Italy

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, was once the core of the mighty Roman Empire, and the cradle of the Renaissance. It is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, including high art and monuments.

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, the 'Eternal City', is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the region. Photo: Absent-08, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a rugged and beautiful island on the southern tip of Italy, and is one of the country's 20 regions. Photo: Ludvig14, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a region on Italy's west coast, on the Tyrrhenian sea. Photo: Massimo Telò, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a northern region of Italy, and with 10 million people is the most populous one. Photo: Paul Arps, CC BY 2.0.

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contains several distinctive regions that have played a formidable role not only in Italian history, but in world history, as the centres of the Etruscan and Roman civilizations and of the Holy See of the Catholic Church. Photo: Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 3.0.

consists of four of Italy's regions: , , and Valle d'Aosta. Photo: Ximonic, CC BY 2.5.

, sometimes known as the Mezzogiorno, is arguably as much a state of mind and a culture as a location, but for the purposes of this guide, it starts south of the boundaries of the Molise and Campania regions. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is both one of the most affluent and visited areas of Italy.

is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after , between the Balearic islands and the Italian peninsula and south of . Photo: Mauromereu, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Italy

Latitude of center
42.9° or 42° 54' north
Longitude of center
12.5° or 12° 30' east
Population
60,700,000
Elevation
673 metres (2,208 feet)
Capital
Area
301,230 km² (116,306 miles²)
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Phone code
39
Internet domain
.it
Open­Street­Map ID
node 26347360
Geo­Names ID
3175395
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Италиа
  • Abkhazian: Ṭṭelyan
  • Achinese: Itali
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Италие
  • Afar: Italy
  • Afar: İtaliya
  • Afrikaans: Italië
  • Akan: Itali
  • Akan: Italy
  • Albanian: Itali
  • Albanian: Italia
  • Amharic: ጣሊያን
  • Amharic: ጣልያን
  • Arabic: Italya
  • Arabic: إيطاليا
  • Arabic: ايطاليا
  • Aragonese: Italia
  • Aramaic: ܐܝܛܠܝܐ
  • Aramaic: ܝܜܠܝܐ
  • Armenian: Իտալական Հանրապետություն
  • Armenian: Իտալիա
  • Assamese: ইটালি
  • Assamese: ইটালী
  • Asturian; Bable: Italia
  • Asturian; Bable: Repubblica Italiana
  • Asturian; Bable: República Italiana
  • Asturian; Bable: República d'Italia
  • Atayal: Italy
  • Atikamekw: Italie
  • Atikamekw: Tariaw Aski
  • Avaric: Italia
  • Avaric: Италия
  • Awadhi: इटली
  • Aymara: Italiya
  • Azerbaijani: İtaliya
  • Balinese: Italia
  • Bambara: Itali
  • Bambara: Italiya
  • Bashkir: Италия
  • Basque: Italia
  • Bavarian: Italien
  • Belarusian: Італьянская Рэспубліка
  • Belarusian: Італія
  • Belarusian: Рэспубліка Італія
  • Bengali: ইতালি
  • Bengali: ইতালিয়া
  • Bengali: ইতালীয় প্রজাতন্ত্র
  • Bhojpuri: इटली
  • Bhojpuri: इतालिया
  • Bihari : इटली
  • Bishnupriya: ইতালি
  • Bislama: Italy
  • Bosnian: Italija
  • Breton: Italia
  • Buginese: Italia
  • Bulgarian: Италия
  • Bulgarian: Република Италия
  • Burmese: အီတလီ
  • Burmese: အီတလီနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Estat Italià
  • Catalan: Itàlia
  • Catalan: República Italiana
