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The Holy See
Local Formal Name
Stato della Citta del Vaticano
Location: Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)
Status: UN Country
Capital City: Vatican City
Population: 921 Area [sq.km]: 0.44
Main Languages: Italian, French, Latin
Main Religions: Roman Catholic
Anciently the flag of the papal State was giallorossa (or in order more better to say amaranth and red, colors derives you from the colors of the coat of arms of the Sede Saint), the two traditional colors of the Senate and the Roman people, they came to be replaced with the white and the yellow in 1808, when Pope Pious IX ordered to his Noble Guard and to the other Papal Armed Forces to adopt one new national marking with the aforesaid colors in order to distinguish them from the remaining troops incorporated in the French army and to which general Sestio To F. Miollis had granted to continue to use their old national marking.
The most ancient papal flag biancogialla, but with the colors you mail diagonally, made then to decide in two vertical bands from Pious IX which, after his return from the exile of Gaeta added to the papal coat of arms, in place of the tricolour (white, red and green) fattevi to affix in 1848. It was alone as a result of the Treaty of the Laterano between 11 the Sede Saint and the ltalia of February 1929 that the papal flag assumed the shape puts into effect them. The modern flag is raised for before turns the 8 june 1929.
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