What is the smallest country in the world?

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This planet the earth is full of beautiful surprises and wonderful places waiting for you to explore. There are many countries big or small, beautiful in their ways. Most of you would be unaware of the fact that the smallest country in the world would be only a square kilometer. These small countries are located within a country having a slightly different culture.

Apart from this, the smallest countries can be alike in terms of population or area however cultures can be slightly different from one another. Let’s talk about some of the smallest countries in the world and their characteristics.

Vatican city 

On the top of the list of the smallest countries in the world is Vatican City. It is located in the enclave of Rome. It covers an area of 0.17 square miles.Vatican city have a population of about (1000), so it’s the tiniest country in the world in terms of area and population as well. Vatican city is pious for Christian all around the world. Vatican city is full of cultural heritage. St Peter’s Basilica is a baroque masterpiece, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is a work of art, and the Vatican Museums host the world’s most valuable art collection.

Monaco

Monaco is known to be the world’s second-smallest country in the world. It is located on the French Riviera and covers 0.78 square miles of the area having a population of 39,242. This small country is known for its beautiful sights which include a palace, cathedral, and many beautiful gardens. It is known for the oceanographic museum and the Monte Carlo Casino and the Grand Prix motor racing event. All these have made the country famous across the world.

Nauru

Nauru comes third on the list of smallest countries in the world. It is located east of Australia. It covers 21 km square and has a population of about 12000. This country has no beautiful places, just beautiful roads, and scenery around the roads. Naura is a country that doesn’t have any attractions for tourists and little tourism infrastructure.

Republic of Maldives

The Republic of the Maldives is also known as Maldives island,It is an independent island country in the north-central Indian ocean. It consists of 1200 small coral islands. It covers 298 sq km of area and has a population of 324,000.

To be more specific, more than 1.5 million visitors visit the Maldives each year. Its more than 130 resort islands are home to high-end hotel brands, and its marine geology provides unique diving and water sports options, as well as underwater rooms, restaurants, and spas.

Republic of malta 

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a country famed for ancient sites dating back to the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French, and British monarchs. It features a lot of fortifications and megalithic temples and it covers an area of 316 km² and has a population of 515,000 people.

San Marino

San Marino is a small mountainous microstate in northern Italy. It covers an area of  61.2 km² and has a population of 33,938. Absolutely, tourism is the fastest-growing industry to contribute to the local economy. There is a huge network of roadways that connects San Marino to the rest of Italy. San Marino city is connected by motorcoach to Rimini, Italy, and, in the summer, straight to the Adriatic shore. San Marino’s primary airport is Rimini’s Federico Fellini International Airport. There are no specific railroads in San Marino. A cable train connects Borgo Maggiore and the capital.

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is located between Switzerland and Austria. It is one of the smallest countries in Europe and the capital of Vaduz. Liechtenstein is German-speaking. Medieval castles, alpine vistas, and settlements are important visiting sites, all connected by routes. It covers an area of 160.5 km² and has a population of about 38,137. Liechtenstein’s climate is moderate, and the warm southerly breeze known as the foehn has a significant impact.

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