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10 Smallest Countries You Never Knew Existed

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There are more than 200 countries in the world, and we’re sure you’ve heard of each of them at least once. However, there are territories we never knew existed. They occupy a super small area, and some of them are inhabited by just a couple of families.

For example, one of the smallest countries in the world is a micronation founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, three dogs, one cat, and one rabbit.

Molossia has its own national anthem, national emblem, and the national flag. They even have the death penalty for particularly serious crimes. It issues its own passports and even has a space program. In May 2017, the Republic turned 40 years old.

TIMESTAMPS (Top Smallest Countries)
10. Palau 0:41
9. Niue 1:30
8. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2:15
7. The Principality of Hutt River 3:02
6. Tuvalu 3:50
5. Nauru 4:27
4. The Principality of Seborga 5:12
3. Sovereign Military Order of Malta 5:54
2. The Principality of Sealand 6:52
1. The Republic of Molossia 7:26

SUMMARY
- Palau
Populaion: 21, 347 people
The Republic of Palau is an island country which consists of more than 300 islands of different sizes.

- Niue
Population: 1,190 people
Niue is a tiny island state in Oceania. Despite the amazing views, tourism is not popular there.

- Saint Kitts and Nevis
Population: 52,329 people
The state consists of two islands: Saint Kitts and Nevis. One of the main sources of income is the economic citizenship program that allows anyone who has at least $250,000 to invest in the local sugar industry.

- The Principality of Hutt River
Population: 30 people
The Principality of Hutt River is a micronation located in the province of the same name in Australia. It was founded by Leonard Casley, who declared his farm to be a new and independent state.

- Tuvalu
Population: 10,959 people
Tuvalu is one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world. The economic situation of the tiny state could be even more disastrous if Tuvalu hadn’t been given the Internet domain .tv.

- Nauru
Population: 9,591 people
Nauru is the smallest independent republic and the smallest island state on our planet. Nauru has neither an official capital nor public transportation system, and 25 miles of its roads are used by locals driving their private vehicles.

- The Principality of Seborga
Population: 312 people
This micronation on the territory of Italy is ruled by His Tremendousness Marcello I.

- Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Population: 113,500 people 
Apart from Vatican City, there is another tiny state on the territory of Rome, which is called the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Its area is 0.012 sq. km., and it occupies three buildings.

- The Principality of Sealand
Population: 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 Regent.

- The Republic of Molossia
Population: 7 people
The self-proclaimed Republic of Molossia is a micronation founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, three dogs, one cat, and one rabbit.

Which country or countries would you like to visit and why? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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