There are 243 territories in the world considered to be countries, and 191 of them are recognized by UN.
Most of the countries, both recognized and unrecognized by other countries, are republics.
The most common first letter in country names is "S", 30 names start with this letter. The less common first letters are "O" (only Oman), "Q" (only Qatar) and "Y" (only Yemen).
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