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"For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through Him." John 3:17
 

 

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Countries Mr. Braswell Has Visited

North America Central America South America Western Europe Eastern Europe Former Soviet Union Caribbean Africa Asia Middle East and Gulf
Canada (Multiple Visits) Costa Rica (3 Visits)   Austria Croatia Republic of Armenia 1996 Haiti 1992 Egypt India (3 Visits) Lebanon 2003
Mexico (Multiple Visits) El Salvador   Belgium Czech Republic Republic of Georgia 1996 Jamaica Morocco 1996 and 1999 Nepal 2007 Oman 2004
USA Guatemala   England (3 Visits) Hungary     Kenya 2009 Sri Lanka Syria 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  Honduras   France (3 Visits) Poland       Thailand (2 Visits) United Arab Emirates

2002 - present

  Nicaragua (1991-1995, 2007, 2008, 2010)   Germany Slovakia       Turkey 1996 and 2010 Jordan 2010
      Ireland Slovenia          
      The Netherlands            
      Italy            
      Liechtenstein            
      Spain            
      Switzerland            

 

 

The US Department of State's Background Notes

Background Notes
The publications listed below include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus

Background Notes Archive
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--  Kuwait (06/07)
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--  Laos (03/08)
--  Latvia (02/08)
--  Lebanon (11/07)
--  Lesotho (02/08)
--  Liberia (04/08)
--  Libya (10/07)
--  Liechtenstein (04/08)
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--  Malaysia (12/07)
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--  Micronesia (12/07)
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--  Morocco (10/07)
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--  Nepal (11/07)
--  Netherlands (03/08)
--  Netherlands Antilles (01/08)
--  New Zealand (05/08)
--  Nicaragua (01/08)
--  Niger (03/08)
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--  North Korea (02/08)
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--  Palau (12/07)
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--  Poland (11/07)
--  Portugal (04/08)
--  Qatar (07/07)
--  Romania (04/08)
--  Russia (09/07)
--  Rwanda (02/08)
--  Saint Kitts and Nevis (12/07)
--  Saint Lucia (12/07)
--  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (12/07)
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--  Singapore (03/08)
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--  Turkmenistan (01/08)
--  Tuvalu (04/08)
--  Uganda (04/08)
--  Ukraine (03/08)
--  United Arab Emirates (06/07)
--  United Kingdom (01/08)
--  Uruguay (01/08)
--  Uzbekistan (12/07)
--  Vanuatu (04/08)
--  Venezuela (10/07)
--  Vietnam (12/07)
--  Yemen (12/07)
--  Zambia (03/08)
--  Zimbabwe (02/08)
 

 

Below is a complete listing of the 195 official countries of the world and their capital cities. Please see my article about the Number of Countries in the World for more information on the number 195.

There are a significant number of countries that have multiple capital cities. Where that occurs, the additional capital cities are listed as well. (Note that the word "capitol" refers to the building and not to the city).

My World Atlas provides maps and geographic information about every country and many non-countries on the planet. Follow the linked country name for maps and geographical information about each of the 195 countries in the world.

The countries of the world and capitals of every country follow:

