Of the 234 countries in the world, here are the smallest nations in terms of population..
Is it an advantage or disadvantage for a country to have a small population? Well, there are advantages for countries to have a small population while there are also disadvantages in having a small population. Smaller population would mean lesser needs which means lesser expenses. But lesser population would also mean lesser work force that’s why countries with small population have to import much of its labor force.
1.) Vatican City
Vatican City in Rome, Italy is the country in the world with the smallest population. It has a population of 800 people only.
Tuvalu in Oceania is the 2nd least populated country in the world with a population of 11,500. The nation’s capital is Funafuti.
Nauru has a population of 13,000 making it the 3rd least populated country in the world. Its capital is Yaren.
Palau, which is located east of the Philippines, is the 4th least populated country in the world with a population of 24,000. Its capital is Melekeok.
5.) San Marino
San Marino has a population of 31,000 people making it the 5th country with the smallest population. Its capital is San Marino City with a population of about 4,000 people.
Monaco is the world’s 65th least populated country with 33,500 people. Its capital is also Monaco.
The 7th least populated country in the world is Liechtenstein in Europe. Its capital is Vaduz.
8.) Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis with a population of 52,000 people is the 8th country in the world with the smallest population. Basseterre is the nation’s capital.
Greenland has a population of about 57,000 people. Its capital is Nuuk and has a population of approximately 15,000 people.
10.) Marshall Island
Marshall Island’s capital is Majuro. The country’s population is about 60,000 people making it the 10th least populated in the world. It is part of Micronesia in Oceania.