10 Smallest Countries of the World

1. Vatican City

The world's smallest internationally recognized sovereign state, with an area of just 0.17 square miles.

2. Monaco 

This tiny principality on the French Riviera is known for its opulence and glamorous lifestyle.

3. Nauru 

Nauru is a small island country in the Central Pacific Ocean, with an area of 8.1 square miles.

4. Tuvalu 

Tuvalu, an island nation in the Pacific, faces the threat of rising sea levels due to climate change.

5. San Marino 

San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, with a long history dating back to the 4th century.

6. Liechtenstein 

Liechtenstein is a German-speaking principality situated among the Alps, with an area of just 62 square miles.

7. Marshall Islands 

The Marshall Islands consist of 29 atolls and 5 islands, spread across the Pacific Ocean.

8. Saint Kitts and Nevis 

These two islands form a single country in the West Indies, with a combined area of 101 square miles.

9. Maldives  

The Maldives is a South Asian island country renowned for its pristine beaches and luxury resorts.

9. Malta  

Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, with a rich history dating back to the Neolithic period.