Outline of Italy

Outline of Italy
The location of Italy
An enlargeable map of the Italian Republic

The Italian Republic, commonly known as Italy, is a sovereign country located in Southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula and the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia.[1] Italy shares its northern Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.

Italy has been the home of many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the movement of the Renaissance, that began in Florence and spread all over Europe. Italy's capital Rome has been for centuries the center of Western civilization, and is the seat of the Catholic Church.

Today, Italy is a democratic republic, and a developed country with the 8th-highest GDP, the 8th-highest Quality-of-life index,[2] and the 20th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Italy:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Italy
  • Pronunciation: /ˈɪtəli/ ( listen)
    • Italian: [iˈtaːlja]
  • Common English country name: Italy
  • Official English country name: The Italian Republic
  • Common endonym(s): Italia
  • Official endonym(s): Repubblica italiana
  • Adjectival(s): Italian
  • Demonym(s): Italian
  • Etymology: Name of Italy
  • International rankings of Italy
  • ISO country codes: IT, ITA, 380
  • ISO region codes: See ISO 3166-2:IT
  • Internet country code top-level domain: .it

Geography of Italy

An enlargeable topographic map of Italy
Main article: Geography of Italy
 Switzerland 740 km
 France 488 km
 Austria 430 km
 Slovenia 199 km
 San Marino 39 km
 Vatican City 3 km
  • Coastline: 7,600 km

Environment of Italy

An enlargeable satellite image of Italy
  • Climate of Italy
  • Environmental issues in Italy
  • Ecoregions in Italy
  • Renewable energy in Italy
      • Biofuel in Italy
      • Geothermal energy in Italy
      • Hydroelectricity in Italy
      • Solar power in Italy
      • Wind power in Italy
  • Geology of Italy
    • Volcanism of Italy
  • National parks of Italy
  • Protected areas of Italy
  • Wildlife of Italy

Geographic features of Italy

Regions of Italy

Administrative divisions types

Statistical divisions of Italy

Groups of regions, regions, and provinces of Italy

Comuni (municipalities) of Italy

Demography of Italy

Main article: Demographics of Italy

Neighbors of Italy

Italy shares its north border with:

Independent states surrounded by Italy (otherwise within Italy's borders) include:

Government and politics of Italy

Main article: Government of Italy and Politics of Italy

Branches of the government of Italy

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Foreign relations of Italy

International organization membership

The Italian Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Italy

Main article: Legal system of Italy

Military of Italy

Main article: Military of Italy

History of Italy

Main article: History of Italy and Timeline of Italian history

By period

Culture of Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous landmarks in Italy.

Art in Italy

Sport in Italy

Main article: Sport in Italy

Sports popular in Italy:

Economy and infrastructure of Italy

View of Italy at night from the International Space Station.
Main article: Economy of Italy

Local economies

  • Economy of Milan
  • Economy of Rome

Education in Italy

Main article: Education in Italy

Health in Italy

See also


External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Italy

Country profiles
Public institutions

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