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The following is a list of countries and regions of the world. The 195 nations that are generally recognzed are numbered.
There are 193 members of the United Nations (the two nations that are not members of the United Nations are Kosovo and the Holy See/Vatican City).
Areas or regions that do not have generally recognized nation status (usually because they are being directly administered by other nations) are included, but not numbered.
Central Intelligence Agency (Lead Author);CIA World Factbook (Content Source);Peter Saundry (Topic Editor) "Countries and Regions of the World Collection". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth June 2, 2009; Last revised Date May 10, 2013; Retrieved May 25, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/articles/view/154266/Philippines/?topic=78164>