Italy Rachel windsor


Italy is located in Europe in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres

Italy's bordering countries are Switzerland, Austria, Slovania, and France. Also the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

The capital city of Italy is Rome (13°N, 13°E). The population is estimated at 2,869,461.

Physical Characteristics

Italy is in the temperate zone. Countries in the temperate zone have four seasons throughout the year: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Italy is in between the Tropic of Cancer and Arctic lines of latitude.

The Alps

The Alps are 1200 kilometers long. Crossing France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. The Alps are the watershed for many of Europe's rivers, including the Rhine, the Rhone, the Po and the Danube.

The Arno River

The Arno River is 150 miles long. It's source is Monte Falterona and it flows out into the Ligurian Sea.


The total population is 61.2 million people. That is a large population compared to lots of other countries. The world rank of Italy is 23.

The population density is 539 people per square mile. Italy is a crowded country, more crowded than Germany. The world rank of Italy is 61.

Italy's Growth

The growth rate of Italy is 0.202% per year. Italy is growing slow. The fertility rate of Italy is 1.42 children.

The 5 largest cities in Italy; Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, and Palermo.

Rural or Urban?

Italy is a rural country. The plains cover 131620 sq. Km of Italy.

Italy's net migration rate is 1.77 per 1000 population. More people are coming into Italy than leaving, because of all Italy wonderful structures.


Italy is a developed country because of the great things that it endures. Everybody in Italy has at least $29,600. That is very good for all of the other counties. Also, Italy's life expectancy is 82.03 years. Which is good because it has to be at least 78 years. Lastly, literacy rate is 99%. To be a developed country it has to be at least 99%. That's why Italy is a developed country.


In Italy people speak mostly 4 different languages

  1. Itailian
  2. German
  3. French
  4. Slovene

The main religions in Italy are;

  1. Christian
  2. Muslim
  3. Atheist
  4. Agnosic


Family is very important in Italy. The elders of the family are highly respected. Aunt's, uncles, and cousins are raised watched closely by their grandparents, which are the most honored members of the family. Lastly, parents make good choices for their children, they care greatly about their future and their future.


The Epiphany is a feast that Italy celebrates on January 6th every year. They celebrate three wise men (or kings) offering Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh on this day. Many towns and cities in Italy have festivals and parades to celebrate Epiphany. Epiphany is a public holiday so many businesses are closed, including; government offices, post offices, banks, schools and other educational institutions, lots of other traveling services, etc.


Italy's most popular sports are basketball, volleyball, water polo, and rugby


Also, in Italy they eat gelato, risotto, pizza, tiramisu.


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