Milan is financially the most important city in , and home to the Borsa Italiana stock exchange. It is the second most populous city proper in the country, but sits at the centre of Italy's largest urban and metropolitan area.

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The is the historic center of the city of , contained within the area once delimited by the medieval city walls and today by the streets forming the Corso Navigli easily distinguishable on the map of the city.

While the is the unquestionable heart of , it is the north of the city that is its hub.

Suburban Milan is in the province of Milan. The "Metropolitana" reaches out in the suburbs, but for many parts bus is the only alternative.

Western is the part of the city that encompasses its only UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes a famous painting.


Southern Milan is chiefly a residential part of .

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French: Milan, German: Mailand, Italian: Comune di Milano, Italian: Milano, Portuguese: Milão, Spanish: Milán
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