There are 195 countries in the world, including 193 United Nations members and 2 observing states. These countries have their unique names which are symbolic to their respective citizens. Of these countries, only 32 country names have 6 letters in them.
6 Letter Countries
Angola is an independent state situated on the southern parts of Africa. It is the twenty-third biggest state on earth which occupies an area of about 481,400 sq miles. Angola is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia, Zambia, and the DRC (the Democratic Republic of the Congo). The Portuguese established their power in the country from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Angola gained their independence on November 11, 1975. It is split into eight provinces with Luanda being its capital city. Angola has a population of over 18,498,000.
Belize is a Central American state that occupies an area of about 8,867 sq miles. The Caribbean Sea surrounds it, Peten and Izabal departments in Guatemala, and Quintana Roo (Mexico). Belize changed their name from British Honduras in 1973. Belize was colonized by the British, while its neighbors were Spanish colonies; therefore, many people can converse in Spanish even though their official language is English.
Bhutan is a small South Asian state in the Himalaya Mountains. The country is surrounded by Tibet to the north and the Republic of China to the south. Sikkim (India) separates Nepal and Bhutan. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel founded the country in 1644. Bhutan is a landlocked state which has no air force or navy. The state occupies an area of about 14,824 sq miles and has a population of about 708,427 people. Over 97% of the locals are Buddhists.
Brazil is the fifth biggest state in the world and South America and occupies an area of about 3,287,612 sq miles. The country was named after a tree known as Brazilwood which once thrived on the Brazilian coast. Brazil became a republic in 1889. It’s the only South American state that speaks Portuguese. It has the biggest rainforest on earth known as the Amazon Rainforest which occupies about 40% of the state’s land.
Brunei is a landlocked state in Southeast Asia. Brunei is surrounded by Malaysia, and it occupies an area of about 2,226 sq miles. Brunei has a population of approximately 401,890 individuals. Islam is the main religion of the state. The indigenous dialect of the country is Malay while English is their second language. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital city of Brunei.
How Do Countries Get Their Names?
Most countries are named after a person who in one way or another played a crucial role in their history. For example, China is named after Emperor Qin, Bolivia after Simon Bolivar and Colombia after Christopher Columbus. Other nations get their name from an ancient group of people, and this includes countries like Italy named after Vitali tribe, and France after the Franks. Some states like Algeria were named after its capital city Algiers. Countries like Russia and Norway are named after legendary figures.