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    Holy See (Vatican City) Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/holy_see/holy_see_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      41 54 N, 12 27 E

      Map references:
      Europe

      Area:
      total: 0.44 sq km
      land: 0.44 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries:
      total: 3.2 km
      border countries: Italy 3.2 km

      Coastline:
      0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims:
      none (landlocked)

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

      Terrain:
      urban; low hill

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: unnamed location 19 m
      highest point: unnamed location 75 m

      Natural resources:
      none

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (urban area) (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:
      NA

      Environment - current issues:
      NA

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: none of the selected agreements
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution, Environmental Modification

      Geography - note:
      landlocked; enclave in Rome, Italy; world's smallest state; beyond the territorial boundary of Vatican City, the Lateran Treaty of 1929 grants the Holy See extraterritorial authority over 23 sites in Rome and five outside of Rome, including the Pontifical Palace at Castel Gandolfo (the Pope's summer residence)


      NOTE: The information regarding Holy See (Vatican City) on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Holy See (Vatican City) Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Holy See (Vatican City) Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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