  • Cebuano: Italya
  • Central Bicolano: Italya
  • Central Kurdish: ئیتالیا
  • Central Kurdish: ئیتاڵی
  • Central Kurdish: ئیتاڵیا
  • Chamorro: Italia
  • Chavacano: Italia
  • Chechen: Итали
  • Cherokee: ᎢᏔᎵ
  • Cherokee: ᎢᏔᎵᏱ
  • Cheyenne: Italy
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Italia
  • Chinese: Yìdàlì
  • Chinese: Í-tāi-lī
  • Chinese: 意大利 / 義大利
  • Chinese: 意大利
  • Chinese: 意大利共和国
  • Chinese: 意大利共和國
  • Chinese: 義大利
  • Chinese: 義大利共和國
  • Church Slavic: Їталїꙗ
  • Church Slavic: Италїꙗ
  • Church Slavic: Италї
  • Chuvash: Итали
  • Cornish: Itali
  • Corsican: Italia
  • Cree: ᐃᑕᓖ
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: İtaliya
  • Croatian: Italija
  • Croatian: Republika Italija
  • Czech: Itálie
  • Dagbani: Italia
  • Danish: Italien
  • Dimli: İtalya
  • Divehi: އިޓަލީވިލާތް
  • Dutch: IT
  • Dutch: ITA
  • Dutch: Italiaanse Republiek
  • Dutch: Italie
  • Dutch: Italië
  • Dutch: Republiek Italië
  • Dzongkha: ཨི་ཊ་ལི
  • Dzongkha: ཨྀཊ་ལི་
  • Eastern Mari: Италий
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: ايطاليا
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Itâglia
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Italia
  • English: IT
  • English: ITA
  • English: Italia
  • English: Italian Republic
  • English: Republic of Italy
  • English: 🇮🇹
  • Erzya: Италия Мастор
  • Esperanto: IT
  • Esperanto: ITA
  • Esperanto: Itala Respubliko
  • Esperanto: Italio
  • Esperanto: Italujo
  • Esperanto: 🇮🇹
  • Estonian: Itaalia
  • Estonian: Itaalia Vabariik
  • Ewe: Italia nutome
  • Ewe: Italy
  • Extremaduran: Italia
  • Extremaduran: Itália
  • Faroese: Italia
  • Fijian: Itali
  • Fijian: Italia
  • Fijian Hindustani: Italy
  • Finnish: Italia
  • Finnish: Italian tasavalta
  • Franco-Provençal: Étalia
  • Franco-Provençal: Étalie
  • French: IT
  • French: ITA
  • French: It.
  • French: Ita.
  • French: Ital.
  • French: Italia
  • French: Italie
  • French: République Italienne
  • French: la République italienne
  • Frisian: Itaalje
  • Frisian: Italië
  • Friulian: Italie
  • Fulah: Itali
  • Fulah: Italiya
  • Gaelic (Scots): An Eadailt
  • Gagauz: İtaliya
  • Gallegan: Italia
  • Gallegan: República Italiana
  • Gan Chinese: 意大利
  • Ganda: Yitale
  • Georgian: იტალია
  • German: IT
  • German: ITA
  • German: Italien
  • German: Italienische Republik
  • German: 🇮🇹
  • Goanese Konkani: Italy
  • Goanese Konkani: इटली
  • Gorontalo: Italia
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌻𐌹𐌰
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453): Ἰταλία
  • Greek: Ιταλία
  • Greek: Ιταλική Δημοκρατία
  • Guarani: Itália
  • Guianese Creole French: Itali
  • Gujarati: ઇટાલી
  • Gujarati: ઈટલી
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Itali
  • Hakka Chinese: Yi-thai-li
  • Hausa: Italiya
  • Hausa: Yi-thai-li
  • Hausa: ʻĪkālia
  • Hawaiian: Italia
  • Hawaiian: ʻĪkālia
  • Hebrew: איטליה
  • Hindi: इटली
  • Hungarian: Olaszország
  • Icelandic: Ítalía
  • Ido: Italia
  • Igbo: Italy
  • Iloko: Italia
  • Inari Sami: Italia
  • Inari Sami: Italia täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: IT
  • Indonesian: Itali
  • Indonesian: Italia
  • Indonesian: Repubblica Italiana
  • Indonesian: Republik Italia
  • Indonesian: it
  • Ingush: Итали
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Italia
  • Interlingue: Italia
  • Inuktitut: Italy
  • Inupiaq: Italy
  • Irish: An Iodáil
  • Irish: an Iodáil
  • Italian: Bel Paese
  • Italian: IT
  • Italian: ITA
  • Italian: Italia
  • Italian: Repubblica Italiana
  • Italian: Repubblica italiana
  • Italian: il Bel Paese
