Population of main cities including suburbs:
Milan (4,051,000); Rome (3,555,000); Naples (3,000,000); Turin (1,617,000); Palermo (947,000); Catania (831,000); Florence (825,000).
A majority of Italians, with German, French, Catalan Albanian and Croatian minorities
Italian is the official language. There are some regions with linguistic minority groups: Alto Adige (German) and Aoste (French)
Other Languages Spoken:
You should note that the use of dialects persists in this country. Albanian is spoken by approximately 80,000 people in the South and 50,000 people in the rest of the country. 20,000 residents in the North East of Sardinia speak Gallurese. In addition, the Sardinian language is also spoken in Sardinia by approximately 1.2 million people.
More and more people have some knowledge of English. For initial contact, it is advisable to correspond in Italian. This could speed up communication and avoid misunderstandings. In any case, most firms are able to communicate in English.
Catholics 83.4%, No religion 16.1%, Others 0.5%.
It is %T:%M %A In Rome, Milan
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Republic based on a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The economy relies on imports of raw materials and energy; large public debt (over 100% of GDP)
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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36.7 per 100 Inhabitants
35.5 per 100 Inhabitants
58.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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