The world is home to numerous countries, ranging from vast nations to tiny territories. Here are 10 of the smallest countries in the world

Vatican City (0.17 square miles): Also known as the Holy See, Vatican City is the smallest independent state globally, both in terms of land area and population.

Monaco (0.78 square miles): Situated on the French Riviera, Monaco is famous for its luxurious lifestyle, casinos, and the Monaco Grand Prix. It has a high population density and is a tax haven.

Nauru (8.1 square miles): Located in the Pacific Ocean, Nauru is the third smallest country by land area.

Tuvalu (10.1 square miles): Tuvalu is a small island nation in the Pacific Ocean. its highest point is just 15 feet above sea level.

San Marino (23.6 square miles): Surrounded by Italy, San Marino is one of the world's oldest republics. It's known for its medieval architecture and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Liechtenstein (62.1 square miles): Nestled in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein is a constitutional monarchy. It's known for its stunning landscapes and as a financial hub.

Marshall Islands (70.05 square miles): Located in the central Pacific, the Marshall Islands consist of atolls and islands.

Saint Kitts and Nevis (104.9 square miles): This Caribbean nation comprises two islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture.

These small countries vary greatly in terms of geography, culture, and economic development, but they all have their unique charm and significance in the global context.