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  Vatican City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vatican City has its own post office, fire brigade, police service, commissary (supermarket), bank (the automatic teller machines are the only ones in the world to offer customers service in Latin, among other languages), railway station, electricity generating plant, and publishing house.
The Vatican City, one of the European microstates, is situated on the Vatican Hill in the north-western part of Rome, several hundred metres west of the Tiber river, on the latter's right bank.
Citizenship of the Vatican City is granted ius officii.
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 Vatican City - MSN Encarta
Vatican City is the last remnant of the Papal States, a swath of territories in central Italy acquired over the centuries by the Catholic Church and governed by the pope.
Vatican City was established in 1929 under terms of the Lateran Treaty, concluded by the Italian government and the papacy after many years of controversy.
Vatican City uses the euro, the currency of the European Union (EU), although it is not an EU member.
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 Vatican City | Catholic-Pages.com
Note: The Vatican lira is on a par with the Italian lira and under the terms of the Concordat with Italy, Vatican currency is legal tender throughout Italy, and Italian currency is legal tender within Vatican City.
VATICAN CITY, JUN 11, 1997 (VIS) - Vatican City State was created with the Lateran Pacts stipulated between the Holy See and the Kingdom of Italy on February 11, 1929, and ratified on June 7 of the same year.
All the territory of Vatican City State is under the protection of the Hague Convention of May 1954, regarding the care of cultural goods in case of armed conflict.
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 Vatican City travel guide - Wikitravel
Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano), also incorrectly known as but popularly synonymous with the Holy See (Santa Sede), is the last Papal state in existence and the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Vatican City is accessed from the Italian capital city of Rome, by taxi, bus or by foot.
The Vatican City is surrounded by Rome, which has considerable attraction as a travel destination itself.
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 Vatican City tours
Vatican City - formally known as the State of the Vatican City or Vatican City State (Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanæ and Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano) - is a sovereign landlocked enclave surrounded by Rome, Italy.
Vatican City is considered a non-hereditary elective monarchy with a sovereign that wields absolute authority.
The Pope delegates the internal administration of the Vatican City to the Pontifical Commission for the State of the Vatican City.
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 Vatican City (Holy See) - Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The flag of the Vatican City State is as on your webpage, showing the arms with the silver key in the dexter position.
The flag of the City of the Vatican consists of two fields divided vertically, yellow field on the staff side and a white field on the other side, which bears the tiara and the keys, the whole following the model A annexed to the present law.
The seal bears in the centre the tiara and the keys, and on the circumference the words "Città del Vaticano"' [State of Vatican City], according to the model C annexed to the present law.
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 Vatican coins
The coinage of coins from the Vatican is strictly related to the temporal power of the Popes, started with the Papal States from 754 to 1870, and followed by the State of the Vatican City up to now.
The properties of the Vatican came from the endowments given to the Church from the 4th century in Rome mainly, called the Patrimony of St. Peter at the beginning and transformed in the duchy of Rome in the following, with an increasingly independence from the Eastern emperors.
In 2001, even if the Vatican City is a state which do not belong to the Economic and Monetary Union, it has been granted the right to mint their own euro coins, as for the Republic of San Marino, by virtue of their long-standing monetary agreements with the Italian government.
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 Introduction to the Postage Stamps of Vatican City
Vatican stamps feature a wide range of religious and historical subjects, including many that are of interest to topical collectors.
The political existence of the Vatican City State dates from the three Lateran Treaties of February 1929, which settled the Roman Question (see An Introduction to Roman States Philately) and provided for mutual recognition between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See.
Vatican Philately: An Introduction A handout produced by the VPS for distribution at the Washington 2006 international show.
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 Vatican City (Holy See)
The Vatican City State is situated on the Vatican hill, on the right bank of the Tiber River, within the city of Rome.
The Vatican City State, sovereign and independent, is the survivor of the papal states that in 1859 comprised an area of some 17,000 sq mi (44,030 sq km).
On June 3, 1985, the Vatican and Italy ratified a new church-state treaty, known as a concordat, replacing the Lateran Treaty of 1929.
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The Vatican City lies close to the Tiber in central Rome and is a fully independent state.
The administration of the Vatican City State, of which the Pope is temporal head, is conducted by the Pontifical Commission.
The founding of the Vatican Museums can be traced back to 1503 when the newly-elected Pope, Julius II della Rovere, placed a statue of Apollo in the internal courtyard of the Belvedere Palace built by Innocent VIII; he brought the statue from the garden of his titular church of St.
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 Vatican City travel guide
Vatican city is the smallest state in the world, with only 400 people, and is one of the most visited in the world.
Although Vatican City is independent it is completely surrounded by the city of Rome.
The Vatican Museum is quite possibly the most important art collection in the world.
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 Vatican City Travel Guide | Vatican City Travel Information Guide
The Vatican City is situated entirely within the city of Rome, sprawling over a hill west of the River Tiber, and separated from the rest of the city by a wall.
