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Vatican City/ Papal Flag

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The flag of Vatican City has two vertical bands of yellow & white. On the white is the coat of arms with the keys of St. Peter & papal tiara.
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Commemorate your faith and religious practices with the Vatican flag, representing the center of the Catholic Church and the home of the Pope. 

Our Vatican flags are made of nylon, a durable material that is strong enough to withstand weather conditions yet lightweight enough to fly in light winds. These flags also include extra stitching to help prevent fraying. Equipped with a canvas header and brass grommets, this flag attaches easily to any of our outdoor flagpoles - including our popular tangle-free flagpole.


  • Made in America
  • Authentic design
  • 100% nylon
  • Fray-resistant stitching
  • Canvas header
  • Brass grommets

History & Meaning of the Flag of the Vatican City 

The flag of the Vatican was adopted on June 7, 1929, the same year Pope Pius XI and Italy signed the Lateran Treaty, creating the independent state of Vatican City. The design is based on the yellow and white flag initially used by the Papal States, with the addition of the coat of arms. The emblem includes the crossed keys of Saint Peter, also known as the gold and silver Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, and a depiction of the Papal tiara. 

Flag & Pole Size Recommendations for Outdoor Display

The most popular size for the Vatican flag is 3’ x 5’, though we also offer it in several other sizes. See our table below for flagpole height recommendations.

Flag Size

Pole Recommendation

2’ x 3’

15’ outdoor pole

3’ x 5’

20’ outdoor pole

4’ x 6’

20’ outdoor pole

5’ x 8’

25’ outdoor pole

6’ x 10’

30’ outdoor pole

Consider getting a Vatican City flag lined with gold fringe for indoor formal presentations.

Other Details

Capital: Vatican City
Language(s): Italian
Currency: Euro €
Government: Ecclesiastical, Sacerdotal-Monarchical
Flag Meaning: The yellow and white, represent gold and silver respectively, and symbolize the traversed keys of Saint Peter. The emblem also represents Saint Peter's keys.