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List Rules Countries Nations States Obscure

School introduced us to the concept of a nation, state or country.

By most accounts, there are 196 Countries in the World.*

News organization and Hollywood films selected for us what countries need to be spotlighted, notably, the First World countries, the war-strife nations and those which cannot simply be ignored due to some reasons or the other.

Global events like beauty pageants and the Olympics further ingrain in our consciousness the names of most countries.

Yet, there are still several countries whose names are rarely mentioned in world history books, media reports or in the parade of nations.

Please add your choice to the list.

This will make us more informed and, yes, highlight these countries as well.

*http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm
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Transnistria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Transnistria Eurasia

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2
+ - 383 195
Kiribati is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kiribati Oceania

3
+ - 319 157
Comoros is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Comoros Africa

4
+ - 288 163
Nauru is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Nauru Oceania

5
+ - 256 140
Tuvalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Tuvalu Oceania

6
+ - 234 148
Vanuatu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Vanuatu Oceania

7
+ - 229 145
Timor-Leste is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Timor-Leste

8
+ - 201 133
Palau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Palau Oceania

9
+ - 230 206
Djibouti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Djibouti Africa

10
+ - 162 156
Suriname is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Suriname Americas

11
+ - 177 184
Burikina Faso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Burikina Faso

12
+ - 134 142
Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Micronesia Oceania

13
+ - 136 145
Benin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Benin Africa

14
+ - 165 187
Eritrea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Eritrea Africa

15
+ - 109 110
Burundi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Burundi Africa

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+ - 131 141
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Lesotho Africa

17
+ - 121 128
Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Tajikistan Asia

18
+ - 136 150
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kyrgyzstan Asia

19
+ - 121 137
Seychelles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Seychelles Africa

20
+ - 121 146
Kosovo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kosovo Europe - Between Serbia and Albania. Capital city is Pristina

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+ - 114 140
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Andorra Europe

22
+ - 112 139
Togo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Togo Africa

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+ - 104 128
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Bhutan Asia

24
+ - 102 127
Malawi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Malawi Africa

25
+ - 87 108
Gabon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Gabon Africa

26
+ - 94 119
Guyana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Guyana Americas

27
+ - 95 127
Solomon Islands is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Solomon Islands Oceania

28
+ - 93 125
Dominica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Dominica Americas

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+ - 89 123
Swaziland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Swaziland Africa

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+ - 96 136
Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World

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+ - 88 123
Moldova is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Moldova Europe

32
+ - 91 147
Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Azerbaijan Asia

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+ - 77 129
Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Montenegro Europe

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+ - 66 117
Oman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Oman Asia

35
+ - 68 121
Namibia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Namibia Africa

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+ - 64 114
Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Mozambique Africa

37
+ - 77 139
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Georgia Eurasia

38
+ - 77 140
Niger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Niger Africa

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+ - 63 119
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Nicaragua Americas

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+ - 69 131
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Liberia Africa

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+ - 73 141
Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Uzbekistan Asia

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+ - 69 135
Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World

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+ - 67 133
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Cameroon Africa

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+ - 68 136
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Sierra Leone Africa

45
+ - 54 112
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Senegal Africa

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+ - 65 152
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Yemen Asia

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+ - 65 162
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Luxembourg Europe

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+ - 52 140
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Ghana Africa

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+ - 60 160
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kazakhstan Asia

50
+ - 87 221
Wales is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Wales United Kingdom