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

India – Jana Gana Mana

Jana Gana Mana was written in Tatsama (Sanskritised) Bengali by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1911. Tagore has the unique distinction of being the author of both the Indian and Bangladeshi national anthems, as he was held in high esteem in both states.

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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…