World’s smallest country?

Nope – not even close!  Although a microscopic 160 km2 (62 square miles), there are a whopping FIVE countries smaller than Liechtenstein:

Leichtenstein is a tiny country, organized as a monarchy headed by a prince, nestled on the Alps covered border between Switzerland and Austria. The snap above was taking IN Lichtenstein, looking down at the flat flood plain of the Rhein River, which forms the border between Liechtenstein on this side, and Switzerland on the far side.)

Living in Switzerland as I do, over the years I’ve gotten to know many people from Liechtenstein.  Perhaps coincidentally (or perhaps not) almost all of them all have light skin with very dark black hair – but all of them are very nice and very well educated.