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Travel Stats

Some travelers seem to have a passion for statistics. When speaking to them they know exactly how many countries they have visited so far. Until now I couldn’t answer their question to how many countries I have been to. Therefore, I created this little statistic to satisfy their and my curiosity…

Below you can find a table of all 325 countries & territories the world is made up. It’s the official list of the Travelers’ Century Club as of March 2016. Based on this list I have visited a total of 141 countries / territories which are marked with an “x” in the column “TCC Count”.

The total count of 141 includes 6 countries / territories which I have not officially visited but according to the rules of Travelers’ Century Club touched terra firma. They are marked with “*”. I plan to return and officially visit these countries / territories in the future.

Counting countries can also be done based on the UN list which consists of 193 countries. Based on this list I have visited 116 countries which are marked with an “x” in the column “UN Count”.

And by the way, I haven’t stopped dreaming about new destinations. My current hot candidates for future travels are: Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Jordan, Vietnam, Bhutan, Cuba and – although it’s no state – the Antarctica…

So, how many states have you visited so far? If you like please answer this question in the comment section below…

COUNTRY / TERRITORY TCC Count
UN Count
PACIFIC OCEAN (8/39)
Australia x x
Bismark Archipelago (New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville, Admiralty Islands)
Chatham Islands
Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Penrhyn)
Easter Island
Fiji Islands
French Polynesia (Tahiti, Tuamotu, Austral, Gambier)
Galapagos Islands
Guam x
Hawaiian Islands x
Juan Fernandez Islands (Robinson Crusoe Is.)
Kiribati (Gilberts,Tarawa, Ocean Island)
Line/Phoenix Islands (Palmyra, Fanning, Christmas, Canton, Enderbury, Howland)
Lord Howe Island
Marquesas Islands
Marshall Islands, Rep. of (Majuro, Kwajalein, Eniwetok) x x
Micronesia, Fed. States of (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, Yap, Caroline Islands) x x
Midway Island
Nauru
New Caledonia & Deps. (Noumea, Loyalty Islands)
New Zealand x x
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas (Saipan,Tinian) x
Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Is. Iwo Jima)
Palau, Republic of x x
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Island
Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)
Samoa, American (Pago Pago)
Samoa (Apia)
Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Tulagi)
Tasmania
Tokelau Islands (Fakaofu, Atafu, Union)
Tonga (Nukualofa)
Tuvalu (Ellice Is., Funafuti, Vaitapu)
Vanuatu (New Hebrides Is.)
Wake Island
Wallis & Futuna Islands
NORTH AMERICA (3/6)
Alaska
Canada x x
Mexico x x
Prince Edward Island
St. Pierre & Miquelon
States (continental) x x
CENTRAL AMERICA (7/7)
Belize (British Honduras) x x
Costa Rica x x
El Salvador x x
Guatemala x x
Honduras x x
Nicaragua x x
Panama x x
SOUTH AMERICA (10/14)
Argentina x x
Bolivia x x
Brazil x x
Chile x x
Colombia x x
Ecuador x x
French Guiana
Guyana (British Guiana)
Nueva Esparta (Margarita Island)
Paraguay x x
Peru x x
Surinam (Netherlands Guiana)
Uruguay x x
Venezuela (* transit when travelling from Trinidad & Tobago to Germany) x x
CARIBBEAN (1/30)
Anguilla
Antigua & Deps. (Barbuda, Redonda)
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bonaire
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada & Deps. (Carriacou, Grenadines)
Guadeloupe & Deps.(Marie Galante)
Haiti
Jamaica
Leeward Islands,French (St. Martin)
Leeward Islands, Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius)
Martinique
Montserrat
Puerto Rico
St. Barts
San Andres & Providencia
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten (formerly Netherlands Antlles)
St. Vincent & Deps. (Bequia, Canouan, Grenadines)
Trinidad & Tobago x x
Turks & Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)
Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (2/13)
Ascension
Azores Islands
Bermuda
Canary Islands x
Cape Verde Islands
Falkland Islands
Fernando do Noronha
Faroe Islands
Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
Iceland x x
Madeira
St. Helena
Tristan de Cunha
EUROPE & THE MEDITERRANEAN (44/67)
Aland Islands (Mariehamn)
Albania
Andorra x x
Austria x x
Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Minorca) x
Belarus x x
Belgium x x
Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo) x x
Bulgaria
Corsica
Crete
Croatia x x
Cyprus, Republic x x
Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State x
Czech Republic x x
Denmark x x
Dodecanese Is. (Rhodes)
England x x (UK)
Estonia x x
Finland x x
France x x
Germany x x
Gibraltar
Greece x x
Guernsey & Deps (Alderney, Herm, Sark, Channel Islands)
Hungary x x
Ionian Islands (Corfu, etc.)
Ireland (Eire) x x
Ireland, Northern (Ulster) x
Isle of Man
Italy x x
Jersey (Channel Islands)
Kaliningrad
Kosovo
Lampedusa x
Latvia x x
