Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Essay --

The main focus of this paper will be on Italy’s population. Facts included will be the total population of Italy, along with population distribution, and population density. Topics such as the country’s linguistic, religion, and ethnic diversity will be touched upon as well. Lastly, the countries government, and their military will be explained. Let us begin with Italy’s overall population. In July 2013, Italy’s population came in at 61,482,297. This makes Italy the fourth most populated European country, and twenty third overall in the world. The population of Italy is mostly influenced by a birth rate of 9.78 live births per 1,000 people, which is relatively high, along with high life expectancy, and a death rate of 9.82 deaths per 1,000 people, which is low. A few of the most populous cities found in Italy include Genoa, Rome, Milan, Palermo, Turin, and Naples. Other major cities found in Italy that have a large population of more than 250,000 include Verona, Florence, Bologna, Bari, Catania, and Venice. The population distribution of Italy is as follows. Citizens aged 0-14 years make up 13.8% of the population, those 15-24 years make up 9.9% of the population, and those 25-54 years make up 43.2% of the population. Citizens aged 55-64 years make up 12.3% of the population, and those 65 and older make up 20.8% of the population. Therefore, the largest group th at composes Italy is those aged 65 or older. On top of this, Italy’s total median age is 44.2 years. The number of people per sq. km of land area in Italy in 2011 was 206.44. Over a fifty year span, Italy reached a maximum value of 206.44 in 2011, and a minimum of 171.83 in 1961. There are about 200 people living in every square kilometer of land area. However, due to th... ...zens of Italy live. The Vatican City can be found inside of Italy. The Vatican City is recognized as a sovereign state, meaning that it rules itself, and answers to no one. However, the Vatican is technically a country, which makes it the world’s smallest independent country by far. The languages spoken in Italy include the official language, Italian. On top of this, parts of the country such as Trentino- Alto Adige region speak mainly German. French speakers can also be found in parts, such as in the Valle d’Aosta region, and lastly Slovene is spoken in minority, in the Trieste-Gorizia part. A large majority of the population practices the Christian religion, at 80%. The legal system found in Italy is the civil law system. Military branches found throughout Italy include the Italian Armed Forces, the Army, the Navy, the Italian Air Force, and the Carabinieri Corps.

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