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Facts About Countries

Updated on March 6, 2015
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Seçkin Esen is working as an English language teacher in Turkey. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in ELT from Hacettepe University in 2010.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

There are 196 countries in the world now. Every country has its own characteristics. It's a good way to start learning basic facts about a country if you are interested in visiting it. Here are some facts about 57 countries.


Capital: Algiers

Currency: Algerian Dinar

Area Code: 213

Code: DZ

Area: 2.382.000 km2


Capital: Buenos Aires

Currency: Argentine Peso

Area Code: 54

Code: RA

Area: 2.778.000 km2


Capital: Canberra

Currency: Austrailian Dollar

Area Code: 61

Code: AUS

Area: 7.695.100 km2


Capital: Wien

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 43

Code: AUS

Area: 83.800 km2


Capital: Brussels

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 32

Code: B

Area: 30.500 km2

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Capital: Brasil

Currency: Curuzeiro

Area Code: 55

Code: BR

Area: 8.515.900 km2


Capital: Ottawa

Currency: Canadian Dollar

Area Code: 1

Code: CDN

Area: 9.976.200 km2


Capital: Santiago

Currency: Hean Peso

Area Code: 56

Code: RCH

Area: 756.100 km2


Capital: Beijing

Currency: Yen

Area Code: 86

Code: RCH

Area: 9.735.800 km2


Capital: Bogota

Currency: Colombian Peso

Area Code: 57

Code: CO

Area: 1.138.800 km2

Copenhangen, Denmark
Copenhangen, Denmark


Capital: Copenhagen

Currency: Denmark Krone

Area Code: 45

Code: DK

Area: 43.000 km2


Capital: Santo Domigo

Currency: Dominican Peso

Area Code: 1809

Code: DR

Area: 36.300 km2


Capital: Quito

Currency: Sucre

Area Code: 593

Code: EQ

Area: 273.600 km2


Capital: Cairo

Currency: Egyptian Pound

Area Code: 20

Code: ET

Area: 1.000.300 km2


Capital: Helsinki

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 358

Code: SF

Area: 33.000 km2

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France


Capital: Paris

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 33

Code: F

Area: 551.600 km2


Capital: Berlin

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 49

Code: D

Area: 356.200 km2


Capital: Athens

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 30

Code: GR

Area: 132.600 km2


Capital: Victoria

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar

Area Code: 852

Code: HK

Area: 1.000 km2


Capital: Budapest

Currency: Forint

Area Code: 36

Code: HK

Area: 93.000 km2


Capital: Delhi

Currency: Ruppee

Area Code: 91

Code: IND

Area: 3.262.800 km2


Capital: Jakarta

Currency: Rupiah

Area Code: 62

Code: RI

Area: 1.491.600 km2


Capital: Tehran

Currency: Riyal

Area Code: 98

Code: IR

Area: 1.643.100 km2


Capital: Baghdad

Currency: Dinar

Area Code: 964

Code: IRQ

Area: 444.400 km2


Capital: Dublin

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 353

Code: IRL

Area: 68.900 km2


Capital: Tel Aviv

Currency: Shekel

Area Code: 972

Code: IL

Area: 20.700 km2

Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy


Capital: Rome

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 39

Code: I

Area: 301.200 km2


Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Yen

Area Code: 81

Code: J

Area: 369.600 km2


Capital: Kuwait

Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar

Area Code: 965

Code: KT

Area: 18.000 km2


Capital: Tripoli

Currency: Libyan Dinar

Area Code: 218

Code: LT

Area: 1.759.500 km2


Capital: Luxembourg

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 352

Code: LUX

Area: 2.600 km2


Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Currency: Ringgit

Area Code: 60

Code: MA

Area: 329.750 km2


Capital: Mexico City

Currency: Mexican Peso

Area Code: 52

Code: MEX

Area: 1.969.300 km2


Capital: Amsterdam

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 31

Code: NL

Area: 33.000 km2


Capital: Wellington

Currency: New Zealand Dollar

Area Code: 64

Code: NZ

Area: 268.700 km2


Capital: Lagos

Currency: Naira

Area Code: 234

Code: VAN

Area: 966.700 km2

a village in Norway
a village in Norway


Capital: Oslo

Currency: Norwegian Krone

Area Code: 47

Code: N

Area: 323.900 km2


Capital: Islamabad

Currency: Ruppee

Area Code: 92

Code: PAK

Area: 796.100 km2


Capital: Lima

Currency: Sol

Area Code: 51

Code: PE

Area: 1.249.100 km2


Capital: Quezon City

Currency: Philippine Peso

Area Code: 63

Code: FI

Area: 299.700 km2


Capital: Warsaw

Currency: Zloty

Area Code: 48

Code: PL

Area: 311.700 km2


Capital: Lisbon

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 351

Code: P

Area: 92.340 km2


Capital: Bucharest

Currency: Lei

Area Code: 40

Code: R

Area: 237.500 km2


Capital: Moscow

Currency: Rouble

Area Code: 7

Code: SU

Area: 17.080.000 km2


Capital: Riyadh

Currency: Riyal

Area Code: 966

Code: SA

Area: 2.150.000 km2


Capital: Singapore

Currency: Singapore Dollar

Area Code: 65

Code: SGP

Area: 710 km2


Capital: Damascus

Currency: Pound

Area Code: 963

Code: SYR

Area: 185.200 km2

Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain


Capital: Madrid

Currency: Euro

Area Code: 34

Code: SP

Area: 503.500 km2


Capital: Pretoria

Currency: Rand

Area Code: 27

Code: ZA

Area: 1.224.300 km2


Capital: Seoul

Currency: Von

Area Code: 82

Code: K

Area: 99.600 km2


Capital: Stockholm

Currency: Kron

Area Code: 46

Code: S

Area: 449.700 km2


Capital: Bern

Currency: Swiss Franc

Area Code: 41

Code: CH

Area: 41.700 km2


Capital: Bangkok

Currency: Baht

Area Code: 66

Code: T

Area: 513.100 km2

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey


Capital: Ankara

Currency: Turkish Lira

Area Code: 90

Code: TR

Area: 783.600 km2


Capital: London

Currency: Pound

Area Code: 44

Code: GB

Area: 244.000 km2


Capital: Washington

Currency: Dollar

Area Code: 1

Code: USA

Area: 9.363.400 km2


Capital: Caracas

Currency: Blivar

Area Code: 58

Code: VY

Area: 916.400 km2

More Information About World Countries

  • The largest countries in the world by area are Russia, Canada and United States, respectively.
  • The smallest countries of the world by area are Vatikan, Monaco and Nauru, respectively.
  • There are also many territories and colonies which cannot be called countries as they are governed by other countries. Some of the places which are commonly confused as countries are Bermuda, Greenland and Western Sahara.


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    • SAQIB6608 profile image

      SAQIB 17 months ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Great Info

      For Pakistan the area is 796096 instead of 796.100 km2

    • Seckin Esen profile image

      Seckin Esen 5 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Thank you so much for your nice input Eddy.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A very interesting hub and I look forward to many more from you.

      I vote up,across and share all around.



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