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Civitas Vaticana
Città del Vaticano

Latina Civitas Vaticana - Status Civitatis Vaticanae

Status Civitatis Vaticanae est civitas minima Europae et centrum Ecclesiae Catholicae Romanae. Est in Roma, et ita enclave. Lingua plerumque adhibita in Civitate Vaticana est lingua Italica. Lingua Latina est lingua Catholicae Religionis. Civitas Vaticana sita est intra moenia urbis Romae, scilicet in Monte Vaticano, ad ripam dexteram fluminis Tiberis.

Italiano Città del Vaticano - Stato della Città del Vaticano

La Stato della Città del Vaticano (Status Civitatis Vaticanæ) è uno stato indipendente europeo posto sotto l'autorità del Pontefice della Chiesa cattolica, che vi esercita i poteri di un monarca assoluto, anche se le principali azioni di governo sono svolte dal Segretario di Stato. Con una superficie di appena 0,44 km quadrati, inserita nel tessuto urbano di Roma, sulla riva destra del Tevere, il Vaticano è il più piccolo stato indipendente del mondo, sia in termini di numero di abitanti che di estensione territoriale. Per Santa Sede si intende l'ente al quale spetta la piena sovranità e proprietà sullo Stato della Città del Vaticano.

English Vatican City - State of Vatican City

The State of the Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of ► Rome. At approximately 44 hectares (108.7 acres), it is the smallest independent nation in the world and is classified as a microstate. It was created in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty as a vestige of the much larger Papal States (756 to 1870). It is the sovereign territory of the Holy See and the location of the Apostolic Palace—the Pope's official residence—and the Roman Curia.


Short name  Vatican City
Official  name State of Vatican City
Status Independent country since 1929
Location South Europe (inside Rome, Italy)
Capital Civitas Vaticana, Città del Vaticano (Vatican City)
Population 783 inhabitants
Area 0.44 km²
Major  languages Italian (official), Latin
Major  religions Roman Catholicism
More information Vatican City, Geography of Vatican City, History of Vatican City and Politics of Vatican City
More  images Vatican City - Vatican City (Category).

General maps

It-map.png Location of Vatican City in Italy
Vt-map.png Map of Vatican City
Vatican City map EN.png Detailed map of Vatican City

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the Vatican City, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the Vatican City.

:See for more information the historical section of the Atlas of Italy.
Karte kirchenstaat.jpg Map of the Papal States in the 8th century
Papal States Map 1870.png Map of the Papal States. The reddish area was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

VaticanCity Annex.jpg Boundary map taken from the annex of the Lateran Treaty

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