Vatican City from the top of St Peter's Dome
the Vatican

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The smallest country is the Vatican ("The Holy City") or Stato della Città del Vaticano in Italian, which has a size of 44 hectares (110 acres). It has a population of just over 800 (in 2011). Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world in both area and population. The centerpiece of this tiny country is St. Peter's Basilica, the spiritual center for the world's Roman Catholics, and it is surrounded by Rome, Italy.

Country Area (sq km) Area (sq miles)
1. Vatican City 0.44 0.17
2. Monaco 1.81 0.7
3. Gibraltar 6.47 2.5
4. Macau 16.06 6.2
5. Nauru 21.23 8.2
6. Tuvalu 25.90 10.0
7. Bermuda 53.35 20.6
8. San Marino 59.57 23.0
9. Liechtenstein 157.99 61.0
10. Antigua 279.72 108.0

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  • dat is gud u people should come to benin
  • and I thought Bahrain was the smallest with 765 km2 but it dwarfs all of those XD .. (June 2012)