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The map above is a political map of the world centered on Europe and Africa. It shows the location of most of the world's countries and includes their names where space allows.
Representing a round earth on a flat map requires some distortion of the geographic features no matter how the map is done. We have used a Mercator projection for this map because it is the projection most commonly used in schools. On this map, geographic boundaries that trend north-south appear as vertical lines, geographic boundaries that trend east-west appear as horizontal lines. This type of projection causes a minimum of country-shape distortion near the equator, a small amount of distortion at mid-latitudes, but extreme distortion near the poles. For that reason, the map does not extend to the north and south poles.
This is a large 33" by 54" wall map with the world's physical features shown.
Physical Map of the World
The map shown here is a terrain relief image of the world with the boundaries of major countries shown as white lines. It includes the names of the world's oceans and the names of major bays, gulfs, and seas. Lowest elevations are shown as a dark green color with a gradient from green to dark brown to gray as elevation increases. This allows the major mountain ranges and lowlands to be clearly visible.
This map is also a Mercator projection centered on Europe and Africa. A scale of miles is not shown on these maps because the scale changes with distance north and south of the equator. Scale is highly exaggerated as distance from the equator increases.
Countries Labeled on the World Country Map:
We were able to show 144 world countries and territories on the map at the top of this page. The United States Department of State recognizes 195 independent countries. We were not able to show every one of these countries on the political map above because many of them were too small to be drawn at this scale. You can find a complete list of countries recognized by the State Department on their "Independent States in the World" webpage. A list of the 144 labeled countries and territories on our map is shown below.
Afghanistan Algeria Angola Argentina Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Benin Bhutan Bolivia Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burma Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Cote d'Ivoire Cyprus
Czech Republic Dem. Rep. of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Ecuador Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia eSwatini Ethiopia Fiji Finland France French Guiana Gabon Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Greenland Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq
Ireland Israel Italy Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mali Mauritania Mexico Moldova Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands
New Caledonia New Zealand Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Republic of the Congo Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka
Sudan Suriname Svalbard Sweden Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand The Gambia Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan U.A.E. Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe