15 Countries You Didn't Know Existed

Kiribati 1 of 16

Want to pick a more out-of-the-ordinary vacation destination for your upcoming travels? Just want to educate yourself on the world around you? You've come to the right place! These countries may not sound familiar to you, but they all actually exist.

Up first is Kiribati, an island nation that became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979.

Location: Pacific Ocean
Size: 313 square miles
Population: 103,500

Click through to learn about 14 other little-known countries that you might want to discuss with your travel agent!