How many countries are in the world ?
The UN Recognizes 195 Countries
There are 195 countries in the world today. The United Nations (UN) recognizes 195 sovereign countries. 193 of these countries are members of the United Nations, and two - the Holy See and the State of Palestine - are simply observer states. By some definitions, there are 197 countries in the world. This number is drawn when Taiwan and Kosovo are include.