With an area of about 1,436 square miles, Richland County is not among the North Dakota area leaders. But it is still bigger than twenty-nine countries as a whole.
Richland ranks 18th out of 53 counties in North Dakota, and one and a half times the land area of Rhode Island. It’s also bigger than people like Liechtenstein (62 sq. Mi.), Grenada (133), Barbardos (170), Bahrain (301), Singapore city-state (278), and many others.
Rare, however, is a county in America that is no bigger than a country somewhere in the world. The United States ranks third in the largest land area at 3,537,455 square miles, behind only Russia and China.
Smallest area in the U.S. land area is Kalawao, Hawaii, at 12 square miles, which is still bigger than four countries. Arlington County, Va., Next at 26 square miles. The largest area outside Alaska is San Bernardino County, California, at 20,105 square miles.
On a global scale, some of the smallest countries in the world are also the most famous. The smallest in terms of area and population is the Vatican City, which only covers one sixth of a square mile with 842 inhabitants, including the Pope.
Next in the area is Monaco, at more than three quarters of a square mile. 30,535 inhabitants, the sixth in the world, have many smiles. Not only do they have a GDP per capita of $ 78,700, but they have plenty of places to spend it, including profitable investment opportunities, luxury hotels and casinos, and glamorous sports and celebrity events.
Like Monaco, the small South Pacific states on Nauru (8.1 square miles) and Tuvalu (10 square miles) also have beautiful views, but they share little wealth. 9,540 Nauru residents have a GDP per capita of only $ 5,000, compared with $ 3,300 for 10,869 Tuvalu. In the same region, Palau has the third smallest population (21,265), the sixteenth smallest land area (177 sq. Mi.) and a healthier economy, GDP per capita of $ 16,300.
Everyday life is more prosperous in San Marino (24 square miles), the fifth smallest country which, like the Vatican City, is completely surrounded by Italy. San Marino, which claims to be the oldest republic in the world, has a strong GDP per capita of $ 60,700 and 33,020 inhabitants, the fourth smallest in the world.
However, San Marino succeeded in bringing down the national soccer team which, not surprisingly, lost most of its game with a skewed score. Liechtenstein, ranked sixth smallest with 62 square miles, also has a national soccer program, although the country often finds Olympic glory, winning nine medals in Winter Olympic action – all in alpine skiing.
Liechtenstein is one of the richest countries in the world, with $ 89,400 GDP per capita which draws attention to 37,624 inhabitants, which is the smallest in the world. Located between Austria and Switzerland, the German-speaking country is united with the latter in the customs and monetary union. Many residents travel to Austria, Switzerland or Germany.
Other dwarf countries in the Richland Region include Marshall Islands (70 sq. Mi.), Saint Kitts and Nevis (104), Maldives (116), Malta (122), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (150), Antigua and Barbuda ( 171), Seychelles (176), Andorra (181), Saint Lucia (238), Micronesia (271), Tonga (288), Dominica (290), Kiribati (313), Sao Tome and Principe (386), Comoros (719) ), Mauritius (784), Luxembourg (994), and Samoa (1,089).
The six North Dakota counties have more than 2,000 square miles, led by McKenzie County at 2,760. The smallest land area is Eddy County, with 630 square miles. For the population, Cass County leads the state with almost 178,000 residents.