The small countries play an important role in the international politics and economics. According to the area, there are 10 the smallest countries in the world. 1. State of Vatican City (0,44 square kilometres)
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. This city-state is located inside of Rome. It is a residence of the main leaders of Roman Catholic Church. The inhabitants of the country are the subordinates of the Holy See. Vatican City has the non-commercial economics. 2. Monaco (2,02 square kilometres)
The Principality of Monaco is situated on the French Riviera in Western Europe. The country borders with France and is famous for its city Monte Carlo with the numerous casinos. The main financial source of the country is tourism. 3. Nauru (21,3 square kilometres)
The Republic of Nauru is located in Micronesia in the Central Pacific. This island country does not have the capital, which makes it unique. The main problem of the country is a deficit of the fresh water. 4. Tuvalu (26 square kilometres)
Tuvalu or the Ellice Islands is based in the Pacific Ocean. Flora and fauna are pretty poor here. Only brought animals live there. The economics is made by the public sector, agriculture and fishing. 5. San Marino (61 square kilometres)
The Republic of San Marino is located in the southern part of Europe in mountains and borders with Italy. San Marino is not only one of the smallest countries in the world, but also the oldest European state, which was established in III century. The economics based on the manufacturing, service industry and tourism.