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Encyclopedia > Demographics of Italy
Demography of Italy. Data of FAO, year 2005; Number of inhabitants in thousands
Demography of Italy. Data of FAO, year 2005; Number of inhabitants in thousands

Italy has the fifth-highest population density in Europe — about 194 persons per square kilometre (490 per square mile). Image File history File links Italy-demography. ... Image File history File links Italy-demography. ... Possible meanings: Faro Airport (Portugal) Federation of Astrobiology Organizations Financial Aid Office Food and Agriculture Organization This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or all of: an abbreviation, an acronym, an initialism, a word in English, or a word in another language. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...

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Population

Population: 58,133,509 (December 2005).


There are around 3 million immigrants living in Italy (est. Caritas census 2005), making up ca. 4% of the total population. World Alamanac suggests that Italy has 2.3 million immigrants which would be 3% of the total population.


Families: 21,503,088 (55,920,840 Italians in a familiar status, 2.60 Italians per family)

  • Most populated comune (residents) Rome
  • Least populated comune (residents) Morterone (LC) 33
  • Greatest human density (residents per km²) Portici (NA) 13,032.1
  • Greatest comune territory (km²) Rome (RM) 1,285.30
  • Smallest comune territory (km²) Fiera di Primiero (TN) 0.15

Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Portici is a city of Campania, Italy, in the Province of Naples, 5 miles southeast of Naples by railway, on the shores of the bay, and at the foot of Vesuvius. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban...

Metropolitan areas

According to the figures (2006) of World Gazetteer.

Milan (Italian: ; Lombard: Milán (listen)) is the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. ... The Bay of Naples Naples (Italian: , Neapolitan: Nàpule, from Greek Νεάπολη < Νέα Πόλις Néa Pólis New City) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Torino redirects here. ... For other uses, see Palermo (disambiguation). ... Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Catania is the second-largest city of Sicily, southern Italy, and is the capital of the province which bears its name. ... Genoa (Genova in Italian - Zena in Genoese) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. ... Bologna (IPA , from Latin Bononia, BulÃ¥ggna in the local dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Pianura Padana, between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly between the Reno River and the Sàvena River. ...

Cities ranked by population

not representing metropolitan areas: from the December 2004 Istat report (www.istat.it): Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or...

Name Population Region
Rome 2,553,873 Lazio
Milan 1,299,439 Lombardy
Naples 1,071,744 Campania
Turin 902,255 Piedmont
Palermo 675,277 Sicily
Genoa 605,084 Liguria
Bologna 374,425 Emilia-Romagna
Florence 368,059 Tuscany
Bari 328,458 Puglia
Catania 305,773 Sicily
Venice 271,251 Veneto
Verona 259,068 Veneto
Messina 247,592 Sicily
Padua 210,821 Veneto
Trieste 207,069 Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Taranto 199,012 Puglia
Brescia 192,164 Lombardy
Reggio di Calabria 183,041 Calabria
Prato 180,674 Tuscany
Modena 180,110 Emilia-Romagna
Parma 174,471 Emilia-Romagna
Cagliari 161,465 Sardegna
Livorno 155,986 Toscana
Perugia 157,842 Umbria
Reggio nell'Emilia 155,191 Emilia-Romagna
Foggia 154,780 Puglia
Ravenna 146,989 Emilia-Romagna
Salerno 135,818 Campania
Rimini 134,700 Emilia-Romagna
Ferrara 131,907 Emilia-Romagna
Sassari 124,929 Sardegna
Syracuse 123,332 Sicily
Pescara 122,577 Abruzzo
Monza 122,263 Lombardy
Bergamo 116,510 Lombardy
Vicenza 113,483 Veneto
Latina 111,946 Lazio
Forlì 111,495 Emilia-Romagna
Trento 110,142 Trentino-South Tyrol
Terni 108,999 Umbria
Giugliano in Campania 105,951 Campania
Novara 102,746 Piedmont
Ancona 101,797 Marche

Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Lazio (Latium in Latin) is a regione of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... Milan (Italian: ; Lombard: Milán (listen)) is the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardia) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... The Bay of Naples Naples (Italian: , Neapolitan: Nàpule, from Greek Νεάπολη < Νέα Πόλις Néa Pólis New City) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Torino redirects here. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... For other uses, see Palermo (disambiguation). ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Genoa (Genova in Italian - Zena in Genoese) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. ... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ... Bologna (IPA , from Latin Bononia, BulÃ¥ggna in the local dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Pianura Padana, between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly between the Reno River and the Sàvena River. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Location within Italy Bari is the capital of the province of Bari and of the Apulia (or Puglia) region, on the Adriatic sea, in Italy. ... Apulia is a region of Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the south-west, Basilicata to the south, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... Catania is the second-largest city of Sicily, southern Italy, and is the capital of the province which bears its name. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Verona is an ancient town, episcopal see, and province in Veneto, Northern Italy. ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Messina, Italy Strait of Messina, Italy. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Tronco Maestro Riviera: a pedestrian walk along a section of the inland waterway or naviglio interno of Padua. ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Trieste (Italian: Trieste; Slovenian and Croatian: Trst; German: Triest; Hungarian: Trieszt; Latin: Tergeste; Serbian: Трст or Trst) is a city and port in northeastern Italy right on the border with Slovenia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, southern Italy. ... Apulia is a region of Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the south-west, Basilicata to the south, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Brescia (BS) Mayor Paolo Corsini (since June 10, 2003) Elevation 150 m Area 90 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 192,165  - Density 2,087/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Bresciani Dialing code 030 Postal code 25100 Frazioni Fornaci, Sant... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardia) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Categories: Italy-related stubs | Coastal cities | Towns in Calabria ... Calabria (Latin: Bruttium or Brutium), is a region in southern Italy which occupies the toe of the Italian peninsula south of Naples. ... Prato is a city in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Modena (Mòdna in Modenese dialect) is a city and a province on the south side of the Po valley, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Parma (PR) Mayor Elvio Ubaldi (since May 28, 2002) Elevation 55 m Area 260 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 175,789  - Density 676/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Parmigiani (Parmensi are called the provinces inhabitants) Dialing code... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Càgliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. ... Sardinia (Sardigna, Sardinna or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, Sardegna in Italian, Sardenya in Catalan), is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy, France and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... Livorno, sometimes in English Leghorn, (population 170,000) is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy. ... Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Perugia is the capital city in the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber river, and the capital of the province of Perugia. ... Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ... Reggio Emilia is a town of North Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Foggia, Italy, is an Apulian big town and provincial capital. ... Apulia is a region of Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the south-west, Basilicata to the south, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... Ravenna is a city and commune in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Salerno is a town and a province capital in Campania, south-western Italy, located on the gulf of the same name on the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Ferrara is a city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, capital city of the province of Ferrara. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Sassari (in Italian and Sassarese, a Corsican dialect; either Sassari or Tathari in southern Sardinian), is a town and a province in Sardinia, Italy. ... Sardinia (Sardigna, Sardinna or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, Sardegna in Italian, Sardenya in Catalan), is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy, France and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... Syracuse (Italian, Siracusa, ancient Syracusa - see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a city on the eastern coast of Sicily and the capital of the province of Syracuse, Italy. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Pescaras port in the afterglow. ... Abruzzo is a region of Italy bordering Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east and the Adriatic Sea to the east. ... The Lambro River runs through Monza. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardia) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Small street (via della Noca) leading to città alta. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardia) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Vicenza is a city in northern Italy, is the capital of the eponymous province in the Veneto region, at the northern base of the Monti Berici, straddling the Bacchiglione. ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Latina is the capital of the province of Latina in the region Latium in Italy. ... Lazio (Latium in Latin) is a regione of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... Forlì is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, famed as the birthplace of the great painter Melozzo da Forlì and of Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, at the nearby comune of Predappio. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Panorama of Trento. ... Trentino-South Tyrol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige, German and Ladin: Trentino-Südtirol, official: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) is an autonomous Region in Northern Italy. ... Terni, (Latin: Interamna Nahars) an ancient town of Italy, capital of Terni province in southern Umbria, 42°33N, 12°39E, at 130 meters (427 ft) above sea-level in the plain of the Nera river. ... Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ... Giugliano in Campania is a town in the province of Napoli, Campania, Italy. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Novara is a city of Piedmont, in North-west Italy, to the west of Milan. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche, a region of central Italy, population 101,909 (2005). ... // The Marche (plural, originally le marche de Ancona = the Marches of Ancona) are a region of Central Italy, bordering Emilia-Romagna north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to west, Abruzzo and Latium to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. ...

