Top 10 Smallest Countries In The World


VATICAN CITYVatican City is the least populated and the smallest country in the world. It is a City with a population of around 1,000. The city is named after Mount Vatican and is a home to the Pope.
Vatican City is renowned for its famous paintings and sculptures.
One doesn’t need a passport to visit the Vatican City and some places like St. Peter’s square. Tourists come here to visit places like St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s Ceiling and the Vatican Museums. It is said that the population may quadruple soon because of the inflow of tourists coming to visit the great places in the city.


NAURUNauru, officially the republic of Nauru is the world’s smallest island country covering just 21 square kilometers and with a population of around 1.670 and it is the only republic state in the world without an official capital. It is an oval shaped island and was once known as the pleasant island.
Nauru is just larger than two other countries – Vatican City and Monaco. Nauru has no protected areas, no world heritage sites and no rivers.
Nauru faced an unemployment rate which currently stands at 90 percent highest in the world. More than 95 percent of people suffer from obesity and 40 percent from Diabetics.


TUVALUA country in Polynesia located in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated between Hawaii and Australia and is one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 11,000.
It is formerly known as the Ellice Islands and it is an Island Nation that is composed of three reef islands and six true atolls situated west of the International Date Line.
Tuvaluans are of Polynesian descent and Tuvaluan, their official language is closely related to Samoan. However, English is taught in schools and is widely spoken in the country too.


PALAUA country with another group of islands located in the pacific ocean with a population of around 21,097. According to biologists, Palau has more species of marine life than any other area of similar size in the world. Palau is best known for its matchless scenery and pristine dive sites such as Blue Corner, German Channel and Ulong Channel and Blue Sharks. Also, it is famous for its Jellyfish Lake.
If scuba diving is your thing then Palau is the best country in the world to make it happen.


SAN MARINOThe republic of San Marino located near Italy in southern Europe is one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 33,562.
San Marino derives its name from Saint Marinus, a stonemason from the then Roman Island of Rab in present day Croatia. It is said to be the world’s oldest surviving Republic as well as the oldest sovereign state in existence.


LIECHTENSTEINAn alpine country situated in Western Europe. The German speaking Nation which is bordered by Austria and Switzerland is one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 37,877. The capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz.
It is known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes making it a winter sport destination and villages linked by a network of trails.
Liechtenstein along with Uzbekistan makes up the only two landlocked countries in the world.
Since 1936, Liechtenstein has been in summer Olympics games and in winter Olympics games. Athletes from Liechtenstein are skilled in Alpine skiing and have won a total of 9 medals in winter Olympics competition.


MONACOMonaco is a principality in Western Europe. It is on the French Riviera and is bordered by France and the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 38,000.
Though French is the main language, Italian and English are widely spoken here in the country. The country is known for its Monte Carlo Casino and home to the annual formula one Grand Prix. Monaco also participates in competitive football matches.


SAINT KITTS AND NEVISIt is a nation made up of two islands in the Caribbean. One of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 50,000. The capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis is Basseterre. The country is a member of the United States and is also a part of the British commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the state.
Tourists from all over the world visit this country to play the greens of Royal Saint Kitts golf club and the carnival in winter and a music festival every June. The country also offers a scenic train tour to its tourists.


THE MARSHALL ISLANDSA country made up of Islands in the Pacific Ocean is one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 58,000.
The country is known for testing nuclear weapons. Though The Marshall Islands does not have any natural or man-made sights, it attracts the tourists and its citizens with great beaches which offer a great option for deep-sea divers, surfing and peaceful day or night.
The Marshallese people are officially from Micronesian ethnic group and speak Marshallese language and English is also spoken widely in the country.


DOMINICAOfficially the ‘commonwealth of Dominica’ is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. One of the smallest countries in the world with a population of around 70,000. It is also known as the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’ for its natural beauty and it was named by Christopher Columbus.
Dominica is particularly a Hurricane-Prone island. Tourists visit this country for its popular activities such as snorkeling, diving and hiking. Though English is the official language many people speak Dominican Creole French.

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