Let’s take a look at the top 10 oldest countries in the world. Even though all countries in the world were created on the same day, some seem older than others.
Here are the 10 oldest countries in the world.
Iran tops the list as the oldest country in the world. The country was founded in 3200 B.C.(Before Christ). The country has been in existence since that year and has a topography characterized by numerous mountains and mountain ranges.
Egypt is the second oldest country in the world and also the oldest country in Africa. Egypt was founder around 3100 B.C. Egypt is a country that lies in the northeast corner of the African continent.
Vietnam, founded in 2879 B.C., hugs the eastern part of southeastern Asia. The capital is Hanoi, and Vietnam’s population measures over 99 million. The country is bordered by Cambodia, Laos, and China. China had a large influence on Vietnamese culture, as China ruled over Vietnam for several years. China and Vietnam engaged in the trade of goods and literature amongst other items, which helped shape Vietnam’s regime structure and economy.
Top 10 Oldest Countries In The World
The country of Armenia began in 2492 B.C. and is bordered by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Iran. Armenia has about three million citizens residing within the country with more than 35% of the population found in the capital city of Yerevan. While Armenia occupies a small area today, Ancient Armenia was much larger.
5. North Korea
North Korea’s first form of government was recognized in 2333 B.C. The capital of North Korea is P’yongyang, and the country has a population of over 25 million. North Korea sits above South Korea on the Korean Peninsula in eastern Asia. Russia and China border North Korea from above.
China appeared as a legitimate regime in 2070 B.C. and occupies an impressively large area. It has the third-largest landmass in the world and takes up around 7.14% of the world’s land.
India was ruled by the British Empire until its independence was recognized in 1947. Prior to British rule, India was comprised of a collection of different nations. In fact, settlement on the Indian subcontinent occurred for approximately 5,000 years before legitimate civilizations had been established. People settled lands of present-day India until the rise of civilizations like the Vedic Civilization, which began around 1,500 B.C.
Georgia, whose population numbers around 3.7 million, was established in 1300 B.C. Its capital is Tbilisi, and the country borders Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey. Georgia thrived during the medieval period, but it was later absorbed by the Soviet Union. Georgia’s self-sovereignty did not return until 1989, nearly 3,300 years after it was founded.
Like Georgia, the country of Israel was also founded in 1300 B.C. Its capital is Jerusalem, and the country has a population of 8.9 million residents. Israel borders Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt, and its coast runs along the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is the only Jewish country today; it was promised to the Hebrews, who preceded the Jews, as the “promised land” according to the Bible
Sudan was established in 1070 B.C. It lies in the African continent, bordered by Egypt, Libya, Chad, and other Northeast African countries. It has a population of 45 million people, and its capital is Khartoum. Before the succession of South Sudan, Sudan was the largest country on the African continent. While Sudan was originally a colony, it later gained independence.