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 20 September 2017 - click for a larger version.

World map showing number of poems by country
World map showing number of poems per 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).

Table of countries:

Country No. poems Country No. poems
Afghanistan  3 Macedonia 2
Albania  4 Madagascar 2
Algeria  3 Malawi  3
Andorra 2 Malaysia  6
Angola  2 Maldives 1
Antigua and Barbuda 1 Mali  2
Argentina  10 Malta 1
Armenia 2 Marshall Islands 1
Australia  50 Martinique* 3
Austria  7 Mauritania 2
Azerbaijan  4 Mauritius 1
Bahamas 2 Mexico  21
Bahrain  3 Federated States of Micronesia 1
Bangladesh 3 Moldova 1
Barbados  3 Monaco 1
Belarus 1 Mongolia  8
Belgium  17 Montenegro 1
Belgium  17 Morocco  4
Belize  2 Mozambique  2
Benin 1 Myanmar  2
Bhutan 1 Namibia  3
Bolivia  3 Nauru 1
Bosnia Herzegovina 2 Nepal 3
Botswana  3 Netherlands  25
Brazil  3 New Zealand  14
Brunei 1 Nicaragua  6
Bulgaria  5 Niger 1
Burkina Faso 1 Nigeria  17
Burundi 2 North Korea  2
Cambodia 1 Northern Ireland* 2
Cameroon  2 Norway  12
Canada  69 Oman 2
Cape Verde  5 Pakistan  8
Central African Republic 2 Palau 2
Chad 2 Palestine  8
Chile  12 Panama  4
China  53 Papua New Guinea 1
Colombia  2 Paraguay  2
Comoros 1 Persia* 14
Costa Rica 1 Peru  6
Cote d'Ivoire 1 Philippines 4
Croatia 2 Poland  40
Cuba  3 Portugal  7
Czech Republic 7 Qatar 2
Democratic Rep of Congo  3 Republic of Congo 1
Denmark  24 Romania  19
Djibouti  3 Russia  65
Dominica 2 Rwanda 2
Dominican Republic 1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1
Ecuador  4 Saint Lucia  2
Egypt  13 Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 1
El Salvador  1 Samoa 2
England * 231 San Marino 1
Equitorial Guinea  4 Sao Tome and Principe 1
Eritrea  5 Saudi Arabia  5
Estonia  7 Scotland* 50
Ethiopia  4 Senegal  3
Fiji 1 Serbia  8
Finland  17 Seychelles 1
France  107 Sierra Leone 1
French Guiana* 1 Singapore  2
Gabon 1 Slovakia 1
Gambia  3 Slovenia  4
Georgia  4 Solomon Islands 1
Germany  100 Somalia  5
Ghana  4 South Africa  13
Greece  29 South Korea  15
Greenland* 2 South Sudan 1
Guatemala  3 Spain  61
Guinea 1 Sri Lanka  4
Guinea-Bissau 1 Sudan 3
Guyana  5 Suriname 1
Haiti  2 Swaziland  1
Honduras  3 Sweden  18
Hungary  12 Switzerland  12
Iceland  9 Syria  8
India  80 Taiwan  4
Indonesia 2 Tajikstan 2
Iran  14 Tanzania  5
Iraq  10 Thailand 1
Ireland  75 Togo 1
Isle of Man* 2 Tonga 1
Israel  9 Trinidad and Tobago 2
Italy  79 Tunisia  3
Jamaica  3 Turkey  9
Japan  26 Turkmenistan 1
Jordan 1 Tuvalu 1
Kazakhstan 1 Uganda  3
Kenya  25 Ukraine  6
Kiribati 1 United Arab Emirates  1
Korea * 2 Uruguay  6
Kosovo  3 USA  154
Kuwait 1 Uzbekistan 1
Kyrgyzstan 2 Vanuatu 1
Laos 1 Vatican City (Holy See) 0
Latvia  3 Venezuela 1
Lebanon  6 Vietnam  7
Lesotho  3 Wales * 10
Liberia 4 Western Sahara 1
Libya 2 Yemen 1
Liechtenstein 1 Zambia  2
Lithuania  7 Zimbabwe  9
Luxembourg 2

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