CultureGrams—New Kids Country: Vatican City
The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids Edition country report!
The new Vatican City report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this unique country.
Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Vatican City:
- The Vatican army, called the Swiss Guard, is the oldest and smallest army in the world. Its soldiers are highly trained and skilled marksmen, and the pope’s personal safety is their responsibility.
- With less than 1,000 permanent residents, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.
- The Vatican is the only country in the world whose laws are based completely on religious commandments.
- In 1277, a half-mile-long secret passageway was built, linking the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo. This passageway served as an escape route for popes when the Vatican was under attack.
Find out about the Vatican’s history in Ancient Rome, discover the country’s unique Christmas celebrations, and read about the country’s own soccer league, all in this colorful new report.
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