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us: Vatican City


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    • us: City of the Vatican
    • us: Città del Vaticano
    • us: Vatikana
    • us: Vatican City State
    • us: Stato della Città del Vaticano
    • us: Miejsce Piotrowe
    • us: Wieczne Miasto
    • us: Watykan
    • us: Cité du Vatican
    • us: Stolica Apostolska
    • us: Civitas Vaticana
    • us: Status Civitatis Vaticanae
    • us: Holy See
    • us: Holy See (Vatican City State)
    • us: Holy See (Vatican City)
    • us: Santa Sede
    • us: Santa Sede (Stato della Città del Vaticano)
    • us: Santa Sede (Città del Vaticano)
    • us: State of the Vatican City
    • us: Città Vaticano
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    • found: Avramchev, G. Vatikana otblizo, 1983: t.p. (Vatikana)
    • found: Polit. handbk of the world, 1981 (Vatican City State; Stato della Città del Vaticano; independent sovereign state)
    • found: Miejsce Piotrowe, 1987: t.p. (Miejsce Piotrowe) p. 8 (Wieczne Miasto) p. 14 (Watykanu)
    • found: La condition des personnes dans la Cité du Vatican, 1930.
    • found: Stolica Apostolska wobec rozbrojenia, 1989: t.p. (Stolica Apostolska)
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 41°54ʹ08ʺN 012°27ʹ12ʺE)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 5, 2013 (Vatican City, or Vatican City State, in Italian officially Stato della Città del Vaticano; a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800 making it the smallest independent state in the world by both area and population. Vatican City was established as an independent state in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Gasparri, on behalf of Pope Pius XI and by Prime Minister and Head of Government Benito Mussolini on behalf of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. Vatican City State is distinct from the Holy See, which dates back to early Christianity)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 24, 2015 (Vatican City (Italian: Città del Vaticano; Latin: Civitas Vaticana), officially the Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano; Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae); an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state ruled by the Bishop of Rome--the Pope; The independent city-state came into existence in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty between the Holy See and Italy, which spoke of it as a new creation, not as a vestige of the much larger Papal States (756-1870), which had previously encompassed much of central Italy; capital: Vatican City (city-state); 41°54.2ʹN 12°27.2ʹE)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, September 24, 2015 (under Holy See (Vatican City): conventional long form: The Holy See (Vatican City State); conventional short form: Holy See (Vatican City); local long form: La Santa Sede (Stato della Citta del Vaticano); local short form: Santa Sede (Citta del Vaticano); capital: Vatican City; disputes between a series of "prisoner" popes and Italy were resolved in 1929 by three Lateran Treaties, which established the independent state of Vatican City and granted Roman Catholicism special status in Italy; geographic coordinates: 41 54 N, 12 27 E)
    • found: GEOnet names server, September 24, 2015 (Vatican City (conventional); State of the Vatican City (conventional); Città del Vaticano (approved); Stato della Città del Vaticano (approved); variants: Città Vaticano; Holy See; Vatican City State; political entity; 41°54ʹ12ʺN, 012°27ʹ12ʺE (41.903333, 12.453333))
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    • [Valid for use (1) for items by and about the government of Vatican City State; (2) as a qualifier added to corporate headings; (3) as the entry element for cross-references from place.]
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    • 1980-06-10: new
    • 2015-09-26: revised
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