Russia and Canada are the largest countries in the world by land area. These countries are so huge that part of them inhabitable because of weather conditions and the population is resides at a part of the country. Similarly, there are countries that are less than 200 square miles but are sparsely or densely populated. Travel to these 17 countries is expensive but is worth a visit.
#1 Vatican City
Vatican city is only is 0.2 square miles and has a population of 770. None of the residents are permanent residents.
This tiny state lies all along the French Riviera on the French Mediterranean coast close to Nice. An imposing 32,000 people live in this country which is famous for its Monte Carlo casinos as well as Princess Grace.
Nauru with a population of 13,000 residents is only 8.5 square miles in dimension. The state was declared independent in 1968 and was previously recognized as Pleasant Island.
Tuvalu which comprises of 9 coral atolls is only 9 square miles. The atolls in Tuvalu are along a 360-mile chain in Polynesia.
#5 San Marino
It is situated on Mt. Titano in north central Italy is only 24 square miles. The state has 29,000 residents.
Liechtenstein is only 62 square miles. This microstate consists of 34,000 people and is to be found on the Rhine River between Switzerland and Austria in the Alps.
#7 Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands are 70 square miles. These atolls reefs, as well as 34 islands, were previously fraction of the Trust Territory of Pacific Islands.
#8 Saint Kitts and Nevis
The island is only 104 square miles. This Caribbean country was made independent in 1983. Nevis is the smaller isle of the two and is assured the right to break away.
Seychelles is 107 square miles and 81,000 residents live in this Indian Ocean island group. They have been autonomous of the UK ever since 1976.
Maldives is only 115 square miles. A mere 200 of the 2000 Indian Ocean islands which structure this country are occupied by 340,000 residents.
Malta is 122 square miles. This islet is just south of the Italian island of Sicily. The residents are 400,000.
Grenada is a Caribbean country and is only 133 square miles. With a population of 90,000 this country became independent in 1974. It’s located very near to Venezuela.
#13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The island is only 150 square miles but consists of 117,000 population and they live on these Windward Caribbean isles.
Barbados with a population of 280,000 people is only 166 square miles. This Caribbean island is situated on the farthest east of the Lesser Antilles.
#15 Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is 171 square miles. This Caribbean nation of 69,000 and the 3 islands create this country and they are reliant on tourism.
Andorra has just over 70,000 people in its area of 180 square miles. This mountainous tourist destination is puckered in the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
Palau with a population of around 20,000 is only 191 square miles. The state was a Trust Territory of Pacific Islands plus is a collection of more than 200 islands in the Pacific.
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