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Smallest Countries by Population and Area

Try to name the world's smallest countries by population and land area.
Population as of 13 September 2023. More info here.
Land area according to Wikipedia
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: September 13, 2023
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First submittedJune 20, 2011
Times taken305,784
Average score70.8%
Rating4.99
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Population
Country
1,000
Vatican City
11,000
Tuvalu
13,000
Nauru
18,000
Palau
34,000
San Marino
36,000
Monaco
40,000
Liechtenstein
42,000
Marshall Islands
48,000
St. Kitts and Nevis
73,000
Dominica
80,000
Andorra
94,400
Antigua and Barbuda
104,000
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
108,000
Tonga
108,100
Seychelles
115,400
F. S. Micronesia
126,400
Grenada
134,500
Kiribati
180,400
St. Lucia
226,400
Samoa
km²
Country
0.49
Vatican City
2.02
Monaco
21
Nauru
26
Tuvalu
61
San Marino
160
Liechtenstein
181
Marshall Islands
261
St. Kitts and Nevis
298
Maldives
316
Malta
344
Grenada
389
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
431
Barbados
442
Antigua and Barbuda
455
Seychelles
459
Palau
468
Andorra
606
St. Lucia
687
Singapore
702
F. S. Micronesia
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Level 33
Jun 1, 2016
East Timor?
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Level 69
Jan 29, 2023
Way too large. Just very unknown.
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Level 14
Jun 16, 2016
Very lol
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Level 22
Jun 24, 2016
CAN NOT BELIEVE I MISSED GRENADA
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Level 41
Jul 22, 2016
that's annoying i thought I had already put in Tuvalu and turns out I didn't and it was the only one I was missing ARGH
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Level 37
Apr 3, 2024
same 😭😭
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Level 50
Jul 22, 2016
2'53, yay!
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Level 40
Nov 13, 2016
Well, how big is Luxembourg?
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Level 45
Dec 29, 2016
about 2,586 square kilometers, 27th smallest country
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2020
28th I believe, 27th is mauritius (luxembourg is about a quarter bigger than mauritius).

It ís the smallest country that isnt considered a micro-nation or an island country though. That must count for something ;)

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Level 63
Nov 28, 2016
2'58 left. Pretty interesting.
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Level 53
Jan 21, 2017
Marshall Islands seems to have been added twice.
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2017
Missed Liechtenstein, Malta and Palau.
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Level 37
Feb 19, 2017
100% with 1:28 left. 8)
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Level 52
Mar 6, 2017
For once São Tomé and Príncipe isn't least guessed...
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Level 52
Mar 6, 2017
49% missed Micronesia. Heh.
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2017
What? I thought Mauritius was small.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2020
About 2000km² so though still rather small, a lot less small than the ones on this list.
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Level 56
Apr 28, 2017
Palau.,..

Great quiz!

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Level 48
Jun 6, 2017
Lol why is Luxembourg not on that list? Isn't it a very small country next to France and Germany? Correct me if I am wrong.
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Level 3
Jul 14, 2017
You are right Luxembourg should be on the list Lol
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2020
Not before; Mauritius, Comoros, Sao tomé, Kiribati, Bahrain, Dominica and Tonga. So if it was a top 30 list and not top 20, it would just make it.

Somehow people in this comment section are quite obsessed with Luxembourg and Mauritius :) (and none of the ones inbetween)

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Level 47
Jul 15, 2017
Luxembourg

Area: 2,586.4 sq km

Population: 576,249

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Level 59
Aug 9, 2017
Can no one look things up on the internet anymore?
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Level 37
Apr 3, 2024
fr
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Level 41
Jul 21, 2017
1.44 to spare pleased with that :-)
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Level 33
Aug 9, 2017
got them all at first try
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Level 45
Aug 14, 2017
What happened to Bahrain???
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Level 59
Nov 27, 2017
Shall I look up Bahrain's area for you? It's 765 sq. km. so just a little too large.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2020
It is still there, nothing happened to it, don't worry. (And it would be 23th in size ;) )
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
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Level 55
Sep 3, 2017
Missed Saint Lucia and SIngapore
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2017
You should have Vanuatu
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Level 64
Mar 16, 2018
Vanuatu is sixth largest and most populated country in Oceania. If Samoa barely makes the list Vanuatu is way off.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2020
So he should have physically made the country smaller himself by digging away land so it could be on the list? Thats quite a lot of work for a quiz.. even if you disregard the paperwork involved.

Since I already have the tab open: Vanuatu would be 39th (So even lower than Jamaica which sits at 36) with an area of approximately 1200 km²

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Level 66
Sep 22, 2017
Please do a smallest countries in the world a-z quiz please
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Level 71
Nov 25, 2017
Like a geographical challenge try my geography three quiz......here it is
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2017
dont you love it when you miss one but you get 5/5 anyway :D

missed singapore, i knew it was really small, but i never really grouped it together with all the micronations

