Overview of Italy

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Italy is a country located in south-central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia along the Alps. To the south it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea and many other smaller islands.

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Officially name: The Italian Republic

Capital: Rome

Largest city: Rome

Official language: Italian

Government: Unitary parliamentary republic

Total 301,338 km2 (71st)
Water (%) 2.4

2010 estimate 60,418,711 (23rd)
Density 200.5/km2 (54th)
519.3/sq mi

Currency: Euro  (EUR)

Time zone
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .it

Calling code: 39