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Vatican City State

  • Status Civitatis Vaticanae  (Latin)
  • Stato della Città del Vaticano  (Italian)
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]

Capital
and largest city
Vatican City(city-state)
41°54′09″N12°27′09″E / 41.90250°N 12.45250°E / 41.90250; 12.45250Coordinates: 41°54′09″N12°27′09″E / 41.90250°N 12.45250°E / 41.90250; 12.45250
Official languagesItalian[a]
Religion
Catholicism
GovernmentUnitaryabsolute monarchy[2] under an ecclesiastical[3] and elective[4]theocracy[5]
Holy See
Francis
Pietro Parolin

Giuseppe Bertello[6]
LegislaturePontifical Commission
Independence from Italy
11 February 1929; 90 years ago
Area
• Total
0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) (196th)
Population
• 2017 estimate
1,000[3] (236th)
• Density
2,272/km2 (5,884.5/sq mi) (6th)
CurrencyEuro (€) (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Driving sideright[b]
Calling code+379[c]
ISO 3166 codeVA
Internet TLD.va
CriteriaCultural: i, ii, iv, vi
Reference286
Inscription1984 (8th Session)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019


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