Italy: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Italy – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Rome (& largest city)

Population: 60.7 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Italian

President: Sergio Mattarella

Prime Minister: Paolo Gentiloni

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 301,338 km2 (116,347 mi2)

Dialing Code: +39

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Italian (what’s this?)

(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 is the general emergency number; 113 (police), 115 (fire), and 118 (medical) are also used.

Drinking Age: 18 is the drinking age, though selling to 16-17 is not a criminal offense.

Smoking Age: 16

Age of Consent: 14 is the age of consent, but 16 if child has influence on partner (such as teacher).

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F / L (define)

Country Code (ISO): IT (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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