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What is the smallest sovereign territory in the world?

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duffield1 answers:

I'm pretty sure it is Vatican City - it has its own laws, government, police force, head of state (the Pope), etc.

Supplement from 01/22/2009 09:48am:

I'm very much looking forward to watching Angels & Demons when it comes out at the cinema, too - I wonder how much of the 'behind the scenes' information about the Vatican is correct?

Supplement from 01/22/2009 09:52am:

Lots more info here:

It looks like it's called Holy See.

Supplement from 01/22/2009 09:53am:

Territory: 0,439 km2 (about 44 ha; 108,5 acres)

Coordinates: lat. 42° N; long. 12° E

Saint Peter's Square is at 19 meters above sea level and the highest part of the Vatican Gardens is at 77 meters.

The territory covers a maximum length of 1,045 meters and width of 850 meters.

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Messerwisser answers:

Inspired by your picture: Could it be a very small ant hill?

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wumpus answers:

Danny Wallace's house.


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seacommander answers:

How about Sealand just outside of British territorial waters?


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Poindexter answers:

Vatican City is the benjamin of states.


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