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Capital : Rome
Language :  Italian
Currency :  Euro
Population : 60 665 551
Area : 301 336 km2

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Italy facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. This country has more than 51 269 000 motor vehicles (844 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. 25% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

4. There are more Italians living in New York than in Rome.

5. The top-level national domain is .it . There are over 2,470,030 websites with this extension.

6. The most popular pages with the .it extension are google.it, libero.it and ebay.it.

7. The .it extension is often used for English-language websites because it means “it”.

8. There are currently over 41% of unemployed young people in Italy.

9. In 2015, as much as 25% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

10. In this country there are over 487 700 km of paved roads including over 6 758 km of express roads (0.76% of all roads in the world).

11. The country has 129 airports, 98 of the paved surface.

12. In this country there are more than 20 255 km of railway tracks.

13. There are metro lines in seven Italian cities (Brescia, Catania, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin).

14. There is a 101 km metro line in Milan (113 stations). It was opened in 1964. Annually, about 460 million people use it.

15. About 80% of all companies in Sicily, Calabria and Campania pay “taxes” to local mafias.

16. It is not advisable to drink tap water.

17. The average life expectancy in Italy is one of the highest in the world.

18. The main drinks are wine and water.

19. Each village and city has its patron.

20. The men in the south are kissing in greeting and farewell …

21. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 6.5 Mb / s, and the maximum 30.1 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

22. In Italy, electronic ID cards have been used since 2003.

23. Full name of the country – Italian Republic.

24. Political system – parliamentary republic.

25. 20 Italian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

26. There are over 6.4 thousand km of motorways in Italy.

27. In Italy, a thermometer, piano, barometer, batteries, nitroglycerin, ice cream, glasses, coffee maker, telephone, were invented


Geography in Italy

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1. Tourists visiting Rome annually throw over a million euros into the Trevi Fountain.

2. Fontanellato is home to the world’s largest 7-hectare maze.

3. Italy borders with such countries as: Austria 430 km, France 488 km, Vatican City 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km, Slovenia 199 km, Switzerland 740 km.

4. Viganella, located in the valley, does not receive sunlight for 83 days a year. In 2007, to partially solve this problem, a special mirror was mounted on a nearby mountain that reflects the sun’s rays.

5. There are as many as 5 supercar factories in the province of Modena: Ferrari, Maserati, De Tomaso, Pagani and Lamborghini.

6. In 1916, an avalanche descended from the Alps. which killed over 10,000 people.

7. On December 28, 1908, an earthquake occurred in Messina. which caused a powerful tsunami wave. which killed 123,000 people.

8. A part of the country (the municipalities of Monfalcone and Trieste) lies on the Balkan Peninsula.

9. Venice is a city located on 118 islands, which additionally crosses 150 channels. There are over 400 bridges there.

10. 60% of the UNESCO world heritage is in Italy.

11. This country is not much smaller than Poland.

12. The largest river is the Pad, 652 km long.

13. The highest peak is Monte Bianco di Courmayeur, 4748 m a.s.l.

14. Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites (over 45).

15. The record heatwave that hit Europe in 2003 killed between 18,257 people in July and September.

16. In Italy there are 139,326 km2 of agricultural land (47% of the country’s area).

17. Trepalle is the highest city in the country.

18. 101,918 km2 of the country’s area is covered by forests (34.6%)

19. On March 5, 2015, 256 cm of snow fell within 24 hours in Capracotta.

147. The nearest capital in a straight line from Rome is the Vatican (Vatican City) – 2 km.

148. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Rome is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18543 km.


Finance in Italy

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1. The amount of income tax in Italy is 27.5%.

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 43%, and for companies 24% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 22% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.5%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 2 152 990 000 000 (9 214 797 200 000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 1,935,000,000,000 (PLN 8,281,800,000,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 132.3% of GDP, which is about: $ 2 848 405 770 000 (PLN 12 191 176 695 600),
2018 year was 132 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 2,544,200,000,000 (PLN 10,931,976,000,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 42,062 (PLN 180,024).

7. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 2,459,000,000 ,
2018 is around: $ 2,533,321,000,000 .

