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About Italy in detail
Where is Italy?
Italy, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 41 54 N 12 29 E otherwise in Europe, in Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
What is the capital of Italy?
The capital city of Italy is: Rome.
What is the time in Rome?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Rome is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Italy?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Italy is: .it
What is the size of Italy?
The territory of Italy is total: 301,340 sq km; land: 294,140 sq km, water: 7,200 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Italy is almost twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona.
If we would like to walk around and discover Italy, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,836.4 km.
What is the water coverage of Italy?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Italy is covered by water (see below), and this includes 7,600 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Italy?
The climate of Italy is predominantly Mediterranean: alpine in far north: hot, dry in south.
Geographical data of Italy
The elevation of Italy; mean elevation: 538 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mont Blanc de Courmayeur 4,748 m.
The typical geographical details of Italy include mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Italy is strategic location dominating central Mediterranean as well as southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe.
Resources and land use of Italy
The country’s main mined products are coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 47.1%; arable land 22.8%; permanent crops 8.6%; permanent pasture 15.7%; forest: 31.4%; other: 21.5% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Italy
The number of inhabitants of Italy is 62,007,540 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that despite a distinctive pattern with an industrial north and an agrarian south, a fairly even population distribution exists throughout most of the country, with coastal areas, the Po River Valley, and urban centers (particularly Milan, Rome, and Naples), attracting larger and denser populations.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 69% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Italy is concentrated in ROME (capital) 3.718 million; Milan 3.099 million; Naples 2.202 million; Turin 1.765 million; Palermo 853,000; Bergamo 840,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Italy
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south).
Spoken languages in Italy
The spoken languages in Italy are the following: Italian (official language), 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).
What are the most important religions in Italy?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 80% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim (about 800,000 to 1 million), atheist and agnostic 20%.
Further population data of Italy
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 13.69% (male 4,337,792 / female 4,151,901) 15-24 years: 9.74% (male 3,026,359 / female 3,012,882) 25-54 years: 42.46% (male 13,003,171 / female 13,326,901) 55-64 years: 12.73% (male 3,826,630 / female 4,069,855) 65 years and over: 21.37% (male 5,696,612 / female 7,555,437) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Italy is 0.23% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Italy the birth rate is 8.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 10.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Italy the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Italy, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Italy are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Italy
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Italy has a diversified economy, which is divided into a developed industrial north, dominated by private companies, and a less-developed, highly subsidized, agricultural south, where unemployment is higher. The Italian economy is driven in large part byItaly is the third-largest economy in the euro zone, but its exceptionally high public debt and structural impediments to growth have rendered it vulnerable to scrutiny by financial markets. Public debt has increased steadily since 2007, topping 132% of G.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Italy is $1.852 trillion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Italy is 0.8% (2016 estimate) 0.8% (2015 estimate) -0.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Italy this is $36,300 (2016 estimate) $36,300 (2015 estimate) $36,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Italy produces?
The main agricultural products of Italy are fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives; beef, dairy products; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics.
Drinking water source in Italy
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Italy
In Italy the average number of childbirth is 1.43 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Italy
The average age of the population is total: 45.1 years; male: 44 years, female: 46.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Italy it is 18 years of age, universal except in senatorial elections, where minimum age is 25.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Italy is 3.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Italy. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 4 years for EU nationals, 5 years for refugees and specified exceptions, 10 years for all others.
Is Italy a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Italy
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Italy density of the hospital beds is 3.4 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Italy the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Italy the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Italy is 23.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Italy? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Italy are regional risks include landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding; land subsidence in Venicevolcanism: significant volcanic activity; Etna (elev. 3,330 m), which is in eruption as of 2010, is Europe's most active volcano; flank eruptions pose a threat to nearby Sicilian villages; Etna, along with the famous Vesuvius, which remains a threat to the millions of nearby residents in the Bay of Naples area, have both been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Stromboli, on its namesake island, has also been continuously active with moderate volcanic activity; other historically active volcanoes include Campi Flegrei, Ischia, Larderello, Pantelleria, Vulcano, and Vulsini.
More interesting facts about Italy
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Italy: 17 March 1861 (Kingdom of Italy proclaimed; Italy was not finally unified until 1871).
The flag and other symbols of Italy
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; design inspired by the French flag brought to Italy by Napoleon in 1797; colors are those of Milan (red and white) combined with the green uniform color of the Milanese civic guard. Note: similar to the flag of Mexico, which is longer, uses darker shades of red and green, and has its coat of arms centered on the white band; Ireland, which is longer and is green (hoist side), white, and orange; also similar to the flag of the Cote d'Ivoire, which has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Italy: white, five-pointed star (Stella d'Italia); national colors: red, white, green.
