There are about 194 countries in the world today and out of these countries, only two-Vatican City and Kosovo are two recognized independent countries which are not part of UN and hence often people mistake the total number of countries to be 192 and not 194.
Not all of these countries are richly populated and some have a total population of less than even 100 people! This may be either due to unfriendly living conditions or small land area of the country. Here’s a look at the smallest countries in the world by population:
Pitcairn Islands is a small island in UK and is the smallest country in the world by population. This is because of the fact that it has a total population of only 66 people.
Cocos Islands in Australia have a population of 550 and are among the nations with the least number of people. Vatican City is another country which consists of very few people and has a total population of 800.
With 1411 people living in it, Tokelau in New Zealand is among the smallest countries in the world by population. Some other nations on this list are Niue with 1613 people, Christmas Island with 2072 people, Norfolk Island with 2302 people, Falkland islands with 2563 people and Montserrat with 4922 people.