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    Holy See (Vatican City) Geography - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/holy_see_/holy_see__geography.html
    SOURCE: 2004 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
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 0.44 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 - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      none (landlocked)

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

      Terrain:
      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) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km (1998 est.)

      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:
      urban; landlocked; enclave in Rome, Italy; world's smallest state; outside the Vatican City, 13 buildings in Rome and Castel Gandolfo (the pope's summer residence) enjoy extraterritorial rights


      NOTE: The information regarding Holy See (Vatican City) on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Holy See (Vatican City) Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Holy See (Vatican City) Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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