The Italian Republic is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. 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.



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Capital City: Rome
Area: 301,340 sq km/ 116,348 sq mi
Population: 61,855,120 (July 2015 est.)
Time Zone: UTC +1:00
GDP (PPP): $2.221 trillion (2016 est.) note: datum in 2016 US dollar
Currency: Euro (EUR)
% of Shares: (as of Dec 31, 2016 15,588
Source: Central Intelligence Agency. (2017). The World Factbook: Italy. Updated July 6, 2017

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