Two Letters in the Alphabet That No Country Begins With and One Country That Begins With ‘O’

Can you guess two letters in the alphabet that no country begins with and which country begins with the letter O?

Exploring our world and finding interesting facts is so exciting. In this article, we will test your knowledge of countries that exist. Can you guess two letters in the alphabet that no country begins with and which country begins with the letter O? I am sure you might be surprised when you find out the answers.

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Two Letters in the Alphabet That No Country Begins With

To make this guessing game fun, grab your pen and paper and write down at least one country starting with letters from A to Z.

Here is a sample of what a list from this guessing game might look like. Please note that there is something wrong with this list, which we will discuss in answering the first question in our guessing game.

  • A -Albania
  • B-Barbados
  • C-Canada
  • D-Denmark
  • E-Egypt
  • F-Fiji
  • G-Gabon
  • H-Haiti
  • I-Iceland
  • J-Jamaica
  • K-Kenya
  • L-Lebanon
  • M-Madagascar
  • N-New Zealand
  • O-trying to remember
  • P-Pakistan
  • Q-Qatar
  • R-Romania
  • S-Senegal
  • T-Taiwan
  • U-Uganda
  • V-Venezuela
  • W-Wales
  • Y-Yemen
  • Z-Zambia

Based on this list, it would appear as if there is only one letter without a country, which is X. Can you pick up the error in the list?

There are 2 letters that no country begins with, which means that there is a country listed that is not actually a country. Wales is not a country!! The answer is W and X.

What Place Does Not Meet the Classical Definition of a Country?

Wales is a sovereign state of the United Kingdom. It is not a country. Wales is not a member of the United Nations and is not listed in the official list of countries in the world. There are some people who may argue that Wales is a country because of its attributes. It is however not one officially. Wales is actually one of 4 regions (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) that make up the United Kingdom.

If you check any official list of countries in the world, Wales is not listed.

Excerpt from WorldAtlas.Com

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One Country That Begins With O

There is only one country that starts with the letter O which is Oman. Oman is an Arab country located in the Middle East.

Interesting Facts On the One Country That Begins With O

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Wadi Bani Khalid-Oman

Here are a few interesting facts on Oman, the one country that begins with the letter O.

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195 Countries in the World

What are the two letters in the alphabet that no country begins with? W and X

What is the one country that begins with O? Oman

Now that we have answered the two questions, here is the official list of the 195 countries in the world.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Antigua and Barbuda
  7. Argentina
  8. Armenia
  9. Australia
  10. Austria
  11. Azerbaijan
  12. The Bahamas
  13. Bahrain
  14. Bangladesh
  15. Barbados
  16. Belarus
  17. Belgium
  18. Belize
  19. Benin
  20. Bhutan
  21. Bolivia
  22. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  23. Botswana
  24. Brazil
  25. Brunei
  26. Bulgaria
  27. Burkina Faso
  28. Burundi
  29. Cabo Verde
  30. Cambodia
  31. Cameroon
  32. Canada
  33. Central African Republic
  34. Chad
  35. Chile
  36. China
  37. Colombia
  38. Comoros
  39. Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  40. Congo, Republic of the
  41. Costa Rica
  42. Côte d’Ivoire
  43. Croatia
  44. Cuba
  45. Cyprus
  46. Czech Republic
  47. Denmark
  48. Djibouti
  49. Dominica
  50. Dominican Republic
  51. East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  52. Ecuador
  53. Egypt
  54. El Salvador
  55. Equatorial Guinea
  56. Eritrea
  57. Estonia
  58. Eswatini
  59. Ethiopia
  60. Fiji
  61. Finland
  62. France
  63. Gabon
  64. The Gambia
  65. Georgia
  66. Germany
  67. Ghana
  68. Greece
  69. Grenada
  70. Guatemala
  71. Guinea
  72. Guinea-Bissau
  73. Guyana
  74. Haiti
  75. Honduras
  76. Hungary
  77. Iceland
  78. India
  79. Indonesia
  80. Iran
  81. Iraq
  82. Ireland
  83. Israel
  84. Italy
  85. Jamaica
  86. Japan
  87. Jordan
  88. Kazakhstan
  89. Kenya
  90. Kiribati
  91. Korea, North
  92. Korea, South
  93. Kosovo
  94. Kuwait
  95. Kyrgyzstan
  96. Laos
  97. Latvia
  98. Lebanon
  99. Lesotho
  100. Liberia
  101. Libya
  102. Liechtenstein
  103. Lithuania
  104. Luxembourg
  105. Madagascar
  106. Malawi
  107. Malaysia
  108. Maldives
  109. Mali
  110. Malta
  111. Marshall Islands
  112. Mauritania
  113. Mauritius
  114. Mexico
  115. Micronesia, Federated States of
  116. Moldova
  117. Monaco
  118. Mongolia
  119. Montenegro
  120. Morocco
  121. Mozambique
  122. Myanmar (Burma)
  123. Namibia
  124. Nauru
  125. Nepal
  126. Netherlands
  127. New Zealand
  128. Nicaragua
  129. Niger
  130. Nigeria
  131. North Macedonia
  132. Norway
  133. Oman
  134. Pakistan
  135. Palau
  136. Panama
  137. Papua New Guinea
  138. Paraguay
  139. Peru
  140. Philippines
  141. Poland
  142. Portugal
  143. Qatar
  144. Romania
  145. Russia
  146. Rwanda
  147. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  148. Samoa
  149. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  150. San Marino
  151. Sao Tome and Principe
  152. Saudi Arabia
  153. Senegal
  154. Serbia
  155. Seychelles
  156. Sierra Leone
  157. Singapore
  158. Slovakia
  159. Slovenia
  160. Solomon Islands
  161. Somalia
  162. South Africa
  163. Spain
  164. Sri Lanka
  165. Sudan
  166. Sudan, South
  167. Suriname
  168. Sweden
  169. Switzerland
  170. Syria
  171. Tajikistan
  172. Tanzania
  173. Thailand
  174. Togo
  175. Tonga
  176. Trinidad and Tobago
  177. Tunisia
  178. Turkey
  179. Turkmenistan
  180. Tuvalu
  181. Uganda
  182. Ukraine
  183. United Arab Emirates
  184. Uruguay
  185. United Kingdom
  186. United States
  187. Uruguay
  188. Uzbekistan
  189. Vanuatu
  190. Vatican City
  191. Venezuela
  192. Vietnam
  193. Yemen
  194. Zambia
  195. Zimbabwe

Why Is Taiwan Not Recognized as a Country?

As seen above Taiwan is not officially listed as a country. Taiwan is an island that was formerly known as “The Republic of China”. Although it may meet the requirements to be classified as a country, it has not been recognized as such by many powerful countries and international bodies.

Supporting Article: Taiwan’s UN Dilemma: To Be or Not To Be

This lack of recognition is argued to have commenced in the 1940s when Taiwan had a political conflict with Mainland China and was ousted. Taiwan has not been a member of the United Nations since 1971 when it was replaced by Mainland China. Although Taiwan desires to be deemed a sovereign nation, China still deems it as part of its territory.


There are many places that are thought to be countries but are actually not. The definition of a country seeks to recognize those that have full autonomy. If a place meets the classical definition of a country and is not on official lists, most likely there is some debate or claim or controversy surrounding their status.

<strong>Lori Lewis, The Travel <span class="has-inline-color has-pale-pink-color">Virgin</span></strong>
Lori Lewis, The Travel Virgin

Content Writer and Researcher

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