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Nations of the World

The following table is a compilation of data gathered from different sources, but primarily from the data found in the Information Please online databases.

See the notes at the bottom of the page for some details about each column.

Country Capital Adjective Languages Off? Religions Off? Government Pop
AfghanistanKabulAfghanPushtu, Dari PersianNIslamNInterim27.7
AlbaniaTiranaAlbanianAlbanian (Tosk), GreekYIslam, Orthodox, Roman CatholicNEmerging Democracy3.5
AlgeriaAlgiersAlgerianArabic, FrenchYIslamNParliamentary Republic32.3
AndorraAndorra la VellaAndorranCatalan, French, SpanishYRoman CatholicNParliamentary Principality<.1
AngolaLuandaAngolanPortuguese, BantuYRoman Catholic, Protestant, NativeNMultiparty Democracy10.6
Antigua and BarbubaSt. John'sAntiguan, BarbudanEnglishNAnglican, Roman CatholicNParliamentary Democracy<.1
ArgentinaBuenos AiresArgentineSpanish, English, Italian, German, FrenchYRoman Catholic, Protestant, JewishNRepublic37.8
ArmeniaYerevanArmenianArmenianNOrthodoxNRepublic3.3
AustraliaCanberraAustralianEnglishNAnglican, Roman Catholic, ProtestantNDemocracy19.5
AustriaViennaAustrianGermanNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNFederal Republic8.2
AzerbaijanBakuAzerbaijani, AzeriAzerbaijani, RussianNIslam, OrthodoxNConstitutional Republic7.8
BahamasNassauBahamianEnglishNProtestant, Anglican, Roman CatholicNCommonwealth.3
BahrainAl-ManamahBahrainiArabic, English, Farsi, UrduYIslamNConstitutional Monarchy.7
BangladeshDhakaBangladeshiBangla, EnglishYIslam, Hindu, BuddhismNRepublic133.4
BarbadosBridgetownBarbadian, BajanEnglishNAnglican, Protestant, Roman CatholicNParliamentary Democracy.3
BelarusMenskBelarusianBelorussianNOrthodoxNRepublic10.3
BelgiumBrusselsBelgianDutch, FrenchNRoman CatholicNParliamentary Democracy10.3
BelizeBelmopanBelizeanEnglish, Native/Creole, SpanishYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy.3
BeninPorto-NovoBenineseFrenchYNative, Christian, IslamNRepublic6.8
BhutanThimphuBhutaneseDzongkhaYBuddhism, HinduNConstitutional Monarchy2.1
BoliviaLa PazBolivianSpanish, QuechuaYRoman CatholicNRepublic8.4
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevoBosnian, HerzegovinianBosnianNIslam, Orthodox, Roman CatholicNEmerging Democracy4.0
BotswanaGaboroneMotswana, BatswanaEnglish, SetswanaYNative, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy1.6
BrazilBrasiliaBrazilianPortugueseNRoman CatholicNFederal Republic176.0
Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri BegawanBruneianMalay, Chinese, EnglishYIslam, Buddhism, ProtestantYConstitutional Sultanate.4
BulgariaSofiaBulgarianBulgarianNOrthodox, IslamNDemocratic Republic7.6
Burkina FasoOuagadougouBurkinabeFrench, Native/CreoleYIslam, Roman Catholic, NativeNMilitary12.6
BurundiBujumburaBurundianKirundi, French, SwahiliYRoman Catholic, Protestant, NativeNRepublic6.4
CambodiaPhnom PenhCambodianKhmer, English, FrenchYBuddhismNConstitutional Monarchy12.8
CameroonYaoundeCameroonianFrench, English, Native/CreoleYNative, Christian, IslamNUnitary Nation16.2
CanadaOttawaCanadianFrench, EnglishYRoman Catholic, Protestant, AnglicanNConstitutional Monarchy31.9
Cape VerdePraiaCape VerdeanPortuguese, CriuoloNRoman Catholic, NativeNRepublic.4
Central African Rep.BanguiCentral AfricanFrench, Sangho, Arabic, HansaYNative, Christian, IslamNMultiparty Republic3.6
ChadN'DjamenaChadianFrench, ArabicYIslam, Christian, NativeNRepublic9.0
ChileSantiagoChileanSpanishNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic15.5
ChinaBeijingChineseChinese, MandarinNNativeNCommunist1284.3
ColombiaSanta Fe de BogotaColumbianSpanishNRoman CatholicNRepublic41.0
ComorosMoroniComoranFrench, Arabic, SwahiliYIslam, Roman CatholicNMilitary.6
Congo, Dem. Rep. ofKinshasaCongolese, CongoFrench, Swahili, LingalaYRoman Catholic, Protestant, IslamNDictatorship55.2
Congo, Rep. ofBrazzavilleCongolese, CongoFrench, Lingala, KikongoYChristian, NativeNRepublic3.0
Costa RicaSan JoseCosta RicanSpanishNChristianNDemocratic Republic3.8
Cote d'IvoireYamoussoukroIvoirianFrench, Native/CreoleYNative, Islam, ChristianNMilitary16.8
CroatiaZagrebCroatianCroatianNRoman Catholic, Orthodox, IslamNParliamentary Democracy4.4
CubaHavanaCubanSpanishNRoman CatholicNCommunist11.2
CyprusLefkosiaCypriotGreek, Turkish, EnglishYOrthodox, IslamNRepublic.8
Czech RepublicPragueCzechCzechNAtheist, Roman Catholic, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy10.3
DenmarkCopenhagenDanishDanish, FaeroeseNProtestantNConstitutional Monarchy5.4
DjiboutiDjiboutiDjiboutianArabic, French, AfarYIslam, ChristianNRepublic.5
DominicaRoseauDominicanEnglish, FrenchYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic<.1
Dominican RepublicSanto DomingoDominicanSpanish, EnglishNRoman CatholicNRepublic8.7
E. Timor (Timor-Leste)DiliTimoreseTetum, PortugueseYRoman Catholic, Islam, ProtestantNRepublic1.0
EcuadorQuitoEcuadorianSpanish, QuechuaYRoman CatholicNRepublic13.4
EgyptCairoEgyptianArabicNIslam, OrthodoxNRepublic70.7
El SalvadorSan SalvadorSalvadoranSpanishNRoman CatholicNRepublic6.4
Equatorial GuineaMalaboEquatorial Guinean, EquatoguineanSpanish, French, English, FangYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNMilitary.5
EritreaAsmaraEritreanAfar, Bilen, KunamaNIslam, OrthodoxNEmerging Democracy4.5
EstoniaTallinnEstonianEstonian, Russian, FinnishYProtestant, OrthodoxNParliamentary Democracy1.4
EthiopiaAddis AbabaEthiopianAmharic, English, OromingaYOrthodox, Islam, NativeNFederal Republic67.7
FijiSuvaFijianEnglish, Fijian, HindustaniYChristian, Hindu, IslamNMilitary.9
FinlandHelsinkiFinnishFinnish, SwedishYProtestantNRepublic5.2
FranceParisFrenchFrenchNRoman Catholic, IslamNRepublic59.8
GabonLibrevilleGaboneseFrench, Fang, Myene, BatekeYRoman Catholic, Protestant, NativeNRepublic1.2
Gambia, TheBanjulGambianEnglish, Native/CreoleYIslam, ChristianNRepublic1.5
GeorgiaTbilisiGeorgianGeorgian, Russian, ArmenianYOrthodox, IslamNRepublic5.0
GermanyBerlinGermanGermanNProtestant, Roman CatholicNParliamentary Democracy83.3
GhanaAccraGhanaianEnglish, Brong Ahafo, TwiYNative, Islam, ChristianNRepublic20.2
GreeceAthensGreekGreekNOrthodoxNParliamentary Democracy10.6
GrenadaSt. George'sGrenadianEnglishNRoman Catholic, AnglicanNParliamentary Democracy<.1
GuatemalaGuatemala CityGuatemalanSpanish, Native/CreoleNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic13.3
GuineaConakryGuineanFrench, Malinke, SusuYIslam, Christian, NativeNRepublic7.8
Guinea-BissauBissauGuineanPortuguese, Native/CreoleNNative, Islam, ChristianNRepublic1.3
GuyanaGeorgetownGuyaneseEnglish, Native/CreoleYHindu, Protestant, Roman CatholicNRepublic.7
HaitiPort-au-PrinceHaitianNative/Creole, FrenchYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic7.1
HondurasTegucigalpaHonduranSpanish, EnglishYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic6.6
HungaryBudapestHungarianMagyarNRoman Catholic, Protestant, AtheistNRepublic10.1
