Italy's flagLocation: Southern Europe
Official name: Italian Republic
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1861 / 1947
Capital city: Rome
Population: 60.1 million / 529 people per sq mile (204 people per sq km)
Total land area: 116,305 square miles (301,230 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Italian (official language), German, French, Rhaeto-Romanic, Sardinian
Main religions: Roman Catholic 85%,
Other and nonreligious 13%, Muslim 2%
Ethnic mix: Italian 94%, Other 4%, Sardinian 2%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Euro = 100 cents
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3657 kilocalories

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