What’s the least visited country?

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you will find Nauru, the least visited country in the world, with less than 1000 visitors per year (Based on the 2019 report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)). This tiny island country covers less than 21square kilometres and is home to less than 10,000 Inhabitants and has a beautiful coral reef and white-sand beaches, fringed with palms trees.

But, the least visited country does not mean necessarily that it is the least touristic country. For example, as I said earlier, Nauru is a tiny country and has a tiny population size, which means that you probably will see other tourists there. In that matter, you will probably find Bangaladsh much less touristic than Nauru, in terms of the number of tourists in a year in relation to the population size. Bangladesh, which is nicknamed ‘the land of rivers’, is the least touristic country in that aspect, with less than one tourist in a year for every thousand inhabitants (Bangladesh is huge in terms of population with 165 million inhabitants, but receives only 125 thousand visitors per year. Just to put it in perspective, Nauru receives 92 visitors per year for every thousand inhabitants!).

Or, If you take into account the size of the country, so Mongolia, known for vast expanses and nomadic culture, is the least touristic country in the world with 0.3 visitors in a year per squared kilometre (in comparison, Bangladesh has 0.96 and Nauru has 50 visitors in a year per squared kilometre).

To sum up, Nauru is the least visited country, but that does not mean it is the least touristy. In some aspects, both Bangladesh and Magnolia are much less touristy than Nauru.

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Santosian Noor is a Kenyan Environmental Engineer, Wildlife film producer, and director of film and television. He is best known as wildlife conservationist and the Author of "THE CRY FOR ELEPHANTS", "THE LAST TUSKS", "THE CRY OF A SON", and "THE MISSING ELEPHANTS"

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