Italy /ˈɪtəli/ , officially the Italian Republic , is a unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia along the Alps. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia–the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea–and many other smaller islands. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within Italy, while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland. The territory of Italy covers some 301,338 km and is influenced by a temperate seasonal...
|Founded:||March 17, 1861|
|Official language:||Italian Language|
|Area:||116,305.6 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Parliamentary republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary republic|
|Also known as:||Italia, Republika Włoska, República Italiana|