Vatican City

geographical name
Vat·​i·​can City | \ ˈva-ti-kən How to pronounce Vatican City (audio) \
variants: or Italian Città del Vaticano \ chēt-​ˈtä-​del-​ˌvä-​tē-​ˈkä-​nō How to pronounce Città del Vaticano (audio) \

Definition of Vatican City

independent papal state within the city of Rome, Italy area 109 acres (43 hectares), population 800

Note: Vatican City was created February 11, 1929 and is the world's smallest fully independent state.

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“Vatican City.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vatican%20City. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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