Vatican City comprises St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Square, the Vatican and the Vatican Gardens.
The Vatican City is famous for its magnificent St Peter’s Basilica.
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 Vatican City
But as Italy united as a country, many of the Papal States were seized, and the Pope's holdings were further compressed by the incorporation of the city of Rome into Italy, with the papal seat right in the centre, in effect making him a "prisoner".
The necropolis (city of the dead) is a subterranean world, directly under St. Peter's Basilica, and only accessible by small tour groups who must book in advance.
Known worldwide for the ceiling frescoes which took Michelangelo four years to paint while on his back, and newly restored in the 1990s, it's a place you could spend the entire day, but where you'll only be allowed a strictly allotted amount of time to admire its many wonders.
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 Vatican City, Europe - History, Pictures and Map
Note: on 11 February 1929, three treaties were signed with Italy which, among other things, acknowledged the full sovereignty of the Vatican and established its territorial extent; however, the origin of the Papal States, which over the years have varied considerably in extent, may be traced back to the 8th century.
The world's smallest state; outside the Vatican City, 13 buildings in Rome and Castel Gandolfo (the pope's summer residence) enjoy extraterritorial rights.
Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy.
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 Vatican Museum- Vatican City - VirtualTourist.com
The Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) are the public art and sculpture museums in Vatican City, which display works from the extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Vatican Museums originated as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II (who served between 1503-1513), and it is amazing that today it is a proverbial warren of galleries and artifacts.
The Vatican Museums comprise the papal apartments of the medieval Apostolic Palace decorated with frescoes during the Renaissance, the Sistine Chapel and the museums themselves.
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 50 Places @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter’s Basilica, centerpiece of Vatican City, was consecrated in 1626 after more than a century of planning and building.
The Vatican is much more than the sum of its parts: It’s an organism that inspires and produces the very art and faith that then enrich it further—like a circular galaxy in a process of continuous expansion.
Photographs and historical information on Vatican City, its many works of art, museums, galleries, and monuments can be perused on this Christian site.
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 Vatican City State - Holy See - Status Civitatis Vaticanæ - Stato della Città del Vaticano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Vatican City State, sovereign and independent, are the remnants of the papal states that in 1859 comprised an area of some 17 000 sq mi (about 44 000 sq km).
Popes in their secular role ruled much of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy.
The aim of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is to promote the progress of the mathematical, physical and natural sciences and the study of epistemological problems related thereto.
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 Vatican City
Within the city limits of Rome lies Vatican City, also known as the Holy See.
The Vatican has its own stamps, but its currency is for collecting purposes only.
The Vatican Museum houses a magnificent collection of artwork that has mainly come from private collections of the families of the Popes.
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 Category:Vatican City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Articles and media on this topic in other Wikimedia projects can be found at: Commons Category Vatican City
The main article for this category is Vatican City.
President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
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 Vatican Exhibit Rome Reborn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rome now is one of the grandest cities in the world.
Rome was dwarfed in wealth and power by the great commercial cities and territorial states farther north, from Florence to Venice.
They drew on all the riches of Renaissance art and architecture to adorn the urban fabric, which they saw as a tangible proof of the power and glory of the church.
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 Vatican City  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
It is located in Vatican City, in the Vatican Palace, which has been the residence of the pope (head of the Roman Catholic church) since the 14th century.
The Vatican Palace was itself enlarged over many centuries.
Much of the palace is open to the public, with a small area reserved as private space for the papal court.
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 Travel Vatican City | Travel Vatican City | Pictures Vatican City | Pictures Vatican City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The smallest state on earth, the Vatican is actually not bigger than a town.
It's official number of inhabitants is lower than 1,000 and it is completely encircled by Rome, the Eternal City and capital of Italy.
Because of its size, the Vatican must also be the only country in the world without a hotel: this country is a typical one-day visit!
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 Vatican City Travel Photography, Free ePostcards, and Picture Guide | Italy | Europe | davidmetraux.com
I'm quite fond of this photo because I feel it displays the contrast between holiness and raw power which is quite evident throughout the Vatican City.
Encarta map of the Vatican City: See an excellent map of the smallest country in the world, the Vatican City.
My Thoughts: Trivia buffs out there should already know that the Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and for that reason alone it is worth visiting.
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 JURIST - Vatican City: Vatican Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
As the "central government" of the Roman Catholic Church, the Holy See has a legal personality that allows it to enter into treaties as the juridical equal of a state and to send and receive diplomatic representatives.
The Vatican legal system is based on canon, or ecclesiastical, law; if canon law is not applicable, the laws of the city of Rome apply.
The Apostolic Penitentiary deals with matters of conscience; the Roman Rota is responsible for appeals, including annulments of marriage; and the Apostolic Signatura is the final court of appeal.
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