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Which countries have the most volcanoes?

This list shows the 20 countries with the most volcanoes that have erupted during the last 12,000 years, though Holocene volcanoes can be found in 78 different countries (plus Antarctica). Totals include various categories of overseas territories, not simply "mainland" locations. Volcanoes that are along a national boundary or are otherwise claimed by more than one country are included in the count for each. Although GVP tries to be consistent with data from official national agencies, there may be some minor differences due to varying criteria or other reasons. All data are current as of 6 June 2024. There is also a full list of countries with Holocene volcanoes.

Country Holocene
Volcanoes
Active since
1800 CE
Active since
1950 CE
Currently Erupting (6 June 2024)
1. United States 165 63 42 Great Sitkin
2. Japan 121 62 44 Aira, Suwanosejima
3. Indonesia 116 74 59 Dempo, Ruang, Lewotobi, Marapi, Merapi, Lewotolok, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono
4. Russia 115 49 33 Ebeko, Bezymianny, Sheveluch
5. Chile 91 35 19 Villarrica
6. Ethiopia 50 10 5 Erta Ale
7. Papua New Guinea 44 20 15 Langila, Manam, Bagana
8. Philippines 37 14 7 Kanlaon, Taal, Mayon
9. Ecuador 36 18 12 Sangay, Reventador
10. Mexico 36 9 7 Popocatepetl
11. Iceland 35 14 10 Reykjanes
12. Argentina 34 6 3
13. Canada 24 1 0
14. New Zealand 24 9 8
15. Guatemala 21 7 5 Fuego, Santa Maria
16. Tonga 21 15 10 Tofua
17. Kenya 21 5 0
18. El Salvador 20 5 3
19. Antarctica 19 5 2 Erebus
20. France 19 11 9

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Global Volcanism Program, 2024. [Database] Volcanoes of the World (v. 5.2.0; 6 Jun 2024). Distributed by Smithsonian Institution, compiled by Venzke, E. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW5-2024.5.2