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Italy Population

by Vishal Kumar

Italy has the fourth-largest population in the European Countries and the 23rd-largest population worldwide estimated as 60.6 million. The population density, at over 200 persons per square kilometer, is the fifth highest in the European Countries.

Italy Population has surpassed 60 million as per the 2009 estimates. It is the forth largest populated country of Europe and ranks twenty third in the world chart. And in terms of population density, the country stands fifth all over Europe. There are 200 persons approx residing in every square kilometer of land area.

Italy, including the islands of Sardinia and Sicily covers an area of 301,338 square km. It is made up 20 administrative regions including Abruzzi, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Remagna, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Molise, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardegna, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria, Giulia, Lazio,Valle d’Aosta, Veneto, Sicilia, Friuli-Venezia and Basilicata.

Italian Population has been mainly affected by the high birth rate of 9.78 births per 1,000 people and relatively high life expectancy and low death rate of 9.82 deaths/1,000 people.

Some of the largest populated cities of Italy are Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo and Genoa. Among other major Italian cities the most populated having more than 250,000 inhabitants are Bologna, Florence, Bari, Catania, Venice and Verona.

According to latest reports as per the Italian Statistics Office, the literacy rate among Italy Population is 98% with schooling been made mandatory for children aged between 6 and 18.

The demographic details of Italy are listed as follows:

  • Population: 58,133,509 approximately
  • Age structure can be defined as:
    • 0-14 years: 14.03%
    • 15-64 years: 65.93%
    • 65 years and over: 20.04%
  • Growth Rate of Population: 0.68%
  • Net Migration Rate: 7.5%
  • Population divided into different genders / Sex Ratio in the following Age Groups at birth:
    • 1.07 males per a female
    • Under 15 years: 1.06 males per a female
    • 15-64 years: 1.02 males per a female
    • 65 years and over: 0.72 male per a female
  • Ethnic groups: Italian. But exists some clusters of German, French, and Slovene. There are also few Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south
  • Religions
    • 90% belong to Roman
    • 10% are Protestant or Jewish
    • There are also very few Muslim immigrant
  • Languages Spoken: Officially Italian (official); others include: German, French, Slovene

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