The smallest of the country (10 photos)

I want to show you the smallest in size and population of the country.
But the most beautiful and heavenly.

1. Maldives
The island country is the Republic of Maldives in the Indian Ocean and the area is the smallest Asian country. The country area 298 square meters. km. with a population of 396,000. In the capital - Male living two-thirds of the residents. Previously, the country has developed thanks to the export of dried tuna, shellfish, cowries and coconut ropes, are now the main income brings tourism.

2. Seychelles
Seychelles occupy an area of ​​455 square kilometers, with a population of 84 thousand. Man. The archipelago is located to the north of Madagascar and consists of 115 islands of the Indian Ocean. Islands managed to develop thanks to the export of coconut, vanilla and cinnamon. But since 1976, when the country gained independence, the main source of income has become tourism.

3. Liechtenstein
This state has no outlet to the sea. The country area 160.4 square meters. kilometer. Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland and Austria and is one of the richest states. It registered more companies than inhabitants.

4. Nauru
Nauru is located in the South Pacific in Micronesia. The area of ​​the state is 21.3 square meters. kilometer. The Republic of Nauru is the smallest island nation in the world. They gained independence in 1968, but a home for Aboriginal island was for 3 thousand years. Today the population is about 9 thousand. People. The government of Nauru has no armed forces.

5. Vatican
Vatican City - closed city-state located in one of the areas of Rome and covering an area of ​​44 hectares. It was founded in 1929 and is managed by the Pope. Vatican City boasts the most beautiful building in the world - the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, the seat of the Pope - Apostolic Palace and others. In addition half of the country is Vatican Gardens. Vatican official citizens are about 800 people, and several thousand Italians daily commute to work here.

6. Monaco
The second smallest country is Monaco. Over the past 20 years thanks to the draining of the sea area of ​​the country has increased and now it covers an area of ​​2.02 square meters. kilometer. Monaco, the second smallest monarchical state. The country is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and has 30 thousand inhabitants. The main income of the inhabitants of tourism brings.

7. The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
This small country located in the West Indies - between North and South America, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean. The state is I on the two islands area of ​​261 square meters. km. It was the first island settled by Europeans. The main source of income, of course, tourism, but here as well the development of agriculture and offshore banking.

8. Marshall Islands
It is a state in the middle of the Pacific Ocean consists mainly of coral islands. The country area - 181 square meters. kilometers, a population of 62 thousand. In 1986, the island gained independence from the United States, but so far only help America helps them to "stay afloat." The country has no natural resources, and imports far exceed exports.

9. San Marino
San Marino covers an area of ​​61 square meters. kilometer and has the smallest population of the member countries of the European Council. It is the oldest independent country in the world, it was founded on September 3 301 years. Besides San Marino is one of the richest countries in the world, her income exceeds expenses.

10. Tuvalu
Tuvalu is also located in the South Pacific Ocean and covers an area of ​​26 square meters. kilometers. The country also includes several coral islands. Previously, these islands belonged to the British crown and named Ellis Island. Tuvalu gained independence from the British in 1978. The country's population - 10.5 thousand. People. Due to the lack of natural resources of Tuvalu have to live at the expense of aid to other countries.



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