Participating Countries at the Commonwealth Games

There are 71 member countries in the Commonwealth Games Federation, despite the commonwealth of Nations having 54 members. The higher number of competing nations is becasue the four UK Home Nations send separate teams to the Commonwealth Games, as do individual British Crown Dependencies, several British overseas territories, the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island, and two non-sovereign states in free association with New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue. Only six of these teams have attended every Commonwealth Games - Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

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