Checkout the 7 Smallest Countries in the World
The beauty of nature is sprinkled in the world through the evident emergence of landscapes, waterfalls, rivers, plains and lush green fields. There are many countries in the world that have been voted as the biggest ones in terms of area. But, ever thought that the world is home to some of the smallest countries too! Well, this sounds to be strange; but, these countries exist, whose is smaller in terms of area and exotic in terms of its magnetic beauty. Every country in the world has its own distinctive quality and such small nations also stand apart from others in the matter of scintillating atmosphere for sure.
1. Vatican City
Italian by nature and impressive through stunning views, Vatican City in Rome has been voted as the smallest country in the world. Being the center of the Catholic religion, the city has been home to the biggest Catholic Church in the world known as St. Peters Basilica. And of course, it is the home of Pope John Paul II, who has been the highest representative of Catholic Religion. Its popularity is not just limited to these; rather, it extends with the beauty of world’s famous paintings such as The Pieta and The Creation of Adam featured here.
Being a beautiful place with exotic European style structures and beaches to attract visitors, Vatican City does not have any permanent residents known as Vatican. Indeed, the citizenship is given to people willing to stay here and work, which get over as they leave the country permanently. It has an area of just 2.02 km² with a population of just above 38000.
Being an integral part of the Australian continent, Nauru is a separate island situated towards the eastern side of Australia. It has been counted as the smallest island nation in the world with an area of just 21 km² and a mere population of 10000 something people. A unique thing about the island is that it is the only independent republic and a country devoid of any capital state of the town. Its origin is owed to phosphate mining in around 1980.
With so many facts associated with the island, one thing strange about the place is that it has been home to the most obese people in the world and has world’s highest level of Type 2 Diabetes.
3. San Marino
Enclosed entirely by Italy, San Marino is quite famous in the world as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino. In fact, it has claimed to be the oldest persisting independent state in the world. The popularity to Sam Marino is not just from such rather, it is one of the wealthiest nations in terms of Gross Domestic Product. With an area of 61 km² and population of around 30000, it is voted as the 3rd smallest country in Europe.
Positioned over the French Riviera, Monaco is the place where the largest number of millionaires and billionaires can be seen residing. In fact, the country has been famous throughout the world for its gambling and luxury goods industry. It has also been a preferred forecourt of the rich and famous because of emerging gambling business. Surrounded by France from 3 sides and the Mediterranean Sea on the forth front, the residents speak mostly French language. Indeed, the area stands at just 2.02 km² with a population of around 38000 only.
Previously recognized as the Ellice Islands, Tuvalu is situated in the Pacific Ocean lying on the northeastern side of Australia. Falling in the category of smallest countries in the world, it has around 10,000 residents having 8km of roads with a single hospital existing on the main island. Its overall area is measured at 26 km². Once a part of the British territory, it became sovereign in 1978. It is the home to one of the most stunning beaches with widespread coral reefs.
Standing at an area of 61 km² and a population of about 38000, Liechtenstein is quite the smallest nation in Europe. But, what makes it popular is that the nation has been considered as the richest country in the world for its Gross Domestic Product. And certainly, it is the only nation located completely in the Alps. The nation does not have an airport or railway station and can be accessed through boats only.
7. Saint Kitts and Nevis
Positioned towards North-America and having an area of about 261 km², its complete name is Saint Christopher and Nevis. With a capital city as Basseterre, it was the first island acquired by Europeans. It was in 1983 that the country got independence from Britishers and the economy of the place depends largely on tourism. Besides tourism, agriculture and small manufacturing industries add to the economic standards of the country.http://www.khbuzz.com/2017/09/30/checkout-the-7-smallest-countries-in-the-world/http://www.khbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Smallest-Countries-1024x576.jpghttp://www.khbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Smallest-Countries-150x150.jpgNewsWorldMonaco,Nauru,North America,San Marino,Smallest Countries,Vatican City