  • Italian: it
  • Italian: 🇮🇹
  • Jamaican Creole English: Itali
  • Japanese: イタリア
  • Japanese: イタリア共和国
  • Javanese: Itali
  • Kabardian: Урым
  • Kabiyé: Itaalii
  • Kabuverdianu: Itália
  • Kabyle: Ṭṭelyan
  • Kalaallisut: Italia
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Италмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಇಟಲಿ
  • Kara-Kalpak: İtaliya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Италия
  • Kashmiri: اِٹلی
  • Kashubian: Italskô
  • Kazakh: Италия
  • Khmer: ប្រទេសអ៊ីតាលី
  • Khmer: អ៊ីតាលី
  • Kikuyu: Italia
  • Kinyarwanda: Ubutaliyani
  • Kirghiz: Италия
  • Komi-Permyak: Италья
  • Komi: Италия
  • Kongo: Italia
  • Korean: 이탈리아
  • Korean: 이태리
  • Kurdish: Îtalya
  • Kölsch: Italie
  • Ladin: Talia
  • Ladino: Italia
  • Lak: Италия
  • Lao: Italia
  • Lao: ປະເທດອິຕາລີ
  • Lao: ອິຕາລີ
  • Latin: Italia
  • Latvian: Itālija
  • Letzeburgesch: Italieenesch Republik
  • Letzeburgesch: Italien
  • Lezghian: Италия
  • Ligurian: Italia
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Italië
  • Lingala: Itali
  • Lingala: Italya
  • Lithuanian: Italija
  • Liv: Itāļmō
  • Livvi: Itualii
  • Lojban: gugdrxitali
  • Lojban: italias
  • Lombard: Itàlia
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Italien
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Italiën
  • Luba-Katanga: Itali
  • Macedo Romanian: Italia
  • Macedonian: Италија
  • Madurese: Italia
  • Maithili: इटली
  • Malagasy: Italia
  • Malay (generic): Itali
  • Malay (generic): ايتالي
  • Malayalam: ഇറ്റലി
  • Maltese: Italja
  • Maltese: Repubblika Taljana
  • Maltese: l-Italja
  • Manipuri: ꯏꯇꯥꯂꯤ
  • Manipuri: ꯏꯇꯥꯂꯤꯌꯥ
  • Manx: Yn Iddaal
  • Maori: Itāria
  • Marathi: इटली
  • Mazanderani: ایتالیا
  • Min Dong Chinese: É-dâi-lé
  • Min Nan Chinese: Italia
  • Min Nan Chinese: Italy
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tāi-gī-kok
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ì-kok
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ì-tāi-lī
  • Min Nan Chinese: Í-tāi-lī
  • Minangkabau: Italia
  • Mingrelian: იტალია
  • Mirandese: Eitália
  • Moksha: Италие
  • Mongolian: Итали
  • Mongolian: ꯏꯇꯥꯂꯤ
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: الطاليان
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: طاليان
  • Narom: Italie
  • Nauru: Italy
  • Nauru: Itari
  • Navajo: Doohatsʼíí Yátiʼ Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Ndebele, North: Itali
  • Neapolitan: Italia
  • Nepali: इटली
  • Nepali: इटाली
  • Newari: इटाली
  • Nias: Italia
  • Northern Frisian: Itaalien
  • Northern Luri: ایتالیا
  • Northern Sami: Itália
  • Northern Sami: Itália dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Italia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den italienske republikk
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Italia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Italia
  • Novial: Italia
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Estat italian
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Itàlia
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Republica italiana
  • Oriya: ଇଟାଲୀ
  • Oromo: Italy
  • Oromo: Xaaliyaanii
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Итали
  • Pali: इटली
  • Pampanga: Italia
  • Pampanga: Italy
  • Pampanga: Italya
  • Pangasinan: Italia
  • Panjabi: ਇਟਲੀ
  • Papiamento: Italia
  • Pennsylvania German: Idali
  • Persian: ایتالیا
  • Pfaelzisch: Idalje
  • Pfaelzisch: Italien
  • Picard: Italie
  • Piemontese: Italia
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Italii
  • Polish: Włochy
  • Pontic: Ιταλία
  • Portuguese: Itália
