Vatican Ceety (Latin: Civitatis Vaticanae; Italian: Città del Vaticano) ance kent as the State o Vatican Ceety (Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae; Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano) is ae ecclesiastical sovereign laundlockit enclave surroondit bi Roum, Italy, an administratit bi the Pape.

  • The offeecial siller is the euro (atho monie o the fowk that wones thare uises a furm o tradin cried Peter's Pence).
  • It haes 921 indwallers that conseests mainly o clergy, includin heich deegnitaries, priests, nuns, an the weel-kent Swiss Gaird an aw, an a volunteer airmie. While monie o 3,000 lay warkers haes tae stey ootside its waws.
  • It's offeecial leid is Italian.
Vatican Ceety State

Stato della Città del Vaticano  (Italian)
Status Civitatis Vaticanae  (Laitin)
AnthemInno e Marcia Pontificale  (Italian)
"Pontifical Anthem an March"
Location o  Vatican Ceety  (green) on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]
Location o  Vatican Ceety  (green)

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

CaipitalVatican Ceety (ceety-state)
41°54.2′N 12°27.2′E / 41.9033°N 12.4533°E / 41.9033; 12.4533
Offeecial leidsItalian[a]
Roman Catholicism
GovrenmentAbsolute monarchy,[2] ecclesiastical[3] and elective[4] theocracy[5]
• Sovereign
Pietro Parolin

Giuseppe Bertello[6]
LegislaturPontifical Commission
Unthirldom frae the Kinrick o Italy
11 Februar 1929
• Total
44 ha (110 acre) (251st)
• Julie 2014 estimate
842[3] (251st)
• Density
1,877/km2 (4,861.4/sq mi) (6t)
CurrencyEuro (€) (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Drivin sideright[b]
Cawin code+379[c]
ISO 3166 codeVA


  1. Mony ither leids are uised bi institutions situatit within the state, such as the Haly See, the Pontifical Swiss Guard, an the Pontifical Academy o Sciences.
    The Haly See uses Laitin as its main offeecial leid, Italian as its main wirkin leid an French as its main diplomatic leid; in addeetion, its Secretariat o State uises Inglis, German, Italian, Pols, Portuguese an Spainyie. The Swiss Guard, in which commands on parade are gien in German, an aa uses French and Italian, the ither twa offeecial Swiss leids, in its offeecial ceremonies, such as the annual swearin in o the new recruits on 6 Mey.[1]
  2. Veesitors an tourists are nae permittit tae drive inside the Vatican wioot specific permission, which is normally grantit anly tae those on offeecial business in the Vatican.
  3. ITU-T assigned code 379 tae Vatican Ceety. Houever, Vatican Ceety is includit in the Italian telephone nummerin plan an uises the Italian kintra code 39, follaed bi 06 (for Roum) an 698.


  1. Centro Televisivo Vaticano, "Solemn oath of the Vatican Swiss guards"
  2. "Internet portal of Vatican City State". Vatican City State. Archived frae the original on 24 Mey 2011. Retrieved 9 Julie 2011.
  3. a b "Holy See (Vatican City)". CIA—The World Factbook. Archived frae the original on 2019-01-07. Retrieved July 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. Gerhard Robbers (2006) Encyclopedia of World Constitutions. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 978-0-81606078-8. p. 1009
  5. Nick Megoran (2009) "Theocracy", p. 226 in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, vol. 11, Elsevier ISBN 978-0-08-044911-1
  6. "Governorate". Archived frae the original on 28 Mey 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  7. Holy See Press Office — General Information. Retrieved 23 October 2009.