Vatican-city meaning

An independent papal state on the Tiber River within Rome, Italy. Created by the Lateran Treaty signed by Pope Pius XI and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy in 1929, it issues its own currency and postage stamps and has its own newspaper and broadcasting facilities. The government is run by a council of cardinals who are responsible to the pope.
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(place) Independent papal state constituted in 1929 as an enclave in Rome: it includes the Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica: 108.7 acres or 0.17 sq mi (0.44 sq km)
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A country in Europe, located in Rome, Italy. Official name: Vatican City State; The Holy See.
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Origin of vatican-city

  • Italian Città del Vaticano (“Vatican City") from Latin Civitas Vaticana (“Vatican City"), referring to the Vatican hill, ultimately from Latin vaticinari (“to prophesy").

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