There are many countries in the world in that some are very little countries and some big countries. in this article we will discussed about top little counties on the world.
Although officially the Vatican City this city state is actually its own country as well however the holy see or the see of Rome has full ownership exclusive dominion and sovereign authority and jurisdiction still it is a country in itself and since it is just one hundred and ten acres it is considered the smallest country in the world it is less than an eighth of the size of Central Park since the holy see has control over much of the country the pope is the sovereign of the state what’s funny is that since Vatican City is an enclave within Italy it is defended by the Italian military there is no written agreement that they should be sold because the country is considered neutral the city is too small to hold embassies and over seventy percent of the citizens are the clergy because of this out of about six hundred citizens in the country only about thirty of them are female you think this small country had nothing to show but Saint Peter’s basilica and the Sistine Chapel some of Italy’s greatest works of art are located in the Vatican.
Monaco is the microstate located on the French Riviera since it has over thirty five thousand residents and is less than one square mile it is now the most densely populated country in the world don’t let size fool you though about thirty percent of the population are millionaires you know why because of us Monaco’s main source of income is tourism it has casinos where citizens are allowed in so anything spent at the casino is pure profit for the country since citizens won’t be spending any money there you know like the casinos from the James Bond movies Monaco is a tax free state which also adds to their wealth for this reason outsiders have tried to use Monaco for their income and residents to skip out on paying taxes aside from pure tourism the Grand Prix is held in Monaco is one of the greatest and most famous in the world.
Nauru are formerly the attractive pleasant island is an island country in Micronesia is roughly the size of Key West and houses ten thousand residents Nauru is a phosphate rock island and a popular destination for mining operations for this reason it may be one of the wealthiest small countries in the world in the sixties and seventies it definitely was Nauru was first inhabited by Micronesians and Polynesians over three thousand years ago since there were twelve tribes of the time there is a twelve pointed star on the nation’s flag for not quite known reasons now re ends are the most overweight people in the world not surprisingly after hearing this fact they have the highest rate for type two diabetes with more than forty percent of the population affected so before the country was profitable and healthy and now things are going downhill as the product of pollution and poverty.
which you may know as Ellis Islands is a country located nearly directly between Hawaii and Australia how big is it just about ten metres squared that’s about the size of Laguna beach California it is believed that the first settlers arrived as Polynesians about three thousand years ago the people of Tuvalu once believed that cape lucia motae Ali or the eel and the plan underr created the islands the flounder created the apples and the deal created the coconut palms well this story varies depending on who you ask the foundation is pretty much the same only about three hundred and fifty people visit the country literally every year so tourism is not very popular in Tuvalu but with such a small size this isn’t surprising plus nobody will be passing through and no one aside from those living on the island live anywhere near it as it is in the middle of the ocean violent crime is rare in Tuvalu and like many tiny nations it is considered pretty safe however it is illegal to do one thing that you might not think us into below it is illegal to be gay so yeah that might put a damper on things.
Severino otherwise known as the most serene Republic of San Marino is actually a microstate that is surrounded by Italy it is the fifth smallest country in the world hence why it’s number five lonely planet calls San Marino the land of clifftop castles San Marino is less than twenty five square miles which is just bigger than Providence Rhode Island the country believes they are the oldest extant sovereign state and oldest constitutional Republic they also claim to have the earliest written governing documents that are still in effect much of the language food and buildings are highly influenced by Italian history and culture probably because of its small size the majority of people
Ninety eight percent share the same religion which is Roman Catholic but it does have its own flair the palace of the governor is quite beautiful and mount titano is recognized by UNESCO as a national monument.
Liechtenstein is one of the most fascinating small countries in the world located in central Europe this German speaking monarchy is one of a kind it’s area is just over sixty square miles but it has a lot of stories to tell it is double landlocked by Austria and Switzerland who are themselves a landlocked the only other country in this situation is is back as Dan it has some of the wealthiest averages in the world with the lowest poverty rates this could possibly be the reason that there’s a very low crime rate in the country there hasn’t even been a murder in twenty years now citizens were given prison sentences longer than two years are transferred to Austria most people don’t even lock their doors at night the place is so small that every year the head of state his serene Highness prince Hans Adam the second and his son invite the entire country to their castle for a beer in the garden of I do’s castle want to know something silly the country is responsible for twenty percent of all manufactured false teeth in the world at one point the country was available for rent for seventy thousand dollars a night who wouldn’t want to rent that this isn’t too surprising because stepping into Liechtenstein you may think you’ve stepped into a story book from the monarchy to the castles to the green countryside this place looks like a medieval adventure.