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Level 29
Dec 11, 2017
thank you countries of the world quiz <3
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2018
Grenada is swapped in places with Tonga
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Level ∞
Jan 26, 2018
Fixed
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Level 41
Mar 16, 2018
Phew 18 secs left just made it and my last was Malta go figure
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Level 59
Mar 16, 2018
Got them all by furiously typing "Federated States of Micronesia" with 11 seconds left because I always forget if the quiz accepts just Micronesia.
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Level 64
Mar 19, 2018
Drop that hundo! 100%!!!
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Level 28
Mar 20, 2018
How big is São Tomé and Príncipe? It certainly shouldn't have missed either list by too much...
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Level 37
Apr 3, 2024
it also accepts fsm
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Level 15
Mar 21, 2018
did pretty bad, until i found central america!
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Level 48
Jun 3, 2018
Got Malta last second but forgot Monaco :-(
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Level 28
Jul 23, 2018
I got 22/24 countries. I missed some of the most obvious. Malta & San Marino. I cannot believe it! Grr!
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2018
Surprisingly, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Samoa are able to form their national football teams.
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Level 54
Aug 22, 2018
fogot kiribati, barbados and malta
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Level 43
Aug 24, 2018
Nooo I always forget malta! I've no idea why...
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Level 28
Oct 26, 2018
Sao tome and principe is the smallest country in africa by size and population why is seychelles here and sao tome not?
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2019
Are you sure? Wikipedia says otherwise.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2020
Sao tomé has a land area of 964 km² and Seychelles is 455 km² so less than half the size. You are wayy off there, maybe mixed the two up? They both start with s.
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2019
When your country is not even as big as Cape Verde that's pretty sad.
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Level 48
Jan 31, 2019
I can't remember all these islands
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Level 29
Apr 13, 2019
that was a close one I had 15 seconds left
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2019
I keep forgetting malta exists
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Level 35
Apr 29, 2019
Got everything but Dominica.
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Level 29
Oct 18, 2019
why is São Tomé and Príncipe not on the list?
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2020
Because it is not one of the 20 smallest countries by population or land area.
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Level 59
Jan 20, 2020
I wonder why it isn't...
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Level 73
Jan 20, 2020
Because it's not
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2020
I forgot Kazakstan, but luckily it didn't make a difference because it's huge.
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Level 73
Jan 20, 2020
Um, I don't know how to respond to this so Imma back out
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Level 43
Mar 19, 2021
i dont think kazahkstan is a small country its actually very large
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
I think that's their point.
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Level 85
Jan 20, 2020
A lot of islands! So try Least Populous Mainland Countries!
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Level 58
Jan 21, 2020
I live in Italy and I missed San Marino!!!
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Level 51
Jan 21, 2020
Missed St. Vincent!
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Level 44
Jan 21, 2020
Phew! I got Micronesia with just a few seconds left, haha!
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2020
I was surprised that the Bahamas wasn't on the list (always thought that was country was miniscule) until I found out it has an area of 13943 km2 which is larger than Montenegro, Jamaica, Qatar and the Gambia. Blew my mind.
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Level 46
Jun 23, 2020
Missed Malta caused I forgot It exists
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Level 35
Jul 7, 2020
Only missed St.Lucia,Samoa,Kiribati and Barbados.
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
Of Course, Vatican City
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Level 45
Jul 29, 2020
luxembourg surley would have been a near miss
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Level 45
Oct 1, 2020
missed malta and samoa smh
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2020
SINGAPORE! How do I consistently forget Singapore?!
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Level 54
Oct 24, 2020
Forgot about Maldives, probably because it isn't in real group like the others (Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, European Microstates), nor is it as important as Singapore. Still bummed I got so close to perfect.
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Level 58
Feb 16, 2022
Small Indian Ocean island countries: Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, Comoros.

Indian Ocean island countries: all above + Madagascar and Sri Lanka

Any good?

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Level 58
Jan 7, 2021
missed malta and san marino.... how? i said vatican city!
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2021
HOW CAN I FORGET SAMOA???
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2021
What's the unit for area? If km2 then I am pretty sure that Vatican city may not be that big (800km2)..
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2021
Ooops I must'a confused the population with area... I rest my case but the last time I checked Vatican's population was 541 not 800...
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Level 26
Apr 16, 2021
19/24
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Level 30
Aug 24, 2021
Micronesia has a population of not 114 thousand but 564 thousand.
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Level 44
Aug 31, 2021
Please can the acronym FSOM be accepted for Micronesia?
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Level 63
Nov 17, 2021
FSM is accepted
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Level 35
Oct 5, 2021
I was surprised not to see Eswatini(Swaziland) in the list because it even smaller than a game reserve in south Africa
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2022
ESwatini may be tiny by African standards, but it is HUGE by the standards of this list. It is more than two and a half times the size of all of the countries in the area section of this quiz combined! At 17,364 km2, it is not even the smallest country on Mainland Africa - that's Gambia at 10,380 km2. But yeah, compared to South Africa it's pretty small - just 1.42% of its area.
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2021
good quiz!
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Level 55
May 11, 2022
Had a brain freeze and almost forgot Liechtenstein lol.
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Level 32
Jul 13, 2022
Forgot Dominica and Samoa
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Level 32
Sep 4, 2023
easy
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Level 45
Sep 13, 2023
Dominica nearly got me. Got it right with few seconds to spare.
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Level 44
Nov 14, 2023
I got 100% in 2:14! Got a bit stuck when I thought I'd run out of islands lol, but I got them all in the end! Great quiz :)
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Level 21
Feb 1, 2024
LOL i got 4:59 for my first attempt, i got micronesia at the last literal second, LOL
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Level 23
Mar 12, 2024
Missed out on Dominica and Tuvalu. The former is not to be confused with the fellow Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. Otherwise l knew l was missing at least one Polynesian nation but insisted on typing Vanuatu (l knew at the back of my mind it had a similar name). The list basically comprises the microstates and principalities of Europe and the smaller island nations of the Carribbean, Indian Ocean and South Pacific.
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Level 15
Apr 3, 2024
is vanuatu bigger than micronesia?