There are some countries in the world which have large population that is unbelievable but some are there which are known as smallest countries because of the less landmass or population. Most of the people are loved to live in small areas covered with less population which give them high level of satisfaction while some are there which want to live in crowded areas.
The countries which have large landmass, have the higher crime rate because it is difficult to capture some criminal in highly crowded areas while small countries have less crime rate as compare to others.
Small countries can get development stage as earlier as can possible because their per capital income can rise easily and there are many small countries in the world which are damn too pretty. Here we enlisted top 10 smallest countries in the world according to their landmass.
So Here Is The List Of Top 10 Smallest Countries In The World 2018
10.Malta – 316 km²
Malta is officially known as the Republic of Malta which the Southern European island country consists an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The country’s area spread to 80 km south of Italy, 284 km, east of Tunisia and it lies 333 km north of Libya. The total landmass of the country is about 316 km2 and its total population is about 450,000 and its less size makes it one of the smallest countries in the world. The capital of the country is Valletta which has landmass spread to 0.8 km2 and by area in the European Union it is smallest capital of a country.
9.Maldives – 298 km²
Maldives has one of the less landmass areas which make the South Asian country one of the smallest countries in the world with 300 km² and it is officially known as Republic of Maldives. The island country, located in south f Sri Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean which is situated in the Arabian Sea. Maldives is made of 26 atolls which spread from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south and the country is considered as smallest Asian countries by area and population. It is also known as one of the most geographically dispersed countries in the world.
8.Saint Kitts and Nevis – 261 km²
Saint Kitts and Nevis is an Island country in West Indies which is well known as Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis and it is located in the Leeward Islands, consist chain of the Lesser Antilles. Due to its less landmass of 216 kilometer squares, it is considered as one of the smallest countries in the world as well as smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere with respect of population and area. The capital of country is Basseterre and these were thought to be the first islands that were set by Europeans.
7.Marshall Islands – 181 km²
There are many countries which have lowest mass area with less population and Marshall Islands are one of them which have smallest area of land that makes it smallest countries in the world. Republic of the Marshall Islands is found on the Pacific Ocean and it is located west of the International Date Line while the total population of the country is 53,158. The country is made up of 29 coral atolls comprised with the 1,156 individual islands and islets while Majuro is the capital as well as the largest city of this smallest country.
6.Liechtenstein – 160 km²
Liechtenstein is considered as the only one country in the world which is located on Alps while it is a German-speaking country, situated between Switzerland and Austria. The country is mainly mountainous with area 160 square kilometers that makes it fourth smallest country in Europe while the total population of the Liechtenstein is about 37,000. The country has total 11 municipalities while its capital is Vaduz and by GDP per capita it is considered as richest country in the world with the lowest unemployment rate at 1.5%.
5.San Marino – 61 km²
San Marino is completely surrounded by Italy while it is officially known as Most Serene Republic of San Marino on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. In all members of Council of Europe, this country has the smallest population which is about 33,562 and the largest city of the country is Serravalle. Marino is considered as the oldest constitutional republic as well as the oldest surviving sovereign state and it is known as one of the richest countries in term of GDP per capital with a highly stable economy.
4.Tuvalu – 26 km²
Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation that is located in the Pacific Ocean, it is formerly known as Ellice Islands and with total 26 square kilometers area, this country is considered as one of the smallest states in world. The island is made up of three reef islands and six true atolls which spread west of the International Date Line while the total population of the country is about 10,640 and it is situated in Oceania. Funafuti is the capital of the Island and it became the 189th member of the United Nations in 2000. There are only 8 km of roads and just one hospital in country.
3.Nauru – 21 km²
Nauru is officially known as Republic of Nauru which is located in the east of Australia while the closest neighbor of the country is Banaba Island in Kiribati which is 300 kilometres to the east. It is also well known as Pleasant Island which has about 11,347 people in country in a 21 square-kilometer and this is the reason that this Island country is known as smallest state in the South Pacific as well as smallest republic in the world. The country has highest level of type 2 diabetes in the world and Yaren is the capital city.
2.Monaco – 2 km²
In the list of top 10 smallest countries in the world, the Monaco which is officially known as Principality of Monaco is the second with the only 2 square kilometer and it is located on the French Riviera. According to estimates, this Sovereign country has largest number of millionaires and billionaires in the world per capita while its total population is about 38,400 with 19,009 inhabitants per km². The island country is known as most densely populated sovereign state in the world and the country has tracks for the annual event of Formula 1 race.
1.Vatican City – 0.44 km²
The smallest country in the world is Vatican City which is officially known as State of Vatican City while the sovereign state is located within the city of Rome and the country’s total land is consisted of just 44 hectares. By both area and population, the country is known as smallest state in the world while its total population is just about 1,000 and it has the Catholic Church as well as the largest Church in the world that is St. Peter’s Basilica. Roman Catholic Church has about 1 billion members from all over the world and the income mostly comes from there.
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