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Background: Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the pope's holdings were further circumscribed when Rome itself was annexed. Disputes between a series of "prisoner" popes and Italy were resolved in 1929 by three Lateran Treaties, which established the independent state of Vatican City and granted Roman Catholicism special status in Italy. In 1984, a concordat between the Holy See and Italy modified certain of the earlier treaty provisions, including the primacy of Roman Catholicism as the Italian state religion. Present concerns of the Holy See include the failing health of Pope John Paul II, interreligious dialogue and reconciliation, and the adjustment of church doctrine in an era of rapid change and globalization. About 1 billion people worldwide profess the Catholic faith.
 
 
Common Name: Vatican City Local Official Name: Santa Sede (Citta del Vaticano)
Abbreviated Name: The Holy See (State of the Vatican City) Official Name: Santa Sede (Stato della Citta del Vaticano)
Official Script Name: Vatican City Local Common Name: Vatican City
Former Name: Vatican City Territory of: NA
 
Head of State: Pope JOHN PAUL II
 
Government Type: ecclesiastical
 
Independence: 1929 February 11 (from Italy)
 
Constitution: Apostolic Constitution of 1967 (effective 1968 March 1)
 
National Holiday: Coronation Day of Pope JOHN PAUL II, 22 October
 
International Organization Participation: CE (observer), IAEA, ICFTU, IOM (observer), ITU, NAM (guest), OAS (observer), OPCW, OSCE, UN (observer), UNCTAD, UNHCR, UPU, WHO (observer), WIPO, WToO (observer), WTrO (observer)
 
Administrative Divisions: NA
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: NA
 
Suffrage: limited to cardinals less than 80 years old years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Pope JOHN PAUL II (since 16 October 1978) head of government: Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo SODANO (since 2 December 1990) cabinet: Pontifical Commission appointed by the pope elections: pope elected for life by the College of Cardinals; election last held 16 October 1978 (next to be held after the death of the current pope); secretary of state appointed by the pope election results: Karol WOJTYLA elected pope Legislative Branch: unicameral Pontifical Commission Judicial Branch: there are three tribunals responsible for civil and criminal matters within Vatican City; three other tribunals rule on issues pertaining to the Holy See note: judicial duties were established by the Motu Proprio of Pius XII on 1 May 1946
 
Party Leaders: NA
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 NA GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Vatican City: Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)
 
Continent: Europe Land Area Total: 0 sq km 
Region: South Eastern Europe Land Area Land: 0 sq km
Capitol City: Vatican City Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 041 54 N Border Boundary Land: 3 km
Longitude: 012 27 E Border Boundary Coastline: 0 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 75 m Location: unnamed location
Lowest Elevation: 19 m Location: unnamed location
  
Largest City in Vatican City: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: party to: none of the selected agreements signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution, Environmental Modification
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: Italy 3.2 km
 
Natural Resources: NA
 
Geographical Terrain: low hill
 
Comparative Area of Vatican City: about 0.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
 
Vatican City's Geography: urban; landlocked; enclave of Rome, Italy; world's smallest state; outside the Vatican City, 13 buildings in Rome and Castel Gandolfo (the pope's summer residence) enjoy extraterritorial rights
 

 NA CLIMATE
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General Climate: temperate; mild, rainy winters (September to mid-May) with hot, dry summers (May to September)
 
Natural Hazards: NA
 
 
 NA ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: This unique, noncommercial economy is supported financially by contributions (known as Peter's Pence) from Roman Catholics throughout the world, the sale of postage stamps and tourist mementos, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications. The incomes and living standards of lay workers are comparable to, or somewhat better than, those of counterparts who work in the city of Rome.
 
 
GDP: $0 USD Currency: euro; Italian lira
GDP per Capita: $0 USD Currency Code: EUR;
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: euros per US dollar - 1.1324 (January 2002), 1.1175 (2001), 1.0854 (2000), 0.9386 (1999); Vatican lire per US dollar - 2,099 (2000), 1817.2 (1999), 1,736.2 (1998), 1,703.1 (1997); note - the Vatican lira is at par with the Italian lira; the Vatican starte
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $209,600,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $198,500,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: NA
 
Primary Industries: printing and production of a small amount of mosaics and staff uniforms; worldwide banking and financial activities
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - NA
 
Import Partners: NA
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - NA
 
Export Partners: NA
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 0
 
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%; note - dignitaries, priests, nuns, guards, and 3,000 lay workers live outside the Vatican
 
  
 NA COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 9 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 0 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 0 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .va Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: VA Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: +39 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: automatic exchange domestic: tied into Italian system international: uses Italian system
 
  
 NA TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 0 Heliports: 1
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: NA
 
  
 NA PEOPLE
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Population: 900 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 1.15% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 0.00% Literacy Rate: 100.00%
Population 15-64: 0.00% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 0.00% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: NA
 
Ethnic Groups: Italians, Swiss, other 
 
  
Primary Language: Italian
 
Other Languages: Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
 
 
Primary Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Other Religions: Roman Catholic
 
  
 NA MILITARY
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Branches: Swiss Guards Corps (Corpo della Guardia Svizzera)
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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