Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vatican City

The Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with the smallest population. It measures 0.44 km square area and has a population of about 829 people.
The Vatican has its own Post office and
issues its own stamps. The Vatican mail system is widely used by Romans as in most cases is a lot quicker than Italian mail.
The Vatican's radio station is located in a tower inside the Vatican Gardens and broadcasts in 20 languages throughout the world.
The Vatican's railway Station was opened in 1930 and is mostly used for freight.
The Vatican City issues its own passports; the Pope, cardinals, members of the Swiss guard and clergy being the recipients.
Italians are allowed to donate 8% of their yearly taxes to the Vatican (this is instead of paying it to the Italian Government).
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