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Physical Map of the Vatican City showing its main buildings, wall surrounding the state, the Papal Gardens, etc.

Vatican City is the world's smallest country. It covers an area of only 0.19 sq mi or 0.49 sq. km. It sits on a low hill known as the Vatican Hill. The highest point here is at 250 ft (76 m) and the lowest point is at 63 ft (19 m). The country lacks any rivers of lakes.

Political Map of Vatican City

Political Map of Vatican City

Vatican City (officially, the Vatican City State) has no administrative divisions. With an area of 0.49 sq. km, and a population of just 825 residents, Vatican City is the world’s smallest independent nation-state and the residence of the spiritual leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

Where is Vatican?

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Vatican is located in the south-central region of Europe, on the west banks of Tiber River. It is situated both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. The territory of Vatican City is completely surrounded by Rome (Italy). It is thus an enclave of Italy.

Vatican Bordering Countries: Italy.

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Outline Map of Vatican

Blank Outline Map of Vatican City

The above blank outline map represents Vatican City, an enclave of Italy, and the world's smallest nation. The above map can be downloaded, printed, and used for map pointing work.

Outline Map of Vatican City

The above map represents the Vatican City, the world's smallest country. It is surrounded on all sides by Italy. 

Key Facts

Legal Name The Holy See (Vatican City State)
Capital City Vatican City
41 54 N, 12 27 E
Independence 11 February 1929; note - the three treaties signed with Italy on 11 February 1929 acknowledged, among other things, the full sovereignty of the Holy See and established its territorial extent; however, the origin of the Papal States, which over centuries varied considerably in extent, may be traced back to A.D. 754


Total Area 0.44 km2
Land Area 0.44 km2
Water Area 0.00 km2
Total Border 3.0 km
Coastline 0.0 km
Bordering Countries Italy 3.4 km
Climate Temperate; mild, rainy winters (september to may) with hot, dry summers (may to september)
Coordinates 41 54 N, 12 27 E
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 19 m
Saint Peter's Square
Highest Elevation 78 m
Vatican Gardens (Vatican Hill)


Population 1,000
Ethnic Groups Italian, Swiss, Argentinian, and other nationalities from around the world (2017)
Languages Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
Religions Roman Catholic


Currency euros (EUR)

This page was last updated on November 9, 2020

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