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World’s smallest countries

The Vatican is the world’s smallest country, at 0.16 square miles (0,44 sq km). Monaco is the second smallest country. Tuvalu, the 5th smallest country, is situated in the South Pacific and consists of nine coral atolls but most of its citizens live on Funafuti,  the main island.

World’s smallest countries:

1. Vatican City – 0.17 sq m (0,44 sq km)

2. Monaco – 0.77 sq m (2 sq km)

3. Gibraltar – 2.5 sq m (6,47 sq km)

4. Nauru – 8.2 sq m (21,23 sq km)

5. Tuvalu – 10 sq m (25,9 sq km)

6. Macau – 11.9 sq m (29,5 sq km)

7. Sint Maarten – 13.1 sq m (34 sq km)

8. Norfolk Island13.3 sq m (34,6 sq km)

9. Pitcairn Islands 18.1 sq m (47 sq km)

10. Bermuda 20.6 sq m (53,2 sq km)

However, most of these are dependencies of larger countries and/or non-self governing territories.

The smallest independent countries in the world:

1. Vatican City – 0.17 sq m (0,44 sq km)

2. Monaco – 0.77 sq m (2 sq km)

3. Nauru – 8.2 sq m (21,23 sq km)

4. Tuvalu – 10 sq m (25,9 sq km)

5. San Marino – 24 sq m (61,2 sq km)

6. Liechtenstein – 62 sq m (160,4 sq km)

7. Marshall Islands – 70 sq m (181 sq km)

8. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 104 sq m (261 sq km)

9. Maldives – 115 sq m (298 sq km)

10. Seychelles – 174 sq m (451 sq km)

06/18/2011. Category: countries. Tags: .

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