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  1. The list below includes all entities falling even partially under any of the various common definitions of Europe, geographical or political.Fifty generally recognised sovereign states, Kosovo with limited, but substantial, international recognition, and seven largely unrecognised de facto states with limited to no recognition have territory in Europe and/or membership in international ...

  2. The following is a list providing an overview of sovereign states around the world with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.. The 206 listed states can be divided into three categories based on membership within the United Nations System: 193 UN member states, 2 UN General Assembly non-member observer states, and 11 other states.

  3. This is a list of sovereign states and dependent territories in Asia. It includes fully recognized states, states with limited but substantial international recognition, de facto states with little or no international recognition, and dependencies of both Asian and non-Asian states.

  4. For a table of sovereign states and dependent territories in Europe with geographical data such as area, population, and population density, see Europe: political geography. Geologically, Europe is part of Eurasia and due to the Isthmus of Suez forms part of Afro-Eurasia.

  5. Depending on definitions, various territories cited below may be in one or both of Europe and Asia, or Africa. ^ b: Includes Transnistria, a region that has declared, and de facto achieved, independence; however, it is not recognised de jure by sovereign states. ^ c: Russia is considered a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern ...

  6. › wiki › EuropeEurope - Wikipedia

    The prevalent definition of Europe as a geographical term has been in use since the mid-19th century. Europe is taken to be bounded by large bodies of water to the north, west and south; Europe's limits to the east and north-east are usually taken to be the Ural Mountains, the Ural River and the Caspian Sea; to the south-east, the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea and the waterways connecting ...

  7. › wiki › SovereigntySovereignty - Wikipedia

    De facto, or actual, sovereignty is concerned with whether control in fact exists. Cooperation and respect of the populace; control of resources in, or moved into, an area; means of enforcement and security; and ability to carry out various functions of state all represent measures of de facto sovereignty.