Italy: Fast Facts

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Official Name: Italian Republic

Total Area: 301,333 square kilometers

Administrative Divisions: 20 regions (each divided into several provinces)

Head of State: President

Head of Government: Prime Minister

Capital: Rome

Major Cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Venice, Verona

Language: Italian

Religions: Christianity

Currency: Euro

Population: 57.2 million (UN estimate, 2005)

Literacy: 99 percent

Gross National Income per capita: US$ 30,010 (World Bank estimate, 2006)

Economy: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Mining

International Dialing Code: +39

Time: GMT/UTC+1 (Central European Time)