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.
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.
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.
Regional Maps: Map of Europe
|Legal Name||The Holy See (Vatican City State)|
|Capital City||Vatican City|
|41 54 N, 12 27 E|
|Total Area||0.44 km2|
|Land Area||0.44 km2|
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