The smallest country in the world
The planet is quite a lot of countries that can be accommodated, for example, in the territory of one region.
Maldives, 298 sq. km
This is a state consisting of two thousand islands in the Indian Ocean. In 1965, the Maldives became independent from Great Britain. 181,000 residents who speak Maldivian and English, earn their living in tourism.
St Kitts, 269 sq. km
The Caribbean country has 41 000 English-speaking people. In 1983, St. Kitts and Nevis has been recognized as an independent. Where money comes through the export of sugar, shellfish, electronics and light industry goods.
Seychelles, 217 sq. km
Seychelles - it is the smallest country in Africa. Until 1976, it was subordinated to the UK. After the 69 thousand local residents have become independent. They say here in Creole, English and French. A basic income residents are from tourism.
Marshall Islands, 180 sq. km
Pacific Marshall Islands - an archipelago of coral islands and reefs. The population of this small country - 52 thousand people. Official language - English. Formally, the island subject to the British Crown, and this despite the fact that in 1986 became independent. Island trades copra, fish and phosphates. Recently, an important source of income money in the treasury became tourism. Liechtenstein, 160 sq. km
This is a tiny state located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland. The country has about 29 thousand people. Liechtenstein live export of food products, the sale of postage stamps, microchips and dental instruments. The state is a developed industrial country with high living standards and an excellent system of financial services. Liechtenstein's population consists mainly of Germans, Austrians and Swiss. Third of the population - are foreigners. All speak German, but the territory has several dialects.
San Marino, 61 square meters. km
This is a small country situated on the slopes of Mount Titano, in central Italy. 61 square kilometer San Marino is home to around 28,000 inhabitants. And they all speak Italian. Citizens are proud that their country is one of the oldest in Europe. From ancient sources that San Marino was formed in the year 301. I came to this earth bricklayer Marinus.
Tuvalu, 26 sq. km
This is a state located in the western Pacific Ocean on a chain of nine coral atolls. It has a population of only 10, 5 thousand people. On the territory of the island every year is getting smaller, and perhaps in a few decades, there was nothing left - if the sea level rises. However, if this will not happen, Tuvalu is still slowly but surely "going down." In the state of the main problems - coastal erosion and population growth. Nauru, 21 square meters. km
This is a dwarf state located on the same coral reef in the western Pacific. The island has no equity, this is the only republic on the planet. It is home to about 13 thousand inhabitants. In the 70-ies of the last century, the indigenous people of Nauru were the richest people in the world. Each profited from phosphates. Local authorities have employed 95 percent of the citizens, in addition to provide people with free education and medicine.
Monaco, 1 96 sq. km.
The second place in the list of "The smallest country in the world" takes Monaco. Its area of almost two square kilometers, and each account for about 24 thousand inhabitants. Seven of the last centuries is dominated Grimaldi family from Genoa. Now the Prince right along with the NCAA.
The smallest country in the world - Vatican City, 0, 44 square meters. km
Let this country and a small, but very powerful. The Vatican is an independent territory of the Holy See of the Catholic Church, to which admires a billion people on the planet. In fact, the Vatican - is the residence of the head of the Catholic Church.