Even the smallest country in the world can occupy a significant place in world politics and Economics.
In the world more than 200 countries, the names of which we at least once, but I’ve heard. But on our planet there are States whose existence we have not even imagined, because some of them occupy a very small area or even include a few houses.
We will tell you about the 10 countries with very small territories, where the population is less not the largest city, and in some places of the village.
The government of Palau consists of over 300 Islands of different sizes. Palau — one of the most amazing places on Earth, in the waters which is home to 130 species of sharks that are on the verge of extinction. Palau tropical rainforest full of unique plants and birds, but the most interesting attraction of the country — the lake, inhabited by 2 million jellyfish that in the course of evolution have lost the ability to sting.
Niue — the island and the state in Oceania. The country has not developed tourism and no industrial enterprises, and she lives through grants from New Zealand. But there is the airport and the capital, though the capital city is a small village with a population of over 600 people. The island even has a real supermarket — the only one in the entire state.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
The state consists of two Islands, one of which is called Saint Kitts, and the other Nevis. One of the main sources of income for the island States selling citizenship, which is to be purchased by anyone who has at least $ 250 thousand for investment in the local sugar industry. Another way to obtain citizenship — to acquire property worth at least $ 400 thousand on one of the Islands.
The Principality Of Hutt River
The Principality of Hutt river — a virtual state located in the province of Australia. Its territory coincides with the territory of the farmland family Casli, because one of its members, Leonard, and became the founder of a new, albeit unrecognized, of the country. By the way, travelers can see the busts of the founder in different parts of the Principality.
Tuvalu is one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world. The economic situation of the tiny state could be entirely useless, if Tuvalu has not got an Internet domain .tv, the sale of which the country annually earns millions of dollars.
Nauru is the smallest independent Republic and the smallest island state of the planet. Nauru has no official capital and public transport — 40 km of roads locals travel on personal vehicles. On the island of poor environmental conditions, so Hiking here is not well developed. And another record Nauru, however, with a minus sign — in this country, the largest percentage of the population is suffering from obesity.
The Principality Of Seborga
Another state on the map of Italy, however, this time virtual, the Principality of Seborga, which includes the homonymous village near the border with France. The title of the ruler of Seborga sounds like “His Gramadeto”, and the army of the unrecognized state consists of 3 persons: the Minister of defense and two guards.
The Republic Of Molossia
In the American state of Nevada is the unrecognized state of Molossia, whose population consists of Kevin Bo, his family, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 1 rabbit. In Molossia is the anthem, emblem and flag, and for the most serious crime is the death penalty. In may 2017 the Republic turned 40, it issues its own passports and has a space program.
The order of Malta
In addition to the Vatican at Rome there is another tiny state, which is called the order of Malta. Its area is 0,012 square kilometres and are located in three buildings, two of which are in Rome, and one on the island of Malta. However, the country has its own currency, stamps, website, license plates and passports, which gives the right of visa-free entry into several dozen countries. The order of Malta is the only country in the world where the official language is Latin.
The unrecognized state of Sealand is a sea platform, standing 10 km from the coast of great Britain. Sealand is managed by the self-proclaimed Prince Regent, and anyone can become a count, Baron or even a Duke — the site States you can purchase a noble title for a few hundred English pounds.
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