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Countries : Italy :    


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Lodging in Italy        Map of Italy




   Capital   
Rome
  
   Population   
69,660,559 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
Italian (official), German , French , Slovene
  
   Independence   
17 March 1861 (Kingdom of Italy proclaimed; Italy unified in1870)
   Location   
Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
  
   Area   
total: 301,230 sq km land: 294,020 sq km water: 7,210 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 1,932.2 km border countries: Austria 430 km, France 488 km, Holy See (Vatican City) 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km, Slovenia 232 km, Switzerland 740 km
  
   Climate   
predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south


  
   Natural resources   
coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorospar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land
  
   Geography - note   
strategic location dominating central Mediterranean as well as southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe
  
   Government type   
republic
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Euro (EUR)

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   Internet country code:   
.it
  
   Internet users:   
18.5 million (2003)

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