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Countries That Start With B

The list of countries that start with B are, Brazil, Barbados, Belgium, Bahamas, Belarus, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria and Botswana.

The list of countries that start with B is diverse in terms of geography and culture. Countries like Bahrain and Barbados are located in the Middle East and Caribbean respectively while others such as Belarus and Belgium are found in Europe. There are also several landlocked countries on the list including Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana and Burkina Faso.

Even though each country name starts with the letter B, they are all quite different from one another. Bahrain is an oil-rich country while Barbados is a popular tourist destination.

# Country
1 Brazil
2 Barbados
3 Belgium
4 Bahamas
5 Belarus
6 Bangladesh
7 Bahrain
8 Belize
9 Bolivia
10 Benin
11 Burkina Faso
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Burundi
14 Bhutan
15 Brunei
16 Bulgaria
17 Botswana

1. Brazil

Christ The Redeemer Brazil

Brazil is a country located in South America. It is the largest country in the region, and fifth largest in the world by land area. Brazil has a population of over 200 million people, making it the seventh most populous nation on earth. Christ the Redeemer is located in Rio De Janeiro and is one of the new seven wonders of the world. The capital of Brazil is Brasília, and the country's official language is Portuguese.

Brazil is home to a variety of different landscapes, including rainforests, deserts, mountains, and coastal areas. The Amazon River, which runs through the country, is the second longest river in the world behind the Nile.

The economy of Brazil is the eighth largest in the world by GDP. The country is rich in resources, with a large agricultural sector and significant reserves of oil and minerals. Brazil is also a major exporter of coffee, soybeans, sugarcane, and other agricultural products. The tourism industry is strong in Brazil too and its easy to see why with its rainforests, waterfalls and sandy beaches.

2. Barbados

Barbados Beach

Located in the Caribbean, Barbados is an island nation that is known for its stunning beaches, friendly people, and vibrant culture. The national dish of Barbados is cou-cou and flying fish, which is usually served with spicy gravy and steamed vegetables.

Nature lovers explore the island's many hiking trails, some take dips in the numerous waterfalls and others use it a base to explore the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. History buffs enjoy visiting the island's museums and historic sites, and those looking for a more relaxing vacation spend their days lounging on the beach.

3. Belgium

Bruges Belgium

Belgium is a small country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by France, the Netherlands, and Germany. Its official languages seem to be influences by the countries it borders as they are French, Dutch, and German. The capital city of Belgium is Brussels and Bruges is one of the countries most stunning cities and the capital of West Flanders. The renaissance architecture is symbolic of its rich history.

The majority of Belgium is low-lying and flat with some hills in the southeast part of the country. The climate is moderate with cool winters and mild summers which makes it good for outdoor sports. Many famous footballers and cyclists are born in Belgium.

4. Bahamas

Swimming Pig Bahamas

The Bahamas is famous for many things, one of the stranger ones is that it has a beach where you can swim with pigs. The Bahamas is made up of around 700 islands, the most famous of which is probably New Providence which houses the capital, Nassau. The islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of United States, north of Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. It is popular tourists seeking beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and a change of scenery. The Bahamas is a former British Colony and English is the official language but Bahamian Creole is also commonly spoken.

The Bahamas has a tropical climate, with warm weather all year round. The hurricane season runs from June to November.

5. Belarus

Minsk Belarus

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

6. Bangladesh

Lalbagh Fort Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country that starts with B, located in South Asia. The capital and largest city is Dhaka. Bangladesh forms part of the historical region of Bengal in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, which also includes the present-day Indian state of West Bengal. The name "Bangladesh" means "Country of Bengal". Geographically, it is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Myanmar is to its southeast; and the Bay of Bengal is to its south. One of its most popular attractions is Lalbagh Fort.

7. Bahrain

Manama Bahrain

Bahrain is a Middle Eastern archipelago in the Persian Gulf. The islands that make up the country sit close to the coasts of both Qatar and Saudi Arabia.  Bahrain is home to more than 700 islands, the largest of which is Bahrain Island. The capital city, Manama, is located on Bahrain Island. Britain had a naval base there but later withdrew its forces and Bahrain declared itself independent.

