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Where is Italy?

map showing the location of Italy

Located in the continent of Europe, Italy covers 294,140 square kilometers of land and 7,200 square kilometers of water, making it the 72nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 301,340 square kilometers.

Italy was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1720. The population of Italy is 61,261,254 (2012) and the nation has a density of 208 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Italy are refered to as Italian.

The dialing code for the country is 39 and the top level internet domain for Italian sites is .it.

Italy shares land borders with 7 countries: Croatia, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican, Austria, Switzerland, France.

To learn more, visit our detailed Italy section.

Quick facts

Population 61,261,254
Density 208.3 / km2 ( 539.4 / mi2 )
Language Italian
Independence Year 1720
Capital Rome (Lazio)
Currency Euro
GDP 2,140,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 34,932 (2014 data)
Land Area 294,140 km2 (113,568 mi2)
Water Area 7,200 km2 (2,780 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Switzerland, Austria, San Marino, Slovenia, The Holy See [Vatican]
Minimum Longitude 6.620
Maximum Longitude 18.520
Mininum Latitude 35.490
Maximum Latitude 47.090

What is the capital of Italy?

map showing the location of Italy
Location of Rome on a map.

Rome is the capital city of Italy. It has a population of 2,318,895, and is located on a latitue of 41.89 and longitude of 12.51.

Rome is also the political center of Italy, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Rome, the Capital Of Italy

City Rome
Country Italy
Population 2,318,895
Longitude 12.51133000
Latitude 41.89193000
Elevation 52 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Italy

Rank City Population
#1Rome2,318,895
#2Milano1,236,837
#3Napoli959,470
#4Turin870,456
#5Palermo648,260
#6Genoa580,223
#7Bologna366,133
#8Florence349,296
#9Catania290,927
#10Bari277,387
#11Messina219,948
#12Verona219,103
#13Padova203,725
#14Trieste187,056
#15Brescia184,826
#16Prato181,820
#17Taranto181,082
#18Reggio Calabria169,140
#19Modena158,886
#20Livorno153,773

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.