What is the smallest country in the world?Asked on: Sep 15, 2023 05:33 AM
Well, imagine a country so small that it could fit into Central Park in New York City with room to spare. That's the Vatican City for you! It is the smallest country in the world by both land area and population. Nestled right in the heart of Rome, Italy, it's only about 44 hectares (110 acres), which is less than 0.17 square miles! Now that's smaller than most farms!
Despite its tiny size, Vatican City has its own post office, railway station, radio station (yes, they probably play heavenly tunes), and even a heliport. And let's not forget about the world-famous St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s divine ceiling painting.
And who runs this teeny-weeny country? It’s none other than the Pope himself. That's right! The Pope is not just a religious leader; he also wears the hat of a political leader running the smallest country in the world.
So next time you're complaining about your apartment being too small, remember there's an entire country that could probably fit inside it... well maybe if you have an extremely large apartment!Reference: Britannica - Vatican City