Geography in Italy

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Geography in Italy


The continent: Europe
  
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Area in Italy


Surface area

301 340 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 72 in the world of 233 (69,53%); 11 place in Europe from 53 (81,13%)

Land area

294 140 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 72 in the world of 230 (69,13%); 11 place in Europe from 52 (80,77%)

Territorial waters

7 200 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 59 in the world of 153 (62,09%); 9 place in Europe from 38 (78,95%)

Land use in Italy


Land area

294 140 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 72 in the world of 230 (69,13%); 11 place in Europe from 52 (80,77%)

Agricultural land

44,75 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 87 in the world of 208 (58,65%); 22 place in Europe from 46 (54,35%)
8,86 % (1,77 % annual) ↗
min: 44,75; max: 70,32; max-min: 25,58 (36,37%); mid: 57,54;
-12,79 (-28,58%)
131 620 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 65 in the world of 209 (69,38%); 9 place in Europe from 46 (82,61%)
8,86 % (1,77 % annual) ↗
min: 131 620; max: 206 830; max-min: 75 210 (36,36%); mid: 169 225;
-37 605 (-28,57%)
0,209 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 142 in the world of 207 (31,88%); 36 place in Europe from 46 (23,91%)
15,77 % (3,15 % annual) ↗
min: 0,209; max: 0,413; max-min: 0,204 (49,40%); mid: 0,311;
-0,102 (-48,82%)

Arable land

22,87 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 44 in the world of 206 (79,13%); 22 place in Europe from 46 (54,35%)
4,67 % (0,933 % annual) ↗
min: 22,85; max: 43,73; max-min: 20,89 (47,76%); mid: 33,29;
-10,42 (-45,54%)
66 290 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 35 in the world of 206 (83,50%); 8 place in Europe from 46 (84,78%)
6,23 % (1,25 % annual) ↗
min: 66 290; max: 129 290; max-min: 63 000 (48,73%); mid: 97 790;
-31 500 (-47,52%)
0,109 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 117 in the world of 206 (43,69%); 32 place in Europe from 46 (32,61%)
8,96 % (1,79 % annual) ↗
min: 0,109; max: 0,258; max-min: 0,149 (57,67%); mid: 0,183;
-0,074 (-68,13%)

Forest area

31,61 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 205 (48,29%); 25 place in Europe from 45 (46,67%)
2,89 % (0,579 % annual) ↘
min: 25,81; max: 31,61; max-min: 5,80 (18,35%); mid: 28,71;
2,90 (9,18%)
92 970 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 56 in the world of 206 (73,30%); 10 place in Europe from 45 (80%)
2,89 % (0,579 % annual) ↘
min: 75 900; max: 92 970; max-min: 17 070 (18,36%); mid: 84 435;
8 535 (9,18%)
0,153 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 128 in the world of 204 (37,75%); 31 place in Europe from 45 (33,33%)
0,396 % (0,079 % annual) ↘
min: 0,134; max: 0,153; max-min: 0,019 (12,48%); mid: 0,143;
0,0095445 (6,24%)

Terrestrial protected areas

21,47 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 64 in the world of 204 (69,12%); 23 place in Europe from 44 (50%)
5,46 % (1,09 % annual) ↘
min: 5,78; max: 21,47; max-min: 15,69 (73,08%); mid: 13,63;
7,85 (36,54%)
64 013 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 53 in the world of 202 (74,26%); 9 place in Europe from 44 (81,82%)
0,0000358 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 159 in the world of 202 (21,78%); 42 place in Europe from 44 (6,82%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Italy


Length of land borders

1 836 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 95 in the world of 166 (43,37%); 18 place in Europe from 46 (63,04%)

Number of Neighbors

6 [?] (2015)
(descending): 21 in the world of 164 (87,80%); 9 place in Europe from 45 (82,22%)

Coastline

7 600 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 15 in the world of 191 (92,67%); 6 place in Europe from 38 (86,84%)

Elevation in Italy


mean elevation

538 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 66 in the world of 163 (60,12%); 11 place in Europe from 41 (75,61%)

highest point

4 748 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 31 in the world of 232 (87,07%); 3 place in Europe from 52 (96,15%)

Main parameters in Italy


Population

60 802 085 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 23 in the world of 233 (90,56%); 5 place in Europe from 53 (92,45%)
2,51 % (0,502 % annual) ↘
min: 50 199 700; max: 60 802 085; max-min: 10 602 385 (17,44%); mid: 55 500 893;
5 301 193 (8,72%)

Surface area

301 340 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 72 in the world of 233 (69,53%); 11 place in Europe from 53 (81,13%)

Population density

206,47 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 64 in the world of 230 (72,61%); 15 place in Europe from 52 (73,08%)
2,39 % (0,479 % annual) ↘
min: 171,83; max: 206,67; max-min: 34,84 (16,86%); mid: 189,25;
17,22 (8,34%)

Population growth rate

0,021 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 191 in the world of 216 (12,04%); 29 place in Europe from 49 (42,86%)
1 345 % (268,92 % annual) ↗
min: 0,0015886; max: 1,99; max-min: 1,99 (99,92%); mid: 0,998;
-0,976 (-4 586%)

Surface area

0,496 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 65 in the world of 233 (72,53%); 14 place in Europe from 53 (75,47%)
2,57 % (0,514 % annual) ↗
min: 0,496; max: 0,600; max-min: 0,105 (17,45%); mid: 0,548;
-0,052 (-10,57%)