Vatican City (Holy See)
Facts & Figures
Ruler: Francis I (2013)
Land area: 0.17 sq mi (0.44 sq km)
Population (July 2014 est.): 842
Monetary unit: Euro
National name: Stato della Città del Vaticano (Santa Sede)
Languages: Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
Ethnicity/race: Italian, Swiss, other
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Labor force: 2,832 (2011), essentially services with a small amount of industry; nearly all dignitaries, priests, nuns, guards, and the approximately 3,000 lay workers live outside the Vatican.
Budget (2011): Revenues: $308 million; expenditures: $326.4 million.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 5,120 (2005); mobile cellular: n.a. Broadcast media: the Vatican Television Center (CTV) transmits live broadcasts of the Pope's Sunday and Wednesday audiences, as well as the Pope's public celebrations; CTV also produces documentaries; Vatican Radio is the Holy See's official broadcasting service broadcasting via shortwave, AM and FM frequencies, and via satellite and Internet connections (2008). Internet hosts: 107 (2012)
International disputes: none.