The Holy See (Vatican City) is located in the Southern Europe and enclaves Rome, an important city of Italy. Covering a total area of 0.44 sq km, it is the smallest city of the world. Comparatively, it is just about 0,7 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since the city is landlocked, it does not stretch its coastline but lies between 41° 54’N latitude and 12° 27’E longitude. The city is surrounded partly by walls. The five entrances to the Vatican City are protected by the Pontifical Swiss Guards and Gendarmes Corps.
The city identifies itself as religious and represents itself as transnational and universal. Most of the people reside in the urban areas. The land has low hills around and has many walls surrounding a major part of the area. The climate is temperate, that is, it has mild and rainy winters from September to May and has hot and dry summers from May to September.
The apex of the social hierarchy is the Pope and cardinal-archbishops, priests, come under him. The social stratification is mostly male dominated. The culture insists modest and decent dresses in the sacred places. People are not allowed to speak during the addressal speeches of the priests. The food habits are influenced by that of Rome. Similar to the Italians, the people in the city think that their cooking is the best. The Italians have the traditional meal of the seven fishes on the New Year’s Eve, which includes eels, conch and squid. The traditional Easter Dish is the lamb. A pasta course is necessary for each meal. The religion that dominates the city is Roman Catholicism. The major religious practitioners are the Catholic clergies and they administer the seven sacraments, which depends on their rank.
As the country is religious, the city is supported by a variety of sources, which includes the investments, real estate and other donations in the name of charity from the institutions. They fund the Roman Curia, diplomatic missions and media outlets. The contributing industries to the city are printing, production of coins, medals, postage stamps, staff uniforms and other banking and financial activities.