World Atlas

Map of the world including all 7 continents and oceans

Africa

Africa is a continent consisting of 55 countries which includes the disputed area of Western Sahara. Below is a list of the countries with the name of their capital city on the right.
  1. Algeria - Algiers
  2. Angola - Luanda
  3. Benin - Porto Novo, Cotonou
  4. Botswana - Gaborone
  5. Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou
  6. Burundi - Bujumbura
  7. Cameroon (also spelled Cameroun) - Yaoundé
  8. Cape Verde - Praia
  9. Central African Republic - Bangui
  10. Chad (Tchad) - N'Djamena
  11. Comoros - Moroni
  12. Republic of the Congo - Brazzaville
  13. Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) - Kinshasa
  14. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Yamoussoukro
  15. Djibouti - Djibouti
  16. Egypt (Misr) - Cairo
  17. Equatorial Guinea - Malabo
  18. Eritrea - Asmara
  19. Ethiopia (Abyssinia) - Addis Ababa
  20. Gabon - Libreville
  21. The Gambia - Banjul
  22. Ghana - Accra
  23. Guinea - Conakry
  24. Guinea-Bissau - Bissau
  25. Kenya - Nairobi
  26. Lesotho - Maseru
  27. Liberia - Monrovia
  28. Libya - Tripoli
  29. Madagascar - Antananarivo
  30. Malawi - Lilongwe
  31. Mali - Bamako
  32. Mauritania - Nouakchott
  33. Mauritius - Port Louis
  34. Morocco (Al Maghrib) - Rabat
  35. Mozambique - Maputo
  36. Namibia - Windhoek
  37. Niger - Niamey
  38. Nigeria - Abuja
  39. Rwanda - Kigali
  40. São Tomé and Príncipe - São Tomé
  41. Senegal - Dakar
  42. Seychelles - Victoria, Seychelles
  43. Sierra Leone - Freetown
  44. Somalia - Mogadishu
  45. South Africa - Pretoria
  46. South Sudan - Juba
  47. Sudan - Khartoum
  48. Swaziland - Mbabane
  49. Tanzania - Dodoma
  50. Togo - Lome
  51. Tunisia - Tunis
  52. Uganda - Kampala
  53. Western Sahara - El Aaiún (disputed)
  54. Zambia - Lusaka
  55. Zimbabwe - Harare

Antarctica

Antarctica is a continent but does not host any countries. It is provisioned under the Antarctic Treaty signed by thirty-eight countries.

Asia

Asia is a continent with 50 countries as follows:
  1. Afghanistan - Kabul
  2. Armenia - Yerevan
  3. Azerbaijan - Baku
  4. Bahrain - Manama
  5. Bangladesh - Dhaka
  6. Bhutan - Thimphu
  7. Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan
  8. Cambodia (Kampuchea) - Phnom Penh
  9. China - Beijing
  10. Cyprus - Nicosia
  11. Taiwan (a.k.a. Republic Of China) - Taipei
  12. East Timor (Timor Leste) - Dili
  13. Georgia - Tbilisi
  14. India - New Delhi
  15. Indonesia - Jakarta
  16. Iran - Tehran
  17. Iraq - Baghdad
  18. Israel (Jerusalem)
  19. Palestine - Gaza
  20. Japan (Nihon) - Tokyo
  21. Jordan (Al Urdun) - Amman
  22. Kazakhstan - Astana
  23. Kuwait - Kuwait
  24. Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek
  25. Laos - Vientiane
  26. Lebanon (Lubnan) - Beirut
  27. Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
  28. Maldives - Malé
  29. Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar
  30. Myanmar (Burma) - Naypyidaw
  31. Nepal - Kathmandu
  32. North Korea - Pyongyang
  33. Oman - Muscat
  34. Pakistan - Islamabad
  35. Philippines - Manila
  36. Qatar - Doha
  37. Russia - Moscow
  38. Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
  39. Singapore - Singapore
  40. South Korea - Seoul
  41. Sri Lanka - Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, not Colombo now
  42. Syria - Damascus
  43. Tajikistan - Dushanbe
  44. Thailand (Muang Thai) - Bangkok
  45. Turkey - Ankara
  46. Turkmenistan - Argabat
  47. United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
  48. Uzbekistan - Tashkent
  49. Vietnam - Hanoi
  50. Yemen - Sana'a

