Italian Republic is located in the south of the European Continent, with a population of 61,261,254, making it the 23rd
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Rome, with a total population of 2,777,979. The country
encompasses 301,340 square kilometers making it the 72nd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Austria,
Slovenia, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, France and Switzerland and totally encompasses Vatican City (The
Holy See) and San Marino.

President Giorgio Napolitano is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through a popular vote of the
Electoral College consisting of both house of Parliament and 58 regional representatives and holds that position for seven
years. Prime Minister P
ier Luigi Bersani is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through
appointment by the president and confirmation by parliament and holds that position seven years. Its form of government is
a republic, and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of January 1948.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Italian, German, French and Slovene. It counts among its major religions
Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 100 AM, 4,600
FM, 9 Short Wave and 358 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Monte Blanco de Courmayeur, its highest point at 4,748 meters, and the Mediterranean Sea,
its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are the Ionian Sea, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, the Gulf of Venice
and the Mediterranean Sea, which measure 2,400 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, machinery, iron and steel,
chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, and ceramics. Its official currency is the Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Italy. Besides
Julius Caesar, Shakespeare also set in Italy Romeo and Juliet,
Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming
of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
and The Winter's Tale.
Tradtional Italian pasta
Caliari on Sardinia in
the Mediterranean
Sea- Italy's lowest point
Pompeii Amphitheater
Downtown Venice
Monte Bianco de
Courmayeur- Italy's
highest point on the
border of France
Elba Island- Where
Napoleon Bonaparte II
was exiled to
Po River
Mont Etna on the
island of Sicily
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The Colosseum in
Rome- Italy's capital
and largest city
Updated 23 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.3% (2009 est.)


less than 1,000
Sicily Island in the
Mediterranean Sea
The Leaning Tower of
Tradtional Italian Dress
Venice Lagoon
Stromboli Island on the
Tyrrhenian Sea
Mount Vesuvius
Brennero in the Italian
Alps- Italy's
northernmost point on
the border with Austria
Chiasso on Italy's
border with Switzerland
Claviere- Italy's
westernmost point on
the border with France
Tiber River in Rome
which forms one of
Italy's borders with
Vatican City (Holy See)
Novare- Abi's godmother
Janice named one a
daughter for here!
Ostranto- Italy's
easternmost point on
the Adriatic Sea
Port Palo on Sicily's
Capo Passero- Italy's
southernmost point on
the Mediterranean Sea
One of Italy's borders
with San Marino
Manton on Italy's
tri-border with Monaco
and France
Trieste on Italy's
border with Slovenia
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