Italy

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Italian Republic
Repubblica Italiana CAPITAL: Rome (Roma) FLAG: The national flag is a tricolor of green, white, and red vertical stripes. ANTHEM: Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) MONETARY UNIT: The euro replaced the lira as the official currency in 2002. The euro is divided into 100 cents. There are coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros. There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros. €1 = $1.1137 (or $1 = €0.897717) as of August 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system is the legal standard. HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Epiphany, 6 January; Liberation Day, 25 April; Labor Day,...

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  • Italy
  • Continent

    • Europe
  • Capital City

    • Rome, Italy
  • Population

    • 62,137,802 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Italian
  • Long Name

    • Italian Republic
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • EUR Euro
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $32,790 (2015)
  • Area

    • 116,348 mi²
    • (301,340 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 82.3 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 99.2% (2015 est.)

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