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: Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho, CC BY 2.0.

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 (2208 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: 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
  • Armenian: Իտալական Հանրապետություն
  • Armenian: Իտալիա
  • Arpitan: Étalia
  • Arpitan: Étalie
  • Assamese: ইটালি
  • Assamese: ইটালী
  • Asturian: Italia
  • Asturian: Repubblica Italiana
  • Asturian: República Italiana
  • Asturian: República d'Italia
  • Atayal: Italy
  • Avaric: Italia
  • Avaric: Италия
  • Awadhi: इटली
  • Aymara: Italiya
  • Azerbaijani: İtaliya
  • Balinese: Italia
  • Bambara: Itali
  • Bashkir: Италия
  • Basque: Italia
  • Bavarian: Italien
  • Belarusian: Італьянская Рэспубліка
  • Belarusian: Італія
  • Belarusian: Рэспубліка Італія
  • Bengali: ইতালি
  • Bengali: ইতালিয়া
  • Bengali: ইতালী
  • Bengali: ইতালীয় প্রজাতন্ত্র
  • Bhojpuri: इटली
  • Bhojpuri: इतालिया
  • 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 Bikol: Italya
  • Central Kurdish: ئیتالیا
  • Central Kurdish: ئیتاڵی
  • Chamorro: Italia
  • Chavacano: Italia
  • Chechen: Итали
  • Cherokee: ᎢᏔᎵ
  • Cherokee: ᎢᏔᎵᏱ
  • Cheyenne: Italy
  • Chinese: Yìdàlì
  • Chinese: Í-tāi-lī
  • 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 Tatar: İtaliya
  • Croatian: Italija
  • Croatian: Republika Italija
  • Czech: Itálie
  • Danish: Italien
  • Dhivehi: އިޓަލީވިލާތް
  • Dimli (individual language): İtalya
  • Dotyali: इटाली
  • Dutch: IT
  • Dutch: ITA
  • Dutch: Italiaanse Republiek
  • Dutch: Italie
  • Dutch: Italië
  • Dutch: Republiek Italië
  • Dzongkha: ཨྀཊ་ལི
  • Dzongkha: ཨྀཊ་ལི་
  • Eastern Mari: Италий
  • Egyptian Arabic: ايطاليا
  • 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
  • Fiji Hindi: Italy
  • Fijian: Itali
  • Fijian: Italia
  • Finnish: Italia
  • Finnish: Italian tasavalta
  • French: IT
  • French: ITA
  • French: It.
  • French: Ita.
  • French: Ital.
  • French: Italia
  • French: Italie
  • French: République Italienne
  • French: la République italienne
  • Friulian: Italie
  • Fulah: Itali
  • Fulah: Italiya
  • Gagauz: İtaliya
  • Galician: Italia
  • Galician: República Italiana
  • Gan Chinese: 意大利
  • Ganda: Yitale
  • Georgian: იტალია
  • German: IT
  • German: ITA
  • German: Italien
  • German: Italienische Republik
  • German: 🇮🇹
  • Goan Konkani: Italy
  • Goan Konkani: इटली
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌻𐌹𐌰
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰
  • Greek: Ιταλία
  • Greek: Ιταλική Δημοκρατία
  • Guarani: Itália
  • Guianese Creole French: Itali
  • Gujarati: ઇટાલી
  • Gujarati: ઈટલી
  • Haitian: 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
  • 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
  • Kabiyè: Itaalii
  • Kabuverdianu: Itália
  • Kabyle: Ṭṭelyan
  • Kalaallisut: Italia
  • Kalmyk: Италмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಇಟಲಿ
  • Kara-Kalpak: İtaliya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Италия
  • 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
  • Kotava: Italia
  • Kurdish: Îtalya
  • Kölsch: Italie
  • Ladin: Talia
  • Ladino: Italia
  • Lao: Italia
  • Lao: ປະເທດອິຕາລີ
  • Lao: ອິຕາລີ
  • Latgalian: Italeja
  • Latin: Italia
  • Latvian: Itālija
  • Lezghian: Италия
  • Ligurian: Italia
  • Limburgan: Italië
  • Lingala: Itali
  • Lingala: Italya
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Italia
  • Literary Chinese: 義大利
  • Lithuanian: Italija
  • Liv: Itāļmō
  • Livvi: Itualii
  • Lojban: gugdrxitali
  • Lojban: italias
  • Lombard: Itàlia
  • Low German: Italien
  • Low German: Italiën
  • Lower Sorbian: Italska
  • Luba-Katanga: Itali
  • Luxembourgish: Italieenesch Republik
  • Luxembourgish: Italien
  • Macedo-Romanian: Italia
  • Macedonian: Италија
  • Madurese: Italia
  • Maithili: इटली
