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

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With its 104,170 people, US Virgin Islands is the 192nd largest country in the world by population. It is the 177th largest country in the world by area with 1,910 square kilometers.

The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish holdings, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

Languages spoken: English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9% (2000 census)

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