Poetry World Map

The world map (and table) here shows the distribution of poetry on this site. I will try to keep it more or less up to date. Those marked with * aren't truly countries  but are ones that I personally feel are worthy of separation.

The current map is dated 18 October 2019 - click for a larger version.

World map showing number of poems by country

I have tried to include poetry from all around the world on this site, and have at least one poem from every country (I think), except Vatican City as no one is allowed to actually be born there. Note that where a poet is from a former time, I have put their country of origin in modern terms, even though the country may not have been (named) the same in their time. In some cases it isn't possible to pin them down, in which case I have used a more generic country name (e.g. Korea). Finally, some poets were born in one country and lived most of the lives in another - in such cases both countries are "credited" unless they left their birthplace in childhood/infancy.

Table of countries:

Country No. poems Country No. poems
Afghanistan  3 Macedonia 3
Albania  4 Madagascar 3
Algeria  6 Malawi  5
Andorra 2 Malaysia  6
Angola  3 Maldives 2
Antigua and Barbuda 2 Mali  3
Argentina  15 Malta 4
Armenia 8 Marshall Islands 2
Australia  68 Martinique* 3
Austria  9 Mauritania 3
Azerbaijan  6 Mauritius 2
Bahamas 2 Mexico  23
Bahrain  3 Federated States of Micronesia 1
Bangladesh 3 Moldova 2
Barbados  3 Monaco 2
Belarus 2 Mongolia  8
Belgium  21 Montenegro 2
Belize 3 Morocco  6
Benin 2 Mozambique  4
Bhutan 2 Myanmar  2
Bolivia 5 Namibia  4
Bosnia Herzegovina 2 Nauru 1
Botswana  4 Nepal 3
Brazil  6 Netherlands  36
Brunei 1 New Zealand  23
Bulgaria  6 Nicaragua  6
Burkina Faso 3 Niger 2
Burundi 2 Nigeria  27

North Korea  2
Cambodia 2 Northern Ireland* 2
Cameroon  2 Norway  15
Canada  80 Oman 3
Cape Verde  5 Pakistan  11
Central African Republic 2 Palau 3
Chad 2 Palestine  11
Chile  13 Panama  4
China  66 Papua New Guinea 5
Colombia  2 Paraguay  4
Comoros 1 Persia* 15
Costa Rica 1 Peru  7
Cote d'Ivoire 2 Philippines 4
Croatia 3 Poland  50
Cuba  4 Portugal  16
Czech Republic 9 Qatar 2
Democratic Rep of Congo  4 Republic of Congo 2
Denmark  29 Romania  23
Djibouti  3 Russia  85
Dominica 3 Rwanda 4
Dominican Republic 1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2
Ecuador  6 Saint Lucia  2
Egypt  17 Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 1
El Salvador  6 Samoa 2
England * 255 San Marino 1
Equitorial Guinea  4 Sao Tome and Principe 1
Eritrea  6 Saudi Arabia  11
Estonia  9 Scotland* 65
Ethiopia  6 Senegal  4
Fiji 2 Serbia  11
Finland  22 Seychelles 1
France  142 Sierra Leone 3
French Guiana* 2 Singapore  2
Gabon 2 Slovakia 2
Gambia  4 Slovenia  5
Georgia  6 Solomon Islands 1
Germany  121 Somalia  5
Ghana  6 South Africa  23
Greece  47 South Korea  15
Greenland* 2 South Sudan 3
Guatemala  5 Spain  80
Guinea 2 Sri Lanka  7
Guinea-Bissau 2 Sudan 3
Guyana  6 Suriname 2
Haiti  2 Swaziland  2
Honduras  3 Sweden  20
Hungary  16 Switzerland  19
Iceland  11 Syria  13
India  105 Taiwan  4
Indonesia 3 Tajikstan 3
Iran  20 Tanzania  5
Iraq  15 Thailand 2
Ireland  90 Tibet* 3
Isle of Man* 2 Togo 3
Israel  13 Tonga 2
Italy  110 Trinidad and Tobago  3
Jamaica  4 Tunisia  3
Japan  38 Turkey  18
Jordan 3 Turkmenistan 2
Kazakhstan 4 Tuvalu 1
Kenya  30 Uganda  6
Kiribati 1 Ukraine   13
Korea * 3 United Arab Emirates 3
Kosovo  4 Uruguay   8
Kuwait 2 USA  169
Kyrgyzstan 2 Uzbekistan 3
Laos 2 Vanuatu 1
Latvia  4 Vatican City (Holy See) 0
Lebanon  8 Venezuela 2
Lesotho  3 Vietnam  7
Liberia 4 Wales* 16
Libya 3 Western Sahara 3
Liechtenstein 2 Yemen  2
Lithuania  11 Zambia  4
Luxembourg 2 Zimbabwe  11

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