Holy See (Vatican City)

Holy See (Vatican City) Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about 0.7 times the size of The National Mall in Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about 0.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 0.44 sq km 2008 235th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 0.534 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 218th out of 224
Area > Total 0.44 sq km 2013 251st out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 241st out of 246
Climate temperate; mild, rainy winters (September to May) with hot, dry summers (May to September) 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 238th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed elevation 75 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 41 54 N, 12 27 E 2013
Land boundaries > Border countries Italy 3.2 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2012 242nd out of 244
Location Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy) 2013
Natural resources none 2013
Terrain urban; low hill 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008



Holy See (Vatican City) Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
Land boundaries 3

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