Vatican City

Vatican City

noun
an independent state within the city of Rome, on the right bank of the Tiber. Established in 1929, it is ruled by the pope and includes St. Peter's Church and the Vatican. 109 acres (44 hectares).
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Vatican City
 
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Italian name: Città del Vaticano, Also called: the Holy See an independent state forming an enclave in Rome, with extraterritoriality over 12 churches and palaces in Rome: the only remaining Papal State; independence recognized by the Italian government in 1929; contains St Peter's Basilica and Square and the Vatican; the spiritual and administrative centre of the Roman Catholic Church. Languages: Italian and Latin. Currency: euro. Pop: 1000 (2003 est). Area: 44 hectares (109 acres)

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