The world's smallest countries by area

The 10 smallest countries in the world cover a combined total area of 1491.4 km² which is smaller than the area of the city of Houston. Mostly found in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, there are many countries in the world with an area of less than 400 square kilometres. From Vatican City to Palau, these small countries have maintained their independence and established themselves as contributors to the world's economy, politics, and even human rights initiatives.

The world's smallest countries by area

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