IcelandReykjavikIcelandicIcelandicNProtestantNConstitutional Republic.3
IndiaDelhiIndianHindi, English, BengaliYHindu, Islam, ChristianNFederal Republic1045.8
IndonesiaJakartaIndonesianIndonesian, Dutch, EnglishYIslam, Christian, HinduNRepublic232.1
IranTeheranIranianFarsi, Azari, KurdishNIslamNTheocracy66.6
IraqBaghdadIraqiArabic, KurdishYIslamNInterim24.0
IrelandDublinIrishEnglish, GaelicNRoman Catholic, AnglicanNRepublic3.9
IsraelJerusalemIsraeliHebrew, Arabic, EnglishYJewish, Islam, ChristianNRepublic6.0
ItalyRomeItalianItalianNRoman CatholicNRepublic57.7
JamaicaKingstonJamaicanEnglish, ChineseNProtestant, NativeNParliamentary Democracy2.7
JapanTokyoJapaneseJapaneseNShintoist, Buddhism, ChristianNConstitutional Monarchy127.0
JordanAmmanJordanianArabic, EnglishYIslam, ChristianNConstitutional Monarchy5.3
KazakhstanAstanaKazakhstaniKazak, RussianYIslam, OrthodoxNRepublic16.7
KenyaNairobiKenyanEnglish, SwahiliYProtestant, Roman Catholic, IslamNRepublic31.1
KiribatiTarawaI-KiribatiEnglish, GilberteseYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic<.1
Korea, NorthPyongyangKoreanKoreanNBuddhismNCommunist22.2
Korea, SouthSeoulKoreanKoreanNChristian, BuddhismNRepublic48.3
KuwaitKuwaitKuwaitiArabic, EnglishYIslam, ChristianNConstitutional Monarchy2.1
KyrgyzstanBishkekKyrgyzstaniKyrgyz, RussianYIslam, OrthodoxNConstitutional Republic4.8
LaosVientianeLao, LaotianLao, French, EnglishYBuddhism, NativeNCommunist5.8
LatviaRigaLatvianLatvianNProtestant, Roman CatholicNParliamentary Democracy2.4
LebanonBeirutLebaneseArabic, French, EnglishYIslam, ChristianNRepublic3.7
LesothoMaseruBasothoEnglish, Sesotho, ZuluYChristian, Native, IslamNConstitutional Monarchy2.2
LiberiaMonroviaLiberianEnglish, Native/CreoleYNative, Islam, ChristianNRepublic3.3
LibyaTripoliLybianArabic, Italian, EnglishNIslamNMilitary5.4
LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtensteinGermanYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNConstitutional Monarchy<.1
LithuaniaVilniusLithuanianLithuanian, Polish, RussianYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy3.6
LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourgish, French, GermanNRoman CatholicNConstitutional Monarchy.4
MacedoniaSkopjeMacedonianMacedonian, AlbanianNOrthodox, IslamNRepublic2.1
MadagascarAntananarivoMalagasyMalagasy, FrenchYNative, Christian, IslamNMultiparty Republic16.5
MalawiLilongweMalawianEnglish, ChichewaYChristian, IslamNMultiparty Democracy10.7
MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysianMalay, Chinese, Tamil, EnglishYIslam, Buddhism, HinduNConstitutional Monarchy22.7
MaldivesMaleMaldivianDhivehi, Arabic, EnglishYIslamNRepublic.3
MaliBamakoMalianFrench, Native/CreoleYIslam, NativeNRepublic11.3
MaltaVallettaMalteseMaltese, EnglishYRoman CatholicNParliamentary Democracy.4
Marshall IslandsMajuroMarshalleseMarsallese, EnglishYProtestantNParliamentary Democracy<.1
MauritaniaNouakchottMauritanianArabic, FrenchYIslamNMilitary2.8
MauritiusPort LouisMauritianEnglish, French, Native/Creole, Hindi, UrduYHindu, Christian, IslamNRepublic1.2
MexicoMexico CityMexicanSpanish, Native/CreoleNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNFederal Republic103.4
MicronesiaPalikirMicronesianEnglish, ChukeseYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy.1
MoldovaChisinauMoldovanMoldovan, RussianYOrthodox, JewishNDemocratic Republic4.4
MonacoMonacoMonegasque, MonacanFrench, English, ItalianYRoman CatholicNConstitutional Monarchy<.1
