The world hides many treasures. Thus, there are many countries that we never hear about. What if we go out to meet them? Check out our top 5 countries you’ve probably never heard of.
Located in Oceania, Nauru is one of the smallest countries in the world . This island, an ancient volcano covered with coral limestone, has an area of 21.3 km². Currently 9,267 people reside in the country. The district of Yaren is considered as its capital because Nauru does not have a city strictly speaking. The nearest island is only 265 km away .
Nauru has one of the highest rates of unemployment (90%). The official language is Nauruan but English is widely spoken.
The Republic of Eritrea, Africa
Located on the Horn of Africa, the Republic of Eritrea gained independence only in 1993 after more than 35 years of war . It has mineral reserves and exploits gold, potassium, zinc, copper and salt. The name of this country, whose capital is Asmara, comes from Greek and means “red” .
Since 2006, all tourists who want to go elsewhere than in the capital must obtain a permit.
Pitcairn Islands, Oceania
Discovered by the Europeans in 1767, the Pitcairn Islands include four islands with a total area of 47 km² : Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands. Only Pitcairn is populated. About fifty people live in this area, which makes it the least populous political entity in the world.
The name of Pitcairn Island comes from the sailor of the expedition who lives this land first, Robert Pitcairn . In the past, it was also populated by Bounty rebels before being annexed by Britain.
Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Asia
Covering an area of 11,500 km², Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic of Transcaucasia, declared its independence on 2 September 1991 (not recognized by the international community). Its capital is Stepanakert. The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh has seceded from Azerbaijan to which it was attached as an Autonomous Region since 1923.
With 145,000 inhabitants, mostly Armenians (94%), this territory also known as “Black Mountain Garden” enjoys a very fertile soil .
Made up of an archipelago of three islands, the Tokelau are about 480 km from Samoa and have no capital. The main activities of the locals are swimming and snorkeling in coral reefs and lagoons. Most of the tourists who go there come by boat from Samoa because they do not have an airport.
Most islanders live through agriculture. Thousands more choose to settle in New Zealand.
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