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Geography of The Vatican

Continental shelf of The Vatican is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). The Vatican is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. The Vatican shares its borders with Italy. The Vatican is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of The Vatican is 57 m (187 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of The Vatican is 3.4 kilometers (~1 miles). The Vatican has 1 unique land boundary with a neighbouring territory - Italy. The length of said border is 3.2 km (2 mi).

Cities

The capital city of The Vatican is Vatican City. The largest city in The Vatican is Vatican City.

Elevation

The average elevation range of The Vatican is 57 m (187 ft). The highest point of The Vatican is Radio Vaticana, with its official height being 75 m (246 ft). The lowest point of The Vatican is Saint Peter's Square. It lies at 33 m (108 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Radio Vaticana) and lowest (Saint Peter's Square) points of The Vatican is 42 m (2 ft).

Area

The continental shelf of The Vatican is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²).

Forest and arable land

There are 0 km² of arable land in The Vatican.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The Vatican is not known for any resources in particular, meaning that its economic output lies within other areas, such the service sector.