Constitution of Italy
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Italy?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Italy is civil law system; judicial review of legislation under certain conditions in Constitutional Court.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Italy, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Parlamento consists of the Senate or Senato della Repubblica (322 seats; 315 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms and 7 ex-officio members appointed by the president of the Republic to serve for life) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camera dei Deputati (630 seats; 629 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 1 member from Valle d'Aosta elected by simple majority vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 24-25 February 2013 (next to be held in 2018); Chamber of Deputies - last held on 24-25 February 2013 (next to be held in 2018)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - center-left coalition 123 (PD 111, SEL 7, SVP 2, other 3), center-right coalition 117 (PdL 98, LN 18, other 1), M5S 54, centrist coalition 19, other 2; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - center-left coalition 345 (PD 297, SEL 37, CD 6 SVP 5), center-right coalition 125 (PdL 98, LN 18, FdI 9), M5S 109, centrist coalition 47, other 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Italy
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Italy the labor force is 25.6 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Italy is total: 3.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 3.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Italy is 11.4% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Italy, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.3% highhest 10%: 26.8% (2000).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Italy the GINI index is .31,9 (2012 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Italy the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.3% highhest 10%: 26.8% (2000).
About the budget and central governments debt of Italy
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Italy is; revenues: $842.5 billion, expenditures: $889.8 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 45.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Italy is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Italy
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.2% (2016 estimate), 0.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 3.8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Italy
Italy, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Italy is: $436.3 billion (2016 estimate), $450.1 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: engineering products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals; foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco; minerals, nonferrous metals.
The most important export partners of Italy are the Germany 12.3%, France 10.3%, US 8.7%, UK 5.4%, Spain 4.8%, Switzerland 4.7% (2015).
The most important imported products are: engineering products, chemicals, transport equipment, energy products, minerals and nonferrous metals, textiles and clothing; food, beverages, tobacco, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 15.4%, France 8.7%, China 7.7%, Netherlands 5.6%, Spain 5%, Belgium 4.7% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Italy
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Italy, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 11.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 23.4% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Italy, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Italy; modern, well-developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data servicesdomestic: high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunksinternational: country code - 39; a series of submarine cables provide links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Italy
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Italy: 129 (2013), and the number of heliports: 5 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Italy: total: 487,700 km, paved: 487,700 km (includes 6,700 km of expressways) (2007).
The total length of the waterways in Italy: 2,400 km (used for commercial traffic; of limited overall value compared to road and rail) (2012).
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Facts about Italy
Name of the country: conventional long form: Italian Republic, conventional short form: Italy, local long form: Repubblica Italiana, local short form: Italia, former: Kingdom of Italy, etymology: derivation is unclear, but the Latin "Italia" may come from the Oscan "Viteliu" meaning "[land] of young cattle" (the bull was a symbol of southern Italic tribes).
|Abbrevation: Italy||Geographic coordinates:
42 50 N, 12 50 E
|Capital of Italy: Rome||GPS of the Capital:
41 54 N 12 29 E
|Position: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia|
|Land area: total: 301,340 sq km; land: 294,140 sq km, water: 7,200 sq km||Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands
||Area comparative: almost twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona|
|Population: 62,007,540 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.23% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.75 male(s) / female, total population: 0.93 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $436.3 billion (2016 estimate), $450.1 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $372.2 billion (2016 estimate), $391.2 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 15.4%, France 8.7%, China 7.7%, Netherlands 5.6%, Spain 5%, Belgium 4.7% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 69% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): ROME (capital) 3.718 million; Milan 3.099 million; Naples 2.202 million; Turin 1.765 million; Palermo 853,000; Bergamo 840,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 45.1 years; male: 44 years, female: 46.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 40.559 million. Percent of population: 65.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 20,236,305. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 92.52 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 150 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11.4% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Italian(s) adjective: Italian||National holidays: Republic Day, 2 June (1946)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 82.2 years. Male: 79.6 years, female: 85 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.43 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 8.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.2%; male: 99.4%, female: 99% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislation under certain conditions in Constitutional Court||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal except in senatorial elections, where minimum age is 25|
|Industries: tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics||Industrial production growth rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate) 0.8% (2015 estimate) -0.3% (2014 estimate)|
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