In this Era, the major problem is population explosion, as the birth rate is increasing day by day. So, the birth rate is high in some countries, these countries have overpopulation, among them China and India are most populated countries in the world having more than 2.7 billion people.
On the other side, there are some countries having low population. These countries have low birth rate. Here is the list of top 10 least populated countries in the world and the data is collected from national census authority. It is also difficult to calculate the total Population of a Country a rough estimation can be taken normally.
1. Dominica. Population: 76,419
This country has the least population of around 76,419. It is ranked on number 10 in the list of top ten least populated countries in the world. It has beautiful Island, every year many tourists visit there, almost around 70,000 tourists visit there per year. The name of country was given by Christopher Columbus, the name is derived from Latin word meaning SUNDAY. As he was passing through this Island on Sunday.
2. Saint Kitts and Nevis. Population: 56,345
It is located near to Dominica, just at a distance of around 150 miles. It is ranked on number nine in the list of least populated countries in the world. Its capital city, named as, Basseterre has a population of around 13,000 people. As it is famous for its beauty and charm, it also attracts many of the tourists towards itself. The Queen Elizabeth II is basically the head of this state. It is having a very least population in it.
3. Marshall Islands. Population: 55,500
It is said by the Federal Republic of Marshall that the country is located on the basic Islands of Micronesia. It is ranked on number eight in the list of least populated countries of the world. It is estimated that it is the worst contaminated country in the world, by the Atomic Energy Commission. Because around five dozen of nuclear reactions were conducted here, so it became most contaminated country. Many of the population of this country lives on Majuro Island.
4. Liechtenstein. Population: 38,380
It is the country of Europe having small size as well as small population. It is ranked on number seven in the list of top ten least populated countries in the world. The population is around 38,380 in this country. The Central Europe landlocked nation is having an area of almost 100 square miles, which is very small. If you want to go Liechtenstein, you will have to pass through two seas, so it is double landlocked. It was the country last in the list, which granted vote to women.
5. Monaco. Population: 38,300
It is ranked on number six in the list of least populated countries in the world. It has population just lower than Liechtenstein. It is also the member of United Nations. It is a country full of beauty and charm. It is basically surrounded by France and it also along the Mediterranean Sea. It is having the area around just 2.02 square kilometers, so it is the smallest country in the world. It has the population around 38,300 which is very small.
6. San Marino. Population: 33,420
It is basically surrounded by Italy from all the sides. And it is an Italian Peninsula state, having population of around 33,420 people. It is ranked on number five in the list of top 10 least populated countries in the world. The area of this country is around 24 square miles. It is one of the oldest Country in the whole world.
It was founded basically by a stone-mason, who named it as San Marino. The founder name was Marino, but he also had to leave the country due to his Christian believes, as he wanted to escape persecution.
7. Palau. Population: 17,900
It is ranked on number four in the list of top 10 least populated countries in the world and it is having the population of around 17,900 people. It is basically located on the Western Pacific Ocean. This country is having many Islands, almost 355 and so it is having the area of around 177 square miles.
Its Government is very strong and it is also the basic employer in the world. It is also a very beautiful as well as charming country and many of the visitors come here every year.
8. Nauru. Population: 11,000
It is ranked on number three in the list of least populated countries in the world, and it is a very attractive country. It is having a very small population of around 11,000 people. It is also the very small country and ranked on number three in the world’s list for its area. Its area is around 1.8 square miles. It is found in the Central Pacific in the center of Micronesia.
It has a very high employment rate around 90%. It is a very beautiful Island as well, attracted by many tourists every year. But it is having a remote location.
9. Tuvalu. Population: 10,200
It is ranked on number two in the list of least populated countries in the world. It is also located on the Pacific Ocean. The area is also very small, around 10 square miles. The education of the children is free in this country, but specifically for the children having age of 6 to 7 years. It is also declared as the least developed country in the world.
10. Vatican City. Population: 800
Officially, the population of this country is around 800, and it is ranked on number one in the list of least populated countries in the world. It is having a very much least population compare to any other country in the whole world. The area of this country is around 110 acres. It is centered in the Italian capital, Rome. The citizens of this country are basically Swiss Guards and officials of the state.