…that’s around 40% of the population of the Isles of Scilly!
Vatican City attracts more than 5 million visitors each year, meaning that this tiny country is often very crowded!
There is currently no name for Vatican City nationals, nor is there a hospital within the country for them to be born in. In fact, nationality (and therefore passports) are only given to those who work and reside in Vatican City, and thus taken away should they move elsewhere!
As a city-state, Vatican City is a capital in itself.
Residents here enjoy a temperate climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Vatican City is the only country in the world to be classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety!
Despite being surrounded by Italy, Vatican City has been guarded by the Swiss Guards since 1506, which is comprised solely of Swiss citizens! All Swiss Guards must be unmarried, between 19-30 and at least 5ft 8.5in!
The official language of Vatican City is Italian.
As a member of the European Union, Euro is the official currency here.