Immigration

Traditionally a country of emigrants, in the last 20 years Italy has become a country of immigration, with about 2% of the population fitting that description.


156,179 foreigners were counted in the 1971 census, (Source: Italian Caritas); according to the last figure (Caritas est. 2005 [1]), 2.8 million immigrants live legally in Italy, while estimates for undocumented immigrants vary from 0.8 million to 2 million. Italy is periodically legalizing unauthorized foreigners. The Caritas House in Caine Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ...


According to ISTAT figures, there were 2,402,157 foreigner citizens resident in Italy at the end of 2004. Of these a little over a half were citizens of Albania (13.2%), Morocco (12.3%), Romania (10.4%), People's Republic of China (4.7%), Ukraine (3.9%), Philippines (3.4%), Tunisia (3.3%), or Republic of Macedonia (2.4%). [2] Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT) is the Italian national statistical institute, roughly corresponding to the United States Census Bureau. ... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ...


Net migration rate: 9.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)[citation needed]


Languages

Main article: Italian dialects

The official and common language is Italian. The Italian people generally indicates as Italian dialects all vernacular idioms spoken in Italy other than Italian and other recognized languages. ... Italy currently has one national language: Standard Italian. ...


Officially recognized minority language groups are: A minority language is a language spoken by a minority of the population of a country. ...

Group Population Native language Region
Sardinian 1,269,000 Sardinian Sardinia
Friulian 526,000 Friulian Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Tyrolean 290,000 German Trentino-South Tyrol
Occitan 178,000 Occitan Piedmont, Liguria, Calabria
Roma/Sinti 130,000 Romany the whole country
Albanian 98,000 Albanian southern Italy, Sicily
Franco-Provençal 90,000 Franco-Provençal Piedmont, Aosta Valley, Apulia
Slovenian 70,000 Slovenian Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Ladin 55,000 Ladin Trentino-South Tyrol, Veneto
French 20,000 French Aosta Valley
Greek 20,000 Griko (Greek) Calabria, Apulia
Catalan 18,000 Alguerese (Catalan) Sardinia
Croatian 2600 Croatian Molise
Carinthian 2000 German Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Carnian 1400 Friulian Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Source: Ministero degli Interni del Governo Italiano. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Sardinia (pronounced ; Italian: Sardegna; Sardinian: Sardigna or Sardinna) is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). ... Friulian ( or affectionately marilenghe in Friulian, friulano in Italian) is a Romance language belonging to the Rhaetian family, spoken in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Trentino-South Tyrol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige, German and Ladin: Trentino-Südtirol, official: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) is an autonomous Region in Northern Italy. ... Occitan, known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (Occitan: occitan, lenga dòc) is a Romance language spoken in Occitania (i. ... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ... Calabria (Latin: Bruttium or Brutium), is a region in southern Italy which occupies the toe of the Italian peninsula south of Naples. ... Romany (or Romani) is the language of the Roma and Sinti, peoples often referred to in English as Gypsies. The Indo-Aryan Romany language should not be confused with either Romanian (spoken by Romanians), or Romansh (spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland), both of which are Romance languages. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, provenzale alpina, arpitano, patois; French: francoprovençal, arpitan, patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ... The Aosta Valley (in Italian: Valle dAosta, French: Val dAoste or rarely Vallée dAoste, Arpitan: Val dOuta) is a mountainous Region in north-western Italy. ... This article is about the Italian region. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ladin (Ladino in Italian, Ladin in Ladin, Ladinisch in German) is a Rhaetian language spoken in the Dolomite mountains in Italy, between the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto. ... Trentino-South Tyrol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige, German and Ladin: Trentino-Südtirol, official: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) is an autonomous Region in Northern Italy. ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... The Aosta Valley (in Italian: Valle dAosta, French: Val dAoste or rarely Vallée dAoste, Arpitan: Val dOuta) is a mountainous Region in north-western Italy. ... Griko, sometimes spelled Grico, is a Modern Greek dialect which is spoken by people in the Magna Graecia region in southern Italy and Sicily, and it is otherwise known as the Grecanic language. ... Calabria (Latin: Bruttium or Brutium), is a region in southern Italy which occupies the toe of the Italian peninsula south of Naples. ... This article is about the Italian region. ... Alguerese or Algherese is the variant of the Catalan language spoken in the city of Alghero, in the northwest of Sardinia. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra and one of several co-official languages in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Valencia (under the name Valencian), and Catalonia. ... Sardinia (pronounced ; Italian: Sardegna; Sardinian: Sardigna or Sardinna) is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). ... Molise is a region of central Italy, the second smallest of the regions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Friulian ( or affectionately marilenghe in Friulian, friulano in Italian) is a Romance language belonging to the Rhaetian family, spoken in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Official status:

