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Holy See (Vatican City)


    • Location:
      Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)

    • Map references:
      Europe

    • Area:

        total area:
        0.44 sq km

        land area:
        0.44 sq km

        comparative area:
        about 0.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      total 3.2 km, Italy 3.2 km

    • Coastline:
      0 km (landlocked)

    • Maritime claims:
      none; landlocked

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      temperate; mild, rainy winters (September to mid-May) with hot, dry summers (May to September)

    • Terrain:
      low hill

    • Natural resources:
      none

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        0%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        0%

        forest and woodland:
        0%

        other:
        100%

    • Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        NA

        international agreements:
        signed, but not ratified - Air Pollution, Environmental Modification

    • Note:
      urban; landlocked; enclave of Rome, Italy; world's smallest state; outside the Vatican City, 13 buildings in Rome and Castel Gandolfo (the pope's summer residence) enjoy extraterritorial rights






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