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10 Smallest Countries in the World

Are you aware of the smallest countries in the world or what is the area each of them covers or which is the smallest county in Asia? If yes, check out how accurate you are and if no just go and read the article to increase your knowledge and make your friend aware of the smallest countries in the world.

smallest countries in the world

Countries in the world are known for their size, their economic growth. Each of the countries in the world is different from the other in the way people follow different religions and speak different languages. Some countries are as tiny as a market place in big cities and some are big enough to fit an entire ocean. So we decided to list down the smallest countries in the world.If you are still unaware of the largest countries read our article Largest Countries in the World by Total Area- Top 10.

Smallest Countries in the World

Vatican City

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a total area of 0.49sq km. Not only this the country is also the smallest in terms of the population with about 850 odd people residing on its land making it the smallest country in the world by population. The country is ruled by the pope who is the head of the Catholic Church and bishop of Rome.

Within such a small area, the country has  St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums and they are their main cultural and religious sites. Italian and Latin are the two languages spoken and Vatican city is the only country that has ATM’s services in the Latin language.

Monaco

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world and is spread over an area of 2.1 sq km and has a population of 38,682. Not only that Monaco also has the smallest coastline which is spread over 3.83km. The second smallest country is also one of the most expensive and wealthiest places in the world. Also, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

Over 30% of the population of Monaco is Millionaires. Monaco also hosts the annual street circuit race Monaco Grand Prix.

Nauru

Nauru is the smallest island nation in the world and covers an area of 21sq km. However, the nation has a population of  10,670 people making it the second least populated country in the world. It is a phosphate-rich nation and allowed easing mining operations however the remaining phosphate resources of the country are no more economically viable leading to large-scale unemployment in the country.

Nauru has a literacy rate of 96% and children from 6-16 must attend schools.

Tuvalu

Tuvalu just like its counterpart Nauru is an island nation and is spread over an area of 26 sq km. The country is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and lies between Hawaii and Australia. The country has no military and has no budget allocated for military purposes. It only has police that wears British-style uniforms and has head headquarter is Funafuti (the capital city of Tuvalu).

San Marino

San Marino covers an area of 61sq. km and has a population of 33,562 people residing on its land. The country is the wealthiest in terms of per capita income. San Marino is a highly stable economy with no national debt, budget surplus, and the lowest unemployment in Europe. Tourism contributes to 22% of San Marino’s GDP.

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is known as Principality of Liechtenstein and covers an area of 160 sq. km and has 36,749 people on its mainland. It is the smallest country to have borders with two other countries Switzerland and Australia. The country has one of the highest GDP per person and has very low unemployment.

Marshall Island

Marshall Island is officially known as the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The island is spread over an area of 181.43 sq km and is home to about 59k people. It has Marshallese and English as its official languages. 52.3% of the island’s population lives in Majuro which is the largest and capital city of Marshall Island.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis is also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis and is an island country in West Indies. It is the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere in terms of area and population. The country is spread over an area of 261 sq. km with a population of 52,449 people. It has English as an official language.

Maldives

Officially known as the Republic of Maldives is the smallest country in Asia and the 9th smallest country in the world. The country is spread over an area of 298 sq km. The Maldives has over 515,696 people residing over its mainland. It has Dhivehi as its official language and English is one of the recognized languages.  The Maldives has 447,137 islands out of which only 189 have inhabitants and the rest are mostly used for tourism and agriculture. Tourism accounts for 22% of its GDP.

Malta

Malta is officially known as the Republic of Malta and is the last country in the list of smallest countries in the world. It is spread over an area of 316sq. km and is home to 515,000 people. The official language of the country is Maltese. It is the tenths smallest country in the world. Malta is recognized as an advanced country by the International Monetary Fund. Malta also has a 100% mobile penetration. It is also a popular tourist destination and caters 1.5Million tourists every year.

So that’s it about the smallest countries in the world. However, you can check other stuff related to the largest countries in the world by area. 

Dev

Dev is an engineer by education, semi banker by profession and a writer at heart.

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