Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Vatican City

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 religious freedom, international development, the environment, the Middle East, China, the decline of religion in Europe, terrorism, interreligious dialogue and reconciliation, and the application of church doctrine in an era of rapid change and globalization. About one billion people worldwide profess the Catholic faith. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

This unique, noncommercial economy is supported financially by an annual contribution (known as peter's pence) from roman catholic dioceses throughout the world; by the sale of postage stamps, coins, medals, and tourist mementos; by fees for admission to museums; and by the sale of publications. investments and real estate income also account for a sizable portion of revenue. the incomes and living standards of lay workers are comparable to those of counterparts who work in the city of rome.

Environmental Issues


Government Type



824 (july 2008 est.)


Southern europe, an enclave of rome (italy)


Total: 0.44 sq km land: 0.44 sq km water: 0 sq km

About 0.7 times the size of the mall in washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: the holy see (state of the vatican city) conventional short form: holy see (vatican city) local long form: santa sede (stato della citta del vaticano) local short form: santa sede (citta del vaticano)


Name: vatican city geographic coordinates: 41 54 n, 12 27 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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