Developed Countries List | List of Developed and Developing Countries

Check Developed Countries List with their Human Development Index, List of developing countries with average socioeconomics development ,GDP and GNP, Also check Least Developed Countries List by UN

Developed Countries List: A developed country is a sovereign state that has a high quality of life, developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations. Most commonly, the criteria for evaluating the degree of economic development are Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross National Product (GNP), the per capita income level of industrialization, amount of widespread infrastructure and general standard of living.

Developed countries have generally more advanced post industrial economies, meaning the service sector provides more wealth than the industrial sector. They are contrasted with developing countries, which are in the process of industrialization or are pre industrial and almost entirely agrarian, some of which might fall into the category of least developed countries. Developed Countries List is given below.

Developed Countries List

Norway is at the top with 0.957 HDI and Ireland at 2nd place with 0.955 HDI. Top 20 developed countries list with Human Development Index (HD) is given below.

Rank Country Name Human Development
Index (HDI)
1Norway 0.957
2Ireland 0.955
4Hong Kong 0.949
5Iceland 0.949
6Germany 0.947
7Sweden 0.945
13United Kingdom 0.932
14Belgium 0.931
15New Zealand0.931
17United States0.926
20Japan 0.919
Developed Countries List

Developing Countries List

The Developing Countries are sovereign state with lower Human Development Index (HDI) and lesser socioeconomics development and industrial base as compared to developed countries. As per International Monetary Fund (IMF) data there are more than 152 developing countries. Top 20 Developing Countries List is given below in the table.

RankCountry Name Human Development
Index (HDI)
1India 0.645
5Sao Tome and Principe0.625
14Equatorial Guinea0.592
16Myanmar 0.583
18Republic of Congo0.574
Developing Countries List

Least Developed Countries List

The Least developed countries are developing countries which are having low Human Development Index ratings and having low socioeconomics development and low GDP(Gross Domestic Product), GNP (Gross National Product) and GNI (Gros National Income. The list of Least Developed Countries by United Nations includes 46 countries, 33 countries from Africa, 9 from Asia, 3 from Oceania, and 1 in Americas.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Benin
  5. Bhutan
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cambodia
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Comoros
  12. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  13. Djibouti
  14. Eritrea
  15. Ethiopia
  16. Gambia
  17. Guinea
  18. Guinea-Bissau
  19. Haiti
  20. Kiribati
  21. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  22. Lesotho
  23. Liberia
  24. Madagascar
  25. Malawi
  26. Mali
  27. Mauritania
  28. Mozambique
  29. Myanmar
  30. Nepal
  31. Niger
  32. Rwanda
  33. Sao Tome and Principe
  34. Senegal
  35. Sierra Leone
  36. Solomon Islands
  37. Somalia
  38. South Sudan
  39. Sudan
  40. Timor-Leste
  41. Togo
  42. Tuvalu
  43. Uganda
  44. United Republic of Tanzania
  45. Yemen
  46. Zambia

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