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While many people think that large countries are the ones that have everything going for them shouldn’t discount these small countries. While there are some negatives to living in a very small country, you can see that these have some very good points. These countries are ranked based on the amount of land area they encompass. Many of these small countries count on tourism for income, but there are some other sources as well.

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1. Vatican City

The smallest country in the world is Vatican City, which is located within Rome. This is also the home of St. Peter’s Basilica, which is the largest church in the world. Admission fees to museums, postage stamps, and tourist memorabilia make up a portion of the income for the country. The vast majority comes from the Roman Catholic churches around the world. Vatican City is only .44 km2.

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