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Vatican City (State of the Vatican City)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Vatican City
State of the Vatican City
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalVatican City
Land Area
LocationEurope
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesVA, VAT, 3361
Internet Domain.va2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)3
Telephone+3794

1. Overview

#christianity #italy

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, threats against minority Christian communities in Africa and the Middle East, international development, interreligious dialogue and reconciliation, and the application of church doctrine in an era of rapid change and globalization. About 1.2 billion people worldwide profess the Catholic faith.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

2. Vatican City National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Vatican City to produce an accurate ranking.

3. Gender Equality

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Women have far fewer political rights than men, and are prevented from voting and standing for election.

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4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
152Barbados11
153Thailand11
154Zimbabwe11
155Vatican City10
156Vietnam10
157Vanuatu10
158Saudi Arabia10
159Solomon Islands10
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
107Azerbaijan10
108India10
109Haiti10
110Vatican City10
111Jordan10
112Vanuatu10
113Montserrat10
114Congo, DR10
Data Source

There isn't much information in the database for Vatican City, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/vatican_city.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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#christianity #italy

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vt.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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