Vatican City

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The Vatican City, or Holy See, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, is a walled enclave in the Italian city of Rome. It is the world’s smallest fully independent state.

Vatican City is urban; low hill.

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The Vatican City State is situated on the Vatican hill, on the right bank of the Tiber River, within the city of Rome.

Vatican City (area: 0 sq km / 0,17 sq mi), where the official language is Italian, lying in Europe and using the currency; Euro (EUR), since 1999, set their clock to UTC+1. That means they are 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Vatican City, the capital. Note to the time difference: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October.

The climate in Vatican City; Mild winters with regular rainfall. Hot, dry summers with occasional thunderstorms.

Geography in a nutshell; The Vatican’s territory includes 10 other buildings in Rome, plus the papal residence. The Vatican Gardens cover half the City’s area.

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About Vatican City and the capital, Vatican City

Flag of Vatican City Schematic map of Vatican City
The national flag of Vatican City Borderline map of Vatican City
Flag description: two vertical bands of yellow (hoist side) and white with the arms of the Holy See, consisting of the crossed keys of Saint Peter surmounted by the three-tiered papal tiara, centered in the white band; the yellow color represents the pope’s spiritual power, the white his worldly power. Border length: total: 3.4 km. Border countries (total: 1): Italy 3.4 km.

Did you know about Vatican City?

  • Vatican City, the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church, is the smallest independent state in the world, ruled by the pope.
  • The Vatican City is the spiritual center for one in six of the world’s population.

It is a fully independent state, surrounded by a city wall, within the Italian capital of Rome and is governed by the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

It was formally created in 1929 and is the last of the Papal States – the territories that once came under the direct control of the Pope. The old city walls, which are breached by six gates, enclose some of the most famous buildings in the world, notably St Peter’s Basilica and the Palace of the Vatican which contains the Sistine Chapel, a number of museums,  one of the world’s finest libraries and 1,000 rooms and offices.

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Name conventional long form: The Holy See (Vatican City State), conventional short form: Holy See (Vatican City), local long form: La Santa Sede (Stato della Citta del Vaticano), local short form: Santa Sede (Citta del Vaticano), etymology: “holy” comes from the Greek word “hera” meaning “sacred”; “see” comes from the Latin word “sedes” meaning “seat,” and refers to the episcopal chair; the term “Vatican” derives from the hill Mons Vaticanus on which the Vatican is located and which comes from the Latin “vaticinari” (to prophecy), referring to the fortune tellers and soothsayers who frequented the area in Roman times
Codes: ISO; VT, Internet; .va
Capital city: Vatican City
Language(s): Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
National holiday(s): Election Day of Pope FRANCIS, 13 March (2013)
Motto: N/A
Currency: Euro (EUR), since 1999
GPS: 41 54 N, 12 27 E, Vatican City; 41 54 N 12 27 E
Location: Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)
Geography note: landlocked country; enclave in Rome, Italy; world’s smallest state; beyond the territorial boundary of Vatican City, the Lateran Treaty of 1929 grants the Holy See extraterritorial authority over 23 sites in Rome and five outside of Rome, including the Pontifical Palace at Castel Gandolfo (the Pope’s summer residence)
Land boundaries: Italy 3.4 km, total: 3.4 km
Maritime boundaries: N/A
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked country)
Area: total: 0.44 sq km; land: 0.44 sq km, water: 0 sq km (total 0,17 mi2), about 0.7 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Roadways: N/A
Waterways: N/A
Local time (capital): UTC+1, 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Population in Vatican City: 801
Population in Vatican City: 1 000 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 100% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: VATICAN CITY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Population growth rate: 0% (2014 estimate)
Birth rate: N/A
Death rate: N/A
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Ethnic groups: Italians, Swiss, other
Religions: Roman Catholic
Government type: Absolute monarchy, ecclesiastical and elective theocracy
Legal system: religious legal system based on canon (religious) law
National anthem: Inno e Marcia Pontificale (Pontifical Anthem and March)
Known national hazards: N/A
Major infectious diseases: N/A
Land use: agricultural land: 0%; arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 0%; other: 100% (urban area) (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: N/A
Industries: printing; production of coins, medals, postage stamps; mosaics, staff uniforms; worldwide banking and financial activities
Export commodities: N/A
Main export partners: N/A
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Main import partners: N/A

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