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Vatican City State
Stato della Città del Vaticano  (Italian)
Status Civitatis Vaticanae  (Latin)
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 languagesItalian[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
 • Total0.44 km2 (251st)
0.17 sq mi
Population
 • 2015 estimate1,000[3] (236th)
 • Density2,272/km2 (6th)
5,882/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 October 9, 2016


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