Italy - Location, size, and extent





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Situated in southern Europe, the Italian Republic, including the major islands of Sicily (Sicilia) and Sardinia (Sardegna), covers a land area of 301,230 sq km (116,306 sq mi). Comparatively, the area occupied by Italy is slightly larger than the state of Arizona. The boot-shaped Italian mainland extends into the Mediterranean Sea with a length of 1,185 km (736 mi) SE-NW and a width of 381 km (237 mi) NE-SW . It is bordered on the N by Switzerland and Austria, on the NE by Slovenia, on the E by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, on the W by the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas, and on the NW by France, with a total land boundary length of 1,932 km (1,200 mi) and a coastline of 7,600 km (4,712 mi). Situated off the toe of the Italian boot, Sicily has a surface area of 25,708 sq km (9,926 sq mi). Sardinia, which is about 320 km (200 mi) NW of Sicily, covers an area of some 24,090 sq km (9,300 sq mi). Within the frontiers of Italy are the sovereign Republic of San Marino, with an area of 61.2 sq km(23.6 sq mi), and the sovereign state of Vatican City, which covers 44 hectares (108.7 acres).

The long-disputed problem of Trieste, a 518 sq km (200 sq mi) area situated at the head of the Adriatic Sea, between Italy and Yugoslavia, was resolved in 1954, when Italy assumed the administration of Zone A, the city and harbor of Trieste, and Yugoslavia of Zone B, the rural hinterlands of the Istrian Peninsula. A treaty of October 1975 made the partition permanent.

Italy's capital city, Rome, is located in the west-central part of the country.

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Jun 13, 2007 @ 7:07 am
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Nov 17, 2007 @ 2:02 am
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Sep 19, 2009 @ 9:09 am
Hiya! My name is Gaia and I am 9 years old. I am in Year 5 and our teacher has set a project. We have to find information about a European Country and turn it into a Powerpoint or Booklet. I am half Italian so I abviously chose Italy. We need a fact page with the population, capital city, currency, longest river, tallest mountain and the size of your country. I couldn't find any website which gave you the size of the website until I found you. Thanks loads for supplying me with some information about Italy! Bye!
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Oct 14, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
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Feb 3, 2010 @ 7:07 am
Can anyone tell me the distance, if I were to walk along the coastline from Ventimiglia to Trieste (not including Sardinia, Sicily and other islands). I'm planning to do a very very long walk for charity... Thanks!
Georgia
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Aug 21, 2010 @ 5:05 am
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Nov 12, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
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Nov 23, 2010 @ 7:07 am
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Dec 6, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
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Jun 13, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
I want the description of italy which consist location, tourism and live there.
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Oct 26, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
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Jun 19, 2012 @ 4:04 am
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Jul 6, 2012 @ 5:05 am
This didn't really help me!! I still need to find out Descriptions of Italy's location!! THANKS SOO MUCH,, for Nothing a good website though xx
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Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
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May 7, 2013 @ 9:09 am
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Sep 30, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
Wow!I've looked at 50 different websites and none have as realistic facts and solid info as this website!Thank you Encyclopedia of the nations!
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Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
I have been wondering what the size of Sicily was for a long time, and I thank you for answering my question for me.

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