  • Portuguese: República da Itália
  • Pushto: اټاليا
  • Pushto: ایټالیه
  • Pushto: اېټاليا
  • Quechua: Italia
  • Quechua: Italya
  • Raeto-Romance: Italia
  • Romanian: Italia
  • Romanian: Republica Italiană
  • Rundi: Italya
  • Rundi: Ubutaliyani
  • Rundi: Ubutariyano
  • Russia Buriat: Итаали
  • Russia Buriat: Итали
  • Russian: Италия
  • Russian: Итальянская Республика
  • Rusyn: Італія
  • Samoan: Italia
  • Sango: Italùii
  • Sanskrit: इटली:
  • Sanskrit: इटली
  • Santali: ᱤᱴᱟᱞᱤ
  • Sardinian: Itàlia
  • Saterfriesisch: Italien
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Italie
  • Scots: Italy
  • Seraiki: اٹلی
  • Serbian: Italija
  • Serbian: Италија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Italie
  • Serbo-Croatian: Italija
  • Serbo-Croatian: Ṭṭalyan
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢီႇတႃႇလီႇ
  • Shona: Italy
  • Sicilian: Italia
  • Sindhi: اٽلي
  • Sinhalese: ඉතාලිය
  • Sinhalese: සිංහල
  • Skolt Sami: Italia
  • Skolt Sami: Italia tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Taliansko
  • Slovenian: Italija
  • Somali: Talyaani
  • Somali: Talyaaniga
  • Sorbian, Lower: Italska
  • Sorbian, Upper: Italska
  • Sotho, Northern: Italia
  • Sotho, Southern: Ithali
  • South Azerbaijani: ایتالیا
  • Southern Altai: Италия
  • Southern Sami: Itaalia
  • Spanish: IT
  • Spanish: ITA
  • Spanish: Italia
  • Spanish: República Italiana
  • Spanish: 🇮🇹
  • Sranan: Italiyanikondre
  • Sundanese: Itali
  • Sundanese: Italia
  • Swahili (generic): Italia
  • Swahili (generic): Uitaliani
  • Swati: INtaliyane
  • Swedish: Italia
  • Swedish: Italien
  • Swedish: Republiken Italien
  • Tachelhit: Ṭṭalyan
  • Tagalog: Italya
  • Tahitian: ’Itāria
  • Tajik: Италия
  • Tajik: Итолиё
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Италия
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Итолиё
  • Tamil: இத்தாலி
  • Tamil: இத்தாலியா
  • Taroko: Italy
  • Tatar: Италия
  • Telugu: ఇటలీ
  • Tetum: Itália
  • Thai: Italy
  • Thai: ประเทศอิตาลี
  • Thai: สาธารณรัฐอิตาลี
  • Thai: อิตาลี
  • Thai: อิตาลี่
  • Tibetan: དགྱིའི་དའ་རླིས
  • Tibetan: ཨི་ཀྲར་ལི་
  • Tibetan: ཨི་ཏ་ལི།
  • Tigrinya: ሪፓብሊክ ኢጣልያ
  • Tigrinya: ኢጣልያ
  • Tigrinya: ኢጣልያዊት ሪፓብሊክ
  • Tigrinya: ጣሊያን
  • Tok Pisin: Itali
  • Tok Pisin: Italia
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻĪtali
  • Tosk Albanian: Italien
  • Tsonga: Ithali
  • Tswana: Italia
  • Tulu: ಇಟಲಿ
  • Tumbuka: Italy
  • Tunisian Spoken Arabic: إيطاليا
  • Turkish: İtalya
  • Turkish: İtalyan Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkmen: Italiýa
  • Tuvinian: Италия
  • Twi: Italy
  • Udmurt: Италия
  • Uighur: ئىتالىيە
  • Ukrainian: Італія
  • Urdu: اطالیہ
  • Urdu: اٹلی
  • Uzbek: Italiya
  • Venda: Italy
  • Venetian: Itałia
  • Venetian: Itàlia
  • Veps: Italii
  • Vietnamese: Italia (Ý)
  • Vietnamese: Italia
  • Vietnamese: Italy
  • Vietnamese: Ý
  • Vlaams: Itoalië
  • Vlax Romani: Italiya
  • Volapük: Litaliyän
  • Walloon: Itåleye
  • Waray (Philippines): Italya
  • Welsh: Yr Eidal
  • Western Balochi: ایتالیا
  • Western Mari: Италия
  • Western Panjabi: اٹلی
  • Wolof: Itaali
  • Wolof: Itali
  • Wu Chinese: 意大利
  • Xhosa: IItaly
  • Yakut: Италия
  • Yi, Sichuan: ꑴꄊꆺ
  • Yiddish: איטאַליע
  • Yiddish: איטאליע
  • Yoruba: Itáli
  • Yoruba: Itálíà
  • Yue Chinese:
  • Yue Chinese: 意國
  • Yue Chinese: 意大利
  • Yue Chinese: 意大利共和國
  • Yue Chinese:
  • Yue Chinese: 義國
  • Yue Chinese: 義大利
  • Zeeuws: Itâlië
  • Zhuang: Eiqdaihleih
  • Zulu: ITaliya
  • Zulu: i-Italy
  • Itaglie
  • Italeja
  • Italijo
  • Italėjė
  • Италэ
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