Which countries have done nuclear tests?

Which countries have done nuclear tests?

Tests by country

Country Tests Peaceful use tests
USA 1,032 27 (Operation Plowshare)
USSR 727 156 (Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy)
UK 88 0
France 217 4

Where does nuclear testing take place?

Nevada Test Site
Most of the tests took place at the Nevada Test Site (NNSS/NTS) and the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands and off Kiritimati Island in the Pacific, plus three in the Atlantic Ocean.

Which countries did most of the atomic bomb testing?

The world saw its first nuclear weapon test on July 16, 1945, when the United States detonated a nuclear bomb at a test site in New Mexico. Since then, a total of 2,056 nuclear tests have taken place, most of them conducted by the US and USSR (now Russia) during the Cold War era.

Who are the 8 countries that have tested nuclear weapons?

This has been done on test sites on land or waters owned, controlled or leased from the owners by one of the eight nuclear nations: the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan and North Korea, or has been done on or over ocean sites far from territorial waters.

Where did the United States conduct nuclear tests?

At various times between June 1946 and November 1962,atmospheric and underground tests were conducted by the United States in the MarshallIslands (known as the Pacific Proving Grounds or PPG), Christmas Island, Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, and over the South Atlantic Ocean.

How are nuclear weapons tested in the atmosphere?

Nuclear weapons tests have historically been divided into four categories reflecting the medium or location of the test. Atmospheric testing designates explosions that take place in the atmosphere.

How many times has North Korea tested a nuclear bomb?

North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests, in 2006, 2009, 2013, twice in 2016, and 2017. The 3 September 2017 test, like their January 2016 test, is claimed to be a hydrogen bomb (but may only be a boosted fission weapon rather than an actual staged Teller–Ulam thermonuclear weapon).