Official English Name: The Holy See (Vatican City State)
Official Local Name(s): La Santa Sede (Stato della Città del Vaticano) (Italian)
Sancta Sedes (Civitas Vaticana) (Latin)
Common English Name: Vatican City
Capital: Vatican City

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Official Language(s)

Italian, Latin
Secondary Languages: French

Resources

Neighbors

Italy (Surrounded)

Ethnic groups

Italian, Swiss

People

Est. Population:

1,000

Religions:

Roman Catholic

Largest City:

Vatican City (1,000)

Geography

Region:

Southern Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

0.44 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

3.4 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Urban on a low hill

Highest Point

Unnamed location (75 m)

Lowest Point

Unnamed location (19 m)

Government

Type:

Ecclesiastical

Heads of State:

Pope Francis

Head of Government:

Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin

Independence:

11 February 1929 (from Italy)

Nat'l Symbol:

Crossed keys

Nat'l Anthem:

Inno e Marcia Pontificale

Economy

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.va

Telephone Code

+39

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Cultural Notes

The Vatican is the home of the Catholic church.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vt.html (Majority of information)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016