Europe

Europe is a continent with 46 countries as follows:
  1. Albania (Shqipëria) - Tirana
  2. Andorra - Andorra la Vella
  3. Austria (Österreich) - Vienna
  4. Belarus - Minsk
  5. Belgium (Dutch: België, French: Belgique, German: Belgien) - Brussels
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina) - Sarajevo
  7. Bulgaria - Sofia
  8. Croatia (Hrvatska) - Zagreb
  9. Cyprus (Kupros) - Nicosia
  10. Czech Republic - Prague
  11. Denmark (Danmark) - Copenhagen
  12. Estonia (Eesti) - Tallinn
  13. Finland (Suomi) - Helsinki
  14. France - Paris
  15. Germany (Deutschland) - Berlin
  16. Greece - Athens
  17. Hungary (Magyarország) - Budapest
  18. Iceland (Island) - Reykjavik
  19. Republic of Ireland (Éire) - Dublin
  20. Italy (Italia) - Rome
  21. Kosovo - Pristina
  22. Latvia (Latvija) - Riga
  23. Liechtenstein - Vaduz
  24. Lithuania (Lietuva) - Vilnius
  25. Luxembourg - Luxembourg City
  26. Macedonia (FYROP) - Skopje
  27. Malta - Valletta
  28. Moldova - Chisinau
  29. Monaco - Monaco
  30. Montenegro (Crna Gora) - Podgorica
  31. Netherlands (Nederland) - Amsterdam (Capital), The Hague (Location of Government)
  32. Norway (Norge) - Oslo
  33. Poland (Polska) - Warsaw
  34. Portugal - Lisbon
  35. Romania (România) - Bucharest
  36. Russia Moscow
  37. San Marino - San Marino
  38. Serbia - Belgrade
  39. Slovakia (Slovensko) - Bratislava
  40. Slovenia (Slovenija) - Ljubljana
  41. Spain (España) - Madrid
  42. Sweden (Sverige) - Stockholm
  43. Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansh: Svizra) - Bern
  44. Ukraine - Kyiv or Kiev
  45. United Kingdom - London
  46. Vatican City (Italian: Città del Vaticano, Latin: Civitas Vaticana) - Vatican City

North America

North America is a continent in the 7 continent system, consisting of 4 countries:
  1. Canada - Ottawa
  2. Greenland - Nuuk (territory of Denmark)
  3. United States - Washington DC
  4. Mexico - Mexico City

South America

South America is a continent in the seven continent system. In other systems it is part of America. The 13 countries belonging to it are as follows:
  1. Argentina - Buenos Aires
  2. Bolivia - Sucré
  3. Brazil (Brasil) - Brasília
  4. Chile - Santiago
  5. Colombia - Bogotá
  6. Ecuador - Quito
  7. French Guiana - Cayenne (part of France)
  8. Guyana - Georgetown
  9. Paraguay - Asunción
  10. Peru - Lima
  11. Suriname - Paramaribo
  12. Uruguay - Montevideo
  13. Venezuela - Caracas

Central America and the Antilles

Whether Central America is part of North America or South America is still ambiguous. Some people consider America one continent but most people separate it into two continents. For the purposes of this Web site, we class Central America as part of South America, probably
because we are North American and we may be a bit ethno-centric. Central America consists of these 23 countries:
  1. Antigua and Barbuda - St. John's
  2. The Bahamas - Nassau
  3. Barbados - Bridgetown
  4. Belize - Belmopan
  5. Costa Rica - San José
  6. Cuba - Havana
  7. Curacao - Willemstad (Overseas Territory of The Netherlands)
  8. Dominica - Roseau
  9. Dominican Republic (Republica Dominicana) - Santo Domingo
  10. El Salvador - San Salvador
  11. Grenada - St George's
  12. Guatemala - Guatemala
  13. Haiti - Port-au-Prince
  14. Honduras - Tegucigalpa
  15. Jamaica - Kingston, Jamaica
  16. Nicaragua - Managua
  17. Panama (Panamá) - Panama City
  18. Puerto Rico - San Juan
  19. Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre
  20. Saint Lucia - Castries
  21. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Kingstown
  22. Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain
  23. Turks and Caicos - Cockburn Town (British Overseas Territory)

Oceania

Several terms are in use to describe the region comprising Australia and the nations of the Pacific Ocean. The term Oceania is usually preferred, and this is the term in use by the United Nations. The term Pacific Islands generally excludes the islands of New Zealand, and the continent of Australia. Historically, the region was called Australasia. This term is based more on natural history (geology, living things, geography) than on politics. This means Australia, New Zealand and the whole of New Guinea, plus those islands which are geologically connected. The countries (14 total) are listed below according to their UN classification:
  1. Australia - Canberra
  2. Federated States of Micronesia - Palikir
  3. Fiji - Suva
  4. Kiribati - South Tarawa
  5. Marshall Islands - Majuro
  6. Nauru - no capital; biggest city is Yaren
  7. New Zealand - Wellington
  8. Palau - Melekeok
  9. Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby
  10. Samoa - Apia
  11. Solomon Islands - Honiara
  12. Tonga - Nuku'alofa
  13. Tuvalu - Funafuti
  14. Vanuatu - Port Vila
Australasia is not a politically designated region. It is a natural region of islands designated by its geology, geography, botany and zoology. It is also an ecozone.
  1. Australia
  2. Flores
  3. Lombok
  4. Melanesia
  5. New Caledonia
  6. New Guinea
  7. Sulawesi
  8. Sumbawa
  9. Timor