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Vatican City is a city-state within Italy and the seat of Roman Catholicism

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With its 32,680 people, British Virgin Islands is the 211th largest country in the world by population. It is the 210th largest country in the world by area with 151 square kilometers.

First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians, the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

Languages spoken: English (official)

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