Earth’s largest and most populous continent has 49 countries, all of which have a different origin, weather, land conditions and extremely diverse geographic features.
Asia has a population of 4.5 billion people, which roughly constitutes 60% of the world’s population.
The 10 smallest countries in Asia are surprisingly unknown for their actual size, as they have so much else to offer in general. Let’s have a look at these countries of Asia ranked on their area.
The Maldives occupies the southern part of Asia, and it constitutes 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean.
It has a rich marine ecosystem that includes 21 species of dolphins and whales, 1100 species of fish, 83 species of echinoderms, and 5 species of sea turtle.
Maldives is an amazing tourist destination with typically a resort per island to ensure the visitors’ privacy.
The Garden City; Singapore is one of the world’s very few city-states having an area of 276 sq. miles.
Singapore has a number of outlying islands and the large ones amongst them are Sentosa, Jurong Island, Pulau Ubin, and Pulau Tekong.
With a number of attractions to see and have fun (places like Universal Studios), Singapore is a very popular and an amazing tourist destination.
Bahrain is the site of the ancient Dilmun civilization. It is Asia’s another smallest island country, and lies in the Persian Gulf. Its area covers 295 square miles.
Bahrain grows everyday but nearly 92% of Bahrain's territory is a desert with seasonal droughts. The inhabitants have to contend with constant dust storms and so is still considered amongst the smallest countries of Asia.
Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo and 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 has amassed wealth from extensive natural gas and petroleum fields, and it is considered a developed country.
Unlike other destinations in Southeast Asia, Brunei is probably the safest. With ultra-low crime rate, solo travelers always feel safe in Bandar Seri Begawan at all times of the day and night.
It is recognized as a sovereign state by 136 UN members. Palestine's area is 2,402 square miles with a population of 4,550,368 people.
Majority of the regions claimed by Palestine continue to be occupied by Israel since 1967. Islam has a following among 93% of Palestinians followed by 6% of Christians.
Cyprus, officially called the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Republic of Cyprus accounts for 60% of the area while a "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" in the north represents 36% of the territory.
Cyprus known as the 'Jewel of the Mediterranean' and legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty, certainly lives up to the exacting standards of its divine patroness.
Lebanon 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.
Lebanon, including Beirut, is one of the safest countries in the Middle East. Its area is 4,536 square miles, and it extends along the Mediterranean Sea's coast.
Lebanon, being close to Syria, is home to a growing number of refugees which are casting a strain on Lebanon's resources.
Occupying an area of 4473 square miles, Qatar lies in Western Asia. It is situated on the Qatar Peninsula which is part of the Arabian Peninsula's northeastern coast.
It has a population of estimated 2,675,522 inhabitants. With tons of oil and natural gas reserves, Qatar has been able to establish itself as a high income nation.
The seaside view on futuristic skyscrapers of West Bay from the Corniche promenade, Doha is treat for eyes to watch.
Timor-Leste can be described as 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.
Covering 5743 square miles, it ranks as the 9th smallest nation in Asia. East Timor together with the Philippines is unique for being predominantly Christian in Southeast Asia.
The 10th smallest nation in Asia with an area of 6,879 square miles, Kuwait lies at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf.
It is for its Hot Sand Dunes and Stunning Cityscape. Other numerous attractions such as excellent museums, modern shopping complexes, and marinas can also be found in Kuwait.
Kuwait shares a 155 mile long border with Saudi Arabia. This boundary was agreed upon in the 1922 Treaty of Al Ugayr. Kuwait's population is about 4.2 million residents, of which 2.9 million are expatriates.
Although small in areas, these countries have a lot to offer for tourism. Plan a trip to these beautiful countries and have an amazing experience.
As it is rightly said; Good Things Come in Small Packages!!