Spain is not a very large country, especially if we compare it with territories such as Russia, Canada, the United States or China, but it is not one of the smallest. In fact, in the world we find nations that are extremely little both by area and population.
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to talk to you about the 10 smallest countries in the world. It is important to keep in mind that there are equal or smaller territories than those shown below, but since they are managed or dependent on other countries, we have not included them in the list.
The smallest country in the world is Vatican City, which is located within the city of Rome, Italy. It has an extension of 0.44 square kilometers and a population of approximately 800 inhabitants. If the Vatican is known for anything, it is for hosting the Holy See, which is the highest institution of the Catholic Church. In fact, the head of the state is the Pope.
The second smallest country on the planet is the Principality of Monaco, better known as Monaco, which has an area of about 2 square kilometers. It is a sovereign city-state that is located in Western Europe, between the sea Mediterranean and the low foothills of the Alps, on the French Riviera. Find out more about this place in our article “What to see in Monaco”.
We also have to talk about Nauru, a state of Micronesia located in the Central Pacific Ocean, which only includes one island. Actually it's a atoll oval in shape that has an area of 21.3 square kilometers.
The fourth smallest country in the world is Tuvalu, which is part of Polynesia. Located halfway between Hawaii and Australia, this Pacific Ocean island country is considered the member of the United Nations with the lowest number of inhabitants: 11,810. Due to climate change and the progressive rise in sea level, its terrain is decreasing.
We return to Europe to talk about the Serene Republic of San Marino, also known as San Marino, the oldest sovereign state in the world. It is an enclave surrounded by Italian territory located just 10 kilometers from the sea Adriatic. Its surface is 61.19 square kilometers.
We continue in the old continent to tell you about the Principality of Liechtenstein, a Central European country with no landlocked land that is known for being considered a paradise fiscal. Although it is not a member of the European Union, it is part of the European Free Movement Area. It has an area of 160 square kilometers.
At 181 square kilometers, the seventh smallest country in the world is the Republic of the Marshall Islands, also known as the Marshall Islands. It is an island state of the ocean peaceful which is part of the Micronesia region.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
We must also talk about Saint Kitts and Nevis, two islands in the Caribbean region that form a country in the north Antillean. The name of the largest of these islands was named in honor of Christopher Columbus, who colonized the place on his second trip to the mainland. At 261 square kilometers, it is considered the smallest country on the American continent.
With an area of about 298 square kilometers, the Maldives is a sovereign island country located in the Indian Ocean. Its territory is divided into 26 atolls and it has a population of 103,693 inhabitants.
Finally, we must speak of Malta, an insular member country of the European Union that has 316 square kilometers. It is made up of a archipelago located in the center of the Mediterranean.
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