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September 26 marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Today there remains around 13 thousand nuclear warheads in the world, owned by 9 countries, according to a report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published at the start of 2019.

Russia has the most nuclear warheads, at 6850. Only 400 warheads less, the United States comes in second rank.

France, China, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, India, and Israel together own 1,185 nuclear warheads.Israel has 80 warheads, though it claims it does not own any.Thirty warheads, the least number in any country, are located in North Korea.

In general, the number of nuclear warheads worldwide went down from 14,465 in the prior year, and greatly sunk from a high of 70 thousand active weapons in 1986.

Hover over the red dots to see the number of warheads in each country.

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Before joining InfoTimes, Aya reported for Egyptian Streets, and before that, for Daily News Egypt. She has also written for various local and international media platforms, such as Foreign Affairs, The National, and Al-Monitor. Aya holds an MA in Global Communication from Simon Fraser University.

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