Vatican City

This is the Vatican City, within Rome, Italy. The home of the popes, it is the smallest independent state in the world in terms of area (0.44 km²) and population (just over 900). The Vatican City is separated from Rome by a wall (the entire border is only 3.2 kilometres long), and if your monitor is big enough, you should be able to see the entire country within one frame… at the maximum zoom level! In our first thumbnail is St. Peter’s Basilica (Wikipedia entry). Michelangelo designed it’s famous dome, and of course the Sistene Chapel is also…

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