What Do You Know About the World's Least Populated Countries?

By: Stella Alexander
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How many people are in the world? According to the United Nations, there are more than 7.5 billion people on Earth. While China and India are the only two countries with over a billion people, there's over 100 countries with a population of over 1 million. While these countries might be well-known, we're pushing aside the United States, Indonesia and Brazil for countries like Vanuatu, Palau and Vatican City.

With the exception of Europe and Australia, you'd find many continents overshadowed by their most populated countries. In Asia, you have both China and India as the two most populated countries in the world. Traveling over to the Americas, you'd find the United States in third place and Brazil in fifth. Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, comes in 7th place. While these countries tend to overpower the culture and economy of their region, we can't forget about the smaller, less populated countries! 

Vatican City, the least populated country in the world, has a population of less than 800 people. A trip through the Oceanic island regions would find you near Tuvalu and Nauru, two islands whose population sits around 11,000 people. Even countries in Europe like San Marino and Liechtenstein have populations of less than 50,000! When it comes to the world, can you prove that your knowledge spans to even the smallest of countries? Let's find out!

What is the title for the person who rules over Vatican City?

Vatican City is the least populated country in the world, with a population of less than 800 people. Vatican City is completely surrounded by Italy. The official languages of the country are Italian and Latin, and it is governed by the pope.

What is the capital of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is a small island country found in Oceania. The country has a population of just over 11,000 and its capital is Funafuti.

Nauru, or the Republic of Nauru, used to be known as what?

Nauru is another small island country located in the Micronesia region of Oceania. Its capital is Yaren and the population sits at just over 11,300.

Which of these languages would you find spoken on Palau?

Palau is another small island country located in the Oceanic region. Its capital is Ngerulmud and while English and Palauan are its official languages, Japanese is recognized.

San Marino is a completely landlocked country. What country surrounds it?

San Marino is a landlocked European country that is completely surrounded by Italy. It is one of the few countries that shares its name with its capital. Their official language is Italian and the country has a population of around 33,000.

The head of Liechtenstein is referred to with what title?

Liechtenstein is a European country that borders Switzerland and Austria. The country head is referred to as the Prince of Liechtenstein. The country's capital is Vaduz and it has a population of around 37,000.

Monaco is known for its quarter that houses a famous casino. What is it?

Monaco is a European country that is found on the edge of the French Riviera. The country's capital is itself and it has a population of around 38,000. The country is also known for Monte Carlo, which houses the popular casino.

Marshallese is the official language of which country?

Marshall Islands is an Oceanic country in the Micronesia region. Its capital is Majuro and the islands have a population of just over 53,000.

Saint Kitts and Nevis' capital is Basseterre. Does it fall on the island of Saint Kitts or the island of Nevis?

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a two-island country located in the Caribbean. Its capital is Basseterre and they have a population of 55,000.

What is the official language of Dominica?

Don't get confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is an island country located in the Caribbean. Its capital is Roseau and the country has a population of around 73,000. Its official language is English, but you will find the natives speaking a French Creole.

In which ocean would you find the island of Seychelles?

Seychelles is a small island country off the eastern coast of Africa. Its capital is Victoria and its official languages are English and French. Seychelles has a population of 94,000.

For the Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua falls in what direction when compared to Barbuda?

Antigua and Barbuda is a two-island country in the Caribbean. Antigua can be found south of Barbuda. Its capital is St. John's and the islands have a population of just over 100,000.

Grenada lies near the coast of which South American country?

Grenada is an island country located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. It lies off the coast of Venezuela. Its capital is St. George's and it has a population of 107,000.

What is the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a country found in the southern Caribbean. It is made up of Saint Vincent, the main island, and a series of smaller islands, the Grenadines. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a population of just under 110,000.

Gilbertese is an official language of which of the following countries?

Kiribati is an island country found in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Tarawa and it is made of numerous islands. Kiribati has a population of around 116,000. Its official languages are English and Gilbertese.

Saint Lucia is an island country that was originally controlled by which country?

Saint Lucia is an island country in the Caribbean. It was formerly under British control before becoming an independent state. Saint Lucia's capital is Castries and the country has a population of 178,000.

Sao Tome and Principe is part of which continent?

Sao Tome and Principe is an island country located off the coast of the African country, Gabon. It was previously colonized by the Portuguese, which accounts for its name as well as Portuguese being its official language. Sao Tome and Principe has a population of 204,000.

What is the official language of Vanuatu?

Vanuatu is an Oceanic island in the South Pacific ocean. The country's capital is Port Vila and it has a population of 276,000. Vanuatu has three official languages which are Bislama, French and English.

French Guiana, or Guiana, is found on which continent?

French Guiana is a small country located in northern South America. It is a small territory of France with a capital of 282,000.

Bajan is the colloquial term for people from which country?

Barbados is an island country located in the southern Caribbean Sea. Its capital is Bridgetown and its people are referred to a Barbadian or Bajan. Barbados has a population of over 285,000.

Reykjavik is the capital of which country?

Iceland is an island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Reykjavik and it is part of Europe. Iceland has a population of 335,000.

Which of the following Central American countries does Belize share a border with?

Belize is a small Central American country that shares a border with Mexico and Guatemala. Its capital is Belmopan and it has a population of over 374,000.

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. What is the name of the island it's on?

The Bahamas is an island country in the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Nassau which falls on the Bahamian island of New Providence. The Bahamas has a population of just under 400,000.

Brunei is located on the island of Borneo. It shares the island with two other countries. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

Brunei is a small country located on the island of Borneo which it shares with Malaysia and Indonesia.. Its capital is Bandar Seri Begawan. It has a population of 428,000.

Malta is located in which body of water?

Malta is a small island country located in the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Valletta and it has a population of 430,000.

Male, the capital of Maldives, is often called what?

Maldives is a small Asian country located in the Indian Ocean just south of India. Its capital is Male and it has a population of 436,000.

Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre are two main islands of which country?

Guadaloupe is a small island in the Caribbean that is part of France. It is primarily made up of two islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. It has a population of 449,568.

Rather than "Cape" Verde, the country is often called what?

Cape Verde often goes by the name of Cabo Verde. It is a small island-chain country off the western coast of Africa. Its capital is Praia and the country has a population of 546,000.

Suriname is the only country in South America whose official language is what?

Suriname is a northern Central American country. It is the only country in South America whose official language is Dutch. Its capital is Paramaribo and Suriname has a population of 563,000.

Luxembourg is bordered by all but which of the following countries?

Luxembourg is a very small country located in Europe. It is one of the few countries which shares the name of its capital with its country. It has a population of 583,000.

What does Montenegro mean?

Montenegro is a small country in Europe that borders countries such as Croatia, Serbia and Albania. Its capital is Podgorica and the country has a population of 628,000.

What is the official language in Guyana?

Guyana is a country located in northern South America. Its capital is Georgetown and it is one of the few countries in South America whose official language is English. The country has a population of 777,000.

Comoros is found off which African coast?

Comoros is an island country located off of the eastern coast of Africa near Madagascar. Its capital is Moroni and the country has a population of 813,000.

How many islands is Fiji made up of? (ballpark of 100)

Fiji is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. The country is made up of over 300 islands and its capital is Suva. Fiji has a population of 905,000.

What is the capital of Djibouti?

Djibouti is one of the few countries that shares its country name with its capital. The country is located on the eastern coast of Africa near the Red Sea. Djibouti's population is 956,000.

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