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.
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
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