Thursday, December 31, 2009

The least populated countries in the world

Here are the least populated 20 countries and their population data are given. You will notice that most of them are island nations.

The top 20 least populated countries in the world


  1. Vatican City – State of the Vatican City, Europe     920
  2. Nauru – Republic of Nauru, Island in the Pacific Ocean     10,000
  3. Tuvalu, Island in the Pacific Ocean     10,000
  4. Palau – Republic of Palau, Island in the Pacific Ocean     20,000
  5. San Marino – Republic of San Marino, Europe     30,000
  6. Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein, Europe     40,000
  7. Monaco – Principality of Monaco, Europe     40,000
  8. Saint Kitts and Nevis – Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Island in the Caribbean Sea     50,000
  9. Andorra – Principality of Andorra, Europe     100,000
  10. Antigua and Barbuda, Island in the Atlantic Ocean     100,000
  11. Dominica – Commonwealth of Dominica, Island in Caribbean sea     100,000
  12. Grenada, Island in the Caribbean sea     100,000
  13. Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati, Island in the Pacific Ocean     100,000
  14. Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands, Island in the Pacific Ocean     100,000
  15. Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia, Island in the Pacific Ocean     100,000
  16. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South America     100,000
  17. Seychelles – Republic of Seychelles, Island in the Indian Ocean     100,000
  18. Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga, Island in the Pacific Ocean     100,000
  19. Saint Lucia, Island in the Caribbean Sea     200,000
  20. Samoa – Independent State of Samoa, Island in the Pacific Ocean     200,000

Excluding the islands, we can make a list of 20 least populated countries and here it is:
  1. Vatican City – State of the Vatican City, Europe    920
  2. San Marino – Republic of San Marino, Europe    30,000
  3. Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein, Europe    40,000
  4. Monaco – Principality of Monaco, Europe    40,000
  5. Andorra – Principality of Andorra, Europe    100,000
  6. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South America    100,000
  7. Belize, Central America    300,000
  8. Iceland – Republic of Iceland, Europe    300,000
  9. Brunei – State of Brunei, Asia    400,000
  10. Malta – Republic of Malta, Europe    400,000
  11. Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Europe    500,000
  12. Suriname – Republic of Suriname, South America    500,000
  13. Montenegro, Europe    600,000
  14. Bhutan – Kingdom of Bhutan, Asia    700,000
  15. Equatorial Guinea – Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Africa    700,000
  16. Guyana – Co-operative Republic of Guyana, South America    800,000
  17. Djibouti – Republic of Djibouti, Africa    900,000
  18. Cyprus – Republic of Cyprus, Eurasia    1,100,000
  19. East Timor – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Asia    1,100,000
  20. Swaziland – Kingdom of Swaziland, Africa    1,200,000

The least populous country is obviously the vatican city in Europe consisting only 920 people, and foremost of the least populous countries in the world are in Europe.

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