Some countries are not even seen on the world map. Even though the place where the pins are located seem like there is nothing on there, there are countries where these pins are located.
Here are the World’s Smallest Countries:
10. Grenada – 344 km2
Grenada, an island state in the Caribbean, is also known as the Spice Island. Between 1649 and 1763, a strong French culture influenced colonization by the French. It is also a popular tourist destination.
9. Malta – 316 km2
Malta, an island state, is located in the Mediterranean. The population of the Republic of Malta, which consists of 3 islands in Gozo, Comino and Malta, is over 450 thousand. Despite its small size, population density is higher than most parts of the world. Having a history of 7,000 years, Malta is one of the world’s favorite tourist centers.
8. Maldives – 300 km2
The Maldives in the Indian Ocean is the smallest country in terms of both population and area of Asia. The Maldives, which are very popular with tourists, are made up of 1,192 people. These islands have spread over an area of 90,000 square kilometers on the ocean. The country became a colony of Portugal, the Netherlands and the British Empire for the foremost and gained independence in 1965.
7. Saint Kitts ve Nevis – 261 km2
These two islands in the Caribbean are the first islands occupied by the Europeans in the region. These islands, which are based on economy and tourism, have great diving areas for diving lovers at the same time.
6. Liechtenstein – 160 km2
The German-speaking country is located on the Alps. The country between Switzerland and Austria is also the wealthiest country in the world as per capita income. The unemployment rate in the country is 1.5 percent.
5. San Marino – 61 km2
The country in Italy does not have a border with another country. It is the longest-time independent country, and at the same time it is among the richest countries in the world as per capita income. San Marino, the third smallest country in Europe, has a population of around 30,000.
4. Tuvalu – 26 km2
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is located in the Pacific Ocean in western Australia. In the country with a population of about 10 thousand, it had gained its independence in 1978 when it belonged to the United Kingdom.
3. Nauru – 21 km2
Nauru, located in the east of Australia, is the smallest island country in the world. It is not very popular these days after the depletion of the mine, popular with the phosphate mine in the 1980s. Unemployment rate in the country is 90 percent. At the same time it is the country with the highest rate of obesity.
2. Monaco – 2 km2
Monaco, located in the French Riviera, is the country with the highest number of millionaires and billionaires in the world compared to its population. The city of the country, known for its casinos and luxury hotels and restaurants, is a highly preferred destination by the world’s richest people. French is usually spoken in the neighboring country. It is a country with a population density of 36 thousand population.
1. Vatican -0,44 km2
The smallest country in the world, the Vatican, is the capital city of Italy and the capital of Rome. The St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, which is also the religious capital of Catholics, contains many important works of Renaissance art. The main income of the country is donations made to the countries and the churches, which are worth 1 billion dollars, and at the same time the tourism revenues are high.