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Italy

Italy Background Stats

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Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
First human settlement > Date 43,000-45,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Two baby teeth discovered in Apulia in 1964 are the earliest modern human remains yet found in Europe. 2014
First human settlement > Place Grotta del Cavallo, Apulia 2014
Full name Italian Republic 2012
Land border length 1,932 km 2014 89th out of 200
National anthems Il Canto degli Italiani ( The Song of the Italians ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Albania (M) Algeria (M) Austria (L) Croatia (M) France Greece (M) Libya (M) Malta (M) Montenegro (M) San Marino (L) Slovenia Spain (M) Switzerland (L) Tunisia (M) Vatican City (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 11 2014 1st out of 171
Overview

Take the art works of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Tintoretto and Caravaggio, the operas of Verdi and Puccini, the cinema of Federico Fellini, add the architecture of Venice, Florence and Rome and you have just a fraction of Italy's treasures from over the centuries.

While the country is renowned for these and other delights, it is also notorious for its precarious political life and has had several dozen governments since the end of World War II.

The Italian political landscape underwent a seismic shift in the early 1990s when the "mani pulite" ("clean hands") operation exposed corruption at the highest levels of politics and big business. Several former prime ministers were implicated and thousands of businessmen and politicians were investigated.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Italy Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Italy/Background

Italy Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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