Vatican City (Holy See)

Facts & Figures

Map of Vatican City (Holy See)
  • 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)

    Current government officials

    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.

    Major sources and definitions

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