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Countries smaller than Calgary

 
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  I have always been interested in tiny countries, from the days when I collected stamps from Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, etc. I wanted to add the small countries of the world to my travel bucket list, but where do you draw the line? What makes a country a "small country"? Realizing that my home town, Calgary, is quite a good size, I decided that I would determine a country to be "small" if it would fit into Calgary (maybe with a bit of squeezing). Surfing the Web turned up 24 countries that fit the bill (no pun intended) which was a reasonable load to add to my bucket list. I did find discrepancies relating to the status of some countries (ie. is it or is it not a country?) and differing estimates of the total area of the countries. However, I have selected the countries as I have best seen fit. Below is a list of these tiny nations and my visiting progress to date.

Table of Small Countries

More Info#CountrySq. MilesSq. KmsBeen There
0 Calgary - the Bread Box 319 825 Yes
1Vatican City0.20.5Yes
2Monaco0.7 1.8 Yes
3Nauru8.5 21 No
4Tuvalu 10 26 No
5San Marino24 61 Yes
6Liechtenstein62 160 Yes
7Marshall Islands70 181 No
8Saint Kitts and Nevis104 261 Yes
9Maldives115 295 No
10Malta122 312 Yes
11Grenada133 340 Yes
12Saint Vincent and the Grenadines150 389 Yes
13Barbados166 430 Yes
14Antigua and Barbuda171 443 Yes
15Seychelles 175 448 No
16Palau 177 458 No
17Andorra180 470 No
18Saint Lucia 238 616Yes
19Micronesia 271 702No
20Singapore 270 710 Yes
21Tonga 289 748No
22Dominica 290 750 Yes
23Bahrain 295 765 No
24Kiribati 313 811 Yes

  Total small countries visited = 14