Human Geography● Capital - Rome● Population of Rome - 2.7615 million as of 2011● Population of Italy - 60.9 million as of 2011● Major cities – Milan (1,324,110)*, Naples (959,974)*, Turin (905,563)*, Palermo (655,875)*, Genoa (607,906)*, Bologna (380,181)*, Florence (371,282)*, Venice (270,884)*, Pompeii (25,671)* . (* As of 2010)● Main language spoken: Italian
Physical Features● Borders the Atlantic Ocean and many seas such as the Mediterranean Sea on the south of Sicily, the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south western side, the Adriatic Sea on the eastern side, and the Ionian Sea on the south side.● The Appennini Mountains run through the center of Italy.● The Alps run through the northern side of Italy.
Food & DrinkItalians are well known for their food and drink. Food and drink are a large and important part of their culture. Some things they are known for are pasta, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, wine, just to name a few.
Exports & Natural ResourcesItalys major exports are precision machinery, motorvehicles, chemicals and electric goods. Some other exportsthat they are also well known for are clothing, wine, food,and sports cars.Some natural resources are coal, mercury, zinc, marble,pumice, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves,and fish.
ReligionCatholicism is by far the most practiced religion in Italy.(Catholics make up 87.8% of the population, with 30.8%attending Church every Sunday.) In a survey of Italians in2005,74% of Italian citizens responded that they believe there isa God; 16% answered that they believe there is some sort ofspirit or life force; 6% answered that they do not believe there isany sort of spirit, God, or life force.**Information found in Wikipedia™.
ClimateItaly has a variety of climate systems. The inland northern areas of Italy (for exampleTurin, Milan, and Bologna ) has a humid-subtropical climate.Between the north and south there can be a considerable difference in temperatureespecially during the winter. In some winter days it can be −2 °C (28.4 °F) andsnowing in Milan, while it is 8 °C (46.4 °F) in Rome and 20 °C (68.0 °F) in Palermo.Temperature differences are less extreme in the summer.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa The leaning tower of Pisa was originally used as abell tower. Its leaning because the ground gave way because of the weight of the tower. It moves 1 mm each year. It is likely to fall if it keeps leaning.
ColosseumThe Colosseum was used for gladiator fights and was the largest on Earth.
Mount VesuviusMount Vesuvius was the volcano that destroyed the City of Pompeii in 79 AD.
Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel is the most well known chapel on Earth. The ceiling of the chapel was painted by Michelangelo.●