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Italian Republic
Repubblica italiana
FlagEmblem
Anthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian)
The Song of the Italians
Location of  Italy  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
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– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Blason ville it Rome.svg Rome
41°54′N12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483
Official languagesItaliana
DemonymItalian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
 - PresidentGiorgio Napolitano
 - Prime MinisterEnrico Letta
 - President of
the Senate
Pietro Grasso
 - President of the Chamber of DeputiesLaura Boldrini
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate of the Republic
 - Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Formation
 - Unification17 March 1861 
 - Republic2 June 1946 
Area
 - Total301,338 km2 (72nd)
116,347 sq mi
 - Water (%)2.4
Population
 - 2012 estimate59,685,227[1] (23rd)
 - 2011 census59,433,744[2] (23rd)
 - Density197.7/km2 (63rd)
511.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$1.805 trillion[3] (11th)
 - Per capita$29,598[3] (34th)
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$2.068 trillion[3] (9th)
 - Per capita$33,909[3] (27th)
Gini (2011)31.9[4]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.881[5]
very high ·25th
CurrencyEuro ()c (EUR)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code39d
ISO 3166 codeIT
Internet TLD.ite
a.French is co-official in the Aosta Valley; Slovene is co-official in the province of Trieste and the province of Gorizia; German and Ladin are co-official in the province of Bolzano.
b.Preliminary results.
c.Before 2002, the Italian Lira. The euro is accepted in Campione d'Italia, but the official currency there is the Swiss Franc.[6]
d.To call Campione d'Italia, it is necessary to use the Swiss code +41.
e.The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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