Do you know how many countries there are around the world?  If the answer is “No,” don’t feel bad.  You’re not alone.  No one knows how many countries there are around the world.

Some say as few as 189. Some say as many as 196. The US State Department recognizes 194.  The world is constantly evolving, and groups of people living in one country declare independence, yet fail to be recognized in the rest of the world as an independent, separate country.

Still, no matter what country they call home, I’m happy that so many people from around the world have visited my blog.  There are horse lovers everywhere.

The last time I gave you my report, in mid-March, shortly after my blogging host WordPress started keeping track and telling me about it, people from 45 different countries had visited   Now I have visitors from 72 countries!  No matter how you count it, that’s more than one out of every three countries extant.

I’m thrilled.  I don’t expect you to be as thrilled as I am, but perhaps you’re curious as to where your fellow readers are living.  If so, read on.

Here, by continent and country, are where my readers have come from:

Africa:  Ethiopia, South Africa, Sudan, Togo

Antarctica:  No one yet

Asia:  Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamhiriya, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates.

Australia:  Australia, New Zealand

Europe:  Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom

North America:  Canada, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States

South America:  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela

Thank you for visiting, all my friends from around the world.  Next time, if you have the time, let us know what the horse life is like where you live.