List of Smallest Countries by Area and Population – Know which are the smallest countries in the World

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We all know that our planet earth is divided into many continents and countries. The sizes of these countries are different. Countries like Russia and China are huge while some countries are smaller than you think. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with an area of just 0.19 square miles. It easily earns the title of the world’s smallest country on the basis of population as well. The population of Vatican City is just 800 people.

Apart from Vatican city, there are many more small countries in the world like Monaco, Maldives, etc. Keep reading this post to check out the list of the smallest countries in the world in 2022.

Know the Smallest Countries in the world in 2022

If a country is small it doesn’t mean that it has a small population. The areas of countries like Singapore are small yet they have a huge population. So, small countries in population and area are two different things.

Smallest country in the world by population 2022

Let’s go to the list of smallest countries in the world by population in 2022.

  1. Vatican City (Holy See) – 800 people

  2. Montserrat (UK) – 4,649 people

  3. Tuvalu – 10,679 people

  4. Nauru – 11,832 people

  5. Anguilla (UK) – 17,000 people

  6. Palau – 17,957 people

  7. Caribbean Netherlands (NL) – 25,987 people

  8. Saint Martin (France) – 34,065 people

  9. San Marino – 34,835 people

  10. British Virgin Islands (UK) – 37,800 people

  11. Monaco – 38,350 people

  12. Liechtenstein – 38,380 people

  13. Sint Maarten (Netherlands) – 40,600 people

  14. Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) – 41,400 people

  15. Northern Mariana Islands – 51,700 people

  16. American Samoa – 57,000 people

  17. Faroe Islands Denmark – 52,122 people

  18. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 53,000 people

  19. Marshall Islands – 55,500 people

  20. Greenland – 56,081 people

  21. Cayman Islands (UK) – 64,000 people

  22. Bermuda (UK) – 64,000 people

  23. Dominica – 74,000 people

  24. Andorra – 76,500 people

  25. Antigua and Barbuda – 96,453 people

  26. Seychelles – 97,625 people

  27. Federated States of Micronesia – 104,500 people

  28. Aruba (Netherlands) – 106,000 people

  29. U.S. Virgin Islands – 107,000 people

  30. Tonga – 108,000 people

  31. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 110,600 people

  32. Grenada – 112,000 people

  33. Kiribati – 119,000 people

  34. Curaçao (Netherlands) – 158,665 people

  35. Guam (USA) – 168,000 people

  36. Saint Lucia – 179,000 people

  37. São Tomé and Príncipe – 202,000 people

  38. Samoa – 202,500 people

  39. New Caledonia (France) – 269,000 people

  40. Mayotte (France) – 270,000 people

  41. Vanuatu – 272,000 people

  42. French Polynesia – 278,000 people

  43. Barbados – 287,000 people

  44. French Guiana (France) – 296,700 people

  45. Iceland – 356,000 people

  46. Martinique (France) – 364,300 people

  47. Belize – 386,200 people

  48. Guadeloupe (France) – 390,000 people

  49. Bahamas – 397,000 people

  50. Brunei – 442,400 people

Smallest Country in the world by Area 2022

Here is the list of smallest countries in the world on the basis of Area.

  1. Vatican City – 0.49 km2 (0.19 mi2)

  2. Monaco – 2.02 km2 (0.78 mi2)

  3. Nauru – 21 km2 (8.1 mi2)

  4. Tuvalu – 26 km2 (10 mi2)

  5. San Marino – 61 km2 (24 mi2)

  6. Liechtenstein – 160 km2 (62 mi2)

  7. Marshall Islands – 181 km2 (70 mi2)

  8. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 261 km2 (101 mi2)

  9. Maldives – 300 km2 (120 mi2)

  10. Malta – 316 km2 (122 mi2)

  11. Grenada – 344 km2 (133 mi2)

  12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 389 km2 (150 mi2)

  13. Barbados – 430 km2 (170 mi2)

  14. Antigua and Barbuda – 442 km2 (171 mi2)

  15. Seychelles – 452 km2 (175 mi2)

  16. Palau – 459 km2 (177 mi2)

  17. Andorra – 468 km2 (181 mi2)

  18. Saint Lucia – 616 km2 (238 mi2)

  19. Federated States of Micronesia – 702 km2 (271 mi2)

  20. Singapore – 726 km2 (280 mi2)

  21. Tonga – 747 km2 (288 mi2)

  22. Dominica – 751 km2 (290 mi2)

  23. Bahrain – 778 km2 (300 mi2)

  24. Kiribati – 811 km2 (313 mi2)

  25. São Tomé and Príncipe – 964 km2 (372 mi2)

  26. Comoros – 1,862 km2 (719 mi2)

  27. Mauritius – 2,040 km2 (790 mi2)

  28. Luxembourg – 2,586 km2 (998 mi2)

  29. Samoa – 2,842 km2 (1,097 mi2)

  30. Cape Verde – 4,033 km2 (1,557 mi2)

  31. Trinidad and Tobago – 5,130 km2 (1,980 mi2)

  32. Brunei – 5,765 km2 (2,226 mi2)

  33. Cyprus – 9,251 km2 (3,572 mi2)

  34. Lebanon – 10,452 km2 (4,036 mi2)

  35. Jamaica – 10,991 km2 (4,244 mi2)

  36. The Gambia – 1,295 km2 (4,361 mi2)

  37. Qatar – 11,586 km2 (4,473 mi2)

  38. Vanuatu – 12,189 km2 (4,706 mi2)

  39. Montenegro – 13,812 km2 (5,333 mi2)

  40. The Bahamas – 13,943 km2 (5,383 mi2)

  41. Timor-Leste – 14,919 km2 (5,760 mi2)

  42. Eswatini – 17,364 km2 (6,704 mi2)

  43. Kuwait – 17,818 km2 (6,880 mi2)

  44. Fiji – 18,272 km2 (7,055 mi2)

  45. Slovenia – 20,273 km2 (7,827 mi2)

  46. Israel – 20,770 km2 (8,020 mi2)

  47. El Salvador – 21,041 km2 (8,124 mi2)

  48. Belize – 22,966 km2 (8,867 mi2)

  49. Djibouti – 23,200 km2 (9,000 mi2)

  50. North Macedonia – 25,713 km2 (9,928 mi2)

Frequently Asked questions

Question – 1: Which is the smallest country in the world by area?

Answer: The smallest country in the world by area is Vatican City.

Question – 2: Which is the smallest country in the world by population?

Answer: The smallest country in the world by population is Vatican City.

Question – 3: What are some important facts about Vatican City?

Answer: A few important facts about Vatican city are as follows.

  • It is also known as the Holy See.
  • It has an area of 0.44 square kilometers only.
  • Its population is just around 800 people.
  • 75% of the total citizens of the Vatican’s city are members of the clergy.
  • Vatican city has the biggest church in the world i.e. St. Peter’s Basilica.

 Question – 4: Which is the smallest country in Asia?

Answer: Maldives is the smallest country in Asia.

Question – 5: Which is the smallest country in Africa?

Answer: Seychelles is the smallest country in Africa overall, with the Gambia being the smallest in continental Africa.


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  1. Israel has a population of actually 5,000,000 people

  2. Ishmael Komba Sankoh

    Why my country Sierra Leone was not mentioned in the above countries list of smallest by population, and area per kilometres square (km2).
    Best regards Ishmael form Freetown Sierra Leone

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