or Italian Italia or Latin Italia geographical name 1. peninsula 760 miles (1223 kilometers) long S Europe projecting into the Mediterranean between Adriatic & Tyrrhenian seas 2. country comprising the peninsula of Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, & numerous other islands; a republic since 1946, formerly a kingdom capital Rome area 116,313 square miles (302,251 square kilometers), population 57,235,000

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