10 surprising things you did not know about the Vatican
• 10 surprising things you did not know about the Vatican
Vatican - is a unique dwarf state located in the territory of Rome. But its small size does not mean that he had nothing to surprise you. We found 10 interesting facts about this unusual place that will surely amaze you!
Here, drink more wine than anywhere else in the world. Per capita wine consumption of the population here is an average of 54 liters per year.
It is the shortest railway in the world. It consists of only two 300-meter track, two cargo routes and one station.
Per capita, it has more tourists than any other country. Since the Vatican is a place of great religious, historical, political and cultural values, only museum of this state visit is almost 5, 5 million visitors a year.
The state has its own euros. The Holy See adopted the euro as its official currency and issues its own coins, which can be freely used throughout the euro area.
The Pope has a private army, which is very funny dresses. Officially it is called the Papal Swiss Guard is made up of 135 Swiss soldiers based in the Vatican and is responsible for the safety of the Pope.
The Vatican has its own telescope in Arizona. It is located on Mount Graham, in south-eastern state Arziona in the United States and operated by the Vatican Observatory - one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world.
The Vatican Post Office is one of the best in the world. Many Romans specially come to the Vatican to send away their letters and documents, instead of less reliable national postal service in Italy.
You will not get a stamp in their passport on the visit to the Vatican. Visit the Vatican can not officially document his visit to this country.
This state has citizens, but here no one is born. Citizenship in this state shall be issued not by birth here, it is given only to those who live in the Vatican, working here. Technically, the Vatican no one can be born, because there is no hospital.
This is the only country which is on the UNESCO list. The Vatican is the only state designated as a UNESCO cultural heritage.