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    1. 2. <ul><li>History and Origin </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>Catholics and other Christians believe that this place is the site of the tomb of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s 12 original disciples </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City grounds were considered sacred to many religions even before Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>In A.D. 326 , the first church, what is now Saint Peter’s Basilica(cathedral), was built on the believed burial site </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, Vatican City became the home and headquarters of the Catholic pope and it’s own country/city-state </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Geography, Location, Size, and Climate </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Vatican City is located on Vatican Hill, in the west-central part of Rome, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>It is 0.17 square miles, or 110 acres </li></ul><ul><li>The borders loosely follow a wall built around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City has a temperate Mediterranean climate </li></ul><ul><li>Winters are mild and rainy, usually ranging from September to mid-May </li></ul><ul><li>Hot, dry summers last from May to August </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Population, Religion, and Language </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>The population of Vatican City, of people who actually live there, is a grand total of about 800 people. That’s not even twice the number of people in our school! </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone who lives here is involved with the church in some way </li></ul><ul><li>The people are 100 % Catholic! </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City has no set language; most people speak Italian, but some people speak French and German </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Government and Monetary System </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Vatican City has the last absolute monarchy in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>While many advisers can make decisions in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches, the pope has absolute power over all branches </li></ul><ul><li>Because leadership is passed from pope to pope, and not son to son, this country has a unique non-hereditary monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>The current pope and leader of Vatican City is Pope Benedict XVI </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City’s currency is the Vatican Lira; however, Italian Lira is legal in Vatican City and Vatican Lira is legal in Italy </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Important and Noteworthy People and Places </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>The pope, Benedict XVI, is the most important person in Vatican City and the most important religious figure in the world to Catholics </li></ul><ul><li>The pope visited the 9 / 11 Memorial in NY from the 15-20 of April, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The current pope’s name at birth was Joseph Alois Ratzinger </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous cathedral in Vatican City is Saint Peter’s Basilica, built over what is believed to be Saint Peter’s tomb </li></ul><ul><li>The pope lives in the Papal Apartments of the Papal Palace </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Attractions </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Papal Palace, where the pope lives </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Peter’s Basilica, the cathedral </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Peter’s Square, near the Papal Palace and Saint Peter’s Basilica </li></ul>
    13. 14. Organized, researched, written, and just about everything else by  Bonnie Hester  Thanks to Mrs. Carlton Guy Hester Tim Hester Dan Hester For their constructive criticism And thanks to Wikipedia For having a lot of valuable information