There are 21 countries in the world that begin with the letter "M." Those countries are: Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco and Mozambique.
There 191 countries in the world whose status as countries are undisputed. Lists that include disputed countries are much longer, with some lists reaching 257 names.
Of the list of countries beginning with "M," Malta is one of the nations whose country status is disputed. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is technically a nonstate sovereign entity, as it claims neither statehood nor territory. It has established full diplomatic relations with 104 sovereign states as a sovereign subject of international law, and it participates in the United Nations as an observer entity.
Mayotte is also a disputed country. Mayotte is an African country located in southern Africa, north of Mozambique. It is actually an island whose people have chosen to live under the rule of the French; therefore, having their culture influenced and almost similar to that of native French. The citizens of Mayotte made that decision in an important referendum that was voted on in 2009.Learn More
Kentucky and Illinois are the two states that border both the Ohio and the Mississippi Rivers. The junction of these two river systems is located near Cairo, Illinois, historically a busy river port.Full Answer >
Mount Kilauea is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the largest active volcanoes in the world, the mountain has been constantly erupting for more than 30 years. The volcano itself is estimated to be 600,000 years old, while the oldest rock is 23,000 years of age.Full Answer >
Cape Alava, located in Clallam County, Washington, is the westernmost point in the continental United States. The cape has a longitude of 124° 44' 11.8" W and is accessible by a 3-mile boardwalk hike from a ranger station.Full Answer >
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