World’s Smallest Regions
Each of these countries is smaller than 30 square miles. Together they house some of the most important people in the world and would fit inside the smallest U.S. state. Check out the smallest regions in the world.

Area: 21 square miles

Bermuda is known for its tranquil mix of pink beaches and formal British culture.
Bouvet Island
Area: 19 square miles

Bouvet Island, a volcanic Antarctic island, is known for one main thing: glaciers.

Cocos Islands
Area: 5 square miles

The Australian territory of Cocos Islands consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands.
Area: 3 square miles

Gibraltar was ceded to the British by Spain 300 years ago, but only until recently has Spain agreed to remove restrictions on air movements and mobile roaming agreements there.

Area: 30 square miles

Guernsey represents the last traces of Dukedom in Normandy. It also has parishes, similar to this American state.
Area: 11 square miles

Macao was the first and last European colony in China.
Area: 1 square mile

Monaco, a tiny tax-free nation state, sits on the French Riviera near Nice. Who was one of its most famous residents?
Area: 8 square miles

Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation.
Norfolk Island
Area: 14 square miles

The small Pacific Ocean island of Norfolk enjoys a great degree of self-governance from Australia and mild year-round temperatures.

Pitcairn Islands
Area: 18 square miles

The Pitcairn Islands are best known as the home of descendants of the Bounty mutineers.
San Marino
Area: 24 square miles

San Marino, an enclave of Italy, is the oldest surviving sovereign state and third-smallest state in Europe.
Area: 5 square miles

The self-governing territory Tokelau consists of three tropical coral atolls.
Area: 10 square miles

An island group in the South Pacific, Tuvalu is the third least populous state in the world and fourth-smallest country.
Vatican City
Area: 0.17 square miles                

Vatican City, the smallest region in the world, is home to the pope and is in a walled enclave within this Italian city.