Top Ten smallest countries in the world

Most of the countries in the world are very large, but there are some countries which are small in terms of area. Even, in some cities population is also in the thousands. Do you know that these 10 smallest countries in the world cover an area of about 1491.4 km2. Let’s have a look at these 10 coziest nations, islands and places on the planet.
Created On: Apr 30, 2014 12:46 IST
Modified On: Dec 16, 2016 14:14 IST

As we know that the Country is the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship and a political state or nation or its territory. Most of the countries in the world are very large, but there are some countries which are small in terms of area. Even, in some cities population is also in the thousands. Do you know that these 10 smallest countries in the world, in total cover an area of about 1491.4 km2. Let’s have a look at these 10 coziest nations, islands and places on the planet.

10 Smallest Countries in the World:

1. Vatican City
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Source: www.idesignarch.com
Area: 0.44 km2
Population: Less than 1000
Capital: Rome
This country is also known as the Holy See. It is the center of the Catholic Church. The World’s biggest church – St. Peter’s Basilica is situated here. Its economy depends upon the sales of postage stamps, tourists, admission fees of museums etc.

2. Monaco
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Source: www.telegraph.co.uk.com
Area: 2 Km2
Population: approx 36,000
Capital: Monaco
It is known for its gambling, luxury goods and services industry. Most residents of this city use French language for communication. Strange is that it is the home to the largest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita in the world. Also, the most popular annual event Formula 1 race passes through the city streets.

3. Nauru
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Source: www.record.adventistchurch.com
Area: 21 Km2
Population: less than 15,000
Capital: Yaren District
It is located in the north east of Australia on a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean. It is also known as Pleasant Island. Amazing is that it is also known as the country with the most obese people in the world. 97 % of men and 93 % of women are obese or overweight. And so, it is also a home for world’s highest level of type 2 diabetes.

4. Tuvalu
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Source: www.firji.com
Area: 26 Km2
Population: approx 10,000
Capital: Funafuti
Earlier it was known as Ellice Island. It is located in the north east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Do you know that in this island only one hospital is there? Earlier, it was under British rule, but became Independent in 1978.

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5. San Marino
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Source: www.adrialand.cz.com
Area: 61 Km2
Population: less than 30,000
Capital: San Marino
It is surrounded by Italy in Southern Europe and is the third smallest country in Europe. It is also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino. Its economy is based on tourism. In terms of GDP per capita it is one of the wealthiest countries to be known.

6. Liechtenstein
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Source: www.continentalbreakfasttravel.com
Area: 160 Km2
Population: approx 33,720
Capital: Vaduz
It is bordered by Switzerland and located in Central Europe. Do you know that in terms of GDP per capita, it is the richest German speaking country in the entire World?

7. Marshall Islands
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Source: www.abcnews.go.com
Area: 181Km2
Population: less than 60,000
Capital: Majuro
It is located in the Northern-Pacific Ocean. The names of the two island groups of the Marshall Islands are the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain – Ratak meaning sunrise and Ralik meaning sunset. A dried coconut meat known as copra is important to Marshallese economy. Do you know that the average height of the islands is only 7 feet above sea level?

8. Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Source: www.wondermondo.com
Area: 261 Km2
Population: Less than 40,000
Capital: Basseterre
Saint Kitts Island is located in the West Indies, the same federation as that of the island of Nevis. It is also known as the mother colony of West Indies. Its economy is based on tourism, agriculture, manufacturing industries etc.

9. Maldives
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Source: www.maldives.com
Area: 300 Km2
Population: approx 345,023
Capital: Male
In 1965 it became an Independent, earlier it was the colony of many empires like Portuguese, Dutch and the British. Its economy is based on tourism. It consists of 1,192 coral islands.

10. Malta
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Source: www.planetware.com
Area: 316 Km2
Population: approx 450,000
Capital: Valletta
It is located in the Mediterranean Sea. Its economy is mostly based on tourism as; it has many attractive beaches and vibrant nightlife.

20 Smallest Countries in the World

S.No.

Country Name

Area (Km2)

1

Vatican City

0.44

2

Monaco

2.02

3

Nauru

21

4

Tuvalu

26

5

San Marino

61

6

Liechtenstein

160

7

Marshall Islands

181

8

Saint Kitts and Nevis

261

9

Maldives

300

10

Malta

316

11

Grenada

344

12

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

389

13

Barbados

431

14

Antigua and Barbuda

442

15

Seychelles

455

16

Palau

459

17

Andorra

468

18

Saint Lucia

606

19

Singapore

687

20

Micronesia

702

Now you are aware of 10 smallest countries in the world with its capital, area and population and also, 20 smallest countries area wise in a tabular form for better analyses.

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