List of sovereign states in 2008

List of sovereign states in 2008

Sovereign states by year: List of sovereign states in 2007Events of 2008 – List of sovereign states in 2009

tates With Wide Recognition


*flag|Afghanistan - Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
*flag|Albania - Republic of Albania
*flag|Algeria - People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
*flag|Andorra - Principality of Andorra
*flag|Angola - Republic of Angola
*"'flag|Antigua and Barbuda
*flag|Argentina - Argentine Republic
*flag|Armenia - Republic of Armenia
*flag|Australia - Commonwealth of Australia
*flag|Austria - Republic of Austria
*flag|Azerbaijan - Republic of Azerbaijan


*flag|The Bahamas - Commonwealth of the Bahamas
*flag|Bahrain - Kingdom of Bahrain
*flag|Bangladesh - People's Republic of Bangladesh
*flag|Belarus - Republic of Belarus
*flag|Belgium|state - Kingdom of Belgium
*flag|Benin - Republic of Benin
*flag|Bhutan - Kingdom of Bhutan
*flag|Bolivia - Republic of Bolivia
*"'flag|Bosnia and Herzegovina
*flag|Botswana - Republic of Botswana
*flag|Brazil - Federative Republic of Brazil
*flag|Brunei - State of Brunei Darussalam
*flag|Bulgaria - Republic of Bulgaria
*"'flag|Burkina Faso
*flag|Burundi - Republic of Burundi


*flag|Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia
*flag|Cameroon - Republic of Cameroon
*flag|Cape Verde - Republic of Cape Verde
*"'flag|Central African Republic
*flag|Chad - Republic of Chad
*flag|Chile - Republic of Chile
*flag|China - People's Republic of China
*flag|Colombia - Republic of Colombia
*flag|Comoros - Union of the Comoros
*"'flag|Congo, Republic of the
*"'flag|Congo, Democratic Republic of the
*flag|Costa Rica|state - Republic of Costa Rica
*flag|Côte d'Ivoire - Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
*flag|Croatia - Republic of Croatia
*flag|Cuba - Republic of Cuba
*flag|Cyprus - Republic of Cyprus
*"'flag|Czech Republic


*flag|Denmark - Kingdom of Denmark
*flag|Djibouti - Republic of Djibouti
*flag|Dominica - Commonwealth of Dominica
*"'flag|Dominican Republic


*flag|Ecuador - Republic of Ecuador
*flag|Egypt - Arab Republic of Egypt
*flag|El Salvador - Republic of El Salvador
*flag|Equatorial Guinea - Republic of Equatorial Guinea
*flag|Eritrea - State of Eritrea
*flag|Estonia - Republic of Estonia
*flag|Ethiopia - Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


*flag|Fiji - Republic of the Fiji Islands
*flag|Finland - Republic of Finland
*flag|France - French Republic


*flag|Gabon - Gabonese Republic
*flag|The Gambia - Republic of the Gambia
*flag|Germany - Federal Republic of Germany
*flag|Ghana - Republic of Ghana
*flag|Greece - Hellenic Republic
*flag|Guatemala - Republic of Guatemala
*flag|Guinea - Republic of Guinea
*flag|Guinea-Bissau - Republic of Guinea-Bissau
*flag|Guyana - Co-operative Republic of Guyana


*flag|Haiti - Republic of Haiti
*flag|Honduras - Republic of Honduras
*flag|Hungary - Republic of Hungary


*flag|Iceland - Republic of Iceland
*flag|India - Republic of India
*flag|Indonesia - Republic of Indonesia
*flag|Iran - Islamic Republic of Iran
*flagicon|Iraq|2004 flag|Iraq - Republic of Iraq
*flag|Ireland - Republic of Ireland
*flag|Israel - State of Israel
*flag|Italy - Italian Republic


*flag|Jordan - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


*flag|Kazakhstan - Republic of Kazakhstan
*flag|Kenya - Republic of Kenya
*flag|Kiribati - Republic of Kiribati
*flag|Korea, North - Democratic People's Republic of Korea
*flag|Korea, South - Republic of Korea
*flag|Kuwait - State of Kuwait
*flag|Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz Republic


*flag|Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic
*flag|Latvia - Republic of Latvia
*flag|Lebanon - Lebanese Republic
*flag|Lesotho - Kingdom of Lesotho
*flag|Liberia - Republic of Liberia
*flag|Libya - Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
*flag|Liechtenstein - Principality of Liechtenstein
*flag|Lithuania - Republic of Lithuania
*flag|Luxembourg - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


