Some of the Italy's main seaports are Gioia Tauro and Naples in the south and Genoa in the north. These seaports are important to commerce. Italy has many important seaports due to its location in an advantageous spot in the Mediterranean.Continue Reading
Italy has a number of seaports, and is an extremely important shipping and passenger hub in the Mediterranean.
The main religion in Italy is Roman Catholicism. According to the CIA's World Factbook, 80 percent of Italians are Christian, with the vast majority of those belonging to the Roman Catholic Church. The remaining 20 percent are non-believers or agnostics, and there is a small but growing population of Muslims, mostly from Africa.Full Answer >
The two largest islands that belong to Italy are Sicily and Sardinia. The largest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, is located in Sicily. Sardinia is known for its exquisite beaches.Full Answer >
The most densely populated parts of Italy include the Po Valley, Rome and Naples, where more than half of Italy's people reside. The population of Italy is nearly 61 million people as of 2014, which makes the country Europe's fifth most populous political division and the 23rd most populous country on Earth. The population density is 520 people per square mile.Full Answer >
Italy is a country in Southern Europe and a major European power. In 1957, Italy was one of the founding members of the European Economic Community, which became the European Union in 1993. It has been a member of the Eurozone since 1999.Full Answer >