NCBuy Home

 
Add a Social Bookmark
  • YOUTUBERS
  • ONLINE SHOPPER

Time
  Hot Subscriptions

  • FINANCIAL
  Card Reviews
  Get the low down on
  credit card offers.

  • HAVE SOME FUN
  New Downloads
  Free games and
  demos for your PC.
Learn more about Italy.
Flag of Italy Italy
Population: 58,057,477 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Rome
[ Select Another Country ]

An Introduction to Italy
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the European Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.

Italy map

Map of Italy ( Location ) : 42 50 N, 12 50 E, Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Italy, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Italian Flag
Three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; similar to the flag of Ireland, which is longer and is green (hoist side), white, and orange; also similar to the flag of the Cote d'Ivoire, which has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green
note: inspired by the French flag brought to Italy by Napoleon in 1797.

More Countries
Rankings of The Most Populous Countries in the World.

  1. China
  2. India
  3. United States
  4. Indonesia
  5. Brazil
  6. Russia
  7. Pakistan
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Japan
10. Nigeria
11. Mexico
12. Germany
13. Philippines
14. Vietnam
15. Egypt
16. Turkey
17. Iran
18. Ethiopia
19. Thailand
20. United Kingdom
21. France
22. Italy
23. Congo
24. Ukraine
25. South Korea
26. South Africa
27. Burma
28. Colombia
29. Spain
30. Poland

Full Country Listing »  
Country References
Country profile data for Italy

  • Economy Intro
  • Economy
  • Flag Description
  • Government
  • History
  • People
  • Political
  • US Relations
  • Foreign Relations
  • Religious Freedom
 

Tabular Data
  • Economy
  • Communications
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health
  • Issues
  • Military
  • People
  • Transportation
  • Chiefs of State
 
Additional Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Travel Issues
 
Countries Center »  

Signup for your free History email announcer.

Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Italy.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.09%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 76.61 yrs - Male
    • 82.66 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 26.596 million (2003)

Televisions:
    • 30.3 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 50,500,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .it

Did you know ... People from Italy are called Italians
 

NCBuy Home  |  About NCBuy  |  Contacts  |  Privacy  |  Site Map  |  Link 2 Us

Copyright © 2016 NetCent Communications, All rights reserved. Terms under which this service is provided.
Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook