The top 10 smallest countries, ranked in the world? 

As per the article on titlemax.com, the smallest country in the world is Vatican City, which has a total area of just 0.17 square miles. It is an independent city-state that is surrounded by Rome, Italy and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican City is the smallest sovereign state in the world and the heart of the Roman Catholic Church. At a mere 0.17 square miles (0.44 square km) and completely surrounded by the city of Rome, it's tiny. 

1. Vatican City - 0.17 square mile

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 Monaco (0.78 square miles)

With an area of just 0.78 square miles and a population of 38,300, Monaco is one of the densest countries in the world. 

With an area of just 0.78 square miles and a population of 38,300, Monaco is one of the densest countries in the world. The tiny city-state is bordered by France and Italy. 1. 

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Nauru (8.1 square miles)

Nauru is a 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi), oval-shaped island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, 55.95 km (34.77 mi) south of the Equator. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, which is exposed at low tide and dotted with pinnacles.

Tuvalu (10 square miles)

They lie west of the International Date Line. Tuvalu has a population of 11,204 (2021 world bank). The total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi). 

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San Marino (24 square miles)

San Marino has an irregular rectangular form with a maximum length of 8 miles (13 km), northeast to southwest.

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Liechtenstein (62 square miles)

The Principality of Liechtenstein is located in Western Europe between Switzerland and Austria, making Liechtenstein one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world. With a total area of 62 square miles, Liechtenstein is roughly the geographic size of Washington, DC.

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Marshall Islands (70 square miles)

The Marshall Islands is an isolated, sparsely populated, low-lying Pacific island country consisting of approximately 70 sq. miles of land spread out over 750,000 sq. miles of ocean just north of the equator.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis (101 square miles)

The area of the twin-island state is 261 square kilometers (101 square miles), with St. Kitts occupying 168 square kilometers (65 square miles) and Nevis 93  3

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Maldives (120 square miles)

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Malta (122 square miles) 

Despite their small size, these countries have unique cultures, traditions, and histories that are worth exploring. Many of them are popular tourist destinations, known for their natural beauty, warm climates, and friendly people.