Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture


Country Count

June 15, 2002

Over the past 6 years City Farmer has recorded 185 distinct country codes in our statistics. There are presently 239 codes used for countries on the Internet, a list developed by the International Organization for Standards (ISO).

But how many countries are there in the world today?

With the addition of East Timor in May of 2002, there are 193 sovereign nations in the world, 61 dependent areas, and six disputed territories.

The ISO's list contains all the sovereign nations as well as some territories, colonies, and dependencies.

Therefore City Farmer still has over 50 "countries" still to collect in order make sure everyone has heard about urban agriculture. Like stamp collectors we await the arrival of such rare finds as the Comoros(KM); the Holy See (Vatican City State)(VA); Kiribati(KI); Antarctica(AQ); and Western Sahara(EH).

Learn more about countries of the world here:

International Organization for Standards (ISO)

How Many Countries Are in the World?

Countries of the World

Territories, Colonies, and Dependencies

Global Web Explorer

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Revised Saturday, June 15, 2002

Published by City Farmer
Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture