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Italy

Population: 61 680 122

GDP: 2 068 000 000 000.00 $

Companies & Organizations: 92

 

Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor Emmanuel II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito Mussolini established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed.

 

 

Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

 

Population: 61,680,122 (2014)

 

Nationality: noun: Italian(s) adjective: Italian

 

Ethnic groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

 

Languages: 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)

 

Religions: 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%

GDP

 

GDP: $ 2 068 000 000 000.00 (2013)

 

Italian Armed Forces: Army (Esercito Italiano, EI), Navy (Marina Militare Italiana, MMI), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana, AMI), Carabinieri Corps (Arma dei Carabinieri, CC).

 

Italy's long coastline and developed economy entices tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from southeastern Europe and northern Africa.

 

Italy is important gateway for and consumer of Latin American cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin entering the European market; money laundering by organized crime and from smuggling.

 

Capital: Rome

 

Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. Italy has strategic location dominating central Mediterranean as well as southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe.

 

Geographic coordinates:

42 50 N, 12 50 E

 

Area:

total: 301,340 sq km

land: 294,140 sq km

water: 7,200 sq km

note: includes Sardinia and Sicily.

 

 

Land boundaries:

total: 1,836 km

border countries: Austria 404 km, France 476 km, Holy See (Vatican City) 3 km, San Marino 37 km, Slovenia 218 km, Switzerland 698 km.

 

Coastline: 7,600 km.

 

Natural resources: coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land.

04/10/2016

Poland has scrapped a 13.5 billion zlotys ($3.5 billion) deal for 50 Airbus (AIR.PA) utility helicopters that were to be delivered to the Polish army, the economy ministry said late on Tuesday.

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