Overview of Italy

Overview of Italy
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.


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


  • 2017 estimate Increase 60,483,973 (23rd)
  • Density 201.3/km2 (521.4/sq mi) (63rd)

Currency: Euro  (EUR)

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

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .it

Calling code: 39