Africa has highest, Americas the least countries at CWG (Lead)

October 3rd, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Africa has the highest number of countries and the Americas the least among the 71 nations and territories from five continents and two regions participating in the 19th Commonwealth Games that opened here Sunday.

Comprising over 6,700 athletes and officials, the 71 teams make the 19th edition of the Games the biggest ever.

Here is a continent-wise break up of the participating countries and territories and their population:

Africa: 19
Botswana - 1,950,000, Cameroon - 19,522,000, Ghana - 23,837,000, Kenya - 39,856,000, Lesotho - 2,000,000, Malawi - 15,884,000, Mauritius - 1,285,000, Mozambique - 22,892,000, Namibia - 2,131,000, Nigeria - 154,796,000, Rwanda - 9,998,000, Seychelles - 84,000, Sierra Leone - 5,695,000, South Africa - 49,423,000, Swaziland - 1,182,000, Tanzania - 43,729,000, The Gambia - 1,717,000, Uganda - 32,816,000, Zambia - 12,935,000.

The Americas: 6

Belize - 322,130, Bermuda - 64,209, Canada - 34,053,000, Falkland Islands - 3,140, Guyana - 761,000,St.Helena - 7,670.

Asia: 8
Bangladesh - 162,221,000, Brunei - 400,000, India - 1,173,230,000, Malaysia - 28,356,000, Maldives - 329,000, Pakistan - 154,796,000, Singapore - 4,986,000, Sri Lanka - 20,743,000.

The Caribbean: 15
Anguilla - 14,436, Antigua and Barbuda - 88,000, Bahamas - 342,000, Barbados - 279,000, British Virgin Islands - 22,000, Cayman Islands - 49,035, Dominica - 79,000, Grenada - 103,000, Jamaica - 2,721,000, Montserrat - 5,879, St. Kitts and Nevis - 52,000, St. Lucia - 171,000, St. Vincent and The Grenadines - 1,19,000, Trinidad and Tobago - 1,335,000, Turks and Caicos Islands - 22,942

Europe: 10
Britain (participating as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) - 61,609,500, Cyprus - 794,200, Malta - 412,668, Gibraltar - 30,000, Guernsey - 65,726, Isle of Man - 76,512, Jersey - 92,500

Oceania: 13
Australia - 22,073,000, Cook Islands - 13,000, Kiribati - 99,000, Nauru - 14,000, New Zealand - 4,317,972, Niue - 1,398, Norfolk Island - 2,141, Papua New Guinea - 6,737,000, Samoa - 185,000, Solomon Islands - 913,000, Tonga - 102,000, Tuvalu - 12,000, Vanuatu - 241,000.

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