Vatican City | The Smallest City In The World

Vatican City | The Smallest City In The World

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.Encircled by Italy, Vatican City covers just over 100 acres it is an independent city-state,it one-eighth the size of New York’s Central Park.
Vatican City is governed by the pope at its head. The Vatican city has its own euros,print their own stamps,  issues passports and license, They have their own flag and anthem.

Facts Of Vatican City

1. Fight between the Catholic church and the Italian Government ended in 1929 with the signing of the Lateran Pacts,  which allowed the Vatican city to exist as its own independent state andcompensated the church $92 million for the papal(catholic) States.

2. The obelisk that stands in St. Peter’s Square captured by Caligula.
3. popes refused to leave vatican city around 60 years in 1800s and 1900s.
4. Benito Mussolini signed and brought Vatican City into existence.
5. 594 citizens exist in vatican city in 2011.
6. In 1981 the observatory opened a second research center in Tucson, Arizona.