Smallest Island in the World
Majority of people, for example, from the United States have used to the fact that they live in a large country surrounded by oceans only from some of the sides, but have you ever wondered what the life is like when living on a small and remote island? This article will provide you with a brief description of three smallest island countries in the world which are certainly worth visiting someday.
3 Smallest Islands in the World
Nauru – Smallest Island in the World
The world’s smallest republic, which is situated on island, is Nauru (formerly also known as Pleasant Island) in South Pacific Ocean. The island occupies area of only 21 square kilometers, but that is enough for its about nine thousand inhabitants to live undisturbed. The island is even divided in 14 districts; however it does not have a capital. When arriving there one certainly cannot stop having a sense of remoteness since the closest island is located about 300 kilometers from it. If you arrive there as a guest you definitely will want to relax in the uncrowded and beautiful beaches of Nauru or do some other water related activities such as scuba diving or deep sea game fishing. Integral part of visitation should be meeting with the locals. The official language on the island is Nauruan, but majority of the local people can also speak English and hence you do not want to miss a chance to hear their stories about the prosaic side of the island. Due to the size getting around the island with vehicle takes less than an hour, but the advise is to explore the island by foot since them you will have the best opportunity to observe the singularity of Nauru.
Tuvalu is just a few kilometers larger and therefore it is the second smallest island country. The island is situated in Pacific Ocean, specifically – between Hawaii and Australia. The area of the island is 26 square kilometers and it is inhabited by approximately ten thousand people. The island is particularly attractive to ecotourists since it offers picturesque lagoons, atolls, coral reefs etc. Polynesian culture also plays a major role in creating the specific ambience that astonishes everyone who has arrived there for the first time. A truly rare tranquility of life can be sensed on the island and it has been recognized as the world’s peaceful and least developed country.
Republic of Marshall Islands
The third island in this list is the Republic of Marshall Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean. The country consists of several inhabited islands and smaller atolls, but the total surface is still very small – only 71 square kilometers. Similarly to other islands the guests are welcome to explore the local traditions and culture, and, of course, enjoy variety of water and leisure activities.
Although, these countries can barely be spotted on the world map, it is clear that life on them is peaceful yet exciting, including rich cultural legacy and beauty of the untouched nature.