We’re all proud of the countries that we were born in. With over 190 countries in the world, our own is the one were most proud of.
But what if the pride stemmed from being the smallest? We’re going to take a look at the smallest, countries in the world that people actually live in.
Some of these places are popular and some you wouldn’t have heard the names of. Here’s our list of the 7 smallest countries in the world.
7 Smallest Countries In The World
1) Vatican City
Also known as the holy see, the Vatican is home to the leader of Christianity, his holiness the Pope.
It is the smallest country in the world by land area measuring a measly 0.44 sq kilometers. A popular tourist destination, Vatican City is home to the biggest church in the world – St. Peters Basilica.
It also holds important renaissance artworks from famous artists like Leonardo, Raphael and more.
What Monaco lacks in size, it makes up in riches.
Monaco is home to the world’s billionaires. It is only 2 sq kilometers in size, but this country is decked with luxury items every few feet.
Monaco is also host to the annual F1 race that is held on its city streets every year. Monaco is also the most densely populated country in the world.
We’d forgive you for not hearing about Nauru, the small island east of Australia.
This 21 sq kilometer of land was once a phosphate mining town, but when the phosphate ran out, so did the jobs and the people.
The residents of Nauru are the most obese people in the world with almost 40% of them suffering from Type 2 diabetes. It’s also the smallest island country in the world.
This former British Territory only gained its independence in 1978. The tiny country of Tuvalu only covers an area of 26 sq kilometers.
It has only 10,000 residents, 8 kilometers of road and one hospital. It seems like a beautiful tropical paradise but receives less than 2,000 annual visitors each year with most people visiting for business. It was formerly known as the Ellice Islands
5) San Marino
It may be small but it also boasts the best GDP per capita in all of Europe.
This country which covers only 61 sq kilometers claims to be the oldest sovereign states in the world still to survive.
It only has a population of 30,000 and almost no unemployment. It’s also popular as the Most Serene Republic Of San Marino.
The 6th smallest country is completely located in the Alps.
It is the richest country in the world as per the GDP per capita and also has the lowest unemployment rate of any country.
Since Liechtenstein has no airports, you have to visit it through Zurich Airport in Switzerland.
Although it lies between Switzerland and Austria, it is mainly a German-speaking country. Liechenstein covers a area of only 160 sq kilometers.
7) Marshall Islands
A beautiful island country, the Republic Of Marshall Islands is home to an incredible biodiversity.
More than 800 species of fish and 160 kinds of coral call the Marshall Islands their home. It is only 181 sq kilometers and lies between Hawaii and the continent of Australia.
If you go scuba diving in the Marshall Islands you could even spot a shipwreck or two.
Which of these tiny nations fascinated you the most?
We bet you hadn’t heard the names of a few places till you saw our list. Let us know in the in the comments below, which small nation you would like your next holiday to be in?