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Countries and Capitals with Audio Pronunciation

Whether you are a politician, a passionate traveler, or just a map freak, you may want to know the names of counties and their capitals. But what about their pronunciation? Even some native English speakers have a hard time trying to read and pronounce foreign names. And yes, some of them are really confusing. Here we are trying to bridge this gap. But first things first.

The UN recognizes 195 independent states, while only 193 of them are members of the organization. But what is the overall number of countries in the world? The exact number may vary depending on the evaluation methodology, thus you may find different data on the subject. In fact, there are much more nations on our planet. Some of them do not constitute countries, others are not fully recognized by other nations or countries, yet others are self-governing overseas territories (dependencies) of the big well-known countries.

We know from history that countries may be born and die, kingdoms, realms, and empires rise and fall, borders move and change. Their names may be changed over time as well.

But here we are not going to scrutinize political status, forms of government, or the geographical location of countries. Our goal is to get familiarized with the names of countries, as well as the names of their capitals and their English pronunciation. And as mentioned above, this list may not represent all countries of the world.

Here you can also sort countries and capitals alphabetically or check your knowledge: hide countries or capitals and make an attempt to recall their names. Hide both and try to spell them by listening to the audio pronunciation.

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1The UN established status of Jerusalem as a territory under international administration (UNGA Resolution No. 194 of 11 December 1948). Israel declared Jerusalem its capital in 1949 shortly after the end of the War of Independence. In 1967, after the Six-Day War, Israel annexed East Jerusalem and merged it with its Western part into a single municipality. This connection is not recognized by the United Nations (UN Security Council Resolution 478). The vast majority of foreign embassies are located outside Jerusalem, chiefly in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, and Herzlia.

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