VATICAN CITY STATE (Stato della Città del Vaticano (Santa Sede)
- Flag: The Vatican flag is one of the two remaining perfect square flags in the world, the other being the Swiss flag. The colors yellow and silvery-white resembles St. Peter’s keys to the heavens. The yellow symbolizes spiritual power, while the white color represents worldly power. The emblem on the white panel features the Vatican City coat of arms, with the Papal Crown and two keys supporting it. The keys are tied by a red cord.
- Total Area: 0.17 sq mi (0.44 sq km)
- Government: Absolute elective monarchy, where the Pope is the sovereign of the state
- Languages: Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Date/s visited: December 2013 ( 1 day)
- The Vatican on Pope Francis’ birthday: A dream come true