Top 10 Smallest Cities in the World (2023)

There are so many cities in the world today. If you love to travel and explore you would want to visit any of these amazing places and see what it is all about. Many of these small cities are either by population or land area and some of them are rarely visited maybe due to security reasons, war or natural disasters. Before embarking on a trip it is necessary that you have an idea of the place you want to visit and know the best time to visit the place.

Top 10 Smallest Cities in the World (2023)

1. Hum

About only 30 people were found to be living in Hum Croatia. The city is calm and it boasts of lots of things like nature, beautiful tall buildings and so many other things. If you are a lover of history then this is one of the places that you need to visit, this place will give you the knowledge that you so much crave and it will leave a lasting mark on your heart about the place because of its population but its beauty is something to look out for.

2. Adamstown

This place is located in the Pitcairn islands and it is the only British overseas territory that is located in the Pacific Ocean. Its residents are about 40 and all the remaining islands in the group are uninhabited. The main means of communication in this city is the ham radio despite having access to the internet, television and phone. The hill of difficulty connects the Islands Jetty to the town.

3. Ngerulmud

This city is located in Palau and it is one of the smallest cities to one of the smallest countries in the world by population. They have a population of about 400 residents in this city and it feels very isolated. Palau comprises about 346 islands but it has few residents living in the country and this is due to some reasons.

4. Greenwood

This is a city that is located in south-central British Columbia. This city has had a population decline over the past years due to the close of industries around the city which has made it difficult for the residents to get a job for themselves. In 1942 about 1200 Japanese Canadian were sent there as part of the Japanese Canadian internment. This city has a population of over 700 living in the city and this is due to some reasons as the population rate has been going down drastically.

5. David

This is a city with a very limited population in Wales of about 2,000 residents. This is the resting place of St. David, Wales’s patron saint. The city’s status was lost and was recovered by the queen in 1994. This city is small and beautiful, they have a cathedral and about 210 ancient buildings that tourists do come to see daily. There are so many notable features of the city that anyone would want to see and there are so many notable people that were given birth in St David.

6. Asaph

This is a very small city that is located on the River Elway in Denbighshire, Wales. It has a population of over 3,000 residents and it is surrounded by a countryside view and the Vale of Clwyd.

7. San Marino

The city of San Marino has a population of about 4,000 residents and it is the capital city of the Republic of San Marino. This city happens to be one of the least visited in the world that is surrounded by Italy and there are so much exciting things that you can do in this place. This place is popular for its cobblestoned, steep streets. It also boasts the magnificent Three Towers Fortress, resting atop Mount Titano.

8. Vaduz

This is the capital of Liechtenstein and also the seat of the national parliament. This city is very beautiful and its architectural design is said to be top-notch as they are being displayed in landmarks. There is a castle called the Vaduz Castle, it is the home of the reigning prince of Liechtenstein and the Liechtenstein princely family. The castle is visible from almost any location in Vaduz, perched atop a steep hill in the middle of the city. The Cathedral of St. Florin, Government House and City Hall display the various styles and periods of architecture in the city. It has a population of over 5,000 residents living in the city.

9. Jericho

This city is located on the West bank and Jordan Valley. Jericho also happens to be the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate and is governed by the Palestinian National Authority. This is one of the oldest cities worldwide and with the oldest protective wall that was documented in history. From the end of the era of Mandatory Palestine, the city was annexed and ruled by Jordan from 1949 to 1967 and, with the rest of the West Bank, has been subject to Israeli occupation since 1967; administrative control was handed over to the Palestinian Authority in 1994. This city was described in the bible as the city of Palm trees and they have over 18,000 residents living in the city.

10. Dubrovnik

This is one of the smallest cities in the world with a population of about 40,000 residents. This city is located in the Adriatic Sea and is a prominent tourist destination in the Mediterranean Sea, the city is connected to the rest of the country by a bridge. There are lots of important monuments that are being kept there that say a lot about their history and things that they have gone through along the way. This impacted the lives of their people and was ready to shape them.


Visiting any of these cities can be great and you will get to know about their food and culture. Some of these cities do not have any tourists and some of them are not very known in the world due to the small population they have.