The smallest countries in the world( by area and population)
Aitutaki - one of the Cook Islands
8th place: Marshall Islands is a Pacific state associated with the USA.The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located on 29 atolls and 5 islands, total area of which is 181 km ², population - 68 000 people.
7th place: Liechtenstein is a state in Central Europe associated with Switzerland. The area is 160.4 km ², the population is 35 870 people.
Vaduz - the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein
6th place: San Marino is a state surrounded on all sides by Italy. The area is 61 km ², the population is 32 075 people.
5th place: Tuvalu is a Pacific state located on 5 atolls and 4 islands. The total area is 26 km ².The population is 10 544 people. Tuvalu is one of the poorest countries in the world and this country would be even poorer if the country's leadership did not manage to put up a national domain zone. tv for bidding and the buyer quickly found it. The. tv zone is a tasty morsel for television companies and video sites. Now Tuvalu receives $ 1 million quarterly in exchange for the right to use the. tv domain zone
4th place: Nauru is a state on the same coral island in the western part of the Pacific with an area of 21 km².The population is 9 322 people. Nauru is the smallest independent republic in the world, the smallest island state, the smallest state of Oceania, the smallest state outside of Europe and the only republic in the world without an official capital.
3rd place: Monaco is a principality associated with France. Monaco is located in the south of Europe on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The area is 2,02 km ², the population is 35 986 people.
2nd place: The Vatican , located inside the territory of Rome. The Vatican is a state associated with Italy. Vatican Square - 0.44 km².The population is 836 people.
The smallest state in Europe and around the world - The Order of Malta ( not to be confused with the State of Malta), the full name is Sovereign Military Hospitality Order of St. John, Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta. Like the Vatican, the Order of Malta is inside the territory of Rome. Since 1998, the Order also owns the fort of Sant'Angelo on the island of Malta. The area of territories controlled by the Order of Malta is 0.012 km ².In the order there are 12.5 thousand people who can be considered citizens of this state. Not everyone recognizes the Order of Malta as a state, but the Order has diplomatic relations with 104 states and is a permanent observer to the UN.The Order of Malta issues its own passports and car plates, prints its own currency and marks, i.e.has almost all the signs of a full-fledged state.
The Maltese Palace in Rome - the actual capital of the Order of Malta
The smallest in size of the state on continents and parts of the world
The smallest country in Asia is the Maldives( area - 298 km ²).
The smallest country in Oceania is Nauru( area - 21 km²).
The smallest country in Europe - the Order of Malta( area - 0,012 km ²).
The smallest country in Africa is the Seychelles( area - 455 km ²).
The smallest country in North America - Saint Kitts and Nevis( area - 261 km ²).
The smallest country in South America is Suriname( area 163 270 km²).
The smallest countries in the world for the population
Only independent( including associated) states recognized by other states are included.
10th: Saint Kitts and Nevis ( about this country, see above).The population is 49 898 people.
9th place: Liechtenstein ( about this country see above).The population is 35 870 people.
8th place: San Marino ( about this country see above).Population - 32 075 people.
7th place: Palau is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It is in association with the USA.It consists of 328 islands with a total area of 458 km ².The population is 20 842 people.
6th place: Cook Islands ( about this country see above).The population is 19 569 people.
5th place: The Maltese Order ( more details about it see above).In the order there are 12.5 thousand people.
4th place: Tuvalu ( about this country see above).The population is 10 544 people.
3rd place: Nauru ( about this country see above).The population is 9 322 people.
2 nd place: Niue is an island and self-governing public entity of the same name in free association with New Zealand in the South Pacific. The area is 261.46 km ², the population is 1 398 people.
The smallest state in the world - Vatican ( about this country, see above).The population is 836 people.
The smallest country in the world by continents and parts of the world
The smallest country in Asia - South Ossetia( population - 72 000 people) is a partially recognized state: it was recognized by Russia and four other UN member states( Nicaragua, Nauru, Venezuela and Tuvalu).
The smallest country in Oceania - Niue( population - 1 398 people)
The smallest country in Europe - the Vatican( population - 836 people)
The smallest country in Africa - Seychelles( population - 87 476 people)
The smallest country in the NorthAmericas - Saint Kitts and Nevis( population 49,898)
The smallest country in South America - Suriname( population - 472,000)
All of the above countries and dependent territories are recognized by the international community or at least a few states, but existsnot recognizedany state of countries that the area is less than the Order of Malta and at the Vatican population.
The Principality of Sealand, located on a sea platform in the North Sea, 10 kilometers off the coast of the UK, has an area of only 0.00055 km²( 550 m²).As for the population, in 2002 the authorities of Silenda stated that the population of the state is 27 people. However, at the same time, only a guard lives on the territory of Syland.
Physically, the territory of Silenda originated during the Second World War. In 1942, the British Navy built several platforms on the outskirts of the coast. One of them was the Rafs Tower. During the war, anti-aircraft guns were placed on the platforms and a garrison of 200 men was stationed. After the end of hostilities, most of the towers were destroyed, but Rafs Tower, being outside the British territorial waters, remained untouched. In 1967, the retired Major British Army Paddy Roy Bates announced the establishment of the sovereign state of Sealand in the Rafs Tower platform( Sealand, in English "sea land") and proclaimed himself Prince Roy I. In 1972, Seeland began coinage. In 1975, the first Constitution of Silenda came into force. There was a flag and a coat of arms.
In 1997, it became clear that without the knowledge of the leadership of Syland illegally distributed passports of this state. In total, more than 150,000 passports were sold, after which Siland was forced to cancel his passports. In January 2007, the owners of the country announced the intention to sell it. Immediately after this, the torrent site The Pirate Bay began collecting funds for the acquisition of Siland in order to gain independence from the authorities of other states, but the deal did not take place.
Official site of Silenda - sealandgov.org
see also The world's largest countries
This article will showcase the smallest countries in the world, both in terms of area and population.
The smallest countries in terms of area
Only the independent states recognized by other states are included. Also included are associated states( the form of a confederation of unequal unequal states united on a bilateral basis, in which a smaller state, formally retaining sovereignty and independence, entrusts a significant part of its powers to a larger state).
10th: Saint Kitts and Nevis is a state in the eastern Caribbean, consisting of two islands - St. Kitts and Nevis. The area of the country is 261 km ².The population is 49 898 people. St. Kitts and Nevis - the smallest in size and population of Latin America.
South-eastern peninsula of St. Kitts Island, in the background - Nevis island
9th place: Cook Islands is an archipelago and a self-governing public entity of the same name in free association with New Zealand in the South Pacific. The area is 236 km ², the population is 19 569 people.