A large number of states on the planet have an area of less than 100 km2, and the population does not exceed several hundred thousand people, as in an ordinary provincial town. At the same time, even the smallest country in the world can be very popular among tourists from all over the world, like these dwarf states, about which all travel lovers and not only know.
Maldives – a small piece of paradise
The Maldives can be safely attributed to the definition of “the smallest country in the world”, they are located near Sri Lanka in the waters of the Indian Ocean. There are 1,192 islands in the Maldives, 26 of them are atolls. At the same time, only 202 islets are inhabited, and 100 are used as tourist sites.
Saint Kitts and Nevis with unique landscapes
They are located in the West Indies, namely between North and South America on the islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Very beautiful places and landscapes that you will definitely need to enjoy in your life at least once.
Seychelles is a treasure trove of beaches and coral reefs
They do not need an extra introduction, this is a very popular resort. Here’s what is known about him today:
- Total area 455 km2…
- The Seychelles are 115 truly paradise islands, stretching from the west coast of Madagascar to the coast of Africa.
The unique and beautiful beaches attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. The islands are especially popular with yachtsmen and surfers.
Marshall Islands – clear water and seclusion
The republic is located in the Pacific Ocean north of the equator. This area of Oceania is also known as Micronesia. The dwarf state covers an area of 5 islands and 29 atolls. Total area 181 km2, the length of the coastline is 370 km.
Liechtenstein – Alpine landscapes and villages
We can say that this state is sandwiched in the mountains between Australia and Switzerland. Its area is 160 km2, but even so, the country is popular with tourists.
Vatican – seat of the Pope
What is the smallest country in the world? The Vatican is the smallest state in the world. This is a closed area and it is located in Rome. A country in a small town is amazing, but it happens. Its area is less than 1 km2…
San Marino – a unique place near Italy
San Marino is a republic that is surrounded on all sides by Italy. If we talk about the modern borders of the state, then it is the oldest in Europe. The area of the republic is 60 km2…
Tuvalu – a paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
This is a fairly small country and it is located on only 4 islands and 5 dwarf atolls in the Pacific Ocean.
Nauru is a coral island with unique beaches
It is a small country located on the coral island of the same name in the western Pacific Ocean. Its area is only 21.3 km2, and the population does not exceed 10,000 thousand people, can be compared with a small village. The whole uniqueness of the state is not only in its small size, but also in the fact that it does not have a capital.
Monaco – a unique place in the Mediterranean
This dwarf country, or rather the principality, has long maintained the position of one of the richest. It is associated with France, and is located in the southern region of Europe, washed by the waters of the Ligurian Sea.
What unites them?
Each of the above countries can be walked around in one day. Most countries are a tribute to traditions and historical past. At the same time, some of the dwarf states have a stable economy due to a large flow of tourists.