Vatican City State
Vatican City, the world’s smallest independent country is a city within a city. It is completely surrounded by Rome, the capital city of Italy. Vatican City, headed by the pope, is the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
The tiny population is made up almost entirely of religious officials and people who work in the papal palace, the Vatican library, and the museums. Vatican City is all that remains of the Papal States, an extensive area of Italy once ruled by the Roman Catholic Church. Its independence from modern Italy was agreed upon in 1929. Vatican City’s buildings...More