10 Least Populated Countries In The World

Census data is published by every country at a different time of the year. However, the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has got it sorted out. Here is the list of the least populated country on the planet.

10. Dominica

Previously known as Wai’tukubuli, this island nation in the Caribbean sea is named by Christopher Columbus Dominica which means Sunday in Latin. The island which attracts more than 70,000 tourists every year has a population of 76,419.

9. Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Saint Kitts and Nevi are located 150 miles away from Dominica in the West Indies. Listed as one of the least populated country, its capital city of Basseterre has people around 13,000. Although it has a total population of 56,345, the country attracts as many as twice tourist every year.

8. Marshall Islands

The Republic of Marshall Islands is located near the equator of the Pacific ocean. It is also one of the most contaminated places in the world as the US conducted nuclear tests on it more than times between 1946 and 1958. With the population of 55,500, more than half of the country’s population lives on Majuro island.

7. Liechtenstein

With the area of only 100 square miles, it is one of the smallest countries in Europe by population and size. This country is home to 38,380 people. It is double-landlocked, which means that you would have to cross at least two countries to get to the sea.

6. Monaco

With the area of just 2.02 square kilometres, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. In addition to that, it’s population is just slightly lowered that Liechtenstein with 38,300 people. This fully recognized country and the member of the United Nation is famous for its grand Prix circuits and casinos.

5. San Marino

San Marino is a micro estate on the Italian peninsula with the area of just 24 square miles. It is also considered one of the oldest countries in the world. This microstate with 33,420 people was founded by a saint named Marinus. Marinus had to leave is home that is modern-day Croatia as escape persecution for his Christian beliefs. He got recognition from the Pope not until 1631 AD.

4. Palau

The island nation of Palau consists in the area of 177 miles square. With a total of 340 islands, this country is home to 17,900 people. This country is famous for having the government as the biggest employer.

3. Nauru

The population of only 11,000 people make is one of the least populated countries on the planet. It also the third smallest country with the area of just 8.1 square miles. This island was once known as the pleasant island, however, it one of the least visited areas in the world due to its a remote location. Nauru unemployment rate is skyrocket high which is almost 90%.

2. Tuvalu

Also as island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu has a total 10 square miles of area. With the population of 10,200 people, this country offers compulsory education for children ageing 6 to 15 years. This country has been declared the least developed country in the world in addition to almost non-existent tourism due to its remote location.

1. Vatican City

The total population of the Vatican City is estimated only of 800 people making it the least populated country on the planet. With the area of just 110 acres, it also the smallest country in the world. It is an independent city-state located entirely within the Italian capital city of Rome.