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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 15 October 2021.

Country Holocene
Volcanoes
Volcanoes Active
since 1800 CE
Currently Erupting
1. United States 166 64 Kilauea, Pavlof, Great Sitkin, Semisopochnoi
2. Indonesia 124 74 Merapi, Lewotolok, Sinabung, Karangetang, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono
3. Japan 122 62 Aira, Suwanosejima
4. Russia 117 49 Karymsky, Sarychev Peak, Ebeko, Bezymianny, Sheveluch
5. Chile 95 35 Nevados de Chillan, Villarrica
6. Ethiopia 53 10 Erta Ale
7. Papua New Guinea 47 20 Kadovar, Langila, Manam, Bagana
8. Philippines 41 15
9. Mexico 37 9 Popocatepetl
10. Argentina 36 6
11. Ecuador 35 17 Sangay, Reventador
12. Iceland 34 14
13. New Zealand 27 9
14. Canada 24 1
15. Guatemala 23 7 Pacaya, Fuego, Santa Maria
16. Kenya 21 5
17. France 20 11
18. Tonga 20 15 Tofua
19. El Salvador 20 5
20. Antarctica 19 5 Erebus

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.10.3 (15 Oct 2021). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 02 Dec 2021. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.