TOP 5 SMALLEST TOWNS IN THE WORLD

This list will focus on the top 5 smallest towns in the world. A town is a place that is larger than a village but smaller than a city. Even though many people make the mistake of assuming that a town and a city are the same things, this is not the case. A city is a larger version of a town. It has more amenities like a good transport system, communication, sanitation and housing. A town is also less populated than a city. There are many differences between them which include economy, geography and demographics.  If you’re curious to know the smallest towns, you’ll soon find out.

List Of The 5 Smallest Towns In The World

5 1.     Betoota, Queensland, Population – 0

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The Betoota Town in Queensland, Australia tops the list of the smallest town in the world. The town is the only one on the list with zero residents. This is as a result of the only resident dying in 2004 with no other occupants interested in moving there.

The town, also known as Australia’s smallest ghost town sits on a stony dessert plain. The town has a phone box, a hotel, racetrack, airstrip, a cricket field and a petrol pump to boast of. Hundreds of people still visit the town every year to attend the Betoota race that takes place there.

Now you know the names of the smallest towns in the world and their locations. Do you know other towns that should be on this list? Please, leave your comment below.

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 The Betoota Town in Queensland, Australia tops the list of the smallest town in the world. The town is the only one on the list with zero residents. This is as a result of the only resident dying in 2004 with no other occupants interested in moving there.

4 2. Buford, Wyoming, Population – 1

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Buford is the second world’s smallest town with only one 60-year-old resident. This has not always been the case as the town had around 2000 residents who inhabited the town. With time, almost everyone left apart from a family of 3. After the wife of Don Sammons died and their son grew up, he also left the town. This led to the southern town in Wyoming having only one resident remaining.

3 3. Cass, New Zealand, Population – 1

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Cass is another one of the smallest towns on earth with one resident by the name of Barrie Drummond. It gets a tie with Buford with only one resident population. The town acquired its name from Thomas Cass, one of the town’s pioneer surveyor. Cass Town is located in South Island in Zealand. Before, there was a time when the town had as much as 800 residents but the number has dwindled to only one resident.

Even though Cass Town has 5 houses, only one person lives there. Rita Angus designed the iconic Railway Station painting that made the town famous. There is a yearly Cass Bash event that takes place there and people across the country come there to attend. Recent additions to the town include a mini golf course and a bowling green by the town’s only resident.

2 4. Swett, USA, Population – 2 People and 1 Dog

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The Swett town in South Dakota established in 1931 is on the U.S Highway 18 and covers 6.16 acres of land. The small town comes with a three bedroom house, and a former tyre shop. It also has amenities like a store, gas station, bar and a museum. The two has a population of two people and a dog. They listed the town for sale in 2014 but there wasn’t anyone that wanted to buy the town. According to Wikipedia, the town is being haunted.

 

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1 5.     Cooladdi, Queensland, Population – 3

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Cooladdi is one of the top small towns located in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland. Before, Yarrovale was the name of the town before it was later changed to Cooladi. Like Betoota town, it has a population of 3 that are family residents.

The name of the town ”Cooladdi” means ”Black Duck”. The town has a general store that serves the purpose of a house, bar, store and post office. The general store is also where the family residents live in. Currently, the town has a railway siding and the school along with the general store.

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