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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 17 March 2022. There is also a full list of countries with Holocene volcanoes.

Country Holocene
Volcanoes
Active since
1800 CE
Active since
1950 CE
Currently Erupting (17 March 2022)
1. United States 161 63 42 Kilauea, Pavlof, Great Sitkin, Semisopochnoi
2. Japan 122 62 43 Aira, Suwanosejima
3. Indonesia 121 74 58 Merapi, Lewotolok, Karangetang, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono
4. Russia 117 49 33 Karymsky, Bezymianny, Sheveluch
5. Chile 92 34 19 Nevados de Chillan, Villarrica
6. Ethiopia 53 10 5 Erta Ale
7. Papua New Guinea 47 20 15 Kadovar, Langila, Manam, Bagana
8. Philippines 38 15 7
9. Mexico 37 9 7 Popocatepetl
10. Argentina 36 6 3
11. Ecuador 35 17 11 Wolf, Sangay, Reventador
12. Iceland 34 14 9
13. New Zealand 25 9 8
14. Canada 24 1 0
15. Guatemala 23 7 5 Fuego, Santa Maria
16. Tonga 21 15 11 Tofua
17. Kenya 21 5 0
18. El Salvador 20 5 3
19. France 20 11 9
20. Antarctica 19 5 2 Erebus

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Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.10.6 (24 Mar 2022). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 18 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013.