It is very ironic that there are countries that are smaller than the parks in a district or a city. Vatican City is considered the smallest country in the world. The population of the country is even less than the society in any metropolitan city. Yes, the smallest country in the world in area, as well as the population, is the same. It has a total area of 0.49 square kilometers, which is as large as our society. The headcount of the country is only 825 which is fewer than some villages in India. It is a Europe landlocked Country beside Italy. In this article, we are discussing the top 10 smallest countries in the World by area and population.
Smallest Country in the World
The smallest country in the world is Vatican City with a total area of 0.49Km² (0.19 mi²). It is also the smallest country in terms of population with a population count of 825. This country is entirely within the Italian capital Rome and is the center of the Catholic Church. This country was created by some popes to show their supremacy over the region. The smallest Island country in the world is Nauru. Here we present the list of the top 10 countries in the world with small areas and also with the least population. Check the whole list below.
Smallest Country in the World By Area
Check the list of the smallest countries in the world with respect to the area they possess. Here we present the 10 countries having the least area. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with an area of 0.49 square kilometers followed by Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Maldives and Malta.
|S.No.||Country||Area (km²)||Area (mi²)||Continent||Bordering countries|
|3||Nauru||21||8.1||Australia and Oceania||-|
|4||Tuvalu||26||10||Australia and Oceania||-|
|7||Marshall Islands||181||70||Australia and Oceania||-|
|8||Saint Kitts and Nevis||269||104||North America||-|
Population Wise Smallest Countries
As there are other categories by which you can define the smallest country in the world i.e., by population-wise. Here also Vatican City is the smallest country with a population of only 825 counts followed by Tuvalu, Nauru, Palau, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Marshall Islands, and Dominica. Check the list of the 10 smallest countries by population in the table below.
|8||Saint Kitts and Nevis||52,441||269|
The Vatican City (Smallest Country in the World)
The world's smallest country is the Vatican City, also known as the Holy See. It has an area of 0.44 square kilometers only, it has the least headcount in any country of the world. 75 percent of the Vatican’s citizens are members of the clergy. It is the home to the biggest church in the world i.e., St. Peter's Basilica, it has some of the most significant artworks of the old period such as The Pieta and the Creation of Adam. Its GDF is all based on the contributions or donations given by the Roman Church around the world and worshipers of Christianity.