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Country name conventional long form: The Holy See (State of the Vatican City)
conventional short form: Holy See (Vatican City)
local long form: Santa Sede (Stato della Citta del Vaticano)
local short form: Santa Sede (Citta del Vaticano)
Gevernment typeecclesiastical
Capital name: Vatican City
geographic coordinates: 41 54 N, 12 27 E
time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Flag descriptiontwo vertical bands of yellow (hoist side) and white with the arms of the Holy See, consisting of the crossed keys of Saint Peter surmounted by the three-tiered papal tiara, centered in the white band
Currencyeuro (EUR)
Internet country code.va
Ports and terminalsKheyrabad, Shir Khan
Agriculture productsopium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
Industriesprinting; production of coins, medals, postage stamps; a small amount of mosaics and staff uniforms; worldwide banking and financial activities
Geography
LocationSouthern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)
Coordinates41 54 N, 12 27 E
ContinentEurope
Area total: 0.44 sq km
land: 0.44 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries total: 3.2 km
border countries: Italy 3.2 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Climatetemperate; mild, rainy winters (September to May) with hot, dry summers (May to September)
Terrainurban; low hill
Natural resourcesnone
Natural hazardsNA
People
Population932 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsItalians, Swiss, other
ReligionsRoman Catholic
LanguagesItalian, Latin, French, various other languages

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