Vatican City – the smallest country in the world 


Population: 1000

Geopolitical classification: mini-state or micro-state – an enclave within Rome, the capital city of the state of Italy.

Government: Theocracy ruled by the Pope

Services and facilities provided: currency, postage stamps, broadcasting station, bank, railroad station, newspaper, and army (Swiss Guards).

Outstanding features: St. Peter’s Basilica (largest church in the world), Vatican Museum, Vatican Archive and Library, the world’s largest residential palace, and the Sistine Chapel