Top 10 Smallest countries
It’s a common proverb that size matters; but sometimes it doesn’t. To prove this example in a new way, we have brought you the list of top 10 smallest countries of the world. There are total 236 countries in this world and most of them are very well known as on the basis of their total area, population, development, technology and forces. There are many countries we might not be aware of and not have even heard their names in our life. They are represented by mere specks on the map and their names cover more area on the map that the country itself! Asking anyone about the largest countries of the worldwould result in quick and accurate replies but if we ask which the smallest ones of the world are, you’ll be astonished to know that among ten only one person knows the correct answer! Enjoy the list and share the knowledge.
Deep in the Indian Ocean lays a wonderful paradise that is called Maldives. Maldives consists many of islands and these islands are blessed with year-round sunshine and delightful pristine blue waters. It is a country with temperature controlled swimming pools, endless beautiful beaches and splashing ocean waves in its breezy islands. The hotels and resorts of Maldives are ones which we have always dreamed of but never seen! As far as the total area of Maldives is concerned, the total area of Maldivesis based on 115 square miles. It is counted in the list of top 10 smallest countries and is considered to be one of the best tourist destinations all over the world. The total population of Maldives is around 330,000.
Seychelles is 9th in the top ten smallest countries of the world list and is based south west of the Indian Ocean in form of many 115 islands among which some are small and some are very huge. Seychelles is surrounded by over almost one and a half million square kilometers of water. The overall population of Seychelles is just 80,000 spread over the pristine blue Indian Ocean. The people of Seychelles are humble, friendly, nice natured and their hospitality level is outstanding which cannot be denied by anyone. The most unique and interesting thing about Seychelles islands is that all the islands are different and that’s the joy of Seychelles. The total area of Seychelles is 107 square miles. Seychellesis also called the dream destination of island lovers and it consists some of the finest beaches of the world.
8. St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis are 2 islands which combine together to form a country called St. Kitts and Nevis. The population of St. Kitts and Nevis is round about 50,000. If we look at the history, we will come to know that it has a very violent past full of power struggles. St. Kitts and Nevis have many monuments which represent the human aggressiveness over land, territory, culture and national pride. St. Kitts and Nevisis also very popular all over the world because of its soft romantic music, food and exotic resorts around the beaches which can be the best place to spend vacations. The total area of this small country is 104 square miles.
7. Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands is 7th in the top 10 smallest countries of the world list. Marshall Islands are often referred to as the place where the sea meets the sky. A total of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands make up the Marshall Islands. The population of this small country has increased with quite a pace since the last 5 years and at the current situation, the total population is around 67,000. Although Marshall Islands is a small country, the people always open heartedly welcome the tourists and treat them more like relatives than visitors! Marshall Islandshas gone through many political hurdles before coming in to existence and finally it proved itself a separate country with a land area of 70 square miles.
Liechtenstein is the 6th smallest country of the world. If we look at it from the historic point of view, almost 2 centuries ago there were many separate states in the German speaking era but today there are only 4 and Liechtenstein is one of them. Located between the valleys of Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein is one of the best examples of extraordinary natural beauty. The most astonishing thing about this small country is that it has no airport or seaport within its boundaries. The population of Liechtenstein is around 35,000 people who are mostly German speaking and catholic. The total land area of Liechtensteinis 62 square miles.
5. San Marino
San Marino is the 5th smallest country present in the world which is totally surrounded by Italy. One of the most interesting things about San Marino is that more than half of the economy of this small country comes from tourism. The total sales tax in San Marino is almost half of the taxes as compared to surrounding nations and that’s one of the main reason tourists prefer purchasing different things from San Marino rather than the surrounding countries. San Marino may be counted in the list of smallest countries but the hearts of the natives are very big and completely full of hospitality and affection. With a total population of almost 32,000, San Marinooccupies land area of 24 square miles.
Tuvalu is currently the 4th smallest country present in the top ten smallest countries list and is totally surrounded by water. Tuvalu is only 5 meters above the sea level and because of this natural factor, the entire island on which Tuvalu is located is at a high risk because any sudden high wave could engulf the entire island! In the last 15 years, a huge amount of work has been done for the development of Tuvalu in terms of construction and education. The people of Tuvalu have a great potential to learn about the way things are going on in the world. The handcrafted items of the Tuvalu people are quite famous and are one of the major sources of income of the Tuvalu people. With the total population of almost 10,544, Tuvaluoccupies total of 9 square miles.
Nauru is a small country based on a tiny potato shaped island located between Hawaii and Australia. One of the most interesting things about Nauru is that the people of this small country are counted in the Top ten list of the fattest people all over the globe! The majority of the population is way much heavier as compared to other nations’ average weight and that’s why it is also called as the fattest country of the world. It takes about 17 to 20 minutes on average basis to travel the entire island boundary line in a vehicle. One sad thing to know is that Nauru has the highest level of diabetes on overall country level on this planet. The population of Nauruis around 10,000 and the land area of around 8.2 square miles.
Monaco is the 2nd smallest country of the world located in the middle of Italy and France. The lifestyle of the Monaco people is very expensive and Monaco is also counted in the Top richest countries of the world. The only expression to convey the luxurious life standards of the Monaco people is “Ooh La La”! Albert II the Prince of Monaco is one of the richest personalities of the world. A unique and interesting fact about Monaco is that there is no income tax. Although Monaco is very expensive, even then it is visited by tourists from all over the year in huge numbers. Another thing which might explain Monacobetter is that it’s the favorite place for all those who love Ferrari or F1 racing. With the overall population of around 35,000, Monaco occupies a land area of 1 square miles.
1. Vatican City
In the top ten list of the smallest countries of the world, the one which gets to hold the title is Vatican City. A part from being the smallest country of the world, Vatican City also holds the title of having the biggest church of the world which has become the main distinctiveness of this country. It may sound strange that the entire Vatican City is located in a boundary of just 0.2 square miles but this is true. Although the population of Vatican City is just around 850 people, the total number of tourists visits every day on average basis is around 17,000 which totals up to more than 6.2 million for a year. Vatican City is one of the holiest places on earth for the Catholics. One of the most interesting things about Vatican City is the colorful and stylized uniform of Vatican Military which is indeed very stunning and has become a prominent source of attraction among people.