COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

There are 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, thirty one of which are classified as small states – countries with a population size of 1.5 million people or less. Canada is the largest Commonwealth country by geographic size and India has the largest population of the Commonwealth countries.

Countries span Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific and are diverse – they are amongst the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries.

All members subscribe to the Commonwealth’s values and principles outlined in The Commonwealth Charter.

Leaders of member countries shape Commonwealth policies and priorities. Every two years, they meet to discuss issues affecting the Commonwealth and the wider world at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

All members have an equal say – regardless of size or economic stature. This ensures even the smallest member countries have a voice in shaping the Commonwealth.

53

COUNTRIES

2.4

BILLION CITIZENS

60%

UNDER 30 YEARS OLD

AFRICA REGION (19)

CARIBBEAN & AMERICAS REGION (13)

PACIFIC REGION (11)

ASIA REGION (7)

EUROPE REGION (3)