Top Ten Least Known Countries
The Top Ten
Nauru is the third smallest country in the world, fattest country in the world, and has no official capital
I heard this name for the first time thanks to this list.
Nauru only had 160 tourists in either 2014 or 2013. And it has no actual capital.
Should be known for being the fattest country in the world
So much for an island in the Pacific made out of bird poop.
I love Kyrgyzstan. I used to live in Bishkek when I was younger.
Yes, so few people know the Central Asian countries. Some of the more nerdy ones like me ;) will know Kazakhstan, the economically best country there, and Turkmenistan because of their really insane rulers. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are forgotten a lot. Uzbekistan is known a lot because of world history though (Samarkand is located in it), and so that leaves us with these two. Some people on the internet even made a joke which referred to Kyrgyzstan as "WTFstan" to most people.
Half the countries on this list I don't know :(
This and Tajikistan are among the least known Asian countries
This will be on the top of list because I am from Asia and never heard of for at least 22years
This list is very good - most of the countries are really obscure.
I've never heard of anything like it.
A country seperated from Indonesia.
Bhutan has the coolest flag ever. Look at the drawing! Dragon with feet with the powerful orb!
I know Bhutan. It's mostly buddhism in there.
I've seen this flag before...
Hands down one of the best flags and nature!
It's actually sinking right now, and I have only seen two documentaries about it while we have a hundred "New York Might Flood in 100 Years" documentaries.
Unknown but its already sinking and if kept sinking then no one has literally heard of this small country
Somebody good at geography like me even though I'm 9,could mix this up with Vanuatu because of the simalar names.
Well.. It isn't a country..
I didn't know that this is a state!
Wow... I actually know ALL of the countries on this list!
I know it's in Central Asia and was part of the Soviet Union but nothing more.
I LOVE TO KNOW FLAG AND COUNTRY NAMES SO I KNEW TAJIKISTAN
Not as unknown as Kyrgyzistan due to Emomalii Rahmon but still very unknown
It should be telling that until this comment, this is the only country in the top 25 without any remarks posted. Sao Tome and Principe is very clearly the least known country.
If you knew what Sao Tome and Principe was before reading this list, you don't stop lying. I know people who have heard of NAURA and not STP
Should have voted this one not Timor Leste. Have heard of that, Never ever heard of this country.
I've heard the name of this country before but don't even know where it is.
Most of these no name countries have dope, origional, or uniquely tacky flags that grab your attention... this country didn't even try
Main reason that no one knows about South Sudan is because it became a country in 2012 and all the maps are still outdated. I guess that could work the other way around as well, but my television in America use said 'oh there is a new country in Africa' and nothing more
Come on, a civil war is going on here and almost no media reports on it...
Last year I read an adventure fiction book - two Brits were looking for a buried treasure in Ethiopia and Sudan, and the civil war in South Sudan played an important role in this book.
So that's all I know - it's in northeastern Africa, close to Ethiopia. Underdeveloped and poor country.
It's the youngest country EVER. It's actually kinda famous
Nobody in my school knew this country exists.
Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana are the forgotten countres of South America, in my opinion some of the best and most interesting! Especially this country!
This is the country without a doubt the best name... just kidding, but familiar.
Not only a lot of people don’t know what this country is but a lot of people also get the name wrong. Although it’s spelled Kiribati it’s actually pronounced Kiribas because in the country they speak a language called gilbertese which is a language where the letter ‘’S’’ dosen’t exist but the word ‘’ti’’ is spelled as an ‘’S’’. And since the word Kiribati is a gilbertes word and has ‘’ti’’ at the end the name is pronounced Kiribas.
A lot of people are actually familiar with this country.
I am moving to Liechtenstein in 2 weeks
I always thought of Angola when I heard of it and never got to know of its existence
Yes, our neighbours aren't really well known
That flag is pretty~
Besides from Kazakhstan and maybe Uzbekistan, no one ever seems to know about the central Asian countries. I do,but I guess that's because I'm an Aspie :P
Brunei is undoubtedly the most unrecognised but yet richest country on Earth. People have never heard of this little Muslim nation because of it's geographic situation especially the recognition. I have visited Brunei, looking at the significance of the buildings which looks like a Utopia. Despite the enforcement of overkill Religious Values.
You insulted Zephyr the Steelix
Alright, I know a lot of people have heard of the Dominican Republic, but have many of you guys ever heard of this country?
I know all the countries, capitals and flags in the world. But if I start forgetting about some, I will definitely forget about this one. So obscure.
YES! I KNOW ALL THE COUNTRIES AND THIS IS MOST OBSCURE WITH ITS CAPITAL OUAGADOUGOU! I ALSO KNOW ALL CAPITALS!