  • Malagasy: Italia
  • Malay: Itali
  • Malayalam: ഇറ്റലി
  • Maltese: Italja
  • Maltese: Repubblika Taljana
  • Manipuri: ꯏꯇꯥꯂꯤ
  • 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 Arabic: الطاليان
  • Moroccan Arabic: طاليان
  • N'Ko: ߌߕߊߟߌ߫
  • Narom: Italie
  • Nauru: Italy
  • Nauru: Itari
  • Navajo: Doohatsʼíí Yátiʼ Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Neapolitan: Italia
  • Nepali: इटाली
  • Newari: इटाली
  • Nias: Italia
  • North Ndebele: Itali
  • 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
  • Nyanja: Italia
  • Occitan (post 1500): Estat italian
  • Occitan (post 1500): Itàlia
  • Occitan (post 1500): Republica italiana
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܝܛܠܝܐ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܜܠܝܐ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Italia
  • Oriya: ଇଟାଲୀ
  • Oromo: Italy
  • Oromo: Xaaliyaanii
  • Ossetian: Итали
  • Pali: इटली
  • Pampanga: Italia
  • Pampanga: Italy
  • Pampanga: Italya
  • Pangasinan: Italia
  • Panjabi: ਇਟਲੀ
  • Papiamento: Italia
  • Pedi: 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: Italya
  • Romagnol: Itâglia
  • Romanian: Italia
  • Romanian: Republica Italiană
  • Romansh: Italia
  • Rundi: Italya
  • Rundi: Ubutaliyani
  • Rundi: Ubutariyano
  • Russia Buriat: Итаали
  • Russia Buriat: Итали
  • Russian: Италия
  • Russian: Итальянская Республика
  • Rusyn: Італія
  • Sakizaya: Italy
  • Samoan: Italia
  • Samogitian: Italėjė
  • Sango: Italùii
  • Sanskrit: इटली
  • Santali: ᱤᱴᱟᱞᱤ
  • Saraiki: اٹلی
  • Sardinian: Itàlia
  • Saterfriesisch: Italien
  • Scots: Italy
  • Scottish Gaelic: An Eadailt
  • Serbian: Italija
  • Serbian: Италија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Italie
  • Serbo-Croatian: Italija
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢီႇတႃႇလီႇ
  • Shona: Italy
  • Sichuan Yi: ꑴꄊꆺ
  • Sicilian: Italia
  • Silesian: Italijo
  • Sindhi: اٽلي
  • Sinhala: ඉතාලිය
  • Sinhala: සිංහල
  • Skolt Sami: Italia
  • Skolt Sami: Italia tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Taliansko
  • Slovenian: Italija
  • Somali: Talyaani
  • Somali: Talyaaniga
  • South Azerbaijani: ایتالیا
  • Southern Sami: Itaalia
  • Southern Sotho: Ithali
  • Spanish: Italia
  • Spanish: República Italiana
  • Sranan Tongo: Italiyanikondre
  • Sundanese: Itali
  • Sundanese: Italia
  • Swahili: Italia
  • Swahili: Uitaliani
  • Swati: INtaliyane
  • Swedish: Italia
  • Swedish: Italien
  • Swedish: Republiken Italien
  • Swiss German: Italie
  • Tagalog: Italya
  • Tahitian: ’Itāria
  • Tajik: Италия
  • Tajik: Итолиё
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Италия
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Итолиё
  • Tamil: இத்தாலி
  • Tamil: இத்தாலியா
  • Taroko: Italy
  • Tatar: Италия
  • Telugu: ఇటలి
  • 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 Arabic: إيطاليا
  • Turkish: İtalya
  • Turkish: İtalyan Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkmen: Italiýa
  • Tuvinian: Италия
  • Twi: Italy
  • Udmurt: Италия
  • Uighur: ئىتالىيە
  • Ukrainian: Італія
  • Upper Sorbian: Italska
  • Urdu: اطالیہ
  • Urdu: اٹلی
  • Uzbek: Italiya
  • Uzbek: Италия
  • Venda: Italy
  • Venetian: Itałia
  • Venetian: Itàlia
  • Veps: Italii
  • Vietnamese: Italia (Ý)
  • Vietnamese: Italia
  • Vietnamese: Italy
  • Vietnamese: Ý
  • Vlaams: Itoalië
  • Vlax Romani: Italiya
  • Volapük: Litaliyän
  • Võro: Itaalia
  • Walloon: Itåleye
  • Waray (Philippines): Italya
  • Welsh: Yr Eidal
  • Western Armenian: Իտալիա
  • Western Balochi: ایتالیا
  • Western Frisian: Itaalje
  • Western Panjabi: اٹلی
  • Wolof: Itaali
  • Wu Chinese: 意大利
  • Xhosa: IItaly
  • Yakut: Италия
  • Yiddish: איטאליע
  • Yoruba: Itálíà
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Italiyi
  • 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
  • Италэ

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