Twelve Smallest and Unique Countries in The World

Grenada (Foto: IPHEDIA.com / Dok)
In count, the total number of countries in the world is 196 and there are 12 countries that are counted to have the smallest but unique area. The smallest country in the world turns out to even have an area of ​​only 0.44 square kilometers.

IPHEDIA.com - Compared to Indonesia, the smallest countries in the world have no area of ​​half. If Indonesia is a country stretching from Sabang to Merauke and lined with islands, it is also different with some of the smallest countries in the world.

In count, the total number of countries in the world is 196 and there are 12 countries that are counted to have the smallest but unique area. The smallest country in the world turns out to even have an area of ​​only 0.44 square kilometers.

Here IPHEDIA.com quotes and summarizes the smallest and unique countries. We start from the broadest country from the smallest.

1. Grenada with an area of ​​344 km²

The first smallest country in the world is Grenada. The country in the Caribbean Islands area is known as one of the biggest nutmeg producing countries in the world.

Located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada has a strong French tradition and culture. You who like tourist attractions with old building architecture, must go on vacation here.

2. Malta with an area of ​​316 km²

The country located on an island is also named the smallest country in the world. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has three main islands namely Gozo, Comino, and the largest of Malta. The country is only inhabited by 450 thousand citizens who have the main income from tourism.

3. Maldives with an area of ​​300 km²

Maldives or better known as Maldives is the smallest country in Asia. Both in terms of area or population. If in Indonesia has around 17 thousand islands, Maldives has more than 1,192 coral islands spread over an area of ​​90,000 m². Because of this, this country is also the most scattered country in the world.

4. Seychelles with an area of ​​277 km²

This island nation, located in the Indian Ocean, has incredible views. Merdeka in 1976 the Seychelles is now transformed into one of the tourist destinations that must be visited.

5. Saint Kitts and Nevis with an area of ​​261 km²

Saint Kitts and Nevis is located in the Leeward Islands, the Caribbean is the smallest country in America. The seventh smallest country in the world was founded in June 1983. If you like water sports, you must visit Saint Kitts and Nevis because of their unparalleled underwater beauty.

6. Marshall Islands with an area of ​​181 km²

The Marshall Islands, located between Hawaii and Australia, are already famous for its tours. The most exciting activity you can do here is live like a local.

7. Liechtenstein with an area of ​​160 km²

Liechtenstein, located in the Alps, is ruled by a prince. Located between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein is listed as the country with the lowest unemployment rate of 1.5%. If you want to visit this country you have to take care of a visa and come from Switzerland.

8. San Marino with an area of ​​61 km²

The San Marino region is completely surrounded by Italy, this small country is known for its beauty. The oldest constitutional republic in the world is also the third smallest country in Europe. San Marino which has a natural beauty that makes this amazed population is only 30,000 people.

9. Tuvalu with an area of ​​26 km²

Maybe you have never even heard of Tuvalu, a country that gained independence from Britain is in the Pacific Ocean. The location of this country is also close to Australia.

Unfortunately, access to Tuvalu is still very difficult so that only a few tourists can come here. At present there are around 10,000 residents and their currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

10. Nauru with an area of ​​21 km²

If Indonesia is known as a large archipelago, but Nauru is different from Indonesia. Nauru has been named the smallest island nation in the world. The Republic of Nauru, located in the Central Pacific east of Australia, became independent in 1968.

Until now, Nauru is managed by Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. One of the unique things about Nauru is that the population in this country is known to be the fattest and almost 90 percent are obese.

11. Monaco with an area of ​​2 km²

Monaco, which has the same national flag as Indonesia, also has a very small area. The country located in France is one of the independent countries in the world.

If you call this country, you certainly cannot be separated from the names of millionaires and billionaires of the world. Monaco is also known for its gambling industry and is a favorite place for the richest people in the world. Monaco is also known as the Formula 1 or F1 race.

12. Vatican with an area of ​​0.44 km²

The smallest country of the smallest in the last world is the Vatican, with an area of ​​0.44 km². While the total population there are around 842 inhabitants. As is well known, the Vatican is the Holy See and the center of the world Catholic Church. The Vatican is located in the capital of Italy, Rome. This country was directly ruled by the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. (*)

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