A high qality picture image for the Vatican City

Vatican City Flag

The Vatican City flag contains two vertical bands colored gold and white. On the white band there is the Vatican’s coat of arms which consists of a crown with two keys that represent the keys to heaven given by Jesus Christ to St. Peter.  One key is gold which represents spiritual power and the other is a silver which represents worldly power.  At the top of the keys are the papal tiara and a red cord at the bottom connecting the keys.  The flag was adopted on June 7, 1929 after the Vatican became a separate state from Italy.  The flag was based off of the flag of the Papal States, which was two vertical bands, colored gold and white.