10 Countries With The Smallest Populations In The World


When it comes to the countries with the smallest populations, the number can be less than students in your high school. I include the latest population in 2017 of each country so that we can tell exactly which countries have the smallest populations. These countries are either far from the crowd or newly gained independence. Most of these countries are so beautiful to visit as well, so you might want to check them out. Let’s take a look and see if you live nearby and want to visit them on your vacation.


Scotts Head (Dominica)
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Population: 73, 353

Dominica is a sovereign island country that locates in the Caribbean Sea. The whole country is largely covered by rainforest which makes it full of natural beauty. There are waterfalls, springs, rivers, and beautiful wildlife. There are plants and animals that are extinct in most parts of the world yet still living in this country. Small but gold, worth a visit I would suggest.

9The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Population: 56,764

Two beautiful islands joined together, and here we have an island country in the Caribbean. This volcanic island is also covered in tropical rainforests which are rich in natural beauty. The great thing is there are numerous rivers that descend from the mountains of the islands that provide fresh water for the people. They speak English there, so it won’t be difficult to communicate if you go to the island.

8The Marshall Islands

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Population: 53,131

Here is another island country except this island is in the Pacific Ocean. The country has been through a lot of colonies in their history, but the good news is they’ve got their independence now. You might find this unique, but The Marshall Islands is the largest shark sanctuary in the world. That means shark fishing is not allowed in the protected areas at all. Kinda cool, isn’t it?


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Population: 38,016

Being the “double” landlocked country, Liechtenstein is also one of the countries with the smallest population. And by double landlocked, that means it is the landlocked country surrounded by landlocked countries. This country has a lot of mountains and valleys which expose how beautiful and natural it is. The weather is great there, and the population is just good for the size of the country itself. Not too crowded, not too quiet, just great to live in.


Aerial view of Monaco at dusk
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Population: 38,007

Might be a small country with a small population, but 30% of the people there are millionaires. Do you know what the best part is? The state itself has no income tax, low tax, and business taxes at all. Sounds like somewhere I would want to spend the rest of my life in, except I’m not a millionaire, yet… Monaco is also famous for some cool sports as well like football, rugby, and other sports. Life there is amazing due to the favorable climate, music, arts, and many more.

5San Marino

Monte Titano
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Population: 32,096

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in Europe and one of the countries with the smallest population in the world. What’s more? It is also one of the countries with the smallest military forces in the world as well. But boy, the military forces that they have are one of a kind. San Marino has crossbow corps, guard of the rock, guard of the grand and general council, and more. And when it comes to sports, football, basketball, and volleyball are the most popular there.


Population: 21,726

This is another island country in the western Pacific Ocean that contains more than 340 islands in its territory. The unique thing about this country is it is a multi-party democratic republic. That means the president of the country is both the head of state and head of government. You really should see some islands of this country, they are totally breathtaking.

3Republic of Nauru

Population: 10,387

Nauru is an oval-shaped island surrounded by coral reefs and coconut trees. There are also other fruits grow on the island as well such as bananas, pineapples, and more. While most island countries have a tropical rain climate, Nauru seems to be different since it is hot and humid. Yet, this country is beautiful overall and worth a trip in summer!


Tuvalu Inaba-22
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Population: 9,974

This island country is a neighbor of Nauru in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia. Before, the name of the country was Ellice’s Island which later changed to Tuvalu. With population under 100,000, life there is still fun and enjoyable due to the joyful people themselves. Residents there are so friendly and kind. People pf Tuvalu are great with their traditional handicrafts as part of their living. The fun started when you hear the music, taste the food, and enjoy the festivals there.

1The Vatican City

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Population: Between 800-1000

The smallest state in the world by both area and population, Vatican City has one large wall as its border. With the size of just 44 hectares, Vatican City is our world’s smallest country without a doubt. This is where the Pope lives, and the jobs in Vatican City are pretty obvious. Well, they have a post office, radio station, museums, and guards to protect the Pope of course. There might be more, but those are the main places.

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