Where is Vatican?

Located in Southern Europe, as an enclave of Rome, Italy, Vatican has a 3.00 km border with Italy.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Vatican is a European country covering 0.44 km2. This makes it the smallest country in the world and about6,000 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 41 54 N, 12 27 E and Vatican City is the capital city.

The word "holy" comes from the Greek word "hera", meaning sacred. The word "See" comes from the Latin word "sedes", which means "seat".

Its ISO code is VA.

The currency of Vatican is the Euro (EUR).

Geography

Vatican has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Saint Peter's Square which is 19m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Vatican Gardens (Vatican Hill) which is 77m above tall.

It has a temperate climate with mild, rainy winters from September to May and hot, dry summres from May to September. Its terrain is urban and low-lying.

Population

Vatican has a population of 1,000 making it the 235th largest in the world.

Italian, Latin, and French are all widely spoken. The major ethnicities reported are Italian, Swiss, and other,. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 379.

Government

Vatican is an independent country. It gained independence in 1929. Its constitution was last ratified in 2000.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017