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A mountainous, peaceful country completely surrounded by mountains, Bhutan is very traditional. Televisions were only introduced there a few years ago. This isolated country is also quite closed to the outside world as the government does not want lots of tourists spoiling the natural habitat so they only let a certain number of tourists in per year. This means that Bhutan is still very obscure.
Bhutan is occasionally cited to be "the most unnoticed country in the world."
Look at the flag! An awesome dragonball dragon! - InfernoTopTenners
Beautiful people with beautiful heart.
Situated in the Southern Pacific Ocean, Nauru is one of the smallest countries in the world by size and population. With little over 10,000 people living on this remote island and with few tourists, this small island is very obscure.
They will annex Australia and New Zealand in the future
Naru is also the 4th smallest country by area
I've heard of all the others - Qackydontus
The second smallest. Country by population may go down to zero in the next 50 years or so as rising water levels will probably engulf the set of atolls which have a maximum height of 5 metres. It has untouched beaches on the atoll of Motulalo and the small capital of Fongafale on the island Funafuti. There are virtually no jobs except for fishing and working in the fish market. With around 900 visitors per year with little change from 20 years ago, this makes Tuvalu extremely obscure.
War and famine have made the fairly new state one of the most horrendous places to live in the past 20 years. It split off from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long war rocked the country. However, it still remains fairly unknown due to it not having much political or sporting involvement with the rest of the world. This small African Republic has been nicknamed by some as "Africa's North Korea" due to it having no freedom of speech and heavy corruption inside the government.
A communist country bordering China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar, Laos is fairly closed to the rest of the world as it is one of the most closed countries in th world, only letting a few number of tourists in per year. Laos' landscape is mostly untouched by the west and towns like Louangphrabang still try and stay traditional. It's main tourist attraction is the Mekong river which flows through most of the country. But this East Asian state is still very obscure.
Am I the only one who knows all these countries? - MrBrony8675309
Lol the comment is on here twice... - Pony
Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa.
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Yet another corrupt country, the Cental African Republic (or C.A. R for short) is a very poor country and one of the most gender inequal in the world. It had a military dictator who spent a third of the year's taxes on a huge, Napoleon themed coronation with him claiming to be the most important person in the world. No other political leaders showed up. Thankfully for the C.A. R, democracy was introduced in 1993, 33 years after it had claimed independence from France. But the lack of facilities, roads and accommodation means it only gets around 6,000 visitors per year.
A series of paradise islands off the coast of Gabon, São Tomé and Principé were once a Portuguese colony until 1975. There isn't much known about the country but there was a referendum in 1990 which was a majority vote for the country to become democratic. However, tourism is on the rise with wealthy Europeans and Gabonians going there for holidays with the country's first modern hotel opening in 1986. But still this set of islands is very obscure.
Very colourful flag
Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, this small country of only 30,000 is a tax haven for big businesses. It's mountainous terrain makes it great for walking or cycling. The fourth smallest country in Europe, like lots of small European countries, has a high life expectancy rate and high GDP per capita, with Liechtenstein being at around $100,000 per year on average in wages.
Liechtenstein will be returned to its previous glory
The only old British colony in Central America, Belize is also the smallest by area and population. Bordering Guatemala and Mexico, it's a paradise for scuba divers as it has the second biggest Barrier Reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef. It also has a great blue hole off the coast, which is a sudden drop that often goes down a long way. However, it is often right in the path of hurricanes which makes going there in rainy season possibly quite dangerous.
The only Dutch speaking country in South America, Suriname was once known as Dutch Guyana. It's equatirial climate and its borders with Brazil make it a haven for nature lovers. However, until 1991, it was under a strict military rule letting almost no tourists in. But still with a lack of hotelsm tourist numbers still dwindle.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in west Africa. It is a French speaking country.
Didn't know about this
What is Burkina Faso
The fact that it's so obscure that it isn't even on the list means that it wins
Is this real?
I live in Wales but nobody from other countries seem to know where it is!
Where do you get your maids from?
With little tourists, smiling locals, an enchanting rainforest and exotic animals, a trip to Bangladesh will be a positive, but obscure one! You will find yourselves fitting in with the locals! 🇧🇩 - jmoss
It's not obscure.
I love Iceland but it is well known because it has so many volcanoes.
Rohan has never heard of this country.
Heard of it but don't know much on it
Another small one under Mexico.
No one ever mentions this country
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