8. The percentage share in the world economy of Italy in 2015 is 2.88% (for comparison, the share of Poland is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

9. This country has in 2018 more than $ 145 347 000 000 (PLN 622,085 160,000) of a foreign reserve (1.15% of all foreign reserves countries of the world).

10. Italy has 2451 800 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Italy

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 50 to 70 km / h.

3. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 110 to 130 km / h.

4. During rain or snow, the maximum permitted speed outside the built-up area is 20km / h lower than the signs show,

5. There is no minimum wage set by the government in Italy.

6. Women can go to pension at age 64 and men at age 66.

7. The average pension amount is 910 (around PLN 3,956) and the lowest is EUR 500 (around PLN 2,173).

8. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 43%, and for companies 24% (2018).

9. The tax on goods and services is 22% (2018).

10. You cannot stay at the beach at night. There is a fine of up to 1,000 euros.

11. You cannot take seawater outside the beach area.

12. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

13. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

14. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 13 days.

15. The last death penalty was carried out in 1947.


Education in Italy

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 102.

4. There are no kindergartens in Italy.

5. The University of Rome is one of the oldest in the world. It was founded by the Catholic church in 1303. It is also the largest in Europe, attended by 150,000 students.

6. The university exam is written at any time when you are ready.

7. In a country that is 0,8% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 485,800 people).


Work in Italy

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1. There is no minimum wage set by the government in Italy.

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is € 2,430 (PLN 10,400).

3. The amount of income tax in Italy is 27.5%.

4. Women can go to pension at age 64 and men at age 66.

5. The average pension amount is 910 (around PLN 3,956) and the lowest is EUR 500 (around PLN 2,173).

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 10.9% .

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 43%, and for companies 24% (2018).

8. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 13 days.

9. The work week is 40 hours.

10. In August, holidays are all over the country. Even large companies are closed.


Best in Italy

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1. The richest of them is Maria Franca Fissolo with assets worth over $ 23.4 billion (about PLN 93.8 billion).

2. Fontanellato is home to the world’s largest 7-hectare maze.

3. Italy, which is famous for producing the best shoes in the world, is a shoe-shaped country.

4. The largest airport in Italy is in Lazio. Annually, it is used by over 38 million people.

5. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

6. Italy is the fourth most visited country in the world by tourists.

7. The most offensive gesture is to show both the index and the little finger. This symbolizes the wife’s seasoning of “horns” (betrayal).

8. Italy and Poland are the most religious countries in Europe.

9. The University of Rome is one of the oldest in the world. It was founded by the Catholic church in 1303. It is also the largest in Europe, attended by 150,000 students.

10. 60% of the UNESCO world heritage is in Italy.

11. The largest river is the Pad, 652 km long.

12. The highest peak is Monte Bianco di Courmayeur, 4748 m a.s.l.

13. Italians produce the largest amount of wines in the world.

14. Trepalle is the highest city in the country.

15. Lowest temperature: -49.6 ° C was measured in Pale di San Martino.

16. Highest temperature: 47 ° C was measured in Apulia.


Army in Italy

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1. Italy is taking part in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing program. They have 60-70 heads.

2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 12 place,
2018 > year – 11 place.

3. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 320,000 professional and 40,000 reservists,
2018 year – 247 500 professional and 20 000 reservists.

4. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 400 tanks, 9500 > armored vehicles, 790 jet aircraft and 430 helicopters,
2018 year – 200 tanks, 10685 armored vehicles, 826 jet aircraft and 425 helicopters.

5. Army expenses:
2014 year – $ 34,000,000,000 (PLN 145,420,000,000),
2018 year – $ 37,700,000,000 (PLN 161,356,000,000).

6. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 65 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style="color: green;"> 74 ships.


Society in Italy

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1. 39 Italians have accumulated wealth greater than one billion US dollars.

2. In Italy, an average adult consumes about 6.7 liters of pure alcohol annually.

3. Most drink wine – 65%, then beer – 23%, and spirit – 12%.

4. In 2013, 3,385 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

5. Women can go to pension at age 64 and men at age 66.

6. The average IQ level is 102.

7. 20% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. Russo is the most popular surname in Italy.

9. 95% of the population are Italians.

10. In this country, women having their first child on average 30.3 years old.

11. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.4 children.

