Statistics for Countries That Are Barely Countries

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Area (sq km)Pop (000)HintAnswer% Correct
9,2511,189Island divided by armed conflict between Greeks and Turks.Cyprus
86%
1,861851Three islands between Mozambique and Madagascar.Comoros
80%
7601,569Consists of one main island with 50 natural islets and 33 artificial islets in the Middle East.Bahrain
79%
5,765460Asian sultanate of two separate land areas on the world's third largest island.Brunei
76%
13,943342Consists of 700 islands and 2,400 cays scattered across the western Atlantic.Bahamas
75%
46877Co-ruled by the bishop of one neighboring country and the president of the other neighbor.Andorra
74%
4,033483Chain of 10 volcanic islands in the Atlantic found uninhabited by the Portuguese in the 1400s.Cape Verde
69%
10.8871,935Created in 2008 after centuries of conflict between Albanian Muslims and Christian Serbs.Kosovo
66%
239Gambling resort on the Riviera with a prince as the ruling head of state.Monaco
66%
15,0071,340Eastern half of the eastern island of a long South East Asian chain of islands.East Timor
62%
2,586645Seat for the Court of Justice for the European Union.Luxembourg
61%
298392Chain of 26 very low atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean.Maldives
58%
17,3641,160Kingdom with health problems; 26% of the king's subjects are subject to HIV.eSwatini
57%
811119Archipelago of 32 atolls stretched across the western Pacific.Kiribati
55%
44099Name means ancient and bearded; with islands called Green, Maiden and Prickly Pear.Antigua and Barbuda
54%
2,0401,265An island in the Indian Ocean 2,000 km from the African continent that claims islands another 2,000 km further away.Mauritius
54%
13,812621Thinly populated land whose name means Black Mountain.Montenegro
53%
18160Group of 5 islands and 29 atolls in the Pacific; half the populace lives on Majuro.Marshall Islands
52%
702104Archipelagoes of 607 islands spread across the Pacific Ocean.Micronesia
52%
6975,463Founded by the British at the tip of the Malay Peninsula in 1819; now heavily populated, it prohibits chewing gum.Singapore
50%
2111Phosphate-rock island in the Pacific with rich deposits near the surface that allowed for easy strip mining.Nauru
49%
10,6892,174Situated on narrow strips of land along both banks of a river.Gambia
46%
16038Rich financial center known as a tax haven for billionaires.Liechtenstein
46%
45598115 islands in the Indian Ocean that were uninhabited until discovered by Europeans in the 1500s.Seychelles
46%
964211Two Portuguese colonial, slave islands sandwiched between two Spanish colonial, slave islands.Sao Tome and Principe
45%
18,274926Two main islands with an ethnic mix of 55% Melanesians and 40% Indians who were brought in for plantation labor.Fiji
44%
45918The 340 islands that voted against joining Micronesia; they use the US dollar for currency.Palau
44%
2,842202Two western islands that are separate from an eastern chain of islands with the same name that is a US territory.Samoa
43%
316516Strategic island bastion famous for withstanding sieges, the last being in World War II.Malta
42%
1/21A religious enclave with the Swiss Guards for a civil defense force.Vatican
42%
432287Sugar cane plantations started by Dutch Sephardim used involuntary Irish laborers sent by Cromwell.Barbados
39%
5,1311,367Two islands near Venezuela with an ethnic mix of 1/3 south Asian and 1/3 African, and a petrochemical industry.Trinidad and Tobago
38%
28,400652Chain of large islands in the western Pacific; one was the site of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal.Solomon Islands
37%
6134Founded as a monastery on top of Mount Titan; it elects 2 heads of state every 6 months.San Marino
36%
23,200922Refueling center located at the southern mouth of the world's busiest shipping lane.Djibouti
33%
26152The original name was San Cristobal y la Senora de los Nieves (Snows), which is odd for a tropical island.St. Kitts and Nevis
31%
748102Devout Christian nation of 3 long, island chains in the South Pacific; over 25% of the populace is Mormon.Tonga
28%
2612Composed of 3 tiny islands and 6 tiny atolls in the Pacific.Tuvalu
27%
75172Descendants of African slaves freed in 1833 who fought for Britain in World War I and World War II.Dominica
26%
348112A ship dropped off nutmeg trees in 1843; now the island produces 40% of the world's nutmeg.Grenada
26%
12,189308Discovery of sandalwood on these Pacific islands brought a rush of incense trade with China.Vanuatu
22%
389110The volcano La Sufriere is very active here; last erupting in 2021, forcing 16,000 to flee.St. Vincent and Grenadines
20%
617184French pirate La Clerc, known as Jambe de Bois for his wooden leg, set up his island base here.St. Lucia
19%

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