Whenever we hear about any destination the first question that pops in our mind is which city it is in? Usually, for us, there is nothing like a small city. We are actually not aware of what the smallest city in the world is. It is because generally big cities get lots of attention due to their impressive structures so that we often forget about the smallest cities.
We think a small city = town. But, here we are wrong. Many smaller cities in the world need exposure. But, before we deep dive into those cities, let us first understand what the smallest city in the world is.
What is the Smallest City in the World?
Remember, the smallest city is not equal to the town. A small city is small in every sense – population and geographic area. The small cities that we have covered in this blog are definitely visit-worthy because they are pretty impressive too.
So, without further ado, let us get started with the 5 smallest cities in the world.
- Hum, Croatia
Featuring first on the list is Hum, Croatia. This is a city only with just 30 people. It is strangely astounding. We all need space and Hum people got space in profusion, right? Haha..! This city has also secured its name in the Guinness World Record Book as the smallest city in terms of population. Due to its long history, this city has many museums to visit. Also, there are many amazing places to visit here. You will probably feel like staying there forever if once you take a glance at it and take a sip of their spiced brandy known as Biska.
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
The next on the list is Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands. The special thing about this city is that it is not only the capital of the Pitcairn Islands but it is the only settlement on this island. You will be shocked by hearing this but it is true – this city has only 50 people who are living in it. Yes! You read it right. The city is situated only in 4.6 sq. km. The main tourist attraction in the city is bounty bay, Pitcairn Island, museum. This city is possibly the only city in the world that has just one general store and that also works only 3 days a week. They want more people to come and live there. However, no one wants to move there. Readers, anyone?
- City of London, England
Coming up next on the list is the city of London, England. Within the big, full of life London city limits, there is a smaller city known as the city of London. It is known as the square mile because it is just hardly more than one square mile in size. This region has governmental powers that are much more impressive than the rest of the region in the larger London area including their own police force. The City of London is an ancient city and it is a belief that from it modern London has grown. In such a way, the city of London is quite significant.
- St. David, Wales
The next on the list is St.David, Wales. It is one of the smallest cities in Britain. This city was founded in the 6th century. The city is actually built in the adjacent area of the cathedral and monastery which was founded by St. David. And, yes! You are thinking right. This is the reason why this city is called St. David. This entire city is a pretty rich Christian history. The total area of this city is 46.4 sq. km. and the approximate population is 1800 people who are living their life peacefully and fully. Nowadays, in this city, there are narrow streets, cafes, hotels, art galleries, and restaurants.
- Vatican City, Italy
Last but not least on the list is Vatican City, Italy. It is technically not a city but an independent city-state that resides in only 110 acres. This city is small both in area and population. From its pictures, you will feel like many people live in this but this look is completely misleading. This city has a population of approximately 1000 people only. Its area and population make it one of the smallest cities or we can say the smallest sovereign state in the entire world by both area and population. In this city, most of the population is made up of nuns, priests, cardinals, and some other religious figures. This city is the home base of the pope and the Catholic Church.
This city entertains a great number of tourists every year. The reason behind it is this city contains various world-famous arts. In this city, its picturesque garden is worth visiting.
In a nutshell, here is the list of the smallest cities in the world both in area and population. We hope that you will be astounded by this information and plan to visit these cities soon.