Population of Italy in 2013

 58.147.733 inhabitants

In the prosperous north are the most important and populous country, with almost two-thirds of the population of Italy.The South, eminently agricultural, is sparsely populated and economic development is much lower. In recent decades there has been a process of migration of people from rural areas to cities, resulting in a concentration of 68% of the population in urban areas in 2005. Virtually all of the population speaks Italian, one of the Romance languages ​​derived from Indo-European (see Italic languages). The German spoken in areas around Bolzano in the north, near the border with Austria. There is also talk, though minority, French (Aosta Valley region), Ladino Albanian, Slovenian, Catalan, Friulian, Sardinian, Croatian and Greek.

The country is divided into 20 regions, which in turn are divided into provinces and these into municipalities. The regions are: Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Sardinia, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria, Valle de Aosta and Veneto.

The capital and largest city of Italy is Rome (with 2,553,873 inhabitants according to 2005 estimates), tourist and commercial in nature. Cities are: Milan (1,299,439 inhabitants), industrial, economic and commercial experience; Naples (995 171 inhabitants), one of the ports with higher traffic volumes, Turin (902,255 inhabitants), industrial city network nodes transport; Palermo (675 084 inhabitants), the capital and main port of Sicily, Genoa (605 084 inhabitants), the first port in the country and leading trade center, Bologna (374 425 inhabitants), important agricultural market and goods distribution network; Florence (368 059 inhabitants), industrial, commercial and cultural Catania (305,773 inhabitants), industrial and commercial city of Sicily, Bari (328 458 inhabitants), major shopping center, and Venice (271,251 inhabitants), important port and cultural center and industrial.

Source: voyagesphotosmanu.co, Encarta