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Smallest Countries In The World (By Area) For Your Next Holiday

By Preetha Manivelan - August 25, 2020
Sunset in Malta

Great things don’t always have to come in large packages. A diamond may come in a small package but it does not lose its worth, right? It’s the same case with some of the beautiful yet the smallest countries in the world.

These countries may not have the biggest area or house a huge population but definitely have something to be written a blog about. It is still a small country which stands as home to the largest Catholic Church that attracts around 5 million visitors a year. There are many more things like this which would definitely tempt you for a visit. If you are still wondering why you should visit the smallest countries in the world rather than choosing where people usually visit, check this out and you will know why.

Liechtenstein
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Smallest countries in the world

Sometimes the smallest countries can be the most beautiful. It is not always true that big countries have many things to do and small countries do not. They lack area but definitely not beauty and there are few things that can make one understand that there is something more beyond the size of the land. Whether you are looking for a getaway in a secluded location or a day trip kind of, these smallest countries in the world will totally be worth it. Read on to find out the top 10 smallest countries in the world and why it is worth visiting.

  1. Vatican City
  2. Monaco
  3. Nauru
  4. Maldives
  5. Seychelles
  6. Tuvalu
  7. San Marino
  8. Malta
  9. Marshall Islands
  10. Liechtenstein

1. Vatican City

Talking about the small countries in the world, let’s start with the smallest one. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and just measures about 0.44 km2 and has a population of around 1000 citizens of which most of them are migrated to this place for work.

Though it is the smallest, it stands as home to many top attractions including Sistine Chapel, The Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican City
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2. Monaco

Listed second is the second-smallest country in the world. Monaco area just measures about 2 km2 and has a population of around 36,000 citizens approx. It may be small but houses many small beaches and resorts and especially known for gambling. Interestingly, this country of 2 km2 is a place of several millionaires and billionaires.

Some of the top attractions in Monaco are Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House, Monaco Cathedral, Prince’s Palace and many more.

Monaco
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3. Nauru

Nauru is said to be the smallest island country and not many people visit here. If you are someone who is planning for a remote getaway, then Nauru is something you should consider. Nauru area just measures about 20.98 km² and has a population of around 10,000 people approx.

Here, you can get the best ocean views since it is an island country and some best diving and snorkelling experience too.

Nauru
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4. Maldives

Does Maldives need an introduction? I guess not. It is a top honeymoon destination, sometimes a good place for family holidays or even a perfect beach getaway with friends. This popular destination measures only 300 km2 in its area and houses a population of around 5,40,544 approx.

Some of the top places to visit in the Maldives are Male Island, Baros Island, Maafushi Island and many more.

Maldives
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5. Seychelles

Here comes yet another beautiful island destination which is one of the smallest countries in the world. Apart from just standing as home to many beaches and resorts, Seychelles is a place consisting of a diverse variety of flora and fauna. Seychelles area measures 455 km2 and houses a population of around 98,347 approx.

Some of the top attractions in Seychelles are Aldabra Atoll, Morne Seychellois Park, Anse Royale and many more.

Seychelles
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6. Tuvalu

If you are someone who wants to visit off-beat destinations, then Tuvalu is one place you should head to. It covers an area of 26 km2 and houses a population of around 10,000 approx.

Some of the best places to visit in Tuvalu are Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, Maneapa and exciting things to do are diving and snorkelling in any of its amazing beaches.

7. San Marino

Entering San Marino which is filled with cobblestoned streets and ancient castles would surely take your breath away. It covers an area of 61 km2 and houses a population of around 33,942 approx.

Here, you can visit many places including Palazzo Pubblico, Mone Titano and many more.

San Marino
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8. Malta

Malta is an island country that stands as home to stunning beaches and amazing nightlife. While you are there, you must try the local cuisines which are a beautiful blend of Italian and Maltese flavours. It covers an area of 316 km2 and houses a population of around 4,41,543 approx. Want to know an interesting fact? It is said that the country of UAE is 265 times larger than the country of Malta.

Some of the major places in Malta are Valletta, Mdina, Gozo, megalithic temples, The Blue Lagoon and so many more.

Malta
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9. Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands is said to be the world’s seventh-largest country and one of the least visited countries in the world. It covers an area of 181 km2 and houses a population of around 50,000 people approx.

The Marshall Islands stands as home to the best marine life in the world that houses over 800 species of fish and 160 types of corals.

Marshall Islands
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10. Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland and that’s enough to tell you how breathtaking this small country would be. It covers an area of 160 km2 and houses a population of around 38,749 people approx.

This place has activities that you can do all-year-round including hiking the mountains in summer and skiing and snowboarding in winter.

Liechtenstein
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It is so surprising to see a few countries that are extremely small than an attraction in a destination. But that definitely shouldn’t stop you from making your way there and check out the amazing things they have. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your visit and check out why visiting these smallest countries are once in a lifetime experience.

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