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Vatican City: Statistics and Information

Independence: 1929 February 11 (from Italy)

Currency: € Euro

Population: 840 people (2016)

(over 450 have Vatican citizenship)

State Size: 0.17 square miles

(the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by land mass.)

 

Italy 3.2 km

The Holy See

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Holy See

Vatican City

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Constitution: Apostolic Constitution of 1967 (effective 1968 March 1)

International Organization Participation: CE (observer), IAEA, ICFTU, IOM (observer), ITU, NAM (guest), OAS (observer), OPCW, OSCE, UN (observer), UNCTAD, UNHCR, UPU, WHO (observer), WIPO, WToO (observer), WTrO (observer)

Government Type: ecclesiastical

National Holiday: Coronation Day of Pope JOHN PAUL II, 22 October (2017)

Head of State: Pope JOHN PAUL II (2017)

Location of Vatican City: Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)

Capitol City: Vatican City

Region: South Eastern Europe

Continent: Europe

Highest Elevation: 75 m

Lowest Elevation: 19 m

Longitude: 012 27 E

Latitude: 041 54 N

Geographical Terrain: low hill

Radio Broadcast Stations: 9

Television Broadcast Stations: 1

Internet Country Code: .va

Two Letter Country Code: VA

Phone Country Code: +39

National budget revenues: $308,000,000 (2011)

National budget expenditure: $326,400,000 (2011)

Electricity capacity: 5,000 kW standby
production: power supplied by Italy

Source From:  CIA World Factbook

Life Average Expectancy:  78 Years old

Life Expectancy Men: 74 years

Life Expectancy Women: 81 years

Literacy Percent: 100

Major Religion: Roman Catholicism

Vatican’s Museum has attracted over five million visitors per year as of 2011

Yearly Rainfall: 50 cm

Hottest Month: July

Coldest Month: January

Bird Life: European Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Yellowhammer, Wryneck woodpeckers, Blue Rock Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Collared Dove, pigeons

Plant Life: N/A

Animal Life: N/A

Railroads total: 862 meters; note – connects to Italy’s network at Rome’s Saint Peter’s station
narrow gauge: 862 meters 1.435-m gauge

Highways: none; all city streets

Ports: none

Airports: none

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