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Did You Know These Important Facts About Vatican City – Europe?


The Vatican City is a world-famous holy sight, home to the Pope and an architecture that is truly breath-taking. It is an independent city-state surrounded by Rome. Vatican City’s official language is Italian and the currency used by its citizens is Euro.

There are many important “Facts About Vatican City” which might be unknown to you. So, we are happy to share with you some amazing facts about Vatican City.


Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. As of now, the estimated population of the City is around just 799. It also attracts many tourists around the world due to its spectacular art and architecture.

The Vatican City has its own Post offices and issues its own stamps. The economy of the country is supported by the sale of these postage stamps, tourist mementos, sale of publication, and entry fee of the museums.

It has the world’s shortest railway, with just two 300-meter track and one station. There are no regular passenger trains scheduled.

The residents of Vatican City consume more wine than anywhere else in the world. On average, a person consumes 54.76 liters of wine every year.

There are two countries in the world where a law of divorce does not exist. One of them is the Vatican City.

The Vatican museums are 9 miles long and they have plenty of art and paintings available in them. It is said to be one of the largest collections of art in the world.

St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City is the world’s 2nd largest Christian church, after the Yamoussoukro Basilica in Cote d’Ivoire. It is the largest Catholic Church in the world.

The country does not have GDP as it doesn’t produce commodities for trade purposes.

Vatican City has the highest crime rate, surprisingly, despite the smallest population in the world.

Vatican City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the only site that includes a country as a whole.