The Vatican, or the Vatican City State, is the administrative center of the Catholic sect of the Christian religion in the Roman city of Italy. The resident population is around 500, but since the Vatican is a touristic place, this population exceeds 1,500 with tourists. The Capital is Vatican.
The Vatican, considered a sacred place by Catholics, is in Rome, Italy. It is located within the borders of Italy, but has all the Italian rights, but it is governed by separate giants. It has its own flag and sovereignty. Vatican is ruled by the Pope.
It is the smallest country in the world. The territory of this state in the city of Rome does not exceed 0.4 square kilometers. Even so small, the influence of the Vatican on world states is even greater than that of Italy. Because the Vatican State is the center of the Catholic Church, the largest sect of Christianity. The president of the church sits here.
It is ruled by the Pontificio clergy with an area of 44,000 m², which is considered the center of the world Catholic religion, with almost the same date as the history of Italy.
In 1929, the Treaty of Italy was signed by the Treaty of Patti Lateranensi. With this treaty, it was declared that the official religion of the country was a Catholic religion and that Rome was a sacred city.
The Vatican was formerly a very big state. Its territory was 45,000 square kilometers, with a population of 3.5 million. Then he lost his land to neighboring Italy. When the Kingdom of Italy was established, it was limited to its own small urbanism. With the Laterano Treaty of Italy in 1929, the independence of the Vatican was recognized. The pope is both religious head and political president of this religious state.
The Vatican Palace, on which the Pope sits, is located on a hill north of Rome. The famous San Pietro Church is also here. It has State flag, army, money, private radio station etc.. The 200-strong Vatican army serves as voluntary Swiss guards. Soldiers' weapons and clothes XV. century
Cities of Vatican
Area Code: +379
Vatican's Currency: Euro.
Economy of the Vatican
The Vatican has more than 200 daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, 154 radio stations or emissions, 49 TV channels or cable channels that are directly or indirectly owned or directed by the Vatican.
Budget; The church tax deducted from the Catholics consists of dues, donations, corporate income, stock-bond-bond revenues, banking and interest income, souvenir sales revenue, and advertising revenues from press. Imports everything.
Nations living in the Vatican
Languages spoken in the Vatican
There are two official languages, Italian and Latin.