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249 Countries of the World according to ISO

According to ISO 'Country codes' standard, there are 249 countries in the world (194 of them independent).
Can you name them all?
The list of countries is taken from ISO 3166-1: Country codes.
Only correct English spellings/variations/abbreviations are accepted! (As seen on each individual country's English Wikipedia article.)
You can omit 'the' and 'and', but not 'island(s)', where these words are part of the country name.
The quiz with the capitals is here.
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Last updated: August 1, 2017
First submittedMay 22, 2017
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Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czechia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Côte d'Ivoire
DR Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
 
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Not independent according to ISO
Europe
UK
Gibraltar
Finland
Åland Islands
Denmark
Faroe Islands
UK
Guernsey
UK
Isle of Man
UK
Jersey
Norway
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Asia
UK
British Indian Ocean Territory
Australia
Christmas Island
Australia
Cocos Islands
China
Hong Kong
China
Macao
Disputed
Palestine
Disputed
Taiwan
Africa
France
French Southern Territories
France
Mayotte
France
Réunion
UK
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Disputed
Western Sahara
North America
UK
Anguilla
Netherlands
Aruba
UK
Bermuda
Netherlands
Caribbean Netherlands
Netherlands
Curaçao
UK
Cayman Islands
Denmark
Greenland
France
Guadeloupe
France
Martinique
UK
Montserrat
USA
Puerto Rico
France
Saint Barthélemy
France
Saint Martin
France
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
UK
Turks and Caicos Islands
Netherlands
Sint Maarten
USA
U.S. Virgin Islands
UK
Virgin Islands
South America
UK
Falkland Islands
France
French Guiana
Oceania
USA
American Samoa
New Zealand
Cook Islands
France
French Polynesia
USA
Guam
France
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Australia
Norfolk Island
USA
Northern Mariana Islands
UK
Pitcairn Islands
New Zealand
Tokelau
USA
United States Minor Outlying Islands
France
Wallis and Futuna
Antarctica
Condominium
Antarctica
Norway
Bouvet Island
Australia
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
UK
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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level 72
May 23, 2017
In this quiz you have 194 as "independent" - Kosovo has not been assigned an ISO code and is therefore missing from this quiz, and you list Taiwan as "not independent".
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level 43
May 23, 2017
Yep, thanks for spotting that. Fixed the description. I counted them before finding and correcting two mistakes in Wikipedia article. (For some reason Cayman and Bermuda were listed as independent there.)
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level 61
Jun 2, 2017
Maybe accept St Kitts as a type-in? Since St Vincent works for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
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level 43
Jun 2, 2017
That's what I had initially, but I strive for correct country names in this quiz. And while (according to Wikipedia) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines "is also known simply as Saint Vincent", I haven't found any evidence in favour of 'Saint Kitts' being used to reference the whole country as opposed to the island that is but a part of it. Same goes for Antigua and Barbuda, Sao Tome and Principe, and others. Allowing 'St' instead of 'Saint' is already a stretch. :)
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level 43
Jun 6, 2017
I just love how only 9% of takers got Singapore.
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level 43
Jun 6, 2017
Well, there's not enough data for meaningful stats yet — it's been taken only 20 times since last reset.
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level 59
Jun 25, 2017
Why isn't Kosovo in the quiz?
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level 43
Jun 26, 2017
Because it is not included in ISO 3166-1.