Italy profile

Statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi In 2011 Italy marked 150 years of unity, promoted by commander Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose statue is pictured left
  • Full name: Italian Republic
  • Population: 61 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Rome
  • Area: 301,338 sq km (116,346 sq miles)
  • Major language: Italian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 85 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, clothes, wine
  • GNI per capita: US $35,320 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .it
  • International dialling code: +39

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