Flag of Vatican City / Vatican City (JPG)
The flag of the Vatican City was adopted on June 7, 1929, the year Pope Pius XI signed the Lateran Treaty with Italy,
creating a new independent state governed by the Holy See. The Vatican flag is modeled on the flag of the earlier Papal States. The flag consists of two vertical
bands, one of gold (hoist side) and one of white with the crossed keys of Saint Peter and the Papal Tiara centered in the white band.