Check out which are 9 of the least visited countries on the planet.

Everyone has a good idea of ​​which countries receive the most tourists each year, such as France, the United States, Spain, China, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, etc. And the least visited nations on the planet, you know what they are? Obviously, among them are locations hit by natural disasters and armed conflict, for example, but there are also places that, though paradisiacal, are hard to reach and end up with fewer people - and also those who just didn't get on the radar. from travelers yet. Check out 9 of them below:

1 - Timor-Leste

East Timor

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Timor-Leste is a small nation near Indonesia that is home to a population of approximately 1.3 million. The country, which is surrounded by reefs, is home to a variety of beautiful beaches as well as lushly overgrown mountains, but attracts less than 70, 000 visitors a year.

2 - Liechtenstein


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Situated in central Europe, Liechtenstein is a small principality in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland. With just over 34, 000 inhabitants, this place offers breathtaking landscapes, but only receives about 69, 000 tourists annually.

3 - San Marino

San Marino

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This small country - with just over 32, 000 inhabitants and an area of ​​61 square kilometers - is in the Apennines and completely surrounded by Italian territory. Its historic center has 13th-century fortifications, palaces and ramparts, and houses buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List, but the annual visitor base is no more than 60, 000 tourists.

4 - Djibouti


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Located in northeastern Africa, Djibouti is a small country with about 810, 000 inhabitants bordering Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea. However, despite not harboring a large number of people, Djibouti was the scene of serious conflicts and tensions between the ethnic groups living in the country and, in addition to this, its geographical location - marked by neighbors with situations beyond problems -, no wonder about 51, 000 tourists have ventured into this nation.

5 - Comoros


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The Comoros are part of the archipelago of the same name located in the Indian Ocean, on the east coast of Africa. The islands number about 806, 000, lie between the African coast - at the height of Mozambique - and Madagascar, and offer beautiful volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches and lemur-filled forests, but only 24, 000 or so tourists have visited the island. island nation in the last year.

6 - Montserrat


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Montserrat is one of the Caribbean islands and consists of an overseas territory that belongs to the United Kingdom. The island's population is not even 5, 000, and it is home to an active volcano - the Soufrière Hills - that caused a great deal of damage and evacuations a few years ago. Perhaps this is why about 9, 000 tourists have decided to visit the island and enjoy its natural landscapes.

7 - Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

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With an estimated population of just under 200, 000, Sao Tome and Principe is an island nation of Portuguese colonization situated on the African coast, off the coast of Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. However, despite the colonial architecture, where humpback whales and dolphins pass through at certain times of the year, and offering great diving sites, the islands receive about 8, 000 annual visitors.

8 - Kiribati


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Formed by 33 atolls, Kiribati is located in Oceania and is a true paradise for beach and diving lovers. With a population of approximately 105, 000, the country is among the most likely to suffer serious consequences from global warming and rising sea levels - and despite all the attractions it offers, it receives about 4, 000 tourists a year. .

9 - Tuvalu


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Tuvalu, a South Pacific island nation of just over 12, 000, has no armed forces, scarcely any crime, almost no risk of terrorism, and no political parties. Tuvalu has beautiful beaches, but unfortunately is in serious danger of disappearing from the map because of rising sea levels. Perhaps this should be scaring the tourists away, as only about 2, 000 people visit the site each year.