Friday, June 7, 2013

Least Visited Countries In The World

I read a pretty interesting article about the least visited countries in the world. If you really want to get off the beaten path you might want to check out a few of these places. The list below identifies the countries, number of tourists and source of the information. It appears that identifying and counting tourists is not an exact science. Some countries have better methods of capturing the numbers than others. Funny... I find it easy to identify tourist by the shoes they wear and the cameras they carry. :)

Anyways, it is a pretty interesting list. I've provided links to wikis about each country in case you want to learn more about each individual country.


25. Dominica: 73,000 tourists (2011, UNWTO)
24. Chad: 71,000 tourists (2010, UNWTO)
23. Central African Republic: 54,000 tourists (2010, UNWTO)
22. Liechtenstein: 53,000 tourists (2011, UNWTO)
21. Djibouti: 53,000 tourists (2008, UN)
20. Sierra Leone: 52,000 tourists (2011, UN)
19. Tonga: 45,000 tourists (2011, UNWTO)
18. East Timor: 40,000 tourists (2010, UN)
17. Bhutan: 37,000 tourists (2011, UNWTO)
16. North Korea: 35,000 tourists (2011, Koryo Group)
15. Libya: 34,000 tourists (2008, UN)
14. Guinea-Bissau: 30,000 tourists (2011, UN)
13. Mauritania: 29,000 tourists (2008, E Turbo News)
12. Federated States of Micronesia: 26,000 tourists (2008, UN)
11. Solomon Islands: 23,000 tourists (2010, UNWTO)
10. Afghanistan: 17,500 tourists (2012, New York Times)
9. Comoros: 15,000 tourists (2010, UNWTO)
8. Sao Tome & Principe: 8,000 tourists (2010, UNWTO)
7. Turkmenistan: 7,000 tourists (2007, UN)
6. Equatorial Guinea: 6,000 tourists (2012, estimate based on World Bank figures)
5. Marshall Islands: 5,000 tourists (2011, UNWTO)
4. Kiribati: 4,700 tourists (2011, UN)
3. Tuvalu: 1,200 tourists (2011, UN)
2. Somalia: 500 tourists (2012, estimate based on news articles)
1. Nauru: 200 tourists (2011, Crikey)


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1 comment:

  1. Ha this is great! We may be doing a house sitting near Liechtenstein, so will have to check it out for sure. Tonga, Bhutan, Kiribati all look good as well.

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