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Vatican City State
Stato della Città del Vaticano
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: Inno e Marcia Pontificale  (Italian)
"Pontifical Anthem and March"
Location of  Vatican City  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Vatican City  (green)

in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

CapitalVatican City (city state)
41°54.2′N12°27.2′E / 41.9033°N 12.4533°E / 41.9033; 12.4533
Official languagesLatin, Italian[a]
ReligionRoman Catholicism
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy,[2]ecclesiastical[3] and elective[4]theocracy[5]
 - SovereignFrancis
 - Secretary of StatePietro Parolin
 - President of
the Governorate

Giuseppe Bertello[6]
LegislaturePontifical Commission
Independence from the Kingdom of Italy
 - Lateran Treaty11 February 1929 
Area
 - Total44 ha (249th)
110 acres
Population
 - July 2014 estimate842[3] (250th)
 - Density1877/km2 (6th)
4,859/sq mi
CurrencyEuro (€) (EUR)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright[b]
Calling code+379[c]
ISO 3166 codeVA
Internet TLD.va

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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