Flag of Vatican City

Flag of Vatican City

The background of unconventionally shaped Vatican flag consists of a dark yellow and white vertical stripe. White stripe bears the papal miter with crossed keys of St. Peter. Silver key indicates the power to let in and to open, whereas the gold one represents the power to retain and to close. Red string that connects these keys is a symbol of interconnection between these two powers. The Vatican is an enclave within Rome, the head of which is the Roman Catholic Pope. Otherwise, Vatican is also called the Holy See and it has been an independent state since 1929, when the current flag was adopted. The flag should symbolize the immense importance of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Italy Italy Rome 59,943,933 301,318 km2

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Main information

Country
Vatican City
Capital city
Vatican City
Population
839 (2012)
Total area
0.44 km2
Formation
11. 2. 1929
Highest point
75 m
GDP
/
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
VA (VAT)
Calling code
+379
Internet TLD
.va

Country is member of

By continents
Europe

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Vatikán (Vatikán)
English
Vatican City (Vatican City)
German
Vatikanstadt (Vatikanstadt)
French
Vatican / (Saint-Siège) (Vatican)
Italian
Città del Vaticano (Città del Vaticano)
Spanish
Ciudad del Vaticano (Ciudad del Vaticano)
Russian
Ватикан (Ватикан)
Slovak
Vatikán (Vatikán)
Polish
Watykan (Watykan)
Portuguese
Vaticano (Cidade do Vaticano)
Chinese
梵蒂冈 (梵蒂冈城)
Japanese
バチカン (バチカン市国)
Turkish
Vatikan (Vatikan)
Norwegian
Vatikanstaten (Vatikanstaten)
Swedish
Vatikanstaten (Vatikanstaten)
Hungarian
Vatikán (Vatikán)
Dutch
Vaticaanstad (Vaticaanstad)
Danish
Vatikanstaten (Vatikanstaten)
Finnish
Vatikaanivaltio (Vatikaanivaltio)
Hebrew
קריית הוותיקן (קריית הוותיקן)

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