The Most Obscure Countries in the World

List Rules
Countries Nations States Obscure

School introduced us to the concept of a nation, state or country.

By most accounts, there are 196 Countries in the World.*

News organization and Hollywood films selected for us what countries need to be spotlighted, notably, the First World countries, the war-strife nations and those which cannot simply be ignored due to some reasons or the other.

Global events like beauty pageants and the Olympics further ingrain in our consciousness the names of most countries.

Yet, there are still several countries whose names are rarely mentioned in world history books, media reports or in the parade of nations.

Please add your choice to the list.

This will make us more informed and, yes, highlight these countries as well.

*http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm
Ranked by
  • Transnistria
    1
    • Area (km sq.): 4163.0
  • Kiribati
    2
    Oceania
    • Area (km sq.): 811.0
  • Comoros
    3
    Africa
    • Area (km sq.): 2170.0
  • Nauru
    4
    Oceania
    • Area (km sq.): 21.0
  • Tuvalu
    5
    Oceania
    • Area (km sq.): 26.0
  • Palau
    6
    Oceania
    • Area (km sq.): 458.0
  • Timor-Leste
    7
    • Area (km sq.): 15007.0
  • Vanuatu
    8
    Oceania
    • Area (km sq.): 12200.0
  • Djibouti
    9
    Africa
    • Area (km sq.): 23200.0
  • Burundi
    10
    Africa
    • Area (km sq.): 27830.0
  • Micronesia
    11
    Oceania
    • Kyrgyzstan
      12
      • Area (km sq.): 199900.0
    • Eritrea
      13
      Africa
      • Area (km sq.): 117600.0
    • Benin
      14
      Africa
      • Area (km sq.): 112620.0
    • Suriname
      15
      Americas
      • Area (km sq.): 163270.0
    • Gabon
      16
      Africa
      • Area (km sq.): 267668.0
    • Lesotho
      17
      Africa
      • Area (km sq.): 30355.0
    • Tajikistan
      18
      • Area (km sq.): 143100.0
    • Burikina Faso
      19
      • Area (km sq.): 274200.0
    • Seychelles
      20
      • Area (km sq.): 455.0
    • Togo
      21
      Africa
      • Area (km sq.): 56785.0
    • Bhutan
      22
      Asia
      • Area (km sq.): 47000.0
    • Malawi
      23
      Africa
      • Area (km sq.): 118480.0
    • Solomon Islands
      24
      • Area (km sq.): 28450.0
    • Turkmenistan
      25
      • Area (km sq.): 488100.0