12. In this country, more than 37 668 000 (2015) 54 798 299 (2018) people have access to internet (about 90% of the population).

13. About 28,000,000 (2015) 30,000,000 (2018) Facebook accounts were established.

14. The population density is 199 people / km².

15. The main religion is Catholicism, 87%.

16. 112,000 Poles live in this country.

17. In Italy, according to statistics, on average one person reads 48 minutes a day.

18. The average age people living in this country is 44.8 years.

19. In this country there are around:
8 331 000 people (13.73%) in the age range 0-14 years.
39 484 000 people (65.07%) in the age range 15-64 years.
12,864,100 people (21.2%) over 65 years old.

20. In this country, approximately 530,000 children are born annually (0.9% of the population), and about 618 000 people die (1.0% of the population).

21. 119 people in 1000 possess firearms.

22. 67% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

23. 13,000 over a hundred year old women live in this country.

24. Almost 20% of Italian citizens are over 65 years old.

25. In this country the average adult person smokes 123 cigarettes a month.

26. The average life expectancy in this country is 82.8 years (women – 85.2 years and men – 80.3 years).


Symbols of Italy

1. National alcohol is Grappa, wine and Limoncello.

2. The national tree is an olive tree and an oak.

3. The national animal is an Apennine wolf.

4. The Italian hymn mentions Poland.

5. For Italians, the unlucky number is 17.


Customs in Italy

1. According to the old superstition, if there are three smokers, the youngest of them will bring bad luck to the rest.

2. Gesturing is an integral part of all conversations.

3. It is normal to have a home with parents up to the age of 40.

4. According to Italian superstition, opening an umbrella in a building is unlucky. However, accidentally spilling wine brings good luck.


History of Italy

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1. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1920.

2. On March 2, 1944, a train stopped in a tunnel near Balvano station, which was unable to overcome a high hill. The carbon monoxide released from the steam engine has caused over 426 people to be polluted.

3. In the 3rd century CE in the Roman Empire there were 372 minted roads with a total length of over 78 thousand km.

4. In 1769, 90 tons of gunpowder was stored in the city of Brescia, which exploded after a lightning strike, destroying a large part of the city and killing over 3,000 people.

5. From 1523 to 1978, all popes were Italians.

6. In 1916, an avalanche descended from the Alps. which killed over 10,000 people.

7. On December 28, 1908, an earthquake occurred in Messina. which caused a powerful tsunami wave. which killed 123,000 people.

8. On the night of July 18-19, Rome was on fire. It was only after 6 days to put out the great fire. A large part of the city was completely destroyed.

9. In ancient Rome, gladiatorial pot was sold as perfumes.

10. In ancient Rome, number 17 was considered unlucky. To this day you can find buildings in which there is no 17th floor or room number.

11. The first violin appeared in Italy in 1500, probably from the workshop of Andrea Amati.

12. The unification of Italy took place on March 17, 1861.

13. The record heatwave that hit Europe in 2003 killed between 18,257 people in July and September.

14. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1946.

15. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

16. Rome was the first city in history to have more than a million inhabitants. This number was exceeded in 133 B.C.

17. In 1860 a pizza was invented in Naples.

18. Italy is one of the 12 countries of the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.


Language in Italy

1. In the 1960s, Italian was only used in literature. All regions had their own speech. Italian has become widely used thanks to television.

2. All Italian words end in a vowel.

3. There are no letters in Italian: K, Y, W, X and J.


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What is the highest peak in Italy?

The highest peak in Italy is Mont Blanc de Courmayeur (4748 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Italy?

The largest river in Italy is the Pad (652 km).

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Italy?

The largest lake is Garda (370 km2).

answer: Marta


Which Italy has national colors?

National colors: green, white and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Grappa, wine and Limoncello.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is an Apenian wolf.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

National football is football.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Italy?

Italy borders on such countries as: Austria 430 km, France 488 km, the Vatican 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km, Slovenia 199 km, Switzerland 740 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 44.8 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Italy?

The population density is 206 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Long Live Victor Emanuel, King of Italy!”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 47 ° C was measured in Apulia.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -49.6 ° C was measured in Pale di San Martino.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

answer: Marta