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Where is Italy

by Vishal Kumar

Italy lies in the southern part of Europe. Italy Location map provides a clear picture of the location of Italy on the Europe map.

Where is Italy


Facts About Italy

Country Name Italy
Continent Europe
Capital Rome
Area 301,338 km2 116,347 sq mi Water (%) 2.4
Population 60.37 million (2021 Est.)
Lat Long of Italy 42 .50 N, 12.50 E
Official Language Italian
Calling Code 39
Time Zone CET (UTC+1) Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Airport in Italy 30 main airports
Neighbor countries France, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia
Internet TLD .it
Currency Euro


Italy, formally the Italian Republic is a European nation, located to the south of the continent. Italy is a peninsula surrounded by the Adriatic Sea in the east, Ionian Sea in the southeast, Tyrrhenian Sea in the southwest and its southern boundary extends into the Mediterranean Sea. It shares its northern land boundary with France, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Austria. Italy possesses many islands including Sicily and Sardinia within its territory. Italy is located at the meeting point of the African and Eurasian plates. In fact, the island of Sicily is located to the northeast of Tunisia in Africa. Italy covers a total area of 301,340 sq. km. and is the seventy-second largest country in the world. Italy is situated between 42° 50′ N latitudes and 12° 50′ E longitudes. Italy’s capital city, Rome, has been the home of the Roman Empire and Christianity in the past. The smallest country in the world, Vatican City is located within the boundaries of Rome.

Italy due to its location near the Mediterranean Sea predominantly enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Italy has a mostly mountainous and rugged terrain. Italy’s architecture and art reveal its broad and diverse culture. It is the country with 49 of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and thus is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Economically, Italy has the fifth largest economy in Europe and the tenth largest economy in the world.

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