Vatican City #233 (1958)

The State of Vatican City (Stato della Città del Vaticano in Italian, or Status Civitatis Vaticanae in Latin) is a country located within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 110 acres (44 hectares), and a population of 1,000, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. However, formally it is not sovereign, with sovereignty being held by … Continue reading Vatican City #233 (1958)

Roman States #4c (1852)

Roman States #4c (1852)

The Papal States, officially the State of the Church (Stato della Chiesa in Italian or Status Ecclesiae in Latin), were territories in the Italian Peninsula under the sovereign direct rule of the pope, from the eighth century until 1870. They were among the major states of Italy until the Italian Peninsula was unified in 1861 by the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia. At their zenith, they covered … Continue reading Roman States #4c (1852)