Different countries start with different letters some even sharing the same first letter. Similarly, some countries share more than just the first letter; they may even share the first name. The following are countries starting with N:
- New Zealand
- North Korea
Countries That Start With The Letter N
Located in the southwest coast region of the continent of Africa is Namibia one of the ten countries in the world that start with the letter "N". Even though Namibia is the world’s 34th largest country with an area of 318,772 square miles, it is the second least populated in the world. Namibia is bordered by South Africa, Zambia, Angola, Botswana, and the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s largest and capital city is Windhoek which has about 300,000 residents. Namibia has been named the world’s best value for money destination as well as the fifth best tourist destination.
Located only 26 miles from the equator is the small pleasant Island of Nauru located in the southern region of the Pacific Ocean in the continent of Oceania. The country has a population of about 11,347 people, and its official languages are Nauruan and English. Covering a total area of 8.1 square miles, Nauru is the world’s third smallest country by area after the Vatican City and the principality of Monaco. The island country now officially called the Republic of Nauru was once known as Pleasant Island. Although the country does not have an official capital city, Yaren acts as its capital.
Among the ten countries in the world that starts with the letter ‘N’ is Nepal a landlocked country found in Asia’s southern region. The country is situated between China and India and is home to Mt Everest, the highest location on earth as well as 7 of the top 10 tallest mountains in the world. Nepal, whose total area is 56,827 square miles, is the world’s 93rd largest country and has a population of 26.4 million people. The largest and capital city of Nepal is Kathmandu while its official language is Nepali.
Located on the continent of Europe is the Netherlands whose capital is Amsterdam which is one of the world’s most visited cities. The country is also informally known as Holland. The Netherlands shares maritime borders in the North Sea with Germany, Belgium, and the UK. The country has a population of 17,170,000 and covers an area of 16,040 square miles thus making it Europe’s most densely populated country. Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands while English, Frisian, and Papiamento are widely spoken in the Netherlands and some of its overseas territories.
Located about 900 miles east of Australia is the island country of New Zealand found in the continent of Oceania, the country’s capital city is Wellington. It was one of the last lands to be occupied by human beings because of its remoteness. Thus there are more sheep in the country than people. The country has a population of 4,836,520 people and a total area of 103,483 square miles. The official languages spoken in New Zealand include English, NZ Sign, and Maori.
Officially the Republic of Nicaragua, the country is located in Central America. At 50,338 square miles, it is the largest country in Central America. It is bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, as well as by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The country had a population of just over 6 million as of 2012, with the largest and capital city being Managua. The official language is Spanish.
Niger is also known as The Niger and officially the Republic of the Niger. The country is located in Africa, and is the largest country in West Africa, covering almost 1,270,000 km2, of which over 80% lies within the Sahara Desert. The country is landlocked and is bordered by Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Algeria. The capital and largest city in Niamey. The population numbered over 17 million in 2012, the majority of which practice Islam. French is the official language while the country also has 10 national languages, with Hausa and Zarma-Sonrai spoken widely as second languages throughout the country.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, located in Western Africa, is the 14th largest country in Africa with a total land area of 356,669 square miles. It shares land borders with Niger to the north, Chad and Cameroon to the east, and Benin to the west. To the south, it is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea. English is the official language, although Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba are major languages within the country. The country boasted a population of almost 140.5 million in 2012. Due to Nigeria's large population and economy, it is often called the "Giant of Africa."
Officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea is found in the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula with a total area of 120,540 km2. It is bordered by Russia, China, and South Korea, as well as by the Yellow Sea, Korea Bay, and the Sea of Japan. Pyongyang is both the country's capital city and largest city. The country is run by a totalitarian dictatorship under the ideology of national self-reliance known as "Juche". Much of the country experiences a humid continental climate with hot, rainy summers.
The Kingdom of Norway is part of the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. The country has a total area of 148,728 square miles of which over 5% is water. The country borders Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark, along with an extensive coastline along the Barents Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with the mainland, the country also comprises of the island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard as well as three uninhabited dependencies in the southern hemisphere. Oslo is the capital and largest city of Norway. Norwegian and Sami are the official languages of the country.
The continent of Africa has the most countries that begin with the letter "n" with three, while Europe, Oceania, and Asia all have two, and Central American has one. Namibia, Niger, and Nigeria are all located in Africa, with both Niger and Nigeria located in Western Africa. The Netherlands and Norway are both located in Europe, with the Netherlands in northwestern Europe and Norway in northern Europe. Nauru and New Zealand are both located in Oceania. Nepal and North Korea are both located in Asia, with Nepal in South Asia and North Korea in East Asia. Nicaragua is located in Central America.