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Presentation of Italy : Geography

Country's official name :
Italy
Capital:
Rome
Population of main metropolitan areas:
Rome (2,808,300) ; Milan (1,406,300) ; Naples (948,900) ; Turin (858,000) ; Palermo (647,500) ; Genova (565,800) ; Bologna (395,500) ; Florence (367,000) ; Bari (315,300)
Area:
302,070 km²
Type of Climate :
There is a mountain climate in the North, a continental climate in the plains and a Mediterranean climate in the coastal regions. On average, temperatures vary between 11°C and 19°C.
Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Rome, Milan
Summer Time Period :
Summer time is from March to October.
Official Language:
Italian is the official language, but there are some regions with linguistic minority groups, including Alto Adige (German) and Aoste (French).
Other Languages Spoken:
The use of dialects is very common in Italy. Albanian is spoken by approximately 120,000 people (80,000 of which reside in southern Italy). Approximately 1.2 million people in Sardinia speak Sardinian, with 20,000 in the northeast also speaking Gallurese.
Business Language(s):
An increasing number of Italians have some knowledge of English, but it is advisable to correspond in Italian for initial contact. This could speed up communication and help avoid misunderstandings. In any case, most firms are able to communicate in English.

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