How many officially-recognized countries are in the world?

Here is the question :

HOW MANY OFFICIALLY-RECOGNIZED COUNTRIES ARE IN THE WORLD?


Here is the option for the question :

  • 136
  • 178
  • 195
  • 218

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

195

Explanation:

[STC003250] There are 195 nations in the world that are formally recognized, according to the UN. The most recent state to receive international recognition as a sovereign nation is South Sudan. After nearly 99% of voters approved independence in a referendum, South Sudan separated from Sudan on July 9, 2011. Despite recognizing 195 countries, the United Nations consists of just 193 sovereign member states – the only two countries that are not represented by the UN are the State of Palestine and the Holy See (aka the Vatican). It is doubtful that the State of Palestine will be granted full membership status until the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is settled.