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Corruption is prevalent in almost every country in the world– but some are more corrupt than others.  This is a complete list of the most corrupt countries in the world, ranked in order of how corrupt the country's government is.  Many countries have made it to this list, thanks to its corrupt politicians with illegal money making skills. In these countries of the world, bribery and corruption are rampant. Somalia is ranked the top most corrupt country.You can sort this list of corrupt countries of the world by any column to get the most corrupt countries or least corrupt countries. Source: Transparency International, 2009, 2013.

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Somalia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Somalia Mogadishu - Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, ...more

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North Korea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
North Korea Pyongyang - North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea ...more

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Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Afghanistan Kabul - Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It has a population of approximately 31 million people, making it ...more

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Sudan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Sudan Khartoum - Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North Africa, bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to ...more

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Iraq is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Iraq Baghdad - Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the ...more

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Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Uzbekistan Tashkent - Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia. It is a unitary, constitutional, presidential republic, comprising 12 provinces, 1 autonomous ...more

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Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Turkmenistan Ashgabat - Turkmenistan, formerly known as Turkmenia, is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Turkmenistan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to ...more

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Syria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Syria Damascus - Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and ...more

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Yemen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Yemen Sana'a - Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Southwest Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second largest country ...more

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Haiti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Haiti Port-au-Prince - Haiti, officially the Republic of Haïti, is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares ...more

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Guinea-Bissau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Guinea-Bissau Bissau - Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, GI-nee-bi-SOW, is a country in West Africa. It covers 36,125 km² with an estimated population of 1,704,000. Guinea-Bissau was once ...more

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Equatorial Guinea is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Equatorial Guinea Malabo - Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its ...more

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Chad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Chad N'Djamena - Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and ...more

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Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Venezuela Caracas - Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela's territory covers around 916,445 km² with an estimated ...more

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Guinea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Guinea Conakry - Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour ...more

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Burundi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Burundi Bujumbura - Burundi or, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of Southeast Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, ...more

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Eritrea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Eritrea Asmara - Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the ...more

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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Cambodia Phnom Penh - Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total ...more

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Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, ...more

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Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, DROC, or RDC, is a country located in Central Africa. It borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central ...more

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Congo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Congo Brazzaville - The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo Republic or Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the ...more

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Myanmar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Myanmar Naypyidaw - Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third ...more

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Angola is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Angola Luanda - Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the ...more

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Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Tajikistan Dushanbe - Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia. With an estimated 8 million people in 2013, it is the 98th most populous country ...more

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Laos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Laos Vientiane - Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, ...more

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Iran Tehran - Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, ...more

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Central African Republic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Central African Republic Bangui - The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...more

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Paraguay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Paraguay Asunción - Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia ...more

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Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a ...more

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Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Côte d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro - Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa. Ivory Coast's de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is the port ...more

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Zimbabwe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Zimbabwe Harare - Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana ...more

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Ukraine Kiev - Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the largest country entirely within Europe. Ukraine borders Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the ...more

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Timor-Leste is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Timor-Leste Dili - East Timor or Timor-Leste, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a country in Maritime Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of ...more

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Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Sierra Leone Freetown - Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the north-east, Liberia in the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the ...more

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Russia Moscow - Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. At 17,075,400 square kilometres, Russia is the largest ...more

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Kenya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Kenya Nairobi - Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the ...more

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Ecuador Quito - Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific ...more

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Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Cameroon Yaoundé - Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and ...more

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Nepal Kathmandu - Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres and a population of approximately 27 million, ...more

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Comoros is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Comoros Moroni - The Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of ...more

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Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Azerbaijan Baku - Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a contiguous transcontinental presidential republic in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. ...more

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Philippines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Philippines Manila - The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 7,107 islands that are ...more

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Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Pakistan Islamabad - Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 180 million people, it is the sixth most populous country and with an ...more

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Belarus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Belarus Minsk - Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to ...more

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Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Bangladesh Dhaka - Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia; and is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Burma to its southeast and separated from Nepal and ...more

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Uganda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Uganda Kampala - Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the ...more

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Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Nigeria Abuja - Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria is located in West Africa and ...more

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Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Nicaragua Managua - Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated ...more

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Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Mozambique Maputo - Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe ...more

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Mauritania is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Mauritania Nouakchott - Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by the ...more