When you think of a country, you probably think of a large nation with its own government, maybe divided by states, territories or counties and a fairly sizable population. This, however is not necessarily the case. Some countries in our world can be small…really small…like a small-island small. Hard to believe really but it’s true. Whether it’s a small island in the Pacific or a mountain kingdom in the center of Europe these are 25 Tiny Countries That Are Smaller Than You’d Imagine!
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São Tomé and Príncipe
Area: 964 square km
Consisting of two islands, São Tomé and Príncipe is the smallest Portuguese speaking nation in the world, and the second smallest country in Africa.
Area: 811 square km
Although its 33 islands don’t cover much land area, they are spread out over more than 3.5 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean.
Area: 765 square km
This small island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia has an economy built around finance and banking.
Area: 751 square km
Dominica has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” due to its incredible beauty.
Area: 747 square km
Tonga prides itself on never having lost its sovereignty to a foreign power.
Area: 716 square km
With over 5 million people, Singapore is by far the most populous country on our list
Federated States of Micronesia
Area: 702 square km
This small Pacific island country is in free association with the US meaning the United States provides defense, funding, social services.
Area: 616 square km
Because during its colonial past it switched rule between the French and the English so often, this Caribbean island nation was known as the “Helen of the Indies”.
Area: 468 square km
Squashed between Spain and France, Andorra is located in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Area: 459 square km
This small Pacific nation is in free association with the US meaning it receives defense, funding, and social services from its larger partner.
Area: 452 square km
With 90,024 people, this island nation has the smallest population of any African country.
Antigua and Barbuda
Area: 442 square km
This twin island nation got the nickname “Land of 365 Beaches” for obvious reasons.
Area: 430 square km
Despite being an Atlantic Island, Barbados is considered part of the Caribbean and is known for its strong tourist industry.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Area: 389 square km
This small Caribbean island country is very densely populated and its economy relies almost exclusively on bananas.
Area: 344 square km
Grenada has come to be known as the “Island of Spice” due to its export of nutmeg and mace.
Area: 316 square km
This small island nation is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe.
Area: 300 square km
The Maldives are the smallest nation in Asia both in size and population.
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Area: 261 square km
Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Americas and in the Western Hemisphere.
Area: 181 square km
This group of 1,156 islands in the Pacific ocean is a sovereign state although the US provides defense, social services, and funding.
Area: 160 square km
Liechtenstein has the highest gross GDP per capita of any country in the world when adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP).
Area: 61 square km
Surrounded by Italy, San Marino claims to be the oldest sovereign state in the world.
Area: 26 square km
Located between Hawaii and Australia Tuvalu is located on three islands and 6 atolls.
Area: 21 square km
Nauru is the smallest island country in the world.
Area: 2.02 square km
Found on the French Riviera, Monaco is a vacation spot for the rich and famous.
Area: .44 square km
Located in Italy, this is the smallest city state in the world .