Italy Fact File

Italy Information

 

Population: 61,855,120 (July 2015 est.)

Area: 301,340 sq km

Capital City: Rome

Time Zone: (UTC+01:00)

Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia

Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Currency: Euro. Euros (EUR) per US dollar – 0.7489 (2014 est.)

Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German-speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d’Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

System of Government: Republic

Head of State: President Sergio MATTARELLA (3 February 2015)

Telephone Country Code: 39

Emergency numbers: 112 (SOS – All services)

Electricity: 230v

Religion: Christian 80% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim (about 800,000 to 1 million), Atheist and Agnostic 20%

Life Expectancy at Birth: 82.12 years

Exports: $454.6 billion (2015 est.)

Imports: $389.2 billion (2015 est.)

Gross Domestic Product (Purchasing Power Parity): $2.174 trillion (2015 est.)

GDP per Capita: $35,800 (2015 est.)

Inflation Rate: 0.3% (2015 est.)

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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