Smallest countries in Asia

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What are the 10 smallest countries in Asia?

The 10 smallest countries in Asia are surprisingly unknown for their actual size, cause they have so much else to offer in general. A few are seriously threatened by climate change like the Maldives, and that is one more reason to take action to do what is possible to reverse the negative effects of global heating. One country on the list is perhaps a country, perhaps not. The list hopefully gives you travel inspiration and a bit of new information, and we love to travel the world, so to preserve it becomes even more important when you see so many beautiful fragile countries when it comes to nature.

Here is the list of the 10 smallest countries in Asia:

The beautiful Maldives, typically a resort per island

The beautiful Maldives, typically a resort per island, imagine the privacy you get!

The Maldives is the smallest country in Asia.

The Maldives is to be found in the southern part of Asia, and it constitutes 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. Its area is approximately 116 square miles, while the population is about 427,756. So just as small as it is precious. The Maldives is a high-lighted travel destination at traveltalk, so please feel free to be inspired.

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Smallest countries in Asia. Singapore green city overview. Aerial view of Garden by the Bay, Singapore

Smallest countries in Asia. Singapore green city overview. Aerial view of Garden by the Bay, Singapore

Singapore, a rare city-state and one of the Smallest countries in Asia

Singapore is one of the world’s very few city-states, and it lies in Southeast Asia. Its area is roughly 276 square miles. Singapore’s territory features both mainland and other islands. The mainland’s measurements are ca. 17 miles from north to south and 31 miles from east to west, with 120 miles of coastline. The Straits of Johor separate the state from Malaysia while the Singapore Strait separates it from Indonesia.

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Bird view panorama of Manama city, Bahrain

Bird view panorama of growing Manama city, Bahrain

Bahrain grows every day but still Smallest countries in Asia.

Bahrain is another of Asia’s smallest  island countries, and it lies in the Persian Gulf. Its area covers 295 square miles with a population of 1,425,171. The state has launched extensive land reclamation activities that have increased its 33 islands to more than 80 island and island groups.

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One of the smallest countries in Asia: The white golden-domed Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, on the island of Borneo.

The white golden-domed Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, on the island of Borneo.

Brunei. Sultan of Swing

Brunei lies in Southeastern Asia where it borders East Malaysia and the South China Sea. Its area of 2,226 square miles makes it Asia’s 4th smallest nation. Brunei is recognized as the only sovereign state located entirely on Borneo island. The rest of Borneo’s territory is shared between Indonesia and Malaysia. The politics of Brunei is an absolute monarchy, whereby the very rich Sultan of Brunei is both head of state and head of government. It is good to be sultan.

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NABLUS, PALESTINE - The House of Palestine in Nablus

NABLUS, PALESTINE – The House of Palestine in Nablus

Palestine.

Palestine is not a country per se. It is recognized as a sovereign state by 136 UN members, but not by the US or most countries in the EU. But it is small and in Asia. Palestine’s area is 2,402 square miles with a population of 4,550,368 people. The State claims the Gaza Strip which borders Egypt and Israel and the West Bank which borders both Jordan and Israel.

Smallest countries in Asia. Kourion-Cyprus. The history of this island is worth a trip in itself. A part of Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean culture

Smallest countries in Asia. Kourion-Cyprus. The history of this island is worth a trip in itself. A part of Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean culture

Cyprus in the Mediterranean

The island of Cyprus lies in the Mediterranean Sea towards the East close to Turkey and Greece. Its area is 3,572 square miles and 2,276 square miles of Northern Cyprus is excluded since it belongs to Turkey and not a country.

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lebanon-beirut

Lebanon-Beirut

 

Lebanon.

Lebanon’s area is estimated at 4,536 square miles, and it extends along the Mediterranean Sea’s coast. It has earned the reputation of “the pearl of the middle east” as it has served as a trade link between the Mediterranean territory and East Asia and India. Even though it is such a small country, Lebanon has accepted millions of refugees in the last years.

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The seaside view on futuristic skyscrapers of West Bay from the Corniche promenade, Doha, Qatar.

The seaside view on futuristic skyscrapers of West Bay from the Corniche promenade, Doha, Qatar.

Qatar.

Qatar is officially the State of Qatar and is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with neighboring  Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain.

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East Timor beach

East Timor beach, now that looks like a fairly private beach, right?

Timor-Leste, as far away as you can go for new adventures

One of the most exotic and untouched places to go for the adventure traveler, and possibly far too as the island of Timor is relatively close to Australia.

Timor-Leste ranks as the 9th smallest Asian nation covering 5743 square miles. Its territory includes the eastern half of Timor island, the outlying islands of Jaco and Atauro, and the enclave of Oecusse.

 

Kuwait, and futuristic city development

Kuwait, and futuristic city development

Kuwait.

Kuwait lies at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf, and it sits on an area of 6,879 square miles. This location and oil revenues have sustained its economy for decades. Kuwait’s territory extends over nine islands, and Warbah and Bubiyan remain largely uninhabited.

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10 smallest countries in Asia by population

Maldives 392,7092
Brunei Darussalam 443,5933
Bhutan 758,2884
Timor-Leste 1,291,3585
Bahrain 1,410,9426
Qatar 2,314,3077
Kuwait 2,875,4228
Mongolia 3,068,2439
Oman 4,613,24110
Turkmenistan 5,351,277

(2019)

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