interesting facts Italy


interesting facts Italy:

Nationality:  Italian

Languages:  Italian

Religions: Christian

Population: 61,855,120

Median Age: 44.8%

Population Growth Rate: 0.27%

Birth Rate:  .87%

Death Rate: 1.02%

Capital: Rome

Electricity Production: 286.2 billion kWh

Electricity Exports: 2.181 billion kWh

Electricity Imports : 44.34 billion kWh

Telephones- Landline: 20.57 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 94.2million

Airports: 129

Airports with Paved Runways :98

Heliports: 5

Railways: 20,181 km

Road Ways: 487,700 km

Water Ways: 2400 km

Passports Validity:  six months recommended

Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula , along with Sardinia and Sicily , were united under Victor EMMANUEL II

An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920's when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship

Economy :

it has a diversified economy , which is divided into a developed industrial north, dominated by private companies and a less-developed , highly subsidized , agricultural south where unemployment is higher

interesting facts Italy

interesting facts Italy

  • Rome is further North than New York City. New York City is about the same latitude as Naples Italy

  • In Rome and Naples , it only snows briefly once every several years while in New York snow is very frequent in the winter

  • Pizza was invented in Napless around 1860's

  • Pizza is one of the very few words which is understood all over the world

  • Almost 20 % of Italy's population is over 65 years old

  • Italy longest border is with Switzerland

  • The average Italian family has 1.27 children

  • In Italy everybody at the age of 18 and over can vote , however you have to be at least 25 to vote in Senate Election

  • the Thermometer is an Italian Invention

  • The name of Electricity measurement Volt comes from an Italian - Alessandro Volta who invented the first battery in 1779

  • The average life expectancy in Italy is 79.54 years

  • The piano hails from "Italy"

  • The longest river in Italy is the Po

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