Top 10 Smallest Countries in the World by Land Area

Top 10 Smallest Countries in the World by Land Area

Vatican City

World's smallest country at 0.44 sq km, located in Rome, home to historic and cultural treasures such as St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel.


Tiny principality on French Riviera, just over 2 sq km, known for wealth and glamour, with a thriving casino industry.


Small island nation in the Pacific, 21 sq km, facing economic and environmental challenges, but with friendly people and laid-back lifestyle.


Pacific island nation, 26 sq km, made up of nine coral atolls, known for seafaring traditions and fishing.

San Marino

Landlocked microstate in Italy, 61 sq km, with a rich history dating back to the fourth century AD, known for medieval architecture and stunning views.


Tiny country between Switzerland and Austria, 160 sq km, with a strong economy, known for mountain scenery and outdoor recreation.

Marshall Islands

Pacific island nation, 181 sq km, site of many WWII battles, facing threat of rising sea levels due to climate change.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Small Caribbean nation, 261 sq km, known for stunning beaches, clear blue waters, rich history, and citizenship through investment.


Tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, 298 sq km, made up of over 1,000 islands, known for luxury resorts, pristine beaches, and abundant marine life, but threatened by rising sea levels.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Eastern Caribbean nation, 389 sq km, known for lush landscapes, turquoise waters, and friendly locals, with activities ranging from exploring historic sites to hiking and relaxing on the beach.