  • German is official in South Tyrol, where in 1991 there were 287,503 German and 116,914 Italian speaking people.
  • Standard French is official only in the Valle d'Aosta, but the spoken dialects of this region and of some northern valleys of Piedmont are precisely French-Provençal, which reveals some differences from pure French).

South Tyrol-Alto Adige (Italian: Alto Adige, German and Ladin: Südtirol; official in Italian: Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano - Alto Adige, official in German: Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol, official in Ladin: Provinzia Autonòma de Balsan - Südtirol) is an autonomous province of Italy that belongs to the region...

Religion

Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion: 97% of native-born citizens are officially registered as Catholic, though only a minority is practicing. There are also mature Protestant, mainly Waldenses, and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim (see: Islam in Italy) immigrant community. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Waldensians were followers of Peter Waldo (or Valdes or Vaudes); they called themselves the Poor men of Lyon, the Poor of Lombardy, or the Poor. ... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Although Sicily, Sardinia and some regions in Peninsular Italy have been part of the Muslim Ummah between 828 (Muslim conquest of Sicily) and 1300 (destruction of the last Islamic stronghold of Lucera in Puglia), Islam was almost entirely absent in Italy from the time of the countrys unification in...


Other statistical indicators

From the Istat "Demography in figures" 2005, http://www.demo.istat.it/index_e.html


Population estimate: 58,133,509 (Istat 2006)


Age structure:
0-14 years: 14.8% (male 4,181,946; female 3,935,565)
15-64 years: 66.5% (male 19,590,497; female 19,256,747)
65 years and over: 18.7% (male 4,608,479; female 6,484,243)


Median age:
total: 42.2 years
male: 40.7 years
female: 43.7 years (2004 est.)


Birth rate: 9.72 births/1,000 population (Istat 2005)


Death rate: 9.4 deaths/1,000 population (Istat 2005)


Net migration rate: 2.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (Istat 2005)


Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2004 est.)


Infant mortality rate:
total: 5.83 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.42 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.19 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)


Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 79.81 years
male: 76.88 years
female: 82.94 years (Istat 2005)


Total fertility rate: 1.33 children born/woman (Istat 2005)


HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.5% (2001 est.)


HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 140,000 (2001 est.)


HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 1,000 (2003 est.)


Nationality:
noun: Italian(s)
adjective: Italian


Ethnic groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovenian-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)


(96.0% Italian, 0.9% Arab North African, 0.8% Italo-Albanian, 0.8% German, 1.5% French, 0.4% South Asian, other) Languages Arabic other languages (Arab minorities) Religions Predominantly Muslim Some adherents of Druze, Judaism, Samaritan, Christianity Related ethnic groups Mizrachi Jews, Sephardi Jews[], Ashkenazi Jews, Canaanites, other Semitic-speaking groups An Arab (Arabic: ‎; transliteration: ) is a member of a Semitic-speaking people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ...


Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99%
female: 98.3% (2003 est.)


See also

This is a list of notable Italians In alphabetical order. ...

External link

  • Demographic page (English)

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