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Italy

Welcome to Italy, the boot-shaped country bursting with beautiful landscapes, delicious food and over 3,000 years of history, culture and traditions. Read on to hear some Italian and discover how Italy's ancient and modern worlds blend together.

What do you know about Italy? Learn all about its land, products and culture.

 

Official name: Italian Republic

 

Population: 61,016,804 as of July 2011 Size: 116,348 square miles (301, 340 square kilometers); slightly larger than Arizona

 

Capital: Rome

 

Official Language: Italian

 

Literacy: 98.4%

 

Currency: The Euro

 

Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%

 

Climate: Cooler in far north; hot, dry in south

 

Agriculture Products: fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives, beef and dairy products, fish

 

Industries: tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics

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