Afghanistan - Kabul
Albania - Tirane
Algeria - Algiers
Andorra - Andorra la Vella
Angola - Luanda
Antigua and Barbuda - Saint John's
Argentina - Buenos Aires
Armenia - Yerevan
Australia - Canberra
Austria - Vienna
Azerbaijan - Baku
The Bahamas - Nassau
Bahrain - Manama
Bangladesh - Dhaka
Barbados - Bridgetown
Belarus - Minsk
Belgium - Brussels
Belize - Belmopan
Benin - Porto-Novo
Bhutan - Thimphu
Bolivia - La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial)
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
Botswana - Gaborone
Brazil - Brasilia
Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria - Sofia
Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou
Burundi - Bujumbura
Cambodia - Phnom Penh
Cameroon - Yaounde
Canada - Ottawa
Cape Verde - Praia
Central African Republic - Bangui
Chad - N'Djamena
Chile - Santiago
China - Beijing
Colombia - Bogota
Comoros - Moroni
Congo, Republic of the - Brazzaville
Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Kinshasa
Costa Rica - San Jose
Cote d'Ivoire - Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto)
Croatia - Zagreb
Cuba - Havana
Cyprus - Nicosia
Czech Republic - Prague
Denmark - Copenhagen
Djibouti - Djibouti
Dominica - Roseau
Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo
East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Dili
Ecuador - Quito
Egypt - Cairo
El Salvador - San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea - Malabo
Eritrea - Asmara
Estonia - Tallinn
Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
Fiji - Suva
Finland - Helsinki
France - Paris
Gabon - Libreville
The Gambia - Banjul
Georgia - Tbilisi
Germany - Berlin
Ghana - Accra
Greece - Athens
Grenada - Saint George's
Guatemala - Guatemala City
Guinea - Conakry
Guinea-Bissau - Bissau
Guyana - Georgetown
Haiti - Port-au-Prince
Honduras - Tegucigalpa
Hungary - Budapest
Iceland - Reykjavik
India - New Delhi
Indonesia - Jakarta
Iran - Tehran
Iraq - Baghdad
Ireland - Dublin
Israel - Jerusalem
Italy - Rome
Jamaica - Kingston
Japan - Tokyo
Jordan - Amman
Kazakhstan - Astana
Kenya - Nairobi
Kiribati - Tarawa Atoll
Korea, North - Pyongyang
Korea, South - Seoul
Kosovo - Pristina
Kuwait - Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek
Laos - Vientiane
Latvia - Riga
Lebanon - Beirut
Lesotho - Maseru
Liberia - Monrovia
Libya - Tripoli
Liechtenstein - Vaduz
Lithuania - Vilnius
Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Macedonia - Skopje
Madagascar - Antananarivo
Malawi - Lilongwe
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Maldives - Male
Mali - Bamako
Malta - Valletta
Marshall Islands - Majuro
Mauritania - Nouakchott
Mauritius - Port Louis
Mexico - Mexico City
Micronesia, Federated States of - Palikir
Moldova - Chisinau
Monaco - Monaco
Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro - Podgorica
Morocco - Rabat
Mozambique - Maputo
Myanmar (Burma) - Rangoon (Yangon); Nay Pyi Taw (administrative)
Namibia - Windhoek
Nauru - no official capital; government offices in Yaren District
Nepal - Kathmandu
Netherlands - Amsterdam; The Hague (seat of government)
New Zealand - Wellington
Nicaragua - Managua
Niger - Niamey
Nigeria - Abuja
Norway - Oslo
Oman - Muscat
Pakistan - Islamabad
Palau - Melekeok
Panama - Panama City
Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby
Paraguay - Asuncion
Peru - Lima
Philippines - Manila
Poland - Warsaw
Portugal - Lisbon
Qatar - Doha
Romania - Bucharest
Russia - Moscow
Rwanda - Kigali
Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre
Saint Lucia - Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Kingstown
Samoa - Apia
San Marino - San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
Senegal - Dakar
Serbia - Belgrade
Seychelles - Victoria
Sierra Leone - Freetown
Singapore - Singapore
Slovakia - Bratislava
Slovenia - Ljubljana
Solomon Islands - Honiara
Somalia - Mogadishu
South Africa - Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary)
Spain - Madrid
Sri Lanka - Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative)
Sudan - Khartoum
Suriname - Paramaribo
Swaziland - Mbabane
Sweden - Stockholm
Switzerland - Bern
Syria - Damascus
Taiwan - Taipei
Tajikistan - Dushanbe
Tanzania - Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative)
Thailand - Bangkok
Togo - Lome
Tonga - Nuku'alofa
Trinidad and Tobago - Port-of-Spain
Tunisia - Tunis
Turkey - Ankara
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat
Tuvalu - Vaiaku village, Funafuti province
Uganda - Kampala
Ukraine - Kyiv
United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom - London
United States of America - Washington D.C.
Uruguay - Montevideo
Uzbekistan - Tashkent
Vanuatu - Port-Vila
Vatican City (Holy See) - Vatican City
Venezuela - Caracas
Vietnam - Hanoi
Yemen - Sanaa
Zambia - Lusaka
Zimbabwe - Harare

While the listing above is an authoritative listing of the independent countries of the world, it is important to note that there are also more than sixty Territories, Colonies, and Dependencies of independent countries.

 

 
 

 

 

R. Stewart Braswell, Webmaster
Last Updated: 04 March 2015