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Quiz: The smallest countries in the world

Is your knowledge of the world’s smallest countries big, or as tiny as the nations themselves? Time to find out with our Wanderlust travel trivia quiz…

Liechtenstein (Shutterstock)

There’s no better way to test your travel knowledge than to delve into the world’s tiniest nations – whether mainland or island, no matter whether they’re African, Asian, American or beyond.

Note: For the purposes of this (just for fun) quiz, by ‘smallest’ we mean ‘area’ (sq km), unless we specify otherwise in the question. We’ve also chosen a mix of the world’s smallest countries to include as answers. They won’t all necessarily be here. Good luck…

1. Which country is the world’s smallest?

Monaco

Vatican City

Marshall Islands

Nauru

2. Now, which country is the world’s smallest by population?

Palau

Vatican City

Nauru

San Marino

3. You’ve got the answer. How many people do you think live there?

200 to 400

700 to 900

1,100 to 1,300

1,500 to 1,700

4. These four countries are among Europe’s smallest. Which is the biggest?

Luxembourg

Liechtenstein

Andorra

Montenegro

5. Which country is officially Africa’s smallest?

São Tomé and Príncipe

Eswatini (Swaziland)

The Seychelles

Djibouti

6. OK, now which is the smallest African mainland country?

Rwanda

The Gambia

Djibouti

Burundi

7. On to the Caribbean. Do you know the smallest Caribbean country?

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Puerto Rico

The Bahamas

Grenada

8. How about Central America’s smallest country?

El Salvador

Belize

Nicaragua

Guatemala

9. Can you identify South America’s smallest country?

Ecuador

Uruguay

Suriname

Guyana

10. Singapore is often thought to be Asia’s smallest country, but it’s actually…

Brunei

The Maldives

Timor-Leste

No, it’s definitely Singapore

11. Can you name the smallest Pacific Island nation?

Nauru

Kiribati

French Polynesia

Tuvalu

12. How many sq km do you think that tiny island really is?

8 sq km

21 sq km

37 sq km

52 sq km

13. Can you identify this small country from just one photo?

Malta

Liechtenstein

Cyprus

San Marino

14. How about this small island nation?

Dominica

Tonga

Barbados

Saint Lucia

15. Can you tell which small country waves this flag?

Comoros

Grenada

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Saint Kitts & Nevis

16. Which European countries share a border with petite Liechtenstein?

Luxembourg, France and Belgium

Switzerland and France

Slovenia, Austria and Hungary

Austria and Switzerland

17. Finally, which of these small countries is smallest of the four?

Samoa

Tonga

Federated States of Micronesia

Bahrain

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