MongoliaUlan BatorMongolianMongolian, Turkic, RussianNBuddhism, IslamNEmerging Republic2.7
MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegrinSerbianYOrthodox, Islam, Roman CatholicNRepublic.6
MoroccoRabatMorrocanArabic, FrenchYIslamNConstitutional Monarchy31.2
MozambiqueMaputoMozambicanPortuguese, BantuYNative, Christian, IslamNMultiparty Republic19.6
Myanmar (Burma)RangoonBurmeseBurmeseNBuddhism, Christian, IslamNMilitary42.2
NamibiaWindhoekNamibianEnglish, Afrikaans, GermanYChristianNRepublic1.8
NauruYarenNauruanNauruan, EnglishYProtestant, Roman CatholicNRepublic<.1
NepalKathmanduNepaleseNepali, Newari, BhutiaYHindu, Buddhism, IslamNMultiparty Democracy25.9
NetherlandsAmsterdamDutchDutch, FrisianNRoman Catholic, Protestant, IslamNConstitutional Monarchy16.1
New ZealandWellingtonNew ZealandEnglish, MaoriYChristianNParliamentary Democracy3.9
NicaraguaManaguaNicaraguanSpanishNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic5.0
NigerNiameyNigerienFrench, Hausa, Songhai, ArabicYIslam, Native, ChristianNRepublic10.6
NigeriaAbujaNigerianEnglish, Hausa, Yoruba, IboYIslam, Christian, NativeNMultiparty Democracy129.9
NorwayOsloNorwegianNorwegianYProtestant, Roman CatholicNConstitutional Monarchy4.5
OmanMuscatOmaniArabic, English, IndianYIslamNMonarchy2.7
PakistanIslamabadPakistaniPunjabi, Sindi, SiraikNIslam, Hindu, ChristianNNominal Democracy147.7
PalauKororPalauanPalauan, EnglishYChristian, NativeNRepublic<.1
PanamaPanama CityPanamanianSpanish, EnglishYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic2.9
Papua New GuineaPort MoresbyPapua New GuineanEnglish, Tok Pisin, Hiri MotNChristian, NativeNParliamentary Democracy5.2
ParaguayAsuncionParaguayanSpanish, GuaraniYRoman CatholicNRepublic5.9
PeruLimaPeruvianSpanish, Quechua, AymaraYRoman CatholicNRepublic27.9
PhilippinesManilaPhilippineFilipino, English, Native/CreoleYRoman Catholic, Protestant, IslamNRepublic84.5
PolandWarsawPolishPolishNRoman Catholic, Orthodox, ProtestantNDemocracy38.6
PortugalLisbonPortuguesePortugueseNRoman CatholicNRepublic10.1
QatarDohuQatariArabic, EnglishYIslamNMonarchy.8
RomaniaBucharestRomanianRomanianYOrthodox, Roman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic22.4
RussiaMoscowRussianRussianNOrthodox, IslamNConstitutional Republic145.5
RwandaKigaliRwandanKinyarwanda, English, FrenchYRoman Catholic, Protestant, NativeNRepublic7.3
St. Kitts and NevisBasseterreKittitian, NevisianEnglishNAnglican, Protestant, Roman CatholicNConstitutional Monarchy<.1
St. LuciaCastriesSaint LucianEnglish, patoisYRoman Catholic, Protestant, AnglicanNParliamentary Democracy.2
St. Vincent GrenadinesKingstownSaint Vincentian, VincentianEnglish, French patoisYAnglican, Protestant, Roman CatholicNConstitutional Monarchy.1
SamoaApiaSamoanSamoan, EnglishNChristianNConstitutional Monarchy.2
San MarinoSan MarinoSammarineseItalianNRoman CatholicNRepublic<.1
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao TomeSao TomeanPortugueseNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNRepublic.2
Saudi ArabiaRiyadhSaudi, Saudi ArabianArabic, EnglishNIslamNConstitutional Monarchy22.8
SenegalDakarSenegaleseFrench, Wolof, SererYIslam, Native, ChristianNMutliparty Democracy10.3
SerbiaBelgradeSerbianSerbian, AlbanianNOrthodox, Islam, Roman CatholicNRepublic9.3
SeychellesVictoriaSeychelloisEnglish, French, SeselwaYRoman Catholic, AnglicanNSocialist Multiparty<.1
Sierra LeoneFreetownSierra LeoneanEnglish, Mende, Temne, KrioYIslam, Christian, NativeNConstitutional Democracy5.4
