July 2006
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Jul2006, Vol. 78 Issue 7, p9
The article provides information on the flag of the Vatican City. The Vatican City is the world's smallest independent state and is one of the only two countries in the world that has a square flag. The flag as two vertical bands of yellow and white. The yellow and white colors represent the silver and gold keys to the gates of heaven. The emblem represents the role of the Pope as head of the state and the role of Vatican as headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. The flag currently represents both the city and the Holy See in equal measure.


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