10 Tiny Countries You Never Knew Existed

Billions of people are living in this world together with billions of creatures we never knew also existed. There are different kinds of species which somehow allow and keep others to discover for more things. And that could really be a good information for others to also know about it.

And of course, there are also territories we never knew existed. If we think that Philippines is just a small country, then we should be luckier compared to those who live in the tiniest countries. The Bright Side channel shared about the list of the top ten tiniest countries with a population smaller than that of a village.

10. PALAU

It has an area of 177 square miles or 459 sq. km and a population of 21,347 people. The republic of Palau is an island country which consists of more than 300 islands of different sizes. It is one of the most amazing places on earth. Its rain forests are full of unique plants and birds and its territorial waters are inhabited by 130 species of shark. The most remarkable site of the country is the lake with over 2 million jelly fish in it.

9. NIUE

It has an area of 100 sq. miles or 261.46 sq. km and a population of 1,190 people. It is a tiny island state in Oceania despite the amazing views, tourism is not popular there. Therefore, the country depends greatly on born aid especially from New Zealand. The capital city is just a small village with a population of fewer than 600 people. However, the island has an airport and a real supermarket, the only one in the whole state.

8. SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

It has an area of 104 sq. miles or 261 sq. km and a population of 52,329 people. The state consists of two islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis. One of the main sources of income is the economic statesmanship program. It allows anyone who has at least 250,000 dollars to invest in the local sugar industry. And thus obtain the status of the citizen of Saint Kitts. Another way of obtaining citizenship is to purchase a property worth no less than 400,000 dollars on either of the two islands.

7. THE PRINCIPALITY OF HUTT RIVER

It has an area of 29 sq. miles or 75 sq. km and a population of 30 people. It is a micro nation located in the province of the same name in Australia. It was founded by Leonard Casley who declared his farm a new and independent state. Although the country isn’t recognized by any state, it still has its own currency, stamps, and passports. In different parts of Principality, tourists can find the buzz of the royal highness Prince Leonard I of Hutt.

6. TUVALU

It has an area of 10 sq. miles or 26 sq. km and a population of 10, 959 people. It is one of the smallest and poorest country in the world. The economic situation of the tiny state could be even more disastress if Tuvalu hadn’t been given the internet domain “.tv” which annually brings millions of dollars to the country’s budget.

5. NAURU

It has an area of 8.1 sq. miles or 21 sq. km and a population of 9,591 people. It is the smallest independent republic and the smallest island state on our planet. It has neither an official capital nor public transportation system. And 25 miles of its roads are used by locals driving their private vehicles. Environmental problems make their republic very unpopular among tourists. Another record of Nauru is a number of obese people. The obesity rate in the country is more than 70%.

4. THE PRINCIPALITY OF SEBORGA

It has an area of 1.90 sq. miles or 4.91 sq. kms and population of 312 people. This micro nation on the territory of Italy is ruled by its tremendousness Marcelo I. The Principality of Seborga is a village of the same name near the french boarder. The unrecognized state has an army that consists of 3 people, the ministry of defense and 2 boarder guards.

3. SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA

It has an area of 0.012 sq. km and a population of 113,500 people. A part from Vatican city, it is another tiny state on the territory of Rome. Its area only occupies 3 buildings, 2 of which are located in Rome and the third one on the island of Malta. The country has its own currency, stamps, website, foreign numbers and passports. Its citizens have the right to visa free entry to several countries around the world. It is the only country where Latin is the official language.

2. THE PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND

It has an area of 0.0015 sq. mile or 0.004 sq. kms and a population of 27 people. The unrecognized state of Sealand is a sea platform located 6 miles away from the coast of Great Britain. Sealand is governed by a self-proclaimed Prince. And anyone can become account, baron or even a duke. One can buy a noble title for few hundred British pounds on the state’s website.

1. THE REPUBLIC OF MOLOSSIA 

It has an area of 0.0020 sq. miles or 0.055 sq. km and a population of 7 people. The self proclaimed Republic of Molossia is a micro nation founded by Kevin Baugh located in the Nevada, USA. Its population is consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 1 rabbit. It has its own national anthem, national emblem and a national flag. They even have the death penalty to particularly serious crimes. It even has its space program. In May 2017, the republic turned 40-year-old.

As we are living in this world freely, we have the right to know these things we never knew really existed with us.

Courtesy of Bright Side. Watch their video presentation here: