Italy Flag

Italy flag
Italy flag

The Italian flag is a tricolor with three vertical stripes of green, white, and red. Hope (green), faith (white), and charity are supposed to be represented by the colors (red).

The Cispadane Republic formally adopted the flag in 1797, but the tricolor had already been used by the Lombard Legion in Milan in 1796. The flag became a significant emblem of Italian unification and has since served as Italy's national flag. Tricolor Day is observed in Italy on January 7th to honor the introduction of the flag.

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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe, on the Italian Peninsula and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. It shares its borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy is the third most populous member of the European Union, with a population of over 60 million people, and the sixth most populous country in Europe. The country is home to numerous civilizations, including the Italic peoples and the Etruscans, and has a rich cultural history. The Roman Kingdom was established in the 8th century BC and eventually became a republic. The Roman Republic conquered and assimilated its neighbors on the Italian Peninsula and later expanded to conquer parts of Europe, North Africa, and Asia. The Roman Empire became a dominant power in the Mediterranean Basin and a leading cultural, political, and religious center.

During the Middle Ages, Italy was home to numerous city-states and maritime republics, many of which became prosperous through trade, commerce, and banking. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe, bringing a renewed interest in humanism, science, exploration, and art. Italian explorers also discovered new routes to the Far East and the New World, leading to the European Age of Discovery. However, Italy's political and territorial divisions, along with invasions by other European powers, led to a period of political fragmentation. In 1861, Italy was almost entirely unified and established the Kingdom of Italy.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Italy underwent rapid industrialization and acquired a colonial empire. However, the south of the country remained largely impoverished and excluded from industrialization, leading to a large and influential diaspora. In the 20th century, Italy experienced a period of economic crisis and social turmoil, which led to the rise of the Italian fascist dictatorship. After World War II, Italy became a democratic unitary parliamentary republic and experienced an economic boom, becoming a highly developed country. Today, Italy has an advanced economy, being the tenth-largest nominal GDP in the world and the eighth-largest economy in the world by PPP. It is also a member of the G8, a group of the world's most industrialized countries. Italy is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its art, cuisine, music, and architecture, and is home to many famous landmarks, such as the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Trevi Fountain.

Independent Yes
Country codes IT, ITA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Italian Republic
Official languages Italian
Religion 84.4% Christianity, 11.6% No religion, 1.0% Islam, 3.0% Others
Capital city Rome
Continent Europe
Time zone UTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST) • UTC+2 (CEST)
Member of United Nations
European Union
Population 60,235,535 (2023)
Population density 206 per Km2 (532 people per mi2)
Urban Population 69.5 % of the population is urban (42,006,701 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) 148,943
Median age 47.3 years
Total area The total land area is 294,140 Km2 (113,568 sq. miles)
Highest point Monte Bianco (4 810 m, 15 781 ft)
Lowest point Jolanda di Savoia (-3 m, -10 ft)
GDP per capita $ 35,657 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +39
Internet TLD .it (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Italy Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Italy

1 Rome 2,318,895
2 Milan 1,236,837
3 Naples 959,470
4 Turin 870,456
5 Palermo 648,260
6 Genoa 580,223
7 Bologna 366,133
8 Florence 349,296
9 Catania 290,927
10 Bari 277,387
11 Messina 219,948
12 Verona 219,103
13 Padova 203,725
14 Trieste 187,056
15 Brescia 184,826
16 Prato 181,820
17 Taranto 181,082
18 Reggio Calabria 169,140
19 Modena 158,886
20 Livorno 153,773
21 Cagliari 149,257
22 Mestre 147,662
23 Parma 146,299
24 Foggia 137,032
25 Reggio nell'Emilia 133,296
26 Acilia-Castel Fusano-Ostia Antica 129,362
27 Salerno 125,797
28 Perugia 120,137
29 Monza 119,618
30 Rimini 118,673
31 Pescara 116,596
32 Bergamo 114,162
33 Vicenza 107,129
34 Bolzano 99,049
35 Andria 98,342
36 Udine 97,761
37 Siracusa 97,472
38 Terni 97,050
39 Forli 93,638
40 Novara 93,295
41 Barletta 93,279
42 Piacenza 93,228
43 Ferrara 92,802
44 Sassari 91,895
45 Ancona 89,994
46 La Spezia 88,491
47 Torre del Greco 85,897
48 Como 81,975
49 Lucca 81,748
50 Ravenna 80,868
51 Lecce 80,695
52 Trento 80,425
53 Giugliano in Campania 80,269
54 Busto Arsizio 79,519
55 Lido di Ostia 79,400
56 Cesena 79,398
57 Catanzaro 78,970
58 Brindisi 78,548
59 Marsala 77,915
60 Treviso 77,604
61 Pesaro 77,241
62 Pisa 77,007
63 Varese 76,851
64 Sesto San Giovanni 76,509
65 Arezzo 76,346
66 Latina 76,305
67 Gela 73,854
68 Pistoia 73,832
69 Caserta 72,844
70 Cinisello Balsamo 71,109
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