World map region definitions

Our World in Data
  • Our World in Data collation of countries by continent
  • Time span: A single time period, the country-continent definition remaining constant over time.
  • Available at: Our World in Data visualisation with downloadable .csv file is available online here.

The World Bank
  • World Bank’s published list of countries belonging to world regions, split into a total of seven regions.
  • Time span: A single time period, the regional definition remaining constant over time.
  • Available at: The data is available online here.

World Health Organization
  • WHO’s definition of the world’s countries by continent
  • Time span: A single time period, the country-continent definition remaining constant over time.
  • Available at: List of countries according to the WHO is listed here.

Angus Maddison
  • Maddison’s definition of the world’s countries by region
  • Time span: A single time period, the country-continent definition remaining constant over time.
  • Available at: List of countries is available here.