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As we all know, a country is the place of a person’s birth, residency, or citizenship, as well as a political state, country, or territory. Most countries in the world are quite huge, but there are a few that are quite small in terms of land size. Even yet, the inhabitants of certain cities are in the thousands. Did you know that the world’s ten smallest countries span an area of around 1491.4 km2?

Vatican City

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Vatican City

The Holy See is another name for this nation. It is the spiritual core of the Catholic Church. St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, is located here. Its economy is based on the selling of postage stamps, tourists, museum admission fees, and so on. The world’s tiniest sovereign state, both in terms of geography (44 hectares) and inhabitants (about 1000), demonstrates that little does not imply dullness.

Monaco

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Monaco

This mini-state on the French Riviera is a little more than two square kilometers in size, but it has the world’s densest population. It is well-known for its gaming, high-end goods, and services industries. The majority of this city’s population communicates in French. Surprisingly, it has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita in the world.

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It is situated in the Pacific Ocean, north-east of Australia, on a small island. Pleasant Island is another name for it. Surprisingly, it is also known as the country with the highest obesity rate in the world. Obesity affects 97 percent of males and 93 percent of women. As a result, it is also home to the world’s largest rate of type 2 diabetes.

Tuvalu

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Tuvalu

This peaceful collection of three islands and six atolls has barely 26 square kilometers of land. It is about midway between Queensland and Hawaii and receives only a few thousand visitors every year. It was once known as Ellice Island. There is only one hospital on the island. It was previously ruled by the British but gained independence in 1978.

San Marino

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San Marino

This northern Italian enclave, founded in 301, is the world’s oldest independent republic and the sole remnant of the independent states that previously existed throughout Italy. It is the third smallest country in Europe, bordered by Italy in the south. The Republic of San Marino is sometimes referred to as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino. Tourism is the mainstay of its economy. It is one of the richest countries in terms of GDP per capita.

Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein

This fragment of a country nestles between Austria and Switzerland, sharing the Rhine Valley and magnificent alpine beauty, making it an intriguing destination for jaded tourists to ski, trek, or mountain bike. It is situated in Central Europe and is surrounded by Switzerland. It is the wealthiest German-speaking nation on earth in respect of GDP per capita.

Marshall Islands

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Marshall Islands

It’s in the Pacific Ocean’s northern hemisphere. The Marshall Islands’ two island clusters are known as the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain, with Ratak meaning dawn and Ralik meaning dusk. Copra, or dried coconut meat, is crucial to the Marshallese economy. The islands’ average height is only 7 feet above sea level.

 Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Caribbean country is known colloquially as St Kitts and Nevis is the western hemisphere’s smallest and is ruled by Queen Elizabeth II. Saint Kitts Island is part of the West Indies Federation, which also includes the island of Nevis. It is also regarded as the West Indies’ mother colony. Its economy is built on tourism, agriculture, and industrial businesses, among other things.

Maldives

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Maldives

Asia’s smallest country in terms of population and geographic size is made up of a smattering of islands scattered across enormous swaths of the Indian Ocean. Its highest natural point is 5.1 meters above the seas, making it a tragic poster child for global warming. It became an independent country in 1965, having previously been a colony of several empires, including the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. Tourism is the mainstay of its economy. It is made up of 1,192 corals.

Malta

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Malta

The world’s tenth smallest country is made up of two main islands and several smaller ones that have been shaped by centuries of dominance by Mediterranean powers. Despite its small size, it is home to three World Heritage monuments, some of Europe’s oldest history, and beautiful architecture, ending in its guarded renaissance. Its economy is primarily focused on tourism because it has several beautiful beaches and busy nightlife.

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