6 Fun Facts that You May Not Know About Vatican 六個你可能不知道的梵蒂岡小知識

Vatican is commonly known as a tiny region but there are lots of interesting facts about this place that you should know more than just one simple fact. Read on and let them surprise you!


1. The Smallest Country in the World is Vatican City

Everyone knows Vatican City is the smallest country on earth, but you may not know that this independent city-state is only 1/8 the size of the Central Park in New York. This country has its own flag and national anthem, issues their own passports and prints its own postal and collection stamps just like any other countries.

1. 全世界最小的國家是梵蒂岡


2. The Vatican Mail is Faster than the Italian Postal Service

Your postcard or parcel could arrive earlier if you had it sent from Vatican City than Rome. Their postal service is very popular among the locals and tourists. One of the main sources of their income is the postage and collection stamp sales. So make sure you buy some stamps before leaving the Vatican.

2. 梵蒂岡郵遞服務比意大利的快


3. No Citizens are Born in the Vatican

Citizenship of the state is not granted based on birth from a citizen and/or birth within the Vatican. Perhaps it is because there is no hospital in the area of the state but only located in Rome. Therefore, this state has citizen but no one is born in the country.

3. 沒有一個公民是在梵蒂岡出生的


4. The Official Language of Vatican is Latin

Although Vatican City is a country inside a country, their official language isn't Italian but Latin. Their ATMs are the only on in the world that work in Latin. Bring some cash with you if you can't read any Latin or you would just end up spending so much time on Google Translate, trying to figure out how it works.

4. 拉丁語是梵蒂岡的官方語言

雖然梵蒂岡是一個國中國,但是他們的官方語言並不是意大利語而是拉丁語。那裡的自動取款機是世界上唯一使用拉丁語的。如果你不會拉丁語的話,你還是乖乖地把足夠的現金準備好吧,不然你可能會花很多時間在 Google 翻譯上,不斷在研究要怎樣操作那取款機了。

5. Most Vatican citizens Do not Reside in the State

The majority of Vatican citizens live abroad, in Rome or other regions in Italy. Only 1/3 of residents like cardinals, members of the Swiss Guard, clergy and nun live within the Vatican. Therefore, most of them travel to work from another country every day.

5. 大部分的公民都不在梵蒂岡裡居住


6. Vatican City Owns One of the World’s Largest Art Collections

Most world’s famous artwork such as painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and other artwork like heritage status can be easily found in the Vatican Museum. This place is a home to more than 70,000 works. Basically, everything you see in their museums from your sight is a piece of art. Don’t miss out any details while you are there!

6. 梵蒂岡擁有世界最大的藝術收藏品之一





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