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Italy Facts for Kids

  • Country Name: Italy
  • Continent: Europe
  • Primary Language: Italian
  • Population: 59,433,744 (2011 Census)
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • GDP: 2.084 trillion (2018, World Bank)

24 Italy Facts for Kids

  1. Italy is a country on the European continent (Europe).
  2. The official name for Italy is the Italian Republic.
  3. A native or resident of Italy is called an Italian.
  4. The primary language spoken in Italy is Italian.
  5. The capital city of Italy is Rome.
  6. The population of Italy was 59,433,744 according to a 2011 census.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Italy was the 23rd most populated country in the world.
  8. Italy has a population of an estimated 91.5% Italian ethnicity.
  9. The national currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR).
  10. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Italy was 2.084 trillion USD.
  11. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Italy was 12th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  12. The country of Italy covers 116,348 square miles.
  13. Italy is the 71st largest country by square miles.
  14. The largest city in Italy is Rome.
  15. The highest point in Italy is Mont Blanc at 15,777 feet.
  16. The longest river in Italy is the Po River at 405 miles long.
  17. The largest lake in Italy is Lake Garda at 142 square miles.
  18. The government of Italy is a Unitary parliamentary republic.
  19. Italy is divided into 20 regions.
  20. Drivers in Italy drive on the right side of the road.
  21. The country calling code for Italy is +39.
  22. The ISO 3166 code for Italy is IT.
  23. The national anthem of Italy is called “Il Canto degli Italiani” or “The Song of Italians” in English.
  24. It’s estimated that 78% of the people living in Italy are Roman Catholic.

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