10 Smallest Countries You Won’t Believe Exist

There are hundreds of countries around the world, and we’re sure you’ve heard of most of them at least once. But there countries on our planet we never knew existed. They are super small geographically, and some of them are populated by just a couple of families.

We made a list of the top ten smallest countries that has tiny population smaller than that of a small city or even the same number as small village!

Tuvalu

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Population: 10,959 / Area: 26 sq. km.

It is one of the smallest and sadly one poorest countries in the world as well. Tuvalu’s main source of income is from the internet domain .tv which gives millions of dollars to the country.

Nauru

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Population: 9,591 / Area: 21 sq. km.

It is the smallest republic and the smallest independent island country on our planet with only 21 sq. km. Nauru is super small that has neither an official capital nor public transportation system. The 25 miles of its roads are used by locals driving their private vehicles. Another “record” of Nauru is the number of obese people: the obesity rate in the country is more than 70%.

The Principality of Seborga

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Population: 312 / Area: 4.91 sq. km.

This must be the most unrecognizable country of all. This very tiny country is actually a territory of Italy and is ruled by His Tremendousness King Marcello I. The Principality of Seborga is actually a villagethat has an army that consists of 3 people: the Minister of Defense and two border guards.

Niue

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Population: 1,190 / Area: 241.46 sq. km.

Nieu is most probably sounds new to you. Is is a very tiny island state in Oceania. Despite its spectacular views and a tropical place, tourism is not thriving there. So, the country is highly dependent on foreign aid, especially from New Zealand and Australia. The island has its own airport and a real supermarket which is the one and only in the whole state.

The Principality of Hutt River

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Population: 30 / Area: 75 sq. km.

It is in the province of within the Australia. Founded by self declared Prince Leonard or known as Leonard Casley, he declared his farm to be a new and independent state. Although the country isn’t recognized by any country, it still has its own currency, stamps, and passports. In different parts of the principality, tourists can see the busts of His Royal Highness Prince Leonard I of Hutt.

Palau

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Population: 21,347 / Area: 459 sq. km.

It is island country which consists of more than 300 islands of various sizes. Palau is one of the most spectacular places on Earth. It is covered by rain forests which are full of unique plants and birds, and its territorial waters are inhabited by 130 threatened species of shark. But the most amazing sight in the country is the lake, with over 2 million jellyfish in it. But don’t worry: they are harmless and won’t sting.

The Republic of Molossia

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Population: 10 / Area: .055 sq. km.

A self proclaimed micronation founded by Kevin Baugh. It is located in Nevada, USA. It has 10 population. Mr. Baugh himself, his family, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 rabbit. Molossia has its own national anthem, national law, and national flag. They even have the death penalty for particularly serious crimes! It issues its own passports and even has a space program.

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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Population: 113,500 / Area: .012 sq. km.

Aside from the more popular Vatican City, there is another tiny state on the territory of Rome, which is called the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It only occupies three buildings, two of which are located in Rome and the third one on the island of Malta. The country has its own currency, stamps, website, car numbers, and passports.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Population: 52, 329 / Area: 261 sq. km.

This island country is consists of two islands: Saint Kitts and Nevis. Interestng fact, the main sources of income is the economic citizenship program that gives opportunity to anyone who has at least $250,000 to invest in the local sugar industry and thus obtain the status of a citizen of St. Kitts. Another way of acquiring citizenship is to purchase a property worth no less than $400,000 on either of the two islands.

The Principality of Sealand

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Population: 27 / Area: .0004 sq. km.

Still an unrecognized state. Sealand is a sea platform located 6 miles away from the shores of Great Britain. It is owned by a self-proclaimed Prince Regent. Anyone can become a count, baron, or even a duke but they have to buy this noble title for a few hundred British pounds on the state’s website: https://sealandgov.org/.

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