The Vatican City is the world's smallest country both by area and by population, and is the center of Catholicism. As a district of Rome, it encompasses the Vatican City State, as well as the surrounding Roman neighborhoods of Borgo and Prati.

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The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, or simply , is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of . Photo: Rabax63, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Archaeological site
The lies under the Vatican City, at depths varying between 5–12 metres below Saint Peter's Basilica.

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The is a in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the pope, in Vatican City. Photo: Maus-Trauden, GPL.

Localities in the Area

is an urban area that belongs to the Municipio XIX of the comune of , and to the fourteenth borough of the city. is situated 2 km northwest of Vatican.

The , which is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient… is situated 3 km southeast of Vatican. Photo: Lil Herodotus, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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