SingaporeSingaporeSingaporeMalay, Chinese, Tamil, EnglishYIslam, Christian, BuddhismNRepublic4.3
SlovakiaBratislavaSlovakSlovak, HungarianYRoman Catholic, Atheist, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy5.4
SloveniaLjubljanaSlovenianSlovenianNRoman Catholic, ProtestantNParliamentary Democracy1.9
Solomon IslandsHoniaraSolomon IslanderEnglish, Native/CreoleNAnglican, Roman Catholic, ProtestantNParliamentary Monarchy.4
SomaliaMogadishuSomaliSomali, Arabic, English, ItalianYIslamNParliamentary7.5
South AfricaPretoriaSouth AfricanZulu, Xhosa, English, AfrikaansYChristian, Hindu, IslamNRepublic43.6
SpainMadridSpanishSpanish, CatalanYRoman CatholicNParliamentary Monarchy40.0
Sri LankaColomboSri LankanSinhala, Tamil, EnglishYBuddhism, Hindu, IslamNRepublic19.4
SudanKhartoumSudaneseArabic, English, Native/CreoleYIslam, Native, ChristianNMilitary36.1
SurinameParamariboSurinameseDutch, Surinamese, EnglishYProtestant, Roman Catholic, HinduNRepublic.4
SwazilandMbabaneSwaziEnglish, SwaziYChristian, NativeNMonarchy1.1
SwedenStockholmSwedishSwedishNProtestantNConstitutional Monarchy8.9
SwitzerlandBernSwissGerman, French, Italian, RomanschYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNFederal Republic7.3
SyriaDamascusSyrianArabic, French, EnglishYIslam, ChristianNMilitary16.7
TaiwanTaipeiTaiwanChineseNBuddhism, TaoNMultiparty Democracy22.4
TajikistanDushanbeTajikistaniTajikNIslamNRepublic6.7
TanzaniaDar es SalaamTanzanianSwahili, EnglishYChristian, IslamNRepublic37.2
ThailandBangkokThaiThai, Chinese, EnglishNBuddhism, IslamNConstitutional Monarchy62.4
TogoLomeTogoleseFrench, Ewe, Mina, KabyeYNative, Christian, IslamNMultiparty Democracy5.3
TongaNuku'alofaTonganTongan, EnglishNChristianNConstitutional Monarchy.1
Trinidad and TobagoPort-of-SpainTrinidadian, TobagonianEnglish, Hindi, French, SpanishYRoman Catholic, Hindu, AnglicanNParliamentary Democracy1.2
TunisiaTunisTunisianArabic, FrenchYIslamNRepublic9.8
TurkeyAnkaraTurkishTurkishNIslamNParliamentary Democracy67.3
TurkmenistanAshgabatTurkmenTurkmen, Russian, UzbekNIslam, OrthodoxNOne-party Republic4.7
TuvaluFunafutiTuvaluanTuvaluan, EnglishNChristianNConstitutional Monarchy<.1
UgandaKampalaUgandanEnglish, Swahili, LugandaYChristian, IslamNMultiparty Democracy24.7
UkraineKievUkrainianUkrainian, RussianNOrthodox, ChristianNConstitutional Republic48.4
United Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiEmiratiArabic, EnglishYIslamNFederation2.4
United KingdomLondonBritishEnglish, Welsh, ScotsNAnglican, Christian, IslamYConstitutional Monarchy59.8
United StatesWashingtonAmericanEnglish, SpanishNChristian, Roman Catholic, JewishNFederal Republic281.4
UruguayMontevideoUruguayanSpanishNRoman Catholic, Protestant, JewishNConstitutional Republic3.4
UzbekistanTashkentUzbekistaniUzbek, Russian, TajikNIslam, OrthodoxNRepublic25.6
VanuatuPort VilaNi-VanuatuBislama, English, FrenchYProtestant, Roman Catholic, AnglicanNRepublic.2
Vatican CityVatican CityVaticanLatin, ItalianNRoman CatholicNTheocracy<.1
VenezuelaCaracasVenezuelanSpanishYRoman Catholic, ProtestantNFederal Republic24.3
VietnamHanoiVietnameseVietnamese, French, EnglishYBuddhism, Roman Catholic, IslamNCommunist81.1
YemenSanaaYemeniArabicNIslamNParliamentary Republic18.7
ZambiaLusakaZambianEnglish, Native/CreoleYChristian, Islam, HinduNRepublic10.0
ZimbabweHarareZimbabweanEnglish, Ndebele, ShonaYChristian, NativeNParliamentary Democracy11.4

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