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Central Italy

geographic region of Italy

Central Italy (Italian: Italia centrale or just Centro) is one of the five official statistical regions of Italy used by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), a NUTS1 level region.

Central Italy

Italia centrale
Map of Italy, highlighting Central Italy
CountryItaly
Regions
Area
 • Total58,052 km2 (22,414 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016 est.)
12,067,524
Languages 
 – Official languageItalian
 – Other common languages

GeographyEdit

Central Italy borders to the northwest with Liguria (Northwest Italy); to the northeast with San Marino and Emilia-Romagna (Northeast Italy); to the south with Abruzzo, Molise and Campania (South Italy).

The Adriatic Sea is to the east and the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea to the west.

The Apennines are mountain ranges that go across Central Italy. The highest point, in the region, is Monte Vettore (42°49′N 13°16′E / 42.817°N 13.267°E / 42.817; 13.267 (Ortles)) that is 2,476 metres (8,123 ft) high.[2] The main rivers are the Arno and Tiber rivers. The largest lakes are Trasimeno, Bolsena and Bracciano.

RegionsEdit

Central Italy encompasses four of the 20 regions of Italy, including 41 provinces and 985 comuniː

Region Capital Population[3]
(2016)
Area[4]
(km²)
Density
(inh./km²)
Provinces Comuni
Lazio Roma 5,888,472 17,232.29 341.7 5 378
Marche Ancona 1,543,752 9,401.38 164.2 5 236
Tuscany Firenze 3,744,398 22,987.04 162.9 10 279
Umbria Perugia 891,181 8,464.33 0.1 21 92
Total 12,067,803 58,085.04 207.8 41 985

As geographical region, however, Central Italy also includes the regions of Abruzzo and Molise, which are usually part of Southern Italy for historical reasonsː both were part of the southern Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

The comuni with more than 100,000 persons living in them areː

Comune Population[3] Province Region
Rome 2,864,731 Rome Lazio
Florence 382,808 Florence Tuscany
Prato 191,150 Prato Tuscany
Perugia 166,134 Perugia Umbria
Livorno 159,219 Livorno Tuscany
Latina 125,985 Latina Lazio
Terni 111,501 Terni Umbria
Ancona 100,861 Ancona Marche

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". www.demo.istat.it.
  2. "Monte Vettore, Italy". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT" (in Italian). Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  4. "Regioni italiane" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 27 January 2017.

Coordinates: 42°18′35″N 13°14′58″E / 42.30972°N 13.24944°E / 42.30972; 13.24944