Officially there are more than 200 countries around the globe, where China, America, India, Japan are the well known nations, but there are some small countries around the world. These countries are very small is size as well as very few people know about it. In this article, we are going to tell you about world’s 5 smallest and lesser known countries….
The Vatican City is a well known place but, it is the smallest country in the world with having only 0.44 kilometers of area. Also known as the Holy See, Vatican city carries the title of containing the world’s biggest church – St. Peter’s Basilica. This country fits entirely within the Italian capital city of Rome. The government of Vatican city has a unique structure. The pope is the sovereign of the state, having a population of 1000.
Principality of Hutt River
It is a micro nation located in Australia with an area of 75 sq. kilometer. It was founded on 21 April 1970 by Leonard Casley, who declared his farm to be an independent country under the name of Hutt River Province. This state is having only 30 full time residents. The region is a local tourist attraction and issue it own currency, stamps and passport.
Niue is an island country commonly known as “The Rock”, located in the Pacific Ocean having a land area of 261 sq. kilometer. The population of Niue was 1,600 in 2016. The village of Alofi is the capital of Niue with the population of 600 residents. Niue is not a member of United Nations (UN) but, UN organizations have accepted its status as a freely associate state. It is also having an Airport and a Super market.
Commonly known as Ellice island, Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the pacific ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Australia. Tuvalu is spread in 26 sq. kilometers and has a population of 10,640. On 1 Oct 1976, this island became a fully independent nation within the commonwealth. Tuvalu has no regular military forces, and spends no money on the military.
Republic of Palau
The country was originally settled almost 3000 years ago by migrants from the Philippines and sustained a Negrito population until around 900 years ago. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean and contains almost 340 Island. It has an area of 466 sq. kilometers. The total population of this nation is 21,503 and you’ll also mesmerize after watching the wildlife variety here.