Vatican City is a sovereign city-state located in the heart of Rome, Italy, and is the smallest country in the world by both land area and population. Italian and Latin are the official languages of the Vatican City. Italian is used in the day-to-day administration of the country, while Latin is the official language of the Catholic Church and is used for official documents and ceremonies.
The Vatican City is the spiritual and administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church, and Catholicism is the dominant religion in the country. The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church and serves as the head of state of the Vatican City. While the Vatican City has a population of approximately 800 people, there are thousands of Catholics from around the world who visit the city each year to participate in religious ceremonies and events. Other religions are not officially recognized in the Vatican City, as it is a sovereign entity under the jurisdiction of the Holy See, the central governing body of the Catholic Church.
Italian, Swiss, Argentinian, and other nationalities from around the world (2017)