States by First Letter of Name

Countries (states) beginning with the letter 'A' represent the greatest land area of the world covered at 19.84%, while those beginning with the letter 'I' represent the greatest population coverage at 23.56%. To see for yourself what percent of the world is covered by different country combinations, click here.

World Population and Area by First Letter of Country Names

LetterUN MembersOther MembersTotal StatesWorld PopulationWorld Area
A116172.52% 19.84%
B174216.18% 7.64%
C1772422.35%16.28%
D6 17 1.53% 1.72%
E7 07 2.89% 1.68%
F3 47 0.99% 0.68%
G114152.20% 2.60%
H3 36 0.50% 0.16%
I8 19 23.56%4.90%
J3 25 1.92% 0.32%
K5 16 1.00% 2.40%
L9 09 0.42% 1.55%
M192214.67% 5.98%
N9 5143.55% 2.67%
O1 01 0.05% 0.21%
P9 3125.39% 2.61%
Q1 01 0.03% 0.01%
R4 04 3.15% 11.49%
S267334.10% 5.75%
T113143.47% 2.09%
U7 18 7.09% 7.45%
V3 14 1.71% 0.83%
W0 22 0.00% 0.00%
X0 00 0.00% 0.00%
Y1 01 0.34% 0.36%
Z2 02 0.40% 0.78%
Total19357250100.00%100.00%

90% of Countries

As an interesting observation, countries starting with the 12 letters in "PERMIT CUBANS" represent approximately 90% of the world in terms of both population and area (Note that no political statement is suggested by this anagram). To see for yourself what percent of the world is covered by different country combinations, click here.