The World’s 100 Smallest Countries, Side by Side

When you look at the wall map, it is easy to concentrate on the nations with the most significant landmasses and ostensibly endless boundaries as Russia, Canada, the United States, or China. Their total size makes them difficult to neglect.

These countries are powerful, but few people know that some tiny states, which are difficult to find even on a map poster, can be as influential as the giant countries.

Lending company TittleMax made a perfect map, visualizing t how small are the smallest nations in the world.

Map of the 100 Smallest Countries
The 100 smallest nations in the world
RankCountryTotal are in km2 (mi2)
1Vatican City0.49 km2 (0.19 mi2)
2Monaco2.02 km2 (0.78 mi2)
3Nauru21 km2 (8.1 mi2)
4Tuvalu26 km2 (10 mi2)
5San Marino61 km2 (24 mi2)
6Liechtenstein160 km2 (62 mi2)
7Marshall Islands181 km2 (70 mi2)
8Saint Kitts and Nevis261 km2 (101 mi2)
9Maldives300 km2 (120 mi2)
10Malta316 km2 (122 mi2)
11Grenada344 km2 (133 mi2)
12Saint Vincent and the Grenadines389 km2 (150 mi2)
13Barbados430 km2 (170 mi2)
14Antigua and Barbuda442 km2 (171 mi2)
15Seychelles452 km2 (175 mi2)
16Palau459 km2 (177 mi2)
17Andorra468 km2 (181 mi2)
18Saint Lucia616 km2 (238 mi2)
19Federated States of Micronesia702 km2 (271 mi2)
20Singapore726 km2 (280 mi2)
21Tonga747 km2 (288 mi2)
22Dominica751 km2 (290 mi2)
23Bahrain778 km2 (300 mi2)
24Kiribati811 km2 (313 mi2)
25São Tomé and Príncipe964 km2 (372 mi2)
26Comoros1,862 km2 (719 mi2)
27Mauritius2,040 km2 (790 mi2)
28Luxembourg2,586 km2 (998 mi2)
29Samoa2,842 km2 (1,097 mi2)
30Cape Verde4,033 km2 (1,557 mi2)
31Trinidad and Tobago5,130 km2 (1,980 mi2)
32Brunei5,765 km2 (2,226 mi2)
33Cyprus9,251 km2 (3,572 mi2)
34Lebanon10,452 km2 (4,036 mi2)
35Jamaica10,991 km2 (4,244 mi2)
36The Gambia1,295 km2 (4,361 mi2)
37Qatar11,586 km2 (4,473 mi2)
38Vanuatu12,189 km2 (4,706 mi2)
39Montenegro13,812 km2 (5,333 mi2)
40The Bahamas13,943 km2 (5,383 mi2)
41imor-Leste14,919 km2 (5,760 mi2)
42Eswatini17,364 km2 (6,704 mi2)
43Kuwait17,818 km2 (6,880 mi2)
44Fiji18,272 km2 (7,055 mi2)
45Slovenia20,273 km2 (7,827 mi2)
46Israel20,770 km2 (8,020 mi2)
47El Salvador21,041 km2 (8,124 mi2)
48Belize22,966 km2 (8,867 mi2)
49Djibouti23,200 km2 (9,000 mi2)
50North Macedonia25,713 km2 (9,928 mi2)
51Rwanda26,338 km2 (10,169 mi2)
52Haiti27,750 km2 (10,710 mi2)
53Burundi27,834 km2 (10,747 mi2)
54Equatorial Guinea28,051 km2 (10,831 mi2)
55Albania28,748 km2 (11,100 mi2)
56Solomon Islands28,896 km2 (11,157 mi2)
57Armenia29,743 km2 (11,484 mi2)
58Lesotho30,355 km2 (11,720 mi2)
59Belgium30,528 km2 (11,787 mi2)
60Moldova33,846 km2 (13,068 mi2)
61Guinea-Bissau36,125 km2 (13,948 mi2)
62Bhutan38,394 km2 (14,824 mi2)
63Switzerland41,284 km2 (15,940 mi2)
64Netherlands41,850 km2 (16,160 mi2)
65Denmark43,094 km2 (16,639 mi2)
66Estonia45,227 km2 (17,462 mi2)
67Dominican Republic48,671 km2 (18,792 mi2)
68Slovakia49,037 km2 (18,933 mi2)
69Costa Rica51,100 km2 (19,700 mi2)
70Bosnia and Herzegovina51,209 km2 (19,772 mi2)
71Croatia56,594 km2 (21,851 mi2)
72Togo56,785 km2 (21,925 mi2)
73Latvia64,559 km2 (24,926 mi2)
74Lithuania65,300 km2 (25,200 mi2)
75Sri Lanka65,610 km2 (25,330 mi2)
76Georgia69,700 km2 (26,900 mi2)
77Ireland70,273 km2 (27,133 mi2)
78Sierra Leone71,740 km2 (27,700 mi2)
79Panama75,417 km2 (29,119 mi2)
80Czech Republic78,865 km2 (30,450 mi2)
81United Arab Emirates83,600 km2 (32,300 mi2)
82Austria83,871 km2 (32,383 mi2)
83Azerbaijan86,600 km2 (33,400 mi2)
84Serbia88,361 km2 (34,116 mi2)
85Jordan89,342 km2 (34,495 mi2)
86Portugal92,090 km2 (35,560 mi2)
87Hungary93,028 km2 (35,918 mi2)
88South Korea100,210 km2 (38,690 mi2)
89Iceland103,000 km2 (40,000 mi2)
90Guatemala108,889 km2 (42,042 mi2)
91Cuba109,884 km2 (42,426 mi2)
92Bulgaria111,002 km2 (42,858 mi2)
93Liberia111,369 km2 (43,000 mi2)
94Honduras112,492 km2 (43,433 mi2)
95Benin114,763 km2 (44,310 mi2)
96Eritrea117,600 km2 (45,400 mi2)
97Malawi118,484 km2 (45,747 mi2)
98North Korea120,540 km2 (46,540 mi2)
99Nicaragua130,373 km2 (50,337 mi2)
100Greece131,957 km2 (50,949 mi2)
Small but influential

Small size doesn’t mean less power. Many small countries can compete seriously with more massive nations.

Smallest capital of the European Union

With an area of 2,586 square kilometers (998 sq. mi.) Luxembourg is a country where one of the four established capitals of the European Union (together with Brussels, Strasbourg, and Frankfurt). The Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU’s highest judicial authority, is based in the Luxembourg city.

Luxembourg is not a microstate compared to other tiny but powerful countries like Monaco or the Vatican.

World’s wealthiest country

With an area of 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi), Monaco is the 2nd-smallest nation on the planet.

Notwithstanding its miniature size, Monaco has a GDP of almost US$7.3 billion. More than 30 percent of the resident population are millionaires, with property prices touching €100,000 ($142,000) per square meter ($13,192 per square feet).

Tiny But Powerful

The Vatican is the tiniest independent country in the world. This country’s area is only 49 hectares (121 acres) and a population of about 826. The Vatican is ruled by the pope, who is the head of the Catholic Church. Therefore, without any exaggeration, we can say that the Vatican is the entire Christian world’s capital.

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