What Do You Know About the World's Smallest Countries?

By: Heather Cahill
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You can probably name the biggest countries in the world, but can you name the smallest? The smallest countries in the world come in all shapes and types and they're found around the globe. They can be tropical, freezing and everything in between. You may be surprised by how many people live in these tiny countries! 

Can you name the smallest country on the planet? Do you know where you would find Tuvalu? Can you name the small country that has a capital city called Apia? Can you name the country that is home to Mount Gimie? Being an expert on the subject of geography will help you out on this quiz!

Do you know which small country is comprised of more than 500 islands? Can you name the country where the steel pans were invented? Do you know which country's official name includes "Darussalam"? Can you name the country that has an island called "Green"? Knowing some fun facts about these tiny countries will also be helpful in acing this quiz.

So geography experts, what are you waiting for? If you can name them and you know a little bit about them, you'll ace this. Take the quiz to see what score you can get!

Which country is made up of five islands?

The Marshall Islands are made up of a total of five islands. The tiny country only covers an area of 181 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean and has a population of just over 50,000.

In which tiny country would you find the Ningo Well?

The Ningo Well is found in Grenada. The country is made up of a series of islands that cover 348 square kilometers of land in the Caribbean.

Which of the following small countries is located in Africa?

Seychelles is an archipelago found in Africa. The country, made up of more than 100 islands, spans 459 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean.

What country is made up of more than 500 islands?

Palau is made up of more than 500 different islands. Despite the fact that there are countless islands in the country, it still only covers a small area of 459 square kilometers in the Pacific Ocean.

Which small country invites its inhabitants to its palace every year?

An area in Liechtenstein does this on a yearly basis at Vaduz Castle. The country is tiny, covering just 160 square kilometers of land and has a population of more than 30,000.

Which small country would you find in Italy?

San Marino is found in the much larger country of Italy. San Marino takes up just over 60 square kilometers of land with an equally tiny population of just over 30,000 people.

Where would you find the small country of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is found in Oceania. It is very tiny, taking up just 26 square kilometers in the Pacific Ocean with fewer than 15,000 people living on the island.

Which of the following can be found on the small island country of Nauru?

Nauru is home to a Japanese base from WW II. Although the country is tiny, covering only 21 square kilometers, it was extremely important to the Japanese army.

In what small country would you find Monte Carlo?

Monte Carlo, which is also the most populated area in the country, is located in Monaco. The country covers just two square kilometers in Europe.

Which country is the smallest in the world?

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, covering less than one square kilometer of land. Despite its size, the country is home to more than 1,000 people. Monaco takes second place as the next smallest country in the world.

A large part of which small country is in the Hurricane Belt?

A large part of the 389 square kilometer country, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is located in the Hurricane Belt. The country has been known to receive quite a few hurricanes over the years.

What is the largest island in the small country of Cabo Verde?

Santiago is the largest island in Cabo Verde, which is located off the coast of Africa. The country is one of the larger ones on this quiz, covering 4,033 square kilometers.

Which small country has an island named "Green"?

Antigua and Barbuda are made up of many islands, one of which is named "Green." The country covers only an area of 440 square kilometers.

On which continent would you find the small country of Andorra?

Andorra is found in Europe, next to France. The country takes up 467 square kilometers with a population of fewer than 80,000 people.

In which country is alcohol only permitted on resorts?

Alcohol is only permitted on resorts in the Maldives. This is because the country is Islamic and therefore alcohol is not consumed per their religion.

In which small country would you find Mount Gimie?

Mount Gimie is located in Saint Lucia, which has a few different mountains within its small area. The country spans 617 square kilometers in the Caribbean.

What continent is the country of Sao Tome and Principe located on?

Sao Tome and Principe is located in Africa, near the mainland. The country only takes up a small 1,001 square kilometers with an equally small population of under 200,000 people.

Which small country's national anthem is "Majulah Singapura"?

"Majulah Singapura" is the anthem of Singapore, which is located in Asia. The country is small, covering only 721 square kilometers of land.

What volcano would you find in the small country of Tonga?

Tofua is a volcano in Tonga that makes up an island of the same name. Tonga is made up of more than 150 islands but it only covers an area of 748 square kilometers.

Which of the following landmarks would you find in the small country of Dominica?

Trafalgar Falls is found in a national park in Dominica. The country is in the Caribbean and covers a total area of 750 kilometers squared.

Which small country is also known as the "Island of Pearls"?

Bahrain is often known as the "Island of Pearls." It is located in the Middle East where it stretches over a total area of 765 square kilometers.

It's one of the smallest countries in the world, but it is the smallest in the Caribbean. Which country is it?

Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Caribbean, and among the smallest in the world. It is about 162 square miles and has a population of more than 50,000 people.

What is the capital city of the small country of Kiribati?

South Tarawa is the capital city of Kiribati. The country lies in the Pacific Ocean where it stretches 811 square kilometers and has a population of more than 100,000 people.

What is the capital city of Mauritius?

The capital city of the small country of Mauritius is Port Louis. Most of the country's population is found here as 200,000 people call it home. The country itself is quite small with an area of just over 2,000 square kilometers.

Which Greek Goddess was said to be born in the small country of Cyprus?

Aphrodite was said to be born in Cyprus which is located in the Middle East. The country covers an area of 9,251 square kilometers, which is still relatively small.

What currency is used in the small country of Comoros?

Comoros uses the Comorian franc as a currency. The country is just off the coast of Africa and spans a total area of 1,862 square kilometers.

Which of these small countries is European?

Luxembourg is located in Europe. The country is about 2,586 square kilometers with a relatively small population of 600,000 people.

Apia is the capital city of which small country?

Apia is the capital city of Samoa. The country itself is located in Oceania and it is made up of a series of islands that cover 2,842 square kilometers.

Which small country is home to the steel pan?

The steel pan was invented in Trinidad and Tobago as well as many other aspects in the category of the arts. The country occupies 5,131 square kilometers in the Caribbean.

Which small country has the word "Darussalam" in its official name?

This would be Brunei, which has an official name of "Brunei Darussalam." The country is located in Asia and cover 5,765 square kilometers.

Which of the following small countries is an archipelago?

Malta is an archipelago, meaning it is made up of islands. There are seven islands that make up the tiny country of 122 square miles of land.

Which small country's capital city is Bridgetown?

The capital city of Barbados is Bridgetown. The city is home to more than 100,000 of the island's 200,000 people. The island itself is only 431 square kilometers.

Which small country celebrates Christmas three times each year?

Palestine celebrates Christmas in December and twice in January. The country is found in the Middle East and covers an area of over 6,000 square kilometers.

Which country was once home to the Phoenicians?

Lebanon was once home to the Phoenicians. The country is only 10,452 square kilometers, yet it is home to more than 6 million people.

Which small country is home to Olympian Usain Bolt?

Jamaica is the home of Usain Bolt, a famous Olympian. The country only covers 10,991 square kilometers but it has a population of more than 2 million people.

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