Among a large number of countries in the world, Vatican City is the smallest. This is in accordance with the land area. It has an area of just 0.44 square kilometers that makes it the smallest country in the world and has been inhabited by a very small population. It is also the least populated country in the world and has just one thousand people living there. Rome completely encircles Vatican City. The city is a spiritual center for millions of people all around the world who follow Roman Catholic.
Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, is also known as Holy See.
Let us know more about the population there.
People of Vatican City
As said earlier, the country has a very low number of residents living there. And among so many exceptional facts about the country, one that needs a mention here is that none of the people there are permanent residents of Vatican City. The professions people here follow are of priests, guards, nuns or dignitaries who are highly ranked. The most important personality is that of the pope that changes with time. The people live basically around St. Peter’s Basilica.
St. Peter’s Basilica
This is the biggest form of glory for the country of Vatican City, being the church of the highest level of importance in the whole world. It is also the biggest reason for the huge level of tourism there. The church has been beautifully and intricately built and thus holds the power to attract people from around the world. It has magnificent monuments and great artwork with the dome of St. Peter’s.
Little about the country’s history
Vatican City hasn’t always been the smallest country in the world. It was because of the grouping of the Papal States into Italy with the struggle for Italian unification, that the papal territory lost its vastness. There was also a time when the pope’s power came to an end. It was in the year 1929, that the country of Vatican City got its autonomy and that today stands tall with protection by Swiss Guards. The country has a number of huge and mesmerizing museums.
Visiting this beautiful country
The smallest country in the world is an independent city that is situated in the heart of Rome. It’s got a palace called the Apostolic Palace where the pope lives. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and people can visit the same with an advance booking required in case of visitors. The three things one will not want to miss are St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica and the museums.
Vatican City is unique in itself with some differences like the absence of prisons. Another difference is that it is not a member of the United Nations. It can be the smallest country in the world but is a place of spiritualism for so many.