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State of the Vatican City
Stato della Città del Vaticano[1]
Orin-ìyìn orílẹ̀-èdè"Inno e Marcia Pontificale"  (Italian)
"Pontifical Anthem and March"

Ibùdó ilẹ̀  Ìlú Fatikan  (green) on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]
Ibùdó ilẹ̀  Ìlú Fatikan  (green)

on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

OlúìlúVatican City[2]
41°54′N 12°27′E / 41.9°N 12.45°E / 41.9; 12.45
Èdè àlòṣiṣẹ́ Italian[3]
Àwọn ẹ̀yà ènìyàn  Italians, Swiss (Swiss Guards), other [4]
Ìjọba Ecclesiastical,[5]
 -  Sovereign Pope Benedict XVI
 -  President of the Government Giovanni Lajolo
Independence from the Kingdom of Italy 
 -  Lateran Treaty 11 February 1929 
 -  Àpapọ̀ iye ààlà 0.44 km2 (233rd)
sq mi 
 -  Ìdíye July 2009 826[7] (220th)
 -  Ìṣúpọ̀ olùgbé 1877/km2 (4th)
4,859/sq mi
Owóníná Euro (€)[8] [9] (EUR)
Àkókò ilẹ̀àmùrè CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Àmìọ̀rọ̀ Internet .va
Àmìọ̀rọ̀o tẹlifóònù +379[10]


  1. Treaty between the Holy See and Italy, article 26.
  2. Vatican City is a city-state
  3. In accordance with paragraph 2 of the Legge sulle fonti del diritto of 7 June 1929, all laws and regulations of the state are published in the Italian-language Supplemento per le leggi e disposizioni dello Stato della Città del Vaticano attached to the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. The text of the first seven items published in that supplement is given here. While the state itself uses only Italian, many other languages are used by institutions situated within the state, such as the Holy See, the Pontifical Swiss Guard, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Holy See uses Latin as an official language and French as a diplomatic language; in addition, its Secretariat of State uses English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. The Swiss Guard, in which commands on parade are given in German, also uses French and Italian in all its official ceremonies. The semi-official Holy See newspaper L'Osservatore Romano uses English, French, German, Italian, Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Vatican Radio uses Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Esperanto, English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Kiswahili, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  4. "CIA - The World Factbook - Holy See (Vatican City)". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  5. Àṣìṣe ìtọ́kasí: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named factbook
  6. catholic-pages.com
  7. Holy See (Vatican City), The World Factbook, CIA. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  8. Since 2002-01-01. www.vatican.va Holy See Press office — General Information. Retrieved 2009-10-23
  9. Before 2002, the Vatican lira (on par with the Italian lira)
  10. ITU-T assigned code 379 to Vatican City. However, Vatican City is included in the Italian telephone numbering plan and uses the Italian country code 39, followed by 06 (for Rome) and 698.