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Small But Mighty - A Look at Tiny Nations Quiz


Of all the countries in the world, these ten nations, though small in size, are mighty and influential in their own ways. Using the geographical clues given, order these ten tiny nations, from the smallest to the largest. Enjoy!

An ordering quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Matthew_07
Time
3 mins
Type
Order Quiz
Quiz #
401,551
Updated
Mar 08 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
878
Awards
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the question it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer, and then click on its destination box to move it.
Starting with the smallest nation, order the given countries by size.
What's the Correct Order?Choices
1.   
(Smallest nation)
San Marino
2.   
(European microstate)
Nauru
3.   
(Single island nation in Micronesia)
Marshall Islands
4.   
(Polynesian island nation)
Monaco
5.   
(Enclave of Italy)
Malta
6.   
(Double-landlocked nation)
Maldives
7.   
(Micronesian archipelago)
Liechtenstein
8.   
(Nation in the West Indies)
Vatican City
9.   
(Archipelago in the Indian Ocean)
Tuvalu
10.   
(Largest nation of these ten)
Saint Kitts and Nevis





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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Vatican City

Vatican City, or simply Vatican, occupies an area of 0.49 square kilometers (0.19 square miles). It is the smallest country in the world, and it is an enclave of Italy.

The Lateran Treaty, signed in 1929, recognized Vatican City as an independent nation. The nation is also known as the center of Roman Catholicism.
2. Monaco

The Principality of Monaco occupies an approximate area of 2.02 square kilometers (0.78 square miles). The country borders France and lies on the Mediterranean Sea.

Monaco is also one of the world's most densely populated nations. The country's first casino, the Monte Carlo Casino, opened in 1865.
3. Nauru

Located in the South Pacific, the Republic of Nauru occupies an area of 21 square kilometers (8.1 square miles). Nauru is the world's smallest island nation.

The nation is noted for its rich phosphate deposits, which contributed to the nation's high GDP in the mid 1970s. However, by 2010s, it is reported that the phosphate reserves on the island had depleted, following extensive mining.
4. Tuvalu

Located in the Polynesia region of Oceania, Tuvalu occupies a land area of 26 square kilometers (10 square miles). The archipelago nation consists of three reef islands and six atolls.

The government of Tuvalu generated much of the nation's income by leasing its ".tv" internet domain.
5. San Marino

The Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, occupies an area of 61.2 square kilometers (23.6 square miles). As with the Vatican, San Marino is also completely surrounded by Italy.

The landlocked nation of San Marino is well known for its three towers (Cesta, Guiata, and Montale), which are also depicted on the nation's flag and coat of arms.
6. Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein occupies an area of 160 square kilometers (62 square miles).

Liechtenstein is bordered by Austria and Switzerland; both of which are landlocked nations. This makes Liechtenstein one of the only two double-landlocked nations in the world; the other one being Uzbekistan.
7. Marshall Islands

Located in the South Pacific, the Republic of the Marshall Islands occupies an area of 181 square kilometers (70 square miles). The archipelago is located near the equator and the International Date Line.

The Sovereign Currency Act of 2018 recognizes cryptocurrency as a legal tender in the Marshall Islands.
8. Saint Kitts and Nevis

Located in the West Indies, the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, or simply Saint Kitts and Nevis, occupies an area of 261 square kilometers (101 square miles).

The country consists of two main islands - the larger Saint Kitts island and the smaller Nevis island. The country gained its independence from the UK in 1983.
9. Maldives

Occupying an area of 300 square kilometers (120 square miles), the Republic of Maldives is an archipelago that is located in the Indian Ocean.

The nation's economy relies heavily on tourism. However, the tourism industry is threatened by climate change and rising sea levels.
10. Malta

Occupying an area of 316 square kilometers (122 square kilometers), the Republic of Malta is an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea.

The nation consists of three main islands - Malta, Gozo, and Comino. The country's capital city, Valetta, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
Source: Author Matthew_07

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