Key Information & Facts of Italy

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

General Info

Rome

is the capital and largest city.

Euro (€) (EUR)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is called the cent. 100 cents = 1 euro.

60,795,612

is the population (2014 estimate).

Central European Time (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone; summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2).

301,338

km2 (116,347 mi2) is its area.

Italian

is the main language spoken.

Latin

is the script used with the Italian alphabet and language.

+39

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

Italia

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

'Italian'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

IT

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C, F & L

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

16

is the smoking age.

18

is the drinking age, though selling to 16-17 is not a criminal offense.

14

is the age of consent, but 16 if child has influence on partner (such as teacher).

112

is the general emergency number; 113 (police), 115 (fire), and 118 (medical) are also used.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Sergio Mattarella

is the president.

Parliamentary Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Matteo Renzi

is the prime minister.

Parliament

is the country’s legislating body.

'Il Canto degli Italiani'

is the country’s national anthem (“The Song of the Italians”).
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