Background last update:6 Aug 2012


Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.

Capital City: Rome
Population: 58,133,509 (July 2006 est.)

Gross domestic production GDP: 0.1% (2005 est.)
GDP per capita: $29,200 (2005 est.)

GDP composition by:

agriculture 2.1%


Industry 29.1%


Service 68.8% (2005 est.)


Surface area

Land use

Total: 301,230 sq km

arable land: 26.41%

Land: 294,020 sq km

permanent crops: 9.09%

Water: 7,210 sq km

other: 64.5% (2005)

(note: surface area incl Sardinia and Sicily)

Information source: CIA World Factbook

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