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Area: 301,230 sq km Time Zone: GMT+1 Capital city: Rome Bordering countries: Austria, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican Climate: Mediterranean Alpine in the North and dry in the South
Stateform: Republic Legislative Branch: Bicameral (Senate and Chamber of Deputies) National Holiday: 2. June
Population: Approximately 58 mil.inhabitants Religion: Catholic majority, Protestant minority Languages: Italian Other languages: small communities of German, French and Slovene