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Microstates

A set of very small independent states in Europe:

Dependencies

There are also a handful of dependencies in Europe. These entities are geographically separated and might have their own government, but are nonetheless under sovereignty of another state.

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom) - British overseas territory, military bases in Cyprus, administered by United Kingdom
  • Azores (Portugal) - An Atlantic archipelago roughly mid way between Europe and North America.
  • Channel Islands (United Kingdom) - A set of autonomous islands in the English Channel, notably Guernsey and Jersey.
  • Faroe Islands (Denmark) - Self governing island nation between the UK and Iceland.
  • Gibraltar (United Kingdom) - A British enclave overlooking the narrow strait between Iberia and Africa.
  • Isle of Man (United Kingdom) - A large island between England and Ireland, famous for it's lack of speed limits.
  • Madeira Island (Portugal) - A fertile volcanic island in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa.
  • Mount Athos (Greece) - An autonomous monastic state of Greece.
  • Svalbard (Norway) - A sparsely populated Arctic archipelago.
  • Åland (Finland) - A Swedish speaking autonomous archipelago in the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden.

Disputed territories

These are contemporary geopolitical entities, that wish to be recognized as sovereign states but do not have complete worldwide diplomatic recognition. Travellers have to deal with the authorities of these states if they want to travel to or through them.

  • Abkhazia (Georgia) - A disputed, Russian backed breakaway republic in Caucasus
  • Kosovo (Serbia) - a self-declared independent republic recognized by many Western nations
  • Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan) - A disputed de-facto independent territory near the Armenian border.
  • Northern Cyprus (Cyprus) - Turkish backed de-facto republic on the island of Cyprus.
  • South Ossetia (Georgia) - A disputed, Russian backed breakaway republic in Caucasus
  • Transnistria (Moldova) - A de-facto independent republic on the banks of the Dniester River.

Micronations

Micronations are small entities that resemble independent nations or states but are unrecognized by world governments or major international organizations.

  • Sealand (United Kingdom) - a sea fort which declares itself to be the smallest independent 'country' in the world
  • Seborga (Italy) - a village in Italy which has discovered it's never been conquered by Italy and now it claims itself as a sovereign state
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