Since the early 2010s, countries have recognized the benefits of sharing open data to foster solution innovation and promote the data economy. By the end of 2019, there are 88 countries worldwide with well-publicized national open data portals, altogether sharing out 1,190,474 open datasets.
In the list, we cover only national open data portals. We have previously covered city/state- level open data portals at this link: .https://rlist.io/l/major-smart-cities-with-open-data-portals
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1. United States (261,090 datasets). The United States' national open data portal has published the largest number of datasets in the world, sharing out a whopping collection of 261,090 datasets or about 20% of the world's publicly accessible country-level open datasets.
2. Czech Republic (134,479 datasets). Czech Republic's national open data portal.
3. Australia (85,234 datasets). Australia's national open data portal.
4. Canada (83,279 datasets). Canada's national open data portal.
Check out the countries with national open data portals in these regions: