Like many lists that try to be definitive, there are always little obstacles that create discussion and controversy. The countries listed here as the 5 smallest do not include dependencies (like Gibraltar and Macau). These are five sovereign states that are most likely to be overlooked when looking at a large map of the world!

Vatican City, Italy - Travel Guide

Take a short tour of Vatican City in Italy. Is this the smallest sovereign state in the world?

Dan the Info-man
The Coral Sea Islands (Australia) is the smallest dependency.
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