<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d12455442\x26blogName\x3dDid+You+Know?\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://universalfacts.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://universalfacts.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d127919626496714473', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
An informative site with content that provides interesting facts to know, learn and/or ponder about, at a level of coverage that is extensive in all subject areas to reach a wide audience. This is your source for everything to do with factual Knowledge. New content is published once each week.

The Web This Site

Smallest country in the world.

Published Monday, May 09, 2005

Has it ever crossed your mind which country is the smallest in the world? Well, if it didn’t or you don’t know then, you will learn something new today.

Vatican City, the worldwide headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's smallest country. It is completely surrounded by walls and is enclave in the city of Rome, Italy. The Vatican City is also known as the Holy See.

Its Government
The Head of State is the pope who has full legal, executive, and judicial powers. Members of the College of Cardinals who are less than 80 years old elect the Pope for life. The College of Cardinals is the pope's chief advisory body, and they are the ones responsible to elect his successor for life upon his death. The administrative authority of Vatican city is delegated to a commission of cardinals appointed by him.

Social Structure
The City has its own bank, electrical generating plant, post office, commissary, railway station, publishing house, medical clinic, pharmacy, clothing store, supermarket, and gas stations, radio station and other such services. It provide a comprehensive health care and pension scheme for its employees and has its own security corps as well as, a voluntary military force-Swiss Guards. They also issue its own coins, stamps, and passports.

Vatican City has about 921citizens living inside Vatican’s walls. The Vatican citizenry includes Vatican government officials, Roman Catholic Church dignitaries, priests, nuns and the Swiss Guard. There are also about 3,000 lay workers who comprise the majority of the Vatican work force. These workers live outside the Vatican.

Quick Facts
Official Name: State of the Vatican City (Holy See)
Land Area: .44 sq km (.17 sq miles) or (108.7 acres)
Capital: Vatican City
Government: Independent papal state
Flag:
click here
Map: click here
Population: 921(July 2004 est.)
Languages: Italian, Latin, others
Religion: Roman Catholic

Well, I hope you learnt something today.

Related Articles:
Mottos for countries around the world
Languages by Countries

Add to your favorite at Teachnorati | Submit to Boing Boing | Subscribe to Feed

1 Comments:

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
 

thAnks

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Headline | About Site | MyGame


Message Board
FeedBack Appreciated

Please spare some time to give your feedback about this site. Thanks in advance.


Message from the Author
R. Edmondson United States

Did You Know site is used as a learning tool to provide a stimulating learning environment for general knowledge development; to promote increased diversity on the online learning community and to incorporate the site’s informative quality content with the best of online communication platform (blog) in making knowledge accessible and free to all.



Thanks for the support.
Click The [+] Button To View [−]
Subscribe in Rojo Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online Subscribe with Pluck RSS reader Add 'Did You Know?' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Subscribe with SearchFox RSS Google Reader Add to My AOL del.icio.us Did You Know? Subscribe with myFeedster Furl Did You Know? Feed Your Feeds Kinja Digest Solosub MultiRSS Rmail Rss fwd Blogarithm MSN Alerts Eskobo gritwire BotABlog Subscribe in FeedLounge


Subscribe through FEEDBURNER.
Subscribe with Bloglines

Get hundreds of visitors to your blog!
Click The [+] Button To View [−]
Click The [+] Button To View
Reviews For This Site [−]

Did You Know Question [−]
For another question, click your browser Reload or Refresh button .

Site Recognition [−]



Cool Site of the Day
March, 2007
Canadian Web Award

This Site Is Approved By: [−]

Science News Of Interest [−]

Powered by Blogger Creative Commons License

BlogAdvance Top Blogs

 
Your Ad Here
© 2005 - 2009 by R. Edmondson - myuniversalfacts.com (Did You Know?). All rights reserved.
About Site | Copyright Info. | Disclaimer | FAQ | Link To Us | Privacy Policy | Make $$$$ | Free Stuff
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
~Your source for interesting facts across the world~