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The Commonwealth is a family of 54 countries from all over the world. We come from the Pacific, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Americas.

We are all very different – but we work together.

We share our skills and knowledge to help each other

– and we share the same goals.

There are LOTS of us in our family.

And more than half of us are young people just like you.

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Imagine counting to over

2 Billion

The number of people in the Commonwealth!


Together we make up about 30% of all the world’s people.


That’s 1 out of every 3 people on the planet!

Some live in very small islands, like Nauru in the Pacific.

and some live in very BIG countries like India in Asia.

But no matter where you are from, everyone in the Commonwealth is thought of as equal.