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10 Smallest Cities in the World By Population

The world has a thousand cities, big and small, with varied cultures, traditions, and populations. In some cities, the population goes beyond ten million people, while others are small, having only limited number of people who call them their home. These cities are quaint, calm, and do not entertain a lot of hustle-bustle.

What are the Smallest Cities in the World?

If you are a travel enthusiast and want to explore something different from the mainstream big city life, travel to these ten small cities for a different experience.

  1. Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea in Southern Croatia and happens to be one of the smallest cities in the world with a population of 40,000 residents. It is also a prominent tourist destination in the Mediterranean Sea. The city is connected to the rest of the country by the Peljesac Bridge.

It has a sense of awe for the tourists. The beautiful old town is flanked by baroque buildings, limestone streets, and the beautiful shimmer of the Adriatic.

2. St. Asaph

This small city is located in Wales on the River Elwy. It is small in terms of both geographical area as well as population. According to a census in 2011, the total population of the city was 3,355 only.

The beautiful city is surrounded by the views of the Vale of Clwyd and the green countryside. You may explore it while taking a trip to the coastal towns like Rhyl, Abergele, Colwyn Bay, and others.

3. Adamstown

This place is located in the Pitcairn Islands. Surprisingly, the total population of Adamstown is 40 only, and all the remaining islands in the group are uninhabited. Adamstown is where many residents live.

The residents here enjoy satellite internet, television, telephone, and other facilities. The primary means of communication for the residents in this city is the ham radio.

4. St. David

It is another city of Wales, touted as one of the smallest cities in the world. This city was founded in the 500s. Today, it overlooks the surrounding area of the cathedral and monastery founded by St. David.

The population of St. David is scarce. According to the current estimates, only 1800 people reside in this pretty small city. But it doesn’t mean that St. David lacks facilities for the citizens and tourists. You may enjoy access to beautiful cafes, restaurants, hotels, and art galleries.

5. Hum

The population of this city will surprise you. According to the 2011 census, only 30 people were found to be living in Hum Croatia. Yes, you heard it right. It has also been recorded in the Guinness World Record Book for being the smallest city in terms of population.

Hum boasts some of the most incredible places for all visitors. If you plan to visit this city, we promise you would want to stay here for more days. There are beautiful churches and monuments to attract any history fanatic. The spiced brandy called Biska is worth tasting. Do add a visit to a picturesque village Kotli full of waterfalls and watermills while you are touring the city.

6. Ngerulmud

This city is the seat of the government of the Republic of Palau, an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. It also finds its place among the smallest cities of the world in terms of its population with only 400 residents living here..

If you have never heard enough about Palau, it is a country comprising 346 islands, out of which Ngerulmud is the most significant. Despite its importance, the city feels very isolated. The tourists do not have many things to explore. If you ever happen to stop by, the government buildings are only the places to look around.

7. Jericho

It is a Palestinian city located in the West Bank and Jordan Valley. The Jordan River rests in the east, and Jerusalem at the west. Jericho also happens to be the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate and is governed by the Palestinian National Authority.

Coming to the population, the city had only 18,346 residents as of 2007. As the British Mandate ended in the whole of Palestine, Jericho was annexed and ruled by Jordan from 1949 to 1967, and since then, the whole control of the city was handed over to the Palestinian Authority. Not many people know, but Jericho is also the oldest city worldwide with the oldest-known protective wall.

8. Greenwood

Greenwood is a city in south-central British Columbia and was first incorporated in 1897. It served as the principal city of the Boundary Country smelting and mining district. Following the closure of the industries surrounding the area, Greenwood retained its city title.

Presently, it is served by the Greenwood Elementary School, covering grades from 4 to 7 for students. To talk about the history of this city, around 1,200 Japanese Canadians were sent to Greenwood in 1942 as a part of the Japanese Canadian internment.

9. Vaduz

Vaduz is a quaint city located in Liechtenstein. As of 2017, it recorded a total population of 5,450 only. This city happens to be the capital as well as financial center of the country. There are many things that a visitor can make the most of.

If you are an art lover, explore the many fortresses and museums. The beautiful Kuntsmuseum is worth exploring. This city is full of gorgeous location, royal vineyards, and many other facilities both for the tourists and locals alike. You can easily get around with a bicycle or motorcycle.

10. San Marino

This beautiful little European haven is surrounded by Italy. Interestingly, it happens to be one of the least visited places in the world. San Marino is home to only 4,100 residents.

This place is popular for its cobblestoned, steep streets. It also boasts the magnificent Three Towers Fortress, resting atop Mount Titano. Although not many people know about this place, when you visit it, there are many things to do. Apart from admiring the beautiful landscapes, you can also partake of the lively food scene in the beautiful cafes and restaurants located here.

We hope that you like knowing about the smallest cities around the world. Keep updated for more on cultures, traditions, and everything happening worldwide.

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