Here’s Six Of The World’s Smallest Countries That You Never Knew Existed
According to the United Nations (UN), there are 195 countries in the world. Some of these countries are so small that you probably haven’t heard of them. Here is a list of six countries with populations so low that you could mistake it for a small town or a village.
Saint Kitts & Nevis:
Saint Kitts & Nevis,
Estimated Population: 54,961
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a two-island country in the West Indies. It is located in the Leeward Islands and is the smallest sovereign state, in both area and population. Anyone who wants to become a citizen of Saint Kitts must invest $250,000 in the local sugar industry. Another way of becoming a citizen is by purchasing land (worth $4000,000) or more, on either Saint Kitts or Nevis.
Estimated Population: 21,431
Palau is an island country in the western Pacific Ocean. The country boasts around 340 islands and has an area of 466 square kilometers. Palau has a diverse range of flora and fauna, with exotic plants and birds. It is also home to over 150 species of endangered sharks. The major tourist attraction is the huge lake which has over 2 million jellyfish. Luckily, these jellyfish are completely harmless and do not sting.
Estimated Population: 10,640
Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated midway between Hawaii and Australia and is known as one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world.
English is an official language but is not spoken in daily use.
Estimated Population: 10,084
Nauru was formerly known as Pleasant Island and is located in the Central Pacific. Nauru lies northwest of Tuvalu and is the smallest state in the South Pacific. It is also third smallest state by area in the world, with over 10,000 residents living in a 21-square-kilometre. Nauru does not have a public transport system in place. Residents get around using private vehicles.
Estimated Population: 1,612
Niue is an island country located in the Oceania region. It is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. Despite its breathtaking views and bright blue waters, not many tourists visit this country. Unfortunately, Niue does not have an airport. In addition, there is only one supermarket for the entire country.
Sovereign Military Order of Malta:
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Estimated Population: 3 citizens, 80,000 volunteers
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) is a micronation which is located in Rome. It has a land area of 0.0012 square kilometres and is operates as one of the world’s oldest surviving chivalric order. The order is assisted by 80,000 volunteers in more than 120 countries.
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