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Flag of Vatican City

Flag of Vatican City

The flag of Vatican City was accepted on June 7, 1929, the year Pope Pius XI contracted the Lateran Treaty with Italy, making a new independent state governed by the Holy See. The Vatican flag is demonstrated on the 1808 yellow and white flag of the previous Papal States, to which a papal tiara and keys were later, added to Vatican City Flag.

The flag of Vatican City is a square-shaped perpendicular bicolor. The two stripes comprise of a yellow or gold stripe on the hoist side and a white stripe on the fly side. The Vatican City coat of arms in Flag of Vatican City is landscaped at the middle of the white vertical stripe.

History of Vatican City Flag

The design of the flag looks like that of the previous Papal States, which was a red and yellow cockade. In 1808, the Vatican’s Noble Guard conventional an order from Pope Pius VII to substituted the red color of the cockade with white. Mean-the-time, a white merchant flag was previously in usage in the Papal States. The flag was presented in 1803 and included the Papal coat of arms at the middle. The flag was officially approved in 1815, and was afterward substituted by a yellow and white flag on September 17, 1825. Square-shaped yellow and white flags were accepted by the papal infantry in 1831. When Italy captured the Papal States in 1870, the flags of these states developed archaic. In 1929, the merchant flag of 1825 was approved over as the flag of the newly shaped Vatican City. However, this new flag was square-shaped like the previous infantry flag.

Vatican City Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The Vatican City coat of arms landscapes two main constituents: the papal tiara and two crisscrossed keys. One of the keys is excellent in color, while the other is silver. The latter is placed in the dexter site of the flag. The keys represent the Keys of Paradise, and were available to St. Peter by Christ. Subsequently the popes are stared as St. Peter's successors; the keys are one of the most significant elements representing the Holy See. The gold and the silver keys characterize spiritual and worldly powers, respectively. Also, the colors of the flag characterize the colors of the key, where yellow signifies the golden key and white characterizes the silver key.

About Vatican City Republic

Vatican City is adjacent to Italy located in Europe. The city accommodates 1000 people with population density of 143 people 2,272/km2 (5,884.5/sq mi).

Vatican City has unitary absolute monarchy under an ecclesiastical and elective theocracy. The official language of Vatican City is Latin/Italian and the currency is Euro. Vatican City comprises of two letters Vatican City code i.e. VA and its three letters Vatican City code is VAT and in digits it is 336. The calling code is +379 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Vatican City is UTC +2 hours.

Vatican City Country Information

Country Vatican City
Continent Europe
Official languages Italian
Capital Vatican City
Currency Euro € (EUR)

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Vatican City Time Zones

CET UTC+01:00
CEST UTC+02:00

Vatican City Codes

Internet TLD VA
Three-letter country code VAT
Three-digit country code 336
Calling code +3906