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Regions of Italy

First-level administrative divisions

Italy is a country in the south of Europe. It is divided into 20 regions. A region is a part of the country with a government and a president.

In Italy, regions can decide some things. They can give money to local business. They can decide some things about hospitals, schools, and transport.

In some regions, people speak other languages. In Alto Adige/Südtirol a lot of people speak mainly German. So this region is "special" and can decide more things.

Sardinia and Sicily are islands. They have different problems than other regions. They have also some different laws. These regions are called "regions with special laws" (Italian: Regione a statuto speciale).

List of the regionsEdit

Every region has a capital. Here is the list of the regions, the capital and other information.

Flag Name Capital city Area (km2) Population Pop. density Provinces Communes Metropolitan cities Status
  Abruzzo L'Aquila 10,763 1,307,919 122 4 305 - Ordinary
  Aosta Valley Aosta 3,263 126,933 39 0 74 - Autonomous
  Apulia Bari 19,358 4,045,949 209 6 258 Bari Ordinary
  Basilicata Potenza 9,995 575,902 58 2 131 - Ordinary
  Calabria Catanzaro 15,081 1,954,403 130 5 409 Reggio Calabria Ordinary
  Campania Naples 13,590 5,761,155 424 5 551 Naples Ordinary
  Emilia-Romagna Bologna 22,446 4,354,450 194 9 348 Bologna Ordinary
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste 7,858 1,219,356 155 4 218 Trieste Autonomous
  Lazio Rome 17,236 5,550,459 322 5 378 Rome Ordinary
  Liguria Genoa 5,422 1,565,349 289 4 235 Genoa Ordinary
  Lombardy Milan 23,861 9,749,593 409 12 1544 Milan Ordinary
  Marche Ancona 9,366 1,541,692 165 5 239 - Ordinary
  Molise Campobasso 4,438 312,394 70 2 136 - Ordinary
  Piedmont Turin 25,402 4,366,251 172 8 1206 Turin Ordinary
  Sardinia Cagliari 24,090 1,637,193 68 8 377 Cagliari Autonomous
  Sicily Palermo 25,711 4,994,817 194 9 390 Catania, Messina, Palermo Autonomous
  Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Trento 13,607 1,036,707 76 2 333 - Autonomous
  Tuscany Florence 22,994 3,679,027 160 10 287 Florence Ordinary
  Umbria Perugia 8,456 885,535 105 2 92 - Ordinary
  Veneto Venice 18,399 4,865,380 264 7 581 Venice Ordinary