According to our research on Google, there are 195 countries in the world, 54 are in Africa, 48 in Asia, 44 in Europe, 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 in Oceania and 2 in Northern America but what is the smallest country in the world? That question has been answered in this blog post as we’ve listed 10 of the smallest countries in the world with a population smaller than that of a medium-sized city or even a small village.
Some of you might even never heard about them before because if we ask you to mention at least 30 countries, you’ll be fumbling.
Well, here are 10 smallest countries in the world.
This island country occupies a super small area which also consists of more than 300 islands of different sizes.
It is a tiny island state in Oceania. People there depend greatly on foreign aid, especially from New Zealand. Their capital city has fewer than 600 people but shockingly has an airport and a real supermarket.
3. Saint Kitts and Nevis
It consists of two islands: Saint Kitts and Nevis. One way of obtaining citizenship here is to invest at least $250,000 in the local sugar industry or purchase a property worth no less than $400,000 on either of the two islands.
4. The Principality of Hutt River
Founded by Leonard Casley, The Principality of Hutt River is a micronation located in the province of the same name in Australia. Although not recognized by any state, it still has its own currency, stamps, and passports.
7. The Principality of Seborga
It is on the territory of Italy, ruled by His Tremendousness Marcello I. Though unrecognized, the state has an army that consists of 3 people: the Minister of Defense and two border guards. Funny enough!
8. The Republic of Molossia
It was founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 rabbit. Hilariously, they have their own national anthem, national emblem, and national flag. They even have death penalty for particularly serious crimes and even issues its own passports.
9. Sovereign Military Order of Malta
10. The Principality of Sealand
It is located 6 miles away from the coast of Great Britain and governed by a self-proclaimed Prince Regent. Over there, one can buy a noble title for a few hundred British pounds on the state’s website.