Little Explorers

A podcast about countries in the world

World countries

How many countries are there in the world?

195 world countries

As of January 2021, United Nations recognized a total of 195 countries in the world – 193 are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states – the Holy See (Vatican City) and the State of Palestine.

Q. Which is the smallest country in the world?

Vatican City is the smallest world country with a landmass of just 0.49 square kilometers (0.19 square miles). Vatican City is an independent state surrounded by Rome.

Q. Which is the richest country in the world?

Luxembourg is the richest world country with GDP per capita: $131,781.72 & GDP: $84.07 billion. The service sector now accounts for over 88 percent of Luxembourg’s wealth, with financial services accounting for nearly a third. Intra-European Union (EU) trade accounts for 84 percent of Luxembourg’s exports, while EU Member States account for 88 percent of imports.

Q. Which is the largest country in the world?

Russia is the largest world country with a total area of about 17 million square kilometers. Despite its large area, Russia has relatively small total population.

Q. Which is the safest country in the world?

Iceland is the safest world country for low levels of crime compared to other countries in general. Other contributing factors are  high standard of living, small population, strong attitudes against crime, etc.

Q. What are the most populated countries in the world?

China, India, and the United States are the most populated world countries. China with a population of  1,397,897,720, India with 1,339,330,514, and US with 332,475,723.

Q. What are the happiest countries in the world?

Finland, Denmark and, Norway are the happiest world countries because of the support offered by their governments, Nordic countries have consistently placed high on the happiness index. Free healthcare, free education, low crime rates, and prolonged parental and annual leave are just a few of the advantages of living in these countries.

Q. What are the most powerful countries in the world?

The United States, China and Russia are the most powerful world countries. 

With a GDP of $20.93 trillion in 2020 and a military expenditure of $778 billion in 2020, the United States has the world’s largest economy. The United States spends more on defence than the following ten countries combined (China, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Italy).

China and Russia are the world’s second and third most powerful countries, respectively, and are noted for their massive military budgets and physical size. China has a large economy as well, with a $14.3 trillion GDP.

Q. What are third world countries?

Developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia/Oceania are the third world countries. Countries in Asia and Africa that were not associated with either the US or the Soviet Union were classified as third-world countries. Because the Soviet Union is no longer in existence, the term “third world” has become obsolete and derogatory.

About "Little Explorers Podcast"

Well, were you aware of these facts? If not, don’t you worry- we will we’ll give every factual information about the countries in the world, in our travel podcast “Little Explorers- Countries in the world”.

This 3-4 minutes podcast gives a sneak peak about all the countries in the world. We talk about the capital, neighboring countries, cultural elements, popular cuisines, popular places/landmark, and the national flag of each countries.

We have divided every countries by the continents they belong to. The podcast is captivating and interesting enough to keep young listeners hooked to it. We hope this little introduction will tickle your curiosity to find out more about a place that interests you the most and maybe entice you to plan a visit to see it, in reality, one day.

Join us our little Columbuses and Vasco De Gamas and travel around the world in order to expand the boundaries of our knowledge and awareness. We travel afar as we talk about  countries and various interesting aspects that make them so unique. All podcasts can be enjoyed on the Free Chimes Radio mobile apps – available on Google and Apple App stores.

How many continents are there in the world?

7 Continents


FAQ's about countries in the world

195 countries in the world according to the UN.

Canada takes the top overall spot as the number one country in the world in the 2021 Best Countries Report.

There are 48 countries in Asia today, according to the United Nations. 

It is located east of Europe, north of the Indian Ocean, and it is bordered on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.

United States (GDP: 20.49 trillion) has the highest economy in the world.

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