Outline of Italy

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The location of Italy
An enlargeable map of the Italian Republic

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

Italyunitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe, located primarily upon the Italian Peninsula. Italy is the birthplace of Western civilization.[citation needed] It is where Ancient Rome originated as a small agricultural community about the 8th century BC, which spread over the course of centuries into the colossal Roman empire, encompassing the whole Mediterranean Sea and merging the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures into one civilization. This civilization was so influential that parts of it survive in modern law, administration, philosophy and arts, forming the ground that the Western world is based upon.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Italy

Geography of Italy[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Italy

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
  • Sharing Adriatic Sea with Croatia

Environment of Italy[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Italy

Geographic features of Italy[edit]

Regions of Italy[edit]

Regions of Italy

Administrative divisions types[edit]

Statistical divisions of Italy[edit]

NUTS of Italy

Groups of regions, regions, and provinces of Italy[edit]

Comuni (municipalities) of Italy[edit]


Demography of Italy[edit]

Demographics of Italy

Neighbors of Italy[edit]

Italy shares its north border with:

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

Government and politics of Italy[edit]

Politics of Italy

Branches of the government of Italy[edit]

Government of Italy

Head of State[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Foreign relations of Italy[edit]

Foreign relations of Italy

International organization membership[edit]

The Italian Republic is a member of:[3]

Law and order in Italy[edit]

Military of Italy[edit]

Military of Italy

History of Italy[edit]

History of Italy

By period[edit]

Timeline of Italian history

By region[edit]

By subject[edit]

Culture of Italy[edit]

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

Culture of Italy

Art in Italy[edit]

People in Italy[edit]

Ethnic groups in Italy[edit]

Religion in Italy[edit]

Religion in Italy

Sport in Italy[edit]

Sport in Italy

Football in Italy[edit]

Football in Italy

Other sports popular in Italy[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Italy[edit]

View of Italy at night from the International Space Station.

Economy of Italy

Local economies[edit]

Education in Italy[edit]

Education in Italy

Health in Italy[edit]

Health in Italy

See also[edit]



  1. ^ The English name of the Italian state used in the English text of the Treaty of Lisbon.
  2. ^ Istat
  3. ^ "Italy". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 15, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Italy

  • Italy travel guide from Wikivoyage
Country profiles
Public institutions