Marshall Islands were first settled as far back as two thousand BC they were known by locals as Gillette janani’s which meant a gift from god but when John Marshall the British explorer re found the islands they were named after him by the English most of the one thousand islands are spread out over twenty nine coral atolls in the South Pacific and are less than six feet above sea level the Marshall islands are now a symbol of the dangers of climate change as their starting to disappear under the water even though the Marshall Islands date way back there is no history recorded until the fifteen hundred when other explorers began to visit in October two thousand eleven the government created the biggest shark sanctuary in the world that would be watched over by Marshall Islands here all shark fishing is banned and all by catch must be released since the country is so small and the sanctuary is so big it is unknown if they can really enforce this law and keep the shark safe this makes Marshall Islands the first country on the list to be under one hundred square miles Kwajalein the largest of the Marshall told has been a huge strategic value to the United States first for nuclear testing and more recently as a ballistic missile defense site the Pentagon has a lease on Kwajalein until twenty sixty six and has commissioned a scientific studies on the impact of rising sea levels will have on the base’s mission they may have to move out sooner and the locals are already looking for a special agreement to be able to move to the United States once they got flooded.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS.
The federation of St Kitts and Nevis is a two island country in the West Indies again this country may seem unimportant but it has been called the mother call any of the West Indies and is in fact the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Nevis was originally called St Martin by Christopher Columbus in fourteen ninety three Columbus originally named the other island after his patron Saint Saint Christopher it isn’t known who changed the name to St Kitts and Nevis it’s area is about two hundred and sixty nine square kilometers currently the population is around fifty five thousand five hundred tourists are attracted to St Kitts and Nevis for its nature many believe the combination of the mountainous beauty and majestic sea is beyond it the perfect paradise from botanical gardens to beautiful beaches St Kitts and Nevis are one of a kind but their most popular attraction is their national park besides natural wonders this park is full of barracks and other military defenses from centuries ago the French Spanish and the Cali Naga people all build barriers and other military structures here and many of them still stand today.
The Maldives is a south Asian country located in the Arabian Sea what’s so unique about the Maldives is that it’s made up of twenty six Atolls that spread out over the sea because of this it is one of the most widely dispersed countries in the world the name Maldives can literally translate into garland or necklace islands an asshole is a ring shaped coral reef that encircles a lagoon it partially or completely.
There are twenty six of these in the Maldives that separate the islands it isn’t as widely dispersed but it is also the lowest country in the world as far as elevation goes even its highest point is the lowest the average high is around five feet above sea level and the highest point in the entire nation is just under eight feet about two point four meters one of the most highly sought after experiences in the Maldives is their adventure tourism that offers tourists a chance to swim with sharks manta rays and other sea creatures Islam was adopted in the year eleven fifty three and the islands were under the sultan of saline now Sri Lanka well used to be considered an isolated nation with an authoritarian government it has now become one of the top luxury travel destinations in the world population about four hundred and nine thousand.
Malta is an archipelago or a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea it is located fifty miles south of Italy the country is one hundred and twenty two square miles which is ten miles smaller than Las Vegas Nevada Malta is small enough that you may not have realized its importance to world history its location has given a great importance as it has been ruled by various leaders such as the Phoenicians Greeks Romans Byzantines knights of St John and many more King George the sixth even awarded the George cross to Malta in nineteen forty two for Malta’s great bravery in World War two this is why the crosses on Malta’s national flag it wasn’t until nineteen sixty four that Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom and then became a Republic in nineteen seventy four the official languages of Malta are Maltese and English Maltese is very unique in that it descends from the Arabic that developed in Sicily between the ninth and twelfth century it evolved independently of Arabic and became a Latinized over the years its population as of two thousand and fifteen is about four hundred and thirty two thousand people Malta is a popular destination for tourists mostly for its historical monuments and structures it’s beautiful views and crystal clear waters surrounding the island to make it a wonderful place to visit the clear view of the crystal seas surrounding the island is also very appealing Valleta which is Malta’s number one destination is the shining star its sixteenth century buildings are in wonderful condition the shocker Valletta is hardly one thousand feet across so much to see in such a small area.