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The Top 8 Countries You May Not Know Existed

"Uncovering the World's Best-Kept Secrets: The Top 8 Countries You May Not Know Existed"

By Abdul Hannan SaifPublished 2 months ago 4 min read
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It's a wide, wide world out there and there are so many places to see! There are places like France, Italy, and exotic tropical locations like Hawaii and Bali that all of us dream to visit. However, did you know that there are secret places that are yet to be discovered or, at least, visited by people because they seem to not exist on the global map? So put on your traveling shoes, get your passports ready, and hop on that plane because we are taking you to the top 8 Countries You May Not Know Existed!

Number Eight: Tuvalu

Halfway between Australia and Hawaii, this Polynesian island was once a British protectorate from 1892 and 1916 and was once known as Ellice Island. Like Nauru and Kiribati, Tuvalu is an island country with its highest point at only 16 feet above the water making its entire landmass barely above sea level. Unfortunately, due to the global warming crisis, it may be one of the most beautiful islands that could sink into the sea as water levels continue to rise.

Number Seven: The Isle of Man

It sounds like another island country in the middle of the Pacific, doesn't it? But it isn't. The Isle of Man sits comfortably between Northern Ireland and England right at the Irish Sea. While, technically, this country is dependent on the United Kingdom when it comes to foreign affairs and the military, it still operates as a completely independent country. With a population just a little above 80,000 inhabitants, this country has been, well, inhabited, for over 9000 years. Visitors from across Europe and many parts of the world marvel at its spectacular landscapes that encourage them to hop on a motorbike and tour this one of a kind country.

Number Six: Djibouti

This country is located on the Horn of Africa and is surrounded by Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but it is not short on beauty or culture. It is home to Lake Assal, one of the saltiest lakes in the world, and the hot springs of Day Forest National Park. One of the most striking features of this country is the Ghoubbet-el-Kharab or the Devil's Throat, a body of water with boiling water temperatures that could reach up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Number Five: Vanuatu

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands. Its capital, Port Vila, is situated in the island of Efate and is one of the best cities to visit when exploring this country. Vanuatu is famous for its active volcanoes, pristine beaches, and its unique and diverse culture. It is also a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling due to its crystal clear waters and rich marine life.

Number Four: Comoros

Another island country located in the Indian Ocean, Comoros is a group of four islands that are known for their stunning beaches and lagoons. It is also a popular destination for hikers and trekkers due to its lush forests and mountain ranges. One of the most popular attractions in this country is the Karthala Volcano, an active volcano that stands at a height of 7,746 feet. Comoros is also known for its delicious cuisine, which is a mix of African, Arabic, and French influences.

Number Three: Palau

Palau is an archipelago of more than 500 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is known for its stunning rock islands, which were formed by ancient coral reefs that were uplifted by tectonic movements. These islands are home to some of the most diverse marine life in the world, making it a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. Palau is also famous for its Jellyfish Lake, a marine lake that is home to millions of golden jellyfish.

Number Two: São Tomé and Príncipe

Located off the western coast of Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe is a small island nation that is known for its stunning beaches and lush rainforests. The two main islands of this country, São Tomé and Príncipe, are both volcanic in origin and are home to some of the most diverse plant and animal species in the world. It is also a popular destination for birdwatchers, as it is home to more than 140 species of birds.

Number One: Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, is located in Southeast Asia and is one of the newest countries in the world, having gained independence in 2002. Despite its tumultuous past, this country is now considered one of the most peaceful in the region. It is known for its stunning beaches, lush forests, and unique culture. It is also a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling, as it is home to some of the most diverse marine life in the world.

The world is full of hidden gems and secret places waiting to be explored. These top 10 countries may not be as well-known as other tourist destinations, but they offer a unique and unforgettable experience to those who are willing to venture off the beaten path. So, grab your passport, pack your bags, and get ready to discover a whole new world.

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