Italy

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General Information

 

The Italian Republic  

Location

South-Central Europe

Border countries

Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland

Area

301,338 km2

Population

59.1 million

Capital

Rome

Official language

Italian

Administrative division

Italy is subdivided into 20 regions, five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters. The country is further divided into 110 provinces and 8,100 municipalities.

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Giorgio Napolitano

Prime minister

Matteo Renzi

Parliament

The Parliament of Italy is bicameral: the two houses, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

CET (UTC+1)

Calling code

39

Internet TLD

.it

Electricity

220 V

Religion

Roman Catholic 90% (approximately; about one-third practicing), other 10% (includes mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community)

Ethnic groups

Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

International organisations

  • Member of the European Union;
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM);
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
  • The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) and others.

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