Vatican City is the smallest recognized country in the world. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres) and a population of just over 800. This makes Vatican City the world’s smallest state by area and population. Vatican City was established as an independent state in 1929. The Pope is the Head of State and Government of the Vatican City State. Vatican City is home to some of the most visited places in the world such as: St. Peter’s Basilica (the most visited Basilica in the World), The Sistine Chapel with its frescoes, The Vatican Library and the collections of the Vatican Museums.
Monaco or officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Monaco is the second smallest independent state in the world and is almost entirely urban. The most popular district of Monaco is Monte Carlo. Monaco is the world’s most densely populated independent country.
Nauru or the Republic of Nauru is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Nauru is the world’s smallest republic, covering just 21 square kilometers with around 9,000 residents. This island is inhabited with 12 tribes, which is symbolically represented by the 12 stars of the national flag. Nauru maybe is isolated but has its own airline, tropical weather and an interesting history. Due to its small size, Nauru has no capital city.
Tuvalu is a Polynesian island located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. One of the smallest and most remote nations in the world, this unspoiled corner of the Pacific offers a peaceful, and non-commercialized environment that is ideal for rest and relaxation. Tuvalu is formerly known as the Ellice Islands. The Tuvalu archipelago consist of six true atolls and three reef islands.
San Marino or the Republic of San Marino is a micro state surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennines Mountain. San Marino is the oldest state in Europe founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arba. San Marino is a predominantly Catholic state with a population of approximately 33,000.
Liechtenstein or the Principality of Liechtenstein is a alpine country in Central Europe bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east and north. It is the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire and is an independent state with very close ties to Switzerland. It enjoys a very high standard of living and is home to some incredibly beautiful mountain scenery making it a winter sport destination. The principality’s capital is Vaduz.
The Marshall Islands or the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean about midway between Hawaii and Australia. The Marshall Islands include the Ratak (sunrise chain) and Ralik (sunset chain), two parallel chains of 29 coral atolls, thousands of tiny islets, and hundreds of very small low-lying islands, all scattered over a wide area of the Pacific Ocean.
St. Kitts and Nevis
The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island state in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas by area and population. At the center of St. Kitts is the spectacular peak of Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano covered by dense tropical forest. Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493. St. Kitts and Nevis occupy an area of 216 km ².
The Maldives or Maldives Islands is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives are an archipelago of 1192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls. The Maldives is the smallest Asian Country and the capital and largest city is Male. The Maldives is a beautiful island, accessible for all types of budgets. Here u can find a numerous hotels, luxury villas and budget accommodation. The Maldives are known the world over for the stunning beaches and azure waters that typify the tropical idyll.
Malta is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the island of Sicily, Italy. Maltese archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. The largest island is Malta. Malta covers just over 316 km2, making it one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta. Malta boasts of picturesque beaches ideal for all types of swimmer, as well as sunbathers. Golden sand, red sand, rocks, inlets, blue lagoons and even inland seas are some of the beaches from which the travelling tourist can choose.
Grenada is an island country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers. Bordered by stunning beaches, and dotted with picturesque towns, this verdant island has long been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa. The capital, St. George’s, is widely held to be the loveliest city in the Caribbean.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the southern portion of the Windward Islands which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea. The islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. The large island Saint Vincent was originally called Hairouna by the native Caribs. The big island of St. Vincent has a rugged mountainous terrain, lush forests and many uncluttered beaches. The Grenadines include Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union, and a group of smaller (many unpopulated) islands. The capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the main port is Kingstown which is one of the most picturesque in the Caribbean.
Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles. The island is portrayed as the Little Britain of the Caribbean because of its long association as a British colony. The largest city and the country’s capital is Bridgetown. Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s leading tourist destinations and is one of the most developed islands in the region. Barbados is a sophisticated tropical island with a rich history, lodgings to suit every taste and pocket, sandy beaches and fine restaurants.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
Palau or the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. Palau is a group of islands in the Micronesia area of Oceania and the most populous island is Koror. Palau is among the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkeling destinations and most tourists who come here want to spend their time under water. It features coral reefs, blue holes, wartime wrecks, hidden caves and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to play with, and an astonishing spectrum of coral, fish, and rare sea creatures. There are also some outright miracles of evolution: giant clams that weigh a quarter of a ton, for example, and a lake teeming with 21 million softly pulsating, stingless jellyfish.