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Holy See (Vatican City)

Holy See (Vatican City) Geography Stats

Definitions

  • 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 > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • 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
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Environment > International agreements > Party to: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • 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.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Highest point: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Highest point elevation: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Highest town: Name of country’s highest permanent settlement, which is occupied year-round.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land boundaries > Total: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries
  • Land boundaries > Total > Per capita: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Lowest point: Lowest point.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Lowest point altitude: Altitude.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Maritime claims: Includes the contiguous zone, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone, exclusive fishing zone, and territorial sea. Full and definitive definitions can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Northernmost point: Northernmost point.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Northernmost point latitude: Latitude.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
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 > Total > Per capita 0.534 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 222nd out of 228
Area > Water 0.0 2013 241st out of 246
Area > Water > Per capita 0.0 2005 213th out of 216
Border to area ratio 7.27 km/km² 2014 1st out of 197
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
Elevation extremes > Lowest point unnamed location 19 m 2013
Environment > International agreements > Party to Ozone Layer Protection 2013
Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified Air Pollution, Environmental Modification 2013
Geographic coordinates 41 54 N, 12 27 E 2013
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) 2013
Highest point Vatican Hill 2014
Highest point elevation None 2014
Highest town Vatican City 2014
Irrigated land 0.0 2012 19th out of 32
Land boundaries > Border countries Italy 3.2 km 2013
Land boundaries > Total 3.2 km 2013 164th out of 166
Land boundaries > Total > Per capita 3.88 km per 1,000 people 2008 2nd out of 162
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2012 242nd out of 244
Land use > Other 100% 2011 26th out of 245
Land use > Permanent crops 0.0 2013 243th out of 247
Location Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy) 2013
Lowest point St. Peter's Square 2014
Lowest point altitude 33 m (108 ft) 2014
Map references Europe 2013
Marine Coastline 0.0 2014 238th out of 242
Maritime claims none (landlocked) 2008
Natural hazards NA 2011
Natural resources none 2013
Northernmost point Corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Leone IV 2014
Northernmost point latitude 41\u00b054'N 2014
Terrain urban; low hill 2013

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Holy See (Vatican City) Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
Land boundaries 3

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