Whenever we hear about any city, the first thing that comes to mind is the buildings and people. We tend to think only of the larger cities as they have better infrastructure and latest facilities. However, if you are looking to visit a city for serenity and want to spend a week or two with utmost pleasure amongst nature, you must look for the smallest cities in the world. There are very few people in such cities and they are very amicable with visitors. You will definitely love to have a peaceful trip amid nature. If you are in search of the smallest cities, read on to add them to your trip list.
- Hum, Croatia
In 2011, Hum reported only 30 people. The town is quite old as there are documents of 1102 that have mentioned information about this city. It was named as Cholm before, which was later renamed to Hum. The city has a long history and hence, you will find a museum amidst the street which will showcase the rich culture of the town. The city is indeed small. Some people also claim that it is the smallest city in the world.
- St Asaph, Wales
It was an ordinary town previously. However, the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II for the diamond helped 3 different places to get the title of a city. It is considered as Britain’s second smallest city. It is also referred to as “City of Music” as it hosts the “Wales International Music Festival”. Around 3000 people live here, making it one of the smallest cities across the globe.
- Opatowiec, Poland
This town from Poland has a population of around 500 people. Poland has a total population of around 4 crores but this town is inhabited by very few people. There is a historic church over here and is quite popular among tourists. This town was attacked multiple times and destroyed completely in both the World Wars but it has been rebuilt since then.
- St. Davids, Wales
St. David is built around a cathedral, whose foundations date back to the 6th century. The city has a rich Christian history and is a place of utmost importance. Why? It is believed that St. Patrick aimed to convert Irish people to Christianity from here only. Today, there are around 1500 people living in the city. The city has even grown and has numerous cafes, hotels, art galleries, etc.
- Vatican City
If you see the photos of the city, you would assume the city hosts millions. However, that is not the case. There are around 1000 people living here. The city is spread across 110 acres of land. Previously, there were only 32 women in the city. The number is expected to have grown further over time. It is also the smallest sovereign state, not only in Europe but all over the world.
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands are located in the Southern Pacific ocean. Adamstown is the capital of this island inhabited by only 40 people. There are several islands here but only Adamstown is inhabited and the rest of all are used for farming and other activities. The main mode of communication here is ham radio. A British Merchant vessel settled on the island 240 years back and almost all the people currently on this island descend from the people who stayed at that time.
- City of San Marino
The City of San Marino is the capital city of the Republic of San Marino. This city is located at the top of Mount Titan. The total population here is 4044. The city has developed as a place of attraction for tourists and most of the tourists are Italian as it is surrounded by Italy. One must have a visit here as the economy of this city is mostly based on the income generated from tourists so one must support them. Not to forget, the amazing beauty of this place will surely fascinate you!
- Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Very few people would have heard about the country: Liechtenstein. It is located between Austria and Switzerland. German is the primary language spoken here. The country is well known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes.
Vaduz is the capital of this country and is also the cultural point of attraction and the financial hub. There are about 5000 people living in this city. Vaduz Castle is the central point of attraction of this city. The castle can be seen from any place in the city as it is located on a hill. You will find many tourists visiting this city due to its natural beauty.
Due to the mountainous region, it is popular among tourists for winter sports. You will be surprised to know that there are 32 mountains in this small city, isn’t it amazing! It is a must-visit city for you when you are on your Europe trip.
So, here were the smallest cities in the world. If you want to spend a relaxing trip with your loved ones and enjoy the true beauty of nature, these cities will surely amaze you. You can visit them when you are on a trip to their nearby popular destinations. Just plan it out and have quality time in nature relaxing from your day-to-day monotonous schedule!