*flag|Macedonia - Republic of Macedonia [referred to in the United Nations as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia]
*flag|Madagascar - Republic of Madagascar
*flag|Malawi - Republic of Malawi
*flag|Maldives - Republic of Maldives
*flag|Mali - Republic of Mali
*flag|Malta - Republic of Malta
*flag|Marshall Islands - Republic of the Marshall Islands
*flag|Mauritania - Islamic Republic of Mauritania
*flag|Mauritius - Republic of Mauritius
*flag|Mexico - United Mexican States
*flag|Micronesia - Federated States of Micronesia
*flag|Moldova - Republic of Moldova
*flag|Monaco - Principality of Monaco
*flag|Morocco - Kingdom of Morocco
*flag|Mozambique - Republic of Mozambique
*flag|Myanmar - Union of Myanmar


*flag|Namibia - Republic of Namibia
*flag|Nauru - Republic of Nauru
**State of Nepal (to May 28)
**Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (from May 28)
*flag|Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
*"'flag|New Zealand
*flag|Nicaragua - Republic of Nicaragua
*flag|Niger - Republic of Niger
*flag|Nigeria - Federal Republic of Nigeria
*flag|Norway - Kingdom of Norway


*flag|Oman - Sultanate of Oman


*flag|Pakistan - Islamic Republic of Pakistan
*flag|Palau - Republic of Palau
*flag|Panama - Republic of Panama
*flag|Papua New Guinea - Independent State of Papua New Guinea
*flag|Paraguay - Republic of Paraguay
*flag|Peru - Republic of Peru
*flag|Philippines - Republic of the Philippines
*flag|Poland - Republic of Poland
*flag|Portugal - Portuguese Republic


*flag|Qatar - State of Qatar


*flag|Russia - Russian Federation
*flag|Rwanda - Republic of Rwanda

*flag|Saint Kitts and Nevis - Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
*"'flag|Saint Lucia
*"'flag|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
*flag|Samoa - Independent State of Samoa
*flag|San Marino - Most Serene Republic of San Marino
*flag|São Tomé and Príncipe - Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
*flag|Saudi Arabia - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*flag|Senegal - Republic of Senegal
*flag|Serbia - Republic of Serbia
*flag|Seychelles - Republic of Seychelles
*flag|Sierra Leone - Republic of Sierra Leone
*flag|Singapore - Republic of Singapore
*flag|Slovakia - Slovak Republic
*flag|Slovenia - Republic of Slovenia
*"'flag|Solomon Islands
*flag|Somalia - Somali Republic
*flag|South Africa - Republic of South Africa
*flag|Spain - Kingdom of Spain
*flag|Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
*flag|Sudan - Republic of the Sudan
*flag|Suriname - Republic of Suriname
*flag|Swaziland - Kingdom of Swaziland
*flag|Sweden - Kingdom of Sweden
*flag|Switzerland - Swiss Confederation
*flag|Syria - Syrian Arab Republic


*flag|Tajikistan - Republic of Tajikistan
*flag|Tanzania - United Republic of Tanzania
*flag|Thailand - Kingdom of Thailand
*flag|Timor-Leste - Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste [Also known in English as "East Timor"]
*flag|Togo - Togolese Republic
*flag|Tonga - Kingdom of Tonga
*flag|Trinidad and Tobago - Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
*flag|Tunisia - Republic of Tunisia
*flag|Turkey - Republic of Turkey


*flag|Uganda - Republic of Uganda
*"'flag|United Arab Emirates
*flag|United Kingdom - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
*flag|United States - United States of America
*flag|Uruguay - Eastern Republic of Uruguay
*flag|Uzbekistan - Republic of Uzbekistan


*flag|Vanuatu - Republic of Vanuatu
*flag|Vatican City - State of the Vatican City
*flag|Venezuela - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
*flag|Vietnam - Socialist Republic of Vietnam


*flag|Yemen - Republic of Yemen


*flag|Zambia - Republic of Zambia
*flag|Zimbabwe - Republic of Zimbabwe

tates Without Wide Recognition

*flag|Abkhazia - Republic of Abkhazia
*flag|Kosovo - Republic of Kosovo (from February 17)
*flag|Nagorno-Karabakh - Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
*flag|Northern Cyprus - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
*flag|Sahrawi Republic - Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic [Claims to be the legitimate government of Western Sahara. See Legal status of Western Sahara.]
*flag|Somaliland - Republic of Somaliland
*flag|South Ossetia - Republic of South Ossetia
*flag|Taiwan - Republic of China [See Political status of Taiwan and Legal status of Taiwan for details.]
*flag|Transnistria - Transnistrian Moldovan Republic


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