Vatican City /ˈvætɪkən/ ( listen ), officially the Vatican City State ( Italian : Stato della Città del Vaticano ; [g] Latin : Status Civitatis Vaticanae), [h][i] is the Holy See 's independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy.
Vatican City became independent from Italy with the Lateran Treaty (1929), and it is a distinct territory under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See, itself a sovereign entity of international law , which maintains the city state's temporal , diplomatic , and spiritual independence. With an area of 49 hectares (121 acres) and a population of about 805, [c] it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population .
This country is also the only country in the world without any river, a desert or a mountain. Vatican City uses Italian in its official documents and as it's main working language. However, many other languages are also used by institutions situated within the state, such as the Holy See and the Swiss Guard , as well as personally by its diverse population.She speaks a little of Latin too.
In relation to currency, It has its own euro, Vatican and Italy signed an agreement in 2000, enabling the Holy See to adopt the euro as its official currency and to mint its own euro coins from 2002.
Vatican euros are legal tender now both in the Vatican City and Italy and they can be circulated freely throughout the entire eurozone.
Don't forget to hit the like and follow button for more amazing facts, feel free to use the comment section for your opinions.
Content created and supplied by: DRALIN (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More