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Top 10 Smallest Countries in the World by Area

The list of area wise top 10 smallest countries in the world changes when new countries emerge out of the existing countries. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It is completely surrounded by Rome, the capital city of Italy. Nauru is the smallest island country in the world.

Area Wise Top Ten Smallest Countries in the World

Rank Country Continent Region Area (sq.km)
1 Vatican City Europe Southern Europe 0.44
2 Monaco Europe Western Europe 2.02
3 Nauru Australia Micronesia 21
4 Tuvalu Australia Polynesia 26
5 San Marino Europe Southern Europe 61
6 Liechtenstein Europe Western Europe 160
7 Marshall Islands Australia Micronesia 181
8 Saint Kitts and Nevis North America Caribbean Islands 269
9 Maldives Asia Southern Asia 298
10 Malta Europe Southern Europe 316