• Accession to the EU: 1957, founding member
  • Accession to the Council of Europe: 1949
  • Surface area: 301 253 km2
  • Population: 60,25 million inhabitants (2020)
  • Capital city: Rome (2,7 million inhabitants)
  • Official languages: Italian
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  • Main religion: Catholic
  • Currency: Euro
  • Political system: Republic
  • Head of state: Sergio Mattarella, President, elected on January 31th, 2015
  • Head of government : Mario Draghi, since 13 th Februrary 2021
  • International code: + 39
  • National holiday: June 2nd
  • The Italian members of the European Parliament