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Italy's Information

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Land Area 294,140 km2
Water Area 7,200 km2
Total Area 301,340km2 (#71)
Population 62,007,540 (#23)
Population Density 210.81/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $2,220.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $36,300
Currency Euro (EUR)
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  • Name: Italy
    (long form) Italian Republic
  • Capital City: Rome (2,754,440 pop.)
  • Italy Population: 61,482,297 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euro
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $1.98 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $30,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Bari, Catania
  • Name: The term Italia is from the Oscan language Víteliú, meaning "land of young cattle."
  • National Day: June 2, Republic Day

    Note: This is the anniversary of the 'Founding of the Republic.' in 1946.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 90% (approximately; about one-third practicing), other 10% (includes mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Italy Trivia

What are the Demographics of Italy?

Around 8% of Italy’s population identify as one of the numerous non-Italian minorities, with Romanian Italians being the largest of the minority groups. The dominant ethnic group in Italy is the native Italians who mainly speak the Italian language

The Religious Demographics Of Italy

What is the Geography of Rome?

The geography surrounding Rome, an ancient Italian city on the banks of the Tiber River, has heavily influenced the expansion of the city through the ages. The historic city of Rome is located in the central-western part of the Italian Peninsula on the banks of the Tiber River in the Lazio region of Italy.

The Geography Of Rome

What is the Largest City in Italy?

Rome is the most populous city in Italy, followed by Milan and Naples. Rome has a population of around 2.8 million people.

The Largest Cities in Italy

What is the Currency of Italy?

The currency of Italy is Euro.

What is the Currency of Italy?

What Kind of Government Does Italy Have?

Italy has a parliamentary republic type of government, complete with the Executive, Judiciary, and Legislative divisions. The 1948 Constitution provides the framework for Italy's government.

What Type of Government Does Italy Have?

What are the Biggest Industries in Italy?

It is estimated that tourism accounts for 11.8% of Italy's GDP and 12.8% of the total jobs. The country boasts 51 UNESCO as world heritage sites, the most of any other country in the world.

What are the Biggest Industries in Italy?

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Italy regions & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Abruzzo L'Aquila
Aosta Valley Aosta
Apulia Bari
Basilicata Potenza
Calabria Catanzaro
Campania Napoli
Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Lazio Rome
Liguria Genoa
Lombardy Milano
Marche Ancona
Molise Campobasso
Piedmont Turin
Sardinia Cagliari Sardinia
Sicily Palermo Sicily
Trentino-South Tyrol Trento
Tuscany Florence
Umbria Perugia
Veneto Venice

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