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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

region of Italy

Friuli - Venezia Giulia is a region in the north-east of Italy on the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Trieste. The population is 1,191,588. FVG has a border with the Italian region of Veneto to the west, Austria to the north and Slovenia on the east.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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CountryItaly
CapitalTrieste
Government
 • PresidentRenzo Tondo (PdL)
Area
 • Total7,856 km2 (3,033 sq mi)
Population
 (2007-12-31)
 • Total1,222,061
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€34.3 billion (2006)
NUTS RegionITD
Websitewww.regione.fvg.it

People in this region speak the Italian, Friulian, Slovene and German languages.

ProvincesEdit

GeographyEdit

Friuli - Venezia Giulia has an area of 7,858 km² and is Italy's most north-eastern region. It is the 5th smallest region in Italy. The Alps lie to the north of the region, and the beaches and cliffs of the Adriatic Sea are on the south edges.

CuisineEdit

Friulani, Giuliani, Austrian, Slovene and Hungarian influences over the centuries have created a wide range of food and drink typical of the region. Some examples include:

  • Jota (Istrian stew)
  • Radicchio
  • Goulash
  • Gnocchi alla spinache

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