Italy

Capital: 
Rome
Location: 
Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Country Code: 
IT
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 301,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 7,000 km
Climate: 
predominantly Mediterranean;Alpine in far north;hot, dry in south
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly rugged and mountainous;some plains, coastal lowlands
Natural Resource: 
coal
Natural Resource: 
mercury
Natural Resource: 
zinc
Natural Resource: 
potash
Natural Resource: 
marble
Natural Resource: 
barite
Natural Resource: 
asbestos
Natural Resource: 
pumice
Natural Resource: 
flourspar
Natural Resource: 
feldspar
Natural Resource: 
pyrite
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 200 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
landslides
Natural Hazards: 
mudflowers
Natural Hazards: 
avalances
Natural Hazards: 
earthquakes
Natural Hazards: 
volcanic eruptions
Natural Hazards: 
flooding
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
coastal pollution
Environmental Issues: 
rain damaging lakes
Environmental Issues: 
inadequate industrial waste treatment
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 260 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 315 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 3.4 Billion kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
Approx. 43 Billion kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 162,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 1.6 Million bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 667,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 2.2 Million bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 9.2 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 85 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 58 Million
Nationality: 
Italian
Ethnic Groups: 
Italian
Ethnic Groups: 
German
Ethnic Groups: 
French
Ethnic Groups: 
Slovene-Italians
Ethnic Groups: 
North Albanian Italians
Ethnic Groups: 
Greek Italians
Unofficial Language: 
Italian
Unofficial Language: 
German
Unofficial Language: 
French
Unofficial Language: 
Slovene
Type Of Government: 
Republic
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 98% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
fruits
Agricultural Products: 
vegetables
Agricultural Products: 
grapes
Agricultural Products: 
potatoes
Agricultural Products: 
sugar beets
Agricultural Products: 
soybeans
Agricultural Products: 
grian
Agricultural Products: 
olives
Agricultural Products: 
beef
Agricultural Products: 
dair products
Agricultural Products: 
fish
Industrial Products: 
tourism
Industrial Products: 
machinery
Industrial Products: 
iron
Industrial Products: 
steel
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
motor vehicles
Industrial Products: 
clothing
Industrial Products: 
footwear
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $960 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $1 Trillion
National Debt: 
N/A
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $ 3 Trillion
GDP: 
Approx. $1.7 Trillion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 1%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 11%
Export Value: 
Approx. $369 Billion
Export Product: 
engineering products
Export Product: 
textiles
Export Product: 
clothing
Export Product: 
production machinery
Export Product: 
motor vehicles
Export Product: 
transport equipment
Export Product: 
chemiclas
Export Product: 
food
Export Product: 
beverages
Export Product: 
tobacco
Export Product: 
minerals
Export Product: 
nonferrous
Export Partner: 
Germany
Export Partner: 
France
Export Partner: 
Spain
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
United Kingdom
Import Value: 
Approx. $359 Billion
Import Product: 
engineering products
Import Product: 
chemicals
Import Product: 
transport equipment
Import Product: 
energy products
Import Product: 
minerals
Import Product: 
textiles
Import Product: 
clothing
Import Product: 
food
Import Product: 
beverages
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
France
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Netherlands
Import Partner: 
Libya
Import Partner: 
Russia
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .it
Airports: 
132
Railways: 
Approx. 20,000 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 488,000
Waterways: 
Approx. 2,000 km
Ports: 
Augusta, Genoa, Livorno, Ravenna, Sarroch, Taranto, Trieste, Venice
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 17,500 km
Pipelines: 
"oil: Approx. 1,000 km "
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 6 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 80 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 25 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: 4%
Occupation: 
industry: 31%
Occupation: 
services: 65%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
N/A