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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: dignitaries, priests, nuns, guards, and 3,000 lay workers who live outside the Vatican.

Budget (2010): Revenues: $326 million; expenditures: $313 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: 102 (2010)

International disputes: none.

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