The country has a population of just over 1.5 million people. The official language of Bahrain is Arabic, but English is also widely spoken. The economy of Bahrain is largely based on petroleum production and refining. The country also has growing finance and tourism sectors.

8. Belize

Great Blue Hole Belize

Belize is a country located on the eastern coast of Central America. It is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. English is the official language of Belize, and it is the only country where that is the case in Central America. Spanish is also widely spoken in Belize. The population of Belize is ~300,000, making it one of the smallest countries in the Americas.

9. Bolivia

Bolivia Salt Flat

Bolivia is a landlocked country located in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west.  The capital of Bolivia is Sucre (previously known as Charcas), while La Paz serves as the country's seat of government. Bolivia is also home to the worlds largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni. The country is named after Simón Bolívar, after he conquered the territory.

Bolivia is a democracy that is divided into nine local governments. The departmental capitals are Cochabamba, Oruro, Pando, Potosí, Tarija, Beni, Chuquisaca, La Paz, and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The country's geography is diverse, with the Andes mountains to the west, the Amazon Basin rainforest to the north and east, and the Atacama Desert to the southwest. Bolivia is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, with 36 recognized indigenous peoples where Aymara and Quechua are the largest groups.

10. Benin

Cotonou Benin

Benin is a country located in West Africa. The official name of Benin is the Republic of Benin. Benin sits on the site of the Kingdom Of Dahomey, it was a regional power in centuries gone by. The capital city of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the largest city is Cotonou. The population of Benin is estimated to be about 11 million. The official language of Benin is French.

11. Burkina Faso

Sindou Peaks Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the south east; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the south west. Burkina Faso has a population of more than 20 million and its capital is Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso was formerly called Upper Volta. It was renamed on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. The name "Burkina Faso" means "Land of Honest Men" or literally "Land of Upright Men".

12. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country is bordered by Croatia to the north and west, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the south. Bosnia and Herzegovina is an almost landlocked country in the Balkans with just 12 miles of coastline. It is the shortest coastline of any non-landlocked country in the world apart from Monaco.

13. Burundi

lake Tanganyika, Burundi

Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. Burundi sits next to Lake Tanganyika, the deepest lake in Africa and the second deepest in the world after Lake Baikal. In 2019 Burundi changed its capital from Bujumbura to Gitega. The official languages of Burundi are Kirundi, English and French.

14. Bhutan

Tiger nest monastery, Bhutan, Taktshang Goemba

Bhutan is a landlocked country in Asia. It is located in the eastern Himalayas and has multiple peaks over 7,000 meters. The capital, Thimphu sits at ~2,300 meters above sea level making it the highest capitals in the world. It has a population of ~750,000 people and the currency is the Ngultrum.

15. Brunei

Temburong Bridge Brunei

Brunei is a small country located in Southeast Asia. It shares a border with Malaysia to the south and has a coastline along the South China Sea. The capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, is located in the north. The country has a population of just over 450,000 people and has a total land area of ~100 square kilometers. The official language is Malay, but English is also widely spoken.

16. Bulgaria

sofia bulgaria

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas (which also begins with b!)

17. Botswana

elephants Moremi National Park, Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. It has a population of around 2.3 million people, and it is home to some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world. The official language of Botswana is English, although Setswana is also widely spoken. The currency used in Botswana is the Botswana pula. It shares borders with four countries and is located north of South Africa, to the west of Zimbabwe, to the south of Zambia and to the east of Namibia.

The majority of Botswana's terrain consists of the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is a semi-arid desert that covers much of southern Africa. It spans an area of over 900,000 square kilometers, making it one of the largest deserts in the world. The Kalahari is home to a variety of plant and animal life, including the African bush elephant, the white rhinoceros, and the endangered black rhinoceros.

Special Mention

There is one location that deserves a special mention.


Bermuda almost fits the list but is a British Overseas Territory instead of an independent country.


Burma is an alternative name the country's official name, Myanmar, so we have not included it in our list for countries that start with B.



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