Italy Fact File


Italy Information


Population: 61,680,122 (July 2014 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: Prime Minister Matteo RENZI (since 22 February 2014)

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: 82.03 years

Exports: $500.3 billion (2014 est.)

Imports: $448.3 billion (2014 est.)

Gross Domestic Product (Purchasing Power Parity): $2.066 trillion (2014 est.)

GDP per Capita: $34,500 (2014 est.)

Inflation Rate: 0.1% (2014 est.)

Source: CIA The World Factbook


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