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Vatican profile - Facts

  • 6 October 2014
  • From the section Europe
Image caption Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is sought after for christenings and is popular with art lovers and tourists
  • Full name: State of the Vatican City
  • Population: approx. 800 (Vatican State website)
  • Capital: Vatican City
  • Area: 0.44 sq km (0.17 sq mile)
  • Major languages: Latin (official), Italian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 81 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Postage stamps, publications, tourist souvenirs
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .va
  • International dialling code: +39