Liechtenstein x x
Lithuania x x
Luxembourg x x
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco x x
Montenegro x x
Netherlands x x
Norway x x
Poland x x
Portugal x x
Romania x x
Russia x x
San Marino x x
Sardinia
Scotland x
Serbia
Sicily x
Slovakia x x
Slovenia x x
Spain x x
Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Bear Island)
Srpska
Sweden x x
Switzerland x x
Trans Dniester
Turkey in Europe (Istanbul) x x
Ukraine x x
Vatican City x
Wales x
ANTARCTICA (0/7)
Argentine (Palmer Peninsula)
Australian Antarctic Territory South Pole (Mawson, Davis, Macquarie, Heard)
Chilean (Palmer Peninsula)
British Antarctica (Graham Land, South Shetland, South Orkney)
French Southern & Antarctic Territory (Kerguelen, Crozet, Amsterdam, St. Paul)
Norwegian (Queen Maud Land, Bouvet)
New Zealand (Ross Dependency)
AFRICA (23/55)
Algeria
Angola (Port. West Africa) (* illegal border crossing from Namibia to touch terra firma) x x
Benin (Dahomey)
Botswana (Bechuanaland) x x
Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
Burundi (Urundi)
Cabinda
Cameroon x x
Central African Republic x x
Chad
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa-Zaire) x x
Djibouti (French Somaliland, Affars & Issas) (* transit when travelling from Somalia to Turkey) x x
Egypt in Africa x x
Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Fernando Poo)
Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni)
Eritrea
Ethiopia x x
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana (Gold Coast, British Togoland) x x
Guinea (French Guinea)
Guinea-Bissau (Port. Guinea)
Ivory Coast
Kenya x x
Lesotho (Basutoland)
Liberia
Libya
Malawi (Nyasaland) x x
Mali (French Soudan)
Mauritania
Morocco
Morocco, Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla)
Mozambique (Port. East Africa)
Namibia x x
Niger
Nigeria (* transit when travelling from Cameroon to Ghana) x x
Rwanda (Ruanda) x x
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia (Italian Somaliland) x x
Somaliland (British)
South Africa x x
Sudan, North x x
Sudan, South
Swaziland
Tanzania (Tanganyika) x x
Togo
Tunisia x x
Uganda x x
Western Sahara (Spanish Sahara)
Zambia (No. Rhodesia) x x
Zanzibar x
Zimbabwe (So. Rhodesia) x x
MIDDLE EAST (18/22)
Abu Dhabi x x (UAE)
Ajman x
Bahrain x x
Dubai x
Egypt in Asia (Sinai Peninsula)
Fujeirah x
Iran x x
Iraq x x
Israel x x
Jordan
Kuwait x x
Lebanon x x
Oman x x
Palestine x
Qatar x x
Ras Al Khaimah x
Saudi Arabia
Sharjah x
Socatra x
Syria
Umm Al Qaiwain x
Yemen x x
INDIAN OCEAN (1/14)
Andaman-Nicobar Islands
British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago, Diego Garcia)
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands (Keeling)
Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Moheli, Grand Comoro)
Lakshadweep
Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Maldive Islands x x
Mauritius & Dependencies (Agalega, St. Brandon)
Mayotte (Dzaoudzi)
Reunion & Dependencies (Tromelin, Glorioso)
Rodriguez Island
Seychelles
Zil Elwannyen Sesel (Aldabra, Farquhar, Amirante Islands)
ASIA (22/51)
Abkhazia
Afghanistan x x
Armenia (Yerevan)
Azerbaijan (Baku)
Bangladesh x x
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China, People’s Republic x x
China, Republic of Taiwan
Georgia
Hainan Island
Hong Kong x
India x x
Indonesia (Java)
Irian Jaya (Dutch New Guinea)
Japan x x
Jeju Island (South Korea) x
Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
Kashmir
Kazakhstan x x
Kyrgyzstan x x
Korea, North x x
Korea, South x x
Laos
Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Indonesia) x x
Macau
Malaysia x x
Moluka (Moluccas, Indonesia)
Mongolia, Republic x x
Myanmar (Burma)
Nakhichevan
Nepal x x
Pakistan
Philippines
Sabah (North Borneo)
Sarawak
Siberia (Russia in Asia)
Sikkim
Singapore x x
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) (* left airplane during emergency refueling stop when travelling to Maldive Islands) x x
Sulawesi (Celebes, Indonesia)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Tajikistan
Thailand x x
Tibet (* got no official Tibet permit but visited Tibetan plateau in Liujiaxia and Xiahe) x
Timor Leste
Turkey in Asia (Anatolia, Ankara, Izmir) x
Turkmenistan x x
Uzbekistan x x
Vietnam
TOTAL 141/325 116/193
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Constanze #

    As you have asked for it…..
    on this list I come to 46 countries consciously visited (excluded the ones exported to as a child by my crazy parents :-). Well, I have to speed up, if I want to travel all 205 – or finally stop visiting China all the time. Also the number of available countries keeps changing – some countries split, other unify….
    Regards and stay healthy! Constanze :-)

    February 17, 2012
  2. Daniel #

    I like your way of being geeky.

    March 14, 2012
  3. Bob Blackman #

    Hi Katja. How is everything going? I did a check against your list of countries and my tally is 74. And I haven’t been to a new country since 1998. Also when I travelled Germany was two, Hong Kong was seperate. Bye for now, Bob.

    March 21, 2012

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