The least visited country in the world is also the smallest, the island nation of Nauru. It’s just over eight square miles total and sits around 2,500 miles from Australia in the Pacific Ocean.
The island had about 200 visitors in 2011, fewer than arrive in Las Vegas several times a day in a single jumbo jet.
It was also said to have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world until mining for phosphate left the island scarred and without it's cash resource.
The Christian Science Monitor says there are three reasons most likely to account for tiny tourism numbers in most of the places in the top ten list.
Many are too hard to get to, others and too expensive and some are just downright dangerous.
See the top of the list below and click on the link at the bottom for the complete list.
- Nauru (200 visitors in 2011)
- Somalia (an estimated 500 last year)
- Tuvalu, Polynesian island nation (1,200 in 2011)
- Kiribati, Pacific island nation (4,700 in 2011)
- Marshall Islands (5,000 in 2011)
- Equatorial Guinea (an estimated 6,000 last year)
- Turkmenistan (7,000 in 2007)
- Sao Tome & Principe (8,000 in 2010)
- Comoros, island nation near Mozambique (15,000 in 2010)
- Afghanistan (17,500 in 2012)
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