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Italy's Quick Facts

Land Area 294,140 km2
Water Area 7,200 km2
Total Area 301,340 km2
Population 62,007,540
Population Density 205.77 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $2.22 Trillion
GDP Per Capita $36,300
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
  • Roma (Rome) (4,257,056)
  • Milano (Milan) (3,140,181)
  • Napoli (Naples) (2,186,853)
  • Torino (Turin) (1,792,163)
  • Bergamo (892,089)
  • Palermo (851,146)
  • Bologna (805,986)
  • Firenze (Florence) (708,357)
  • Padova (683,604)
  • Genova (Genoa) (679,613)
  • Animal: Italian Wolf
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Italy

  • Coat of Arms: Italy's emblem has been the symbol of the Italian Republic since 5 May 1948.

    The emblem comprises a white five-pointed star, with a red border, superimposed on a five-spoked cogwheel which stands between an olive branch on its left and a branch of oak on its right; the branches in turn are bound by a red ribbon bearing the legend "REPVBBLICA ITALIANA" (Italian Republic)
  • Flag of Italy
  • Motto: "L'Italia e' una Repubblica democratica, fondata sul lavoro." "Italy is a democratic Republic, founded on labor."
  • National Anthem: "Il Canto degli Italiani" (The Song of the Italians), was written in 1847, with lyrics by Goffredo Mameli.

    Subsequently, the song is often known as L'Inno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymn). When Italy united as a nation in 1861, the song was then known as the "March of the House of Savoy" and it became the official Anthem in 1947, one year after Italy was proclaimed a Republic.

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