|Government||Theocracy/ elective monarchy|
|Area||0.44 sq km|
|Population||821 (July 2007 est.)|
|Language||Latin (official), Italian (official)|
|Religion||Roman Catholic (100% and official)|
|Electricity||230V/50Hz (European or Italian plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC +1|
Perhaps the Vatican needs no introduction. The center of Catholicism, and encompassing the Vatican City state, as well as the surrounding Roman neighborhoods of the Vaticano, Prati, and Monte Mario, this small slice of the city is packed with more history and artwork than most cities in the world.