Dod you know there are 197 countries in the world? This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and two non-member observer states: (Holy See (Vatican) and Palestine)
But did you believe the world’s smallest country is not covering even one kilometer squared? Are you excited to know the name of this country? yes, then Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, measuring just 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of about 1,000 in 2017
The Lateran Treaty was an accord of 1929 between Italy and the Vatican. It was signed in February 11th of that year,
The name Vatican City was initially used in the Lateran Treaty that was signed on 11 February 1929, which established the modern city-state. The name is taken from Vatican Hill, the geographic location of the state. The Vatican is situated on the western bank of the Tiber River, Vatican City is surrounded by a two-mile border that it shares with the European country of Italy.
Capital: Vatican City
Area: 44 hectares (110 acres)
Population: 1,000 (2017)
The official seat of the pope of the Catholic Church since 1377, Vatican City has not declared an independent state until the Lateran Treaty of 1929. Vatican City is governed as an absolute monarchy with the pope at its head and official seat of the pope of the Catholic Church since 1377.
Vatican City has its own telephone system, own euros, prints its own stamps, issues passports and license plates, post office, gardens, astronomical observatory, radio station, banking system, and pharmacy. There is no income tax and no restriction on the import or export of funds.
Sources of income of Vatican City is supported financially by the sale of postage stamps and souvenirs, fees for admission to museums, and sales of publications and contributions made by Roman Catholics located in different parts of the world.
Places to see Vatican City:
Saint Peter’s Square
Saint Peter’s Basilica
Best time to visiting Vatican City:
The Vatican is Rome’s most popular travel destination and it is always a busy place, there is no best time to visit the Vatican always the best time.
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