Map of the World 2020
Above we have a new world map for 2020. Not much has changed since 2019. Brexit is destined to happen now that Boris Johnson won a thumping majority in the UK parliament. However that does not affect the borders marked on this map at all. The United States Department of State recognizes 195 independent countries but not all are shown on this map because some are to small for the scale of the map.
This is not a terrain relief map it is a political map of the world. So it does not show all the different topography that some of our other maps shop. This world map was designed a quick and easy reference to all the major countries in the world. It also references all the populated continents including Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia (Australia).
As a political map it shows all the current boundaries for the countries represented and shows comparative size of the countries in question. Some distortion may occur as the earth is a sphere and this map of the world is a flat representation. Most distortion will occur around the equator as that is where the earth bulges due to its rotation.
If there is a change in borders during the year 2020 we do one of two possible procedures. The map above will be replaced by a new map or we will add the changed map into the page as it stands.
For a list of all our older world maps go to our World Map page
List of countries in the World
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo