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Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as well as Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling.

Languages: Latin, Italian, English, French, German

Ethnic Groups: Italians, Swiss

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic (Virtually 100%)

Demographics:

Population: 839 people (World Rank: 243rd) (2013 estimate)
Population Density: 4939 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 7th) (2013 estimate)
Population Growth: 0 %/yr (World Rank: 210th) (2013 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Vatican City
Google.com

World Factbook

Vatican City - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Vatican City
Quick Citation

Apostolic Nunciature, the Holy See
in Washington D.C.

Vatican City Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.

Travel Info for Vatican City
from travelnotes.org


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