[thelist] official list of countries (that people live in)

Brent Eades beades at almonte.com
Thu May 18 17:37:56 CDT 2006

Sarah Adams wrote:
> I'm looking for an "official" list of countries to use in a web app. I 
> found this list:
> http://schmidt.devlib.org/data/countries.html
> I'm just not sure if it's exactly what I'm looking for. I recall reading 
> somewhere once that some of these lists include countries that no one 
> actually lives in (besides penguins). Can someone confirm that the list 
> I found does not include any such countries? If it does, is there a 
> better list that someone can suggest?
> Thanks!

Yes, these are all populated countries -- if only barely in some cases. 
  Tokelau has about 1,400 people, for example, while Pitcairn Island has 
46 (!)

Brent Eades	
Almonte, Ontario

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