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Country (long form) Italian Republic
Capital Rome
Total Area 116,305.55 sq mi
301,230.00 sq km
(slightly larger than Arizona)
Population 57,679,825 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 45,016,465
Languages Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Literacy 98% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1998)
Religions predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community
Life Expectancy 75.97 male, 82.52 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $22,100 (2000 est.)
Industry tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics
Agriculture fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives; beef, dairy products; fish
Arable Land 31%
Natural Resources mercury, potash, marble, sulfur, natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, coal, arable land

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