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 17 July 2018 - 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). 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 2
Albania  4 Madagascar 3
Algeria  3 Malawi  3
Andorra 2 Malaysia  6
Angola  2 Maldives 1
Antigua and Barbuda 1 Mali  2
Argentina  12 Malta 4
Armenia 5 Marshall Islands 1
Australia  56 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 2 Mongolia  8
Belgium  18 Montenegro 2
Belgium  18 Morocco  4
Belize  2 Mozambique  3
Benin 2 Myanmar  2
Bhutan 2 Namibia  3
Bolivia  3 Nauru 1
Bosnia Herzegovina 2 Nepal 3
Botswana  3 Netherlands  29
Brazil  3 New Zealand  18
Brunei 1 Nicaragua  6
Bulgaria  5 Niger 2
Burkina Faso 2 Nigeria  19
Burundi 2 North Korea  2
Cambodia 2 Northern Ireland* 2
Cameroon  2 Norway  13
Canada  71 Oman 3
Cape Verde  5 Pakistan  8
Central African Republic 2 Palau 2
Chad 2 Palestine  8
Chile  12 Panama  4
China  57 Papua New Guinea 4
Colombia  2 Paraguay  3
Comoros 1 Persia* 15
Costa Rica 1 Peru  6
Cote d'Ivoire 2 Philippines 4
Croatia 3 Poland  42
Cuba  3 Portugal  10
Czech Republic 7 Qatar 2
Democratic Rep of Congo  4 Republic of Congo 2
Denmark  24 Romania  21
Djibouti  3 Russia  72
Dominica 2 Rwanda 2
Dominican Republic 1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2
Ecuador  5 Saint Lucia  2
Egypt  14 Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 1
El Salvador  3 Samoa 2
England * 236 San Marino 1
Equitorial Guinea  4 Sao Tome and Principe 1
Eritrea  5 Saudi Arabia  7
Estonia  8 Scotland* 58
Ethiopia  4 Senegal  4
Fiji 1 Serbia  8
Finland  18 Seychelles 1
France  127 Sierra Leone 2
French Guiana* 2 Singapore  2
Gabon 2 Slovakia 1
Gambia  3 Slovenia  5
Georgia  4 Solomon Islands 1
Germany  107 Somalia  5
Ghana  4 South Africa  16
Greece  39 South Korea  15
Greenland* 2 South Sudan 2
Guatemala  3 Spain  71
Guinea 2 Sri Lanka  5
Guinea-Bissau 2 Sudan 3
Guyana  5 Suriname 2
Haiti  2 Swaziland  2
Honduras  3 Sweden  19
Hungary  13 Switzerland  14
Iceland  11 Syria  11
India  87 Taiwan  4
Indonesia 2 Tajikstan 2
Iran  17 Tanzania  5
Iraq  12 Thailand 2
Ireland  80 Tibet* 2
Isle of Man* 2 Togo 2
Israel  12 Tonga 2
Italy  91 Trinidad and Tobago  3
Jamaica  3 Tunisia  3
Japan  29 Turkey  12
Jordan 2 Turkmenistan 2
Kazakhstan 2 Tuvalu 1
Kenya  25 Uganda  4
Kiribati 1 Ukraine   9
Korea * 2 United Arab Emirates 2
Kosovo  3 Uruguay   7
Kuwait 1 USA  158
Kyrgyzstan 2 Uzbekistan 2
Laos 1 Vanuatu 1
Latvia  4 Vatican City (Holy See) 0
Lebanon  6 Venezuela 2
Lesotho  3 Vietnam  7
Liberia 4 Wales* 10
Libya 3 Western Sahara 2
Liechtenstein 1 Yemen  2
Lithuania  8 Zambia  3
Luxembourg 2 Zimbabwe  9

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