoples
- Austro-Asiatic peoples
- Austronesian peoples
- Papuan peoples
- Australian peoples
- Eskimo-Aleut peoples
- Na-Dene peoples
- Amerind peoples (several thousand ethnic and linguistic groups)
- Other peoples (including Japanese, Koreans, Basque, Burusho, Ainu, Nivkhs, Andamanese, Ket, Yukaghir, Nihals, Mbugu, Tasmanian Aborigines)
So where does globalization fit into this picture. I for one, just want to try to explore it all, see it all, experience it all before I run out of time. It's a big world outhere.