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- 10. Malta (Europe): 316 km2
- 9. Maldives (Asia): 298 km2
- 8. Saint Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean): 261 km2
- 7. Marshall Islands (Oceania): 181 km2
- 6. Liechtenstein (Europe): 160 km2
- 5. San Marino (Europe): 61 km2
- 4. Tuvalu (Oceania): 26 km2
- 3. Nauru (Oceania): 21 km2
- 2. Monaco (Europe): 2.02 km2
- 1. Vatican City (Europe): 0.44 km2
This is the list of 10 smallest countries in the world which are members of United Nation and Vatican (Vatican is the country that owns sovereignty and is not in dispute). Among 10 these countries, the smallest – Vatican City belongs to Europe and 5 out of 10 these countries are also in Europe.
10. Malta (Europe): 316 km2
Malta (Republic of Malta) is the 10th smallest country in the world. Capital of Malta is Valletta and offical languages are Maltese and English. Malta is attractive destination to tourists due to warm climate, many recreational areas and architectural and historical monuments. Malta has 9 Unesco World Heritage Sites .
9. Maldives (Asia): 298 km2
Maldives (Republic of the Maldives) is the smallest Asian country. Capital of Maldives is Malé. The official language is Maldivian (Dhivehi). Maldives is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. It is rated among Top 7 Most Romantic Honey Moon Destination in Asia. Tourism plays an important role to the country’s economy.
8. Saint Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean): 261 km2
Saint Kitts and Nevis (also called the Federation ò Saint Christopher and Nevis) is a federal twin-island country in the West Indies and is the smallest sovereign state in Americas in both area and population. Capital city of this country is Basseterre. The official language is English.
7. Marshall Islands (Oceania): 181 km2
Republic of the Marshal Islands has 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands. Capital city is Majuro and official languages are Marshallese and English.
6. Liechtenstein (Europe): 160 km2
Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein is the only country to lie entirely in the Alps. Capital city is Vaduz and official language is German.
5. San Marino (Europe): 61 km2
San Marino is called officially the Republic of San Marino. Its capital is City of San Marino and official language is Italian. The economy of this country is mainly from finance, industry, services and tourism.
4. Tuvalu (Oceania): 26 km2
Tuvalu is a Polynesian island country located in the Pacific Ocean. It comprises of 3 reef islands and 6 true atolls. The capital is Funafuti and official languages are Tuvaluan and English.
3. Nauru (Oceania): 21 km2
Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru, is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. It is the smallest state in the South Pacific. Its capital is Yaren and official languages are Nauruan and English.
2. Monaco (Europe): 2.02 km2
The Principality of Monaco is the 2nd smallest country in the world. Its capital is Monaco and official language is French. One of Monaco’s main sources of income is tourism.
1. Vatican City (Europe): 0.44 km2
Vatican City State is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population (population in 2013 is nearly 900 people). Its capital is Vatican City and official language is Italian.