National anthems of the world

From the oldest to the youngest, from the longest to the shortest, the world's national anthems are here, at a glance.

Featured anthem

Uzbekistan – O‘zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi

The Uzbek national anthem was adopted in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Uzbekistan did not have any existing historical anthem which could be used as a new national anthem, and so the anthem of the Uzbek SSR was simply repurposed with new lyrics, and has been used as the Uzbek anthem ever since.

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Shortest anthems in the world

The shortest national anthem in the world, by text length, is the Japanese anthem, Kimigayo, which is comprised of 32 kanji…