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Hardiness Zone Map for Italy (IT)

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Region Information Data for Italy (IT)

Saint Peter's Cathedral in Rome, Italy - Source: ansharphoto.com
Italy (Italian: Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a country in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.

Due to its central geographic location in Europe and the Mediterranean, Italy has historically been home to a myriad of peoples and cultures. In addition to the various ancient Italian tribes and Italic peoples dispersed throughout the Italian Peninsula and insular Italy, beginning from the classical era, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks established settlements in the south of Italy, with Etruscans and Celts inhabiting the centre and the north of Italy respectively. The Italic tribe known as the Latins formed the Roman Kingdom in the 8th century BC, which eventually became a republic that conquered and assimilated its neighbours. In the first century BC, the Roman Empire emerged as the dominant power in the Mediterranean Basin and became the leading cultural, political and religious centre of Western civilisation. The legacy of the Roman Empire is widespread and can be observed in the global distribution of civilian law, republican governments, Christianity and the Latin script.
Demonym Italian
Capital Rome
Anthem Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians)
Official Motto Italy is a democratic republic, founded on labor
Official Flag Italy (IT) Flag
Official Language(s) Italian
Approximate Size Total 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi)
Water (%) 2.4
Population 60,483,973 (2017)
Currency Euro
Nickname The Boot
Drives On the Right
International Dialing Code +39
Sports The most popular sport in Italy is, by far, football. Italy's national football team (nicknamed Gli Azzurri "the Blues") is one of the world's most successful team as it has won four FIFA World Cups (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006). Italian clubs have won 48 major European trophies, making Italy the second most successful country in European football. Italy's top-flight club football league is named Serie A and is followed by millions of fans around the world.

Other popular team sports in Italy include volleyball, basketball and rugby. Italy's male and female national volleyball teams are often featured among the world's best. The Italian national basketball team's best results were gold at Eurobasket 1983 and EuroBasket 1999, as well as silver at the Olympics in 2004. Lega Basket Serie A is widely considered one of the most competitive in Europe. Rugby union enjoys a good level of popularity, especially in the north of the country. Italy's national team competes in the Six Nations Championship, and is a regular at the Rugby World Cup. Italy ranks as a tier-one nation by World Rugby. The men's volleyball team won three consecutive World Championships (in 1990, 1994, and 1998) and earned the Olympic silver medal in 1996, 2004, and 2016.

Italy has a long and successful tradition in individual sports as well. Bicycle racing is a very familiar sport in the country. Italians have won the UCI World Championships more than any other country, except Belgium. The Giro d'Italia is a cycling race held every May, and constitutes one of the three Grand Tours, along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a EspaƱa, each of which last approximately three weeks. Alpine skiing is also a very widespread sport in Italy, and the country is a popular international skiing destination, known for its ski resorts. Italian skiers achieved good results in Winter Olympic Games, Alpine Ski World Cup, and World Championship. Tennis has a significant following in Italy, ranking as the fourth most practised sport in the country. The Rome Masters, founded in 1930, is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Italian professional tennis players won the Davis Cup in 1976 and the Fed Cup in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Motorsports are also extremely popular in Italy. Italy has won, by far, the most MotoGP World Championships. Italian Scuderia Ferrari is the oldest surviving team in Grand Prix racing, having competed since 1948, and statistically the most successful Formula One team in history with a record of 232 wins.
Area Facts What are the major imports of Italy?
Imports include: Engineering Products, Chemicals, Transport Equipment, Energy Products, Minerals, Food and Beverages, Textiles and Clothing and Tobacco.

What are the major exports of Italy?
Exports include : Engineering Products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, cars, transport equipment, chemicals, food and beverages, tobacco, minerals, and nonferrous metals.

What are Italy's major attractions?
Italy is known for its extensive cultural and historical attractions. Popular choices for tourists include The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica and The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Posted By Gremelin Posted on January 7th, 2019
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