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Ingles NG6 DR2


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Ingles NG6 DR2

  1. 1. ITALY Trabalho elaborado por: Andreina Pereira Hélio Henriques Lina Lucas
  2. 2.  Italy is a country that belongs to the European Continent. It is situated in the Southern Europe and extends into the Mediterranean sea. It has a number of islands, including the two largest, which are: Sicily and Sardinia. This country has a total area of 301,230 km². It covers a land area of 294,020 km² and 7,210 km² are water. Its capital is Rome.
  3. 3.  The climate in Italy is highly diverse and can be far from the stereotypical Mediterranean climate because it depends on the location. Conditions on peninsular coastal areas are very different from the interior higher ground and valleys, particularly during the winter months when the higher altitudes tend to be cold, wet, and often snowy. The coastal regions have mild and warm winters and the summers are generally dry.
  4. 4.  It is one of the richest countries in Europe and in the Mediterranean basin, in terms of species biodiversity.  It has one of the highest levels of faunal biodiversity in Europe with over 57,000 species recorded.  Animal species represent, 86% of the Italian fauna in land-based and 14% is aquatic. The insects represent about two thirds of all Italy’s fauna.
  5. 5.  Italy has the fourth-largest population in the European Union and the 23rd-largest population worldwide. Italy's population density, is 199.2 persons per square kilometer. Rome is the most populous city with almost 2,724,347 people.  Italy's official language is the Italian.  Roman Catholicism is by far the largest religion in this country, although the Catholic Church is no longer officially the state religion, because around 87.8% of the Italians identified themselves as Roman Catholic, but only about one-third of these described themselves as active members. It is in Rome that the Italian Catholic Church is situated, more specifically, in the Vatican City where we can see the Roman Catholic spiritual leader, the Pope. Rome
  6. 6. Italy is a democratic republic since the 2nd June 1946. The President of the Italian Republic is Giorgio Napolitano and the Prime Minister is Silvio Berlusconi.
  7. 7.  The Italian currency is the Euro.  Italy is member of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations.  Tourism is one of the fastest growing and lucrative sectors of this national economy.  The infrastructures, like the transports, railway, waterway, nuclear power and renewable energies, contribute for the Italian economic development.  The export of machinery, motor vehicles, chemicals, food and clothing, is also one of the reasons for the economic growth.
  8. 8.  Italy has beautiful Monuments like the: The Tower of Pisa, built in 1173, is 55,86 m high and due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the structure to lean. The Roman Coliseum, its construction started between 70 and 72AD and finished in 80AD. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. The Trevi Fountain is a fountain situated in the Trevi rione in Rome. It is 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide and it is the largest baroque fountain in the city.
  9. 9. We choose Italy, because we wanted to know more about this lovely country. Italy is a country that belongs to the European Continent, situated in the Southern Europe and is bordered by the Mediterranean sea. It has more or less 200,12 inhabitants per km2 and an excellent temperate weather . It’s a place where we can find a lot of famous monuments like the Coliseum of Rome and the Tower of Pisa. What we like most in Italy is its cuisine, pizza is our favourite, but they also have pasta and of course lasagne. It’s in this country where the base of the Catholic Church is situated, more specifically, in the Vatican City where we can see the Roman Catholic spiritual leader, the Pope. We also like the beautiful landscapes that this country has, and one day we would like to visit this lovely country.
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