7 of the Smallest Countries in the World
We give you the rating of the 10 smallest countries in the world. The main criterion for the distribution of places in the ranking is the area of the territory occupied by the country. Small countries are just as beautiful and significant as big ones. And these countries are:
The Vatican is the smallest country in the world. This city-state is located inside Rome. It is the residence of the senior leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Citizens of this state are subjects of the Holy See. The Vatican has a non-profit economy. The main part of the budget is donations. Also, cash proceeds to the treasury from the tourist sphere: payment for visiting museums, selling souvenirs, etc. The Vatican plays an important role in the settlement of military conflicts, calling for the preservation of peace.
The Principality of Monaco. Surely, many have heard about this state thanks to the city of Monte Carlo and its famous casino. Monaco is located next to France. Also, this country is known because of the championship held here, Formula 1 – “Grand Prix of Monaco.” Tourism is one of the main sources of state revenue, along with the construction and sale of real estate.This state is associated with a luxurious life. Go to any dating site and you’ll see that there are no girls who would not dream of living in Monaco in a luxurious mansion.
The Republic of Nauru is on a coral island in the Pacific Ocean. In this country, there is no capital, which makes it unique. One of the main problems of this country is the deficit of fresh water. Flora and fauna are very scarce. The main source of replenishment of the treasury for a long time was the extraction of phosphate, but since the 90s the level of production began to decline, and with it, the welfare of the population went down. Tourism here is not developed due to the country’s severe pollution.
The state of Tuvalu is located on a cluster of atolls and islands and is located in the Pacific Ocean. Destructive cyclones often go through the islands. The plant and animal life of this state is rather meager and is represented mainly by animals brought to the islands – pigs, cats, dogs, and plants. The economy of Tuvalu, like other countries in Oceania, is mainly composed of the public sector, and to a small extent agriculture and fisheries.
The Republic of San Marino is located in the southern part of Europe and borders Italy on all sides. San Marino is not only one of the smallest countries in the world, but also the oldest European state formed in the 3rd century. This country is in a mountainous area. The basis of the economy is production, which gives 34% of GDP, also, the important role is played by the services sector and tourism.
The Principality of Liechtenstein is located in Western Europe, bordering Switzerland and Austria. Although this state occupies a small area, it is very beautiful: tourists very much appreciate the local mountain landscapes, and also the largest river in Europe, the Rhine, that is located in the western part. Liechtenstein is one of the largest financial centers in the world with a highly developed sphere of banking services. The country has a very high standard of living and well-being. Liechtenstein is an example of the fact that even one of the smallest countries in the world can occupy a significant place in world politics and economy.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located in the Pacific Ocean. Flora and fauna have been significantly altered by humans, including the strong impact of nuclear tests conducted by the United States in 1954. Therefore, on the islands, there are practically no species of plants characteristic of this locality, in exchange, others were planted. The main sector of the economy is the service sector. Because of undeveloped infrastructure and high prices for transport (flight to the islands), tourism is at an early stage of development.
Published: 2017-10-11 07:47:22