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 for Italy
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Italy
      n 1: a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was
           the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between
           the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD [syn: Italy,
           Italian Republic, Italia]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Italy
     Acts 18:2; 27:1, 6; Heb. 13:24), like most geographical names,
     was differently used at different periods of history. As the
     power of Rome advanced, nations were successively conquered and
     added to it till it came to designate the whole country to the
     south of the Alps. There was constant intercourse between
     Palestine and Italy in the time of the Romans.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Italy, abounding with calves or heifers
  

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Italy
  
     Introduction Italy
     ------------------
                              Background: Italy became a nation-state in 1861
                                          when the city-states of the
                                          peninsula, along with Sardinia and
                                          Sicily, were united under King
                                          Victor EMMANUEL. An era of
                                          parliamentary government came to a
                                          close in the early 1920s when Benito
                                          MUSSOLINI established a Fascist
                                          dictatorship. His disastrous
                                          alliance with Nazi Germany led to
                                          Italy's defeat in World War II. A
                                          democratic republic replaced the
                                          monarchy in 1946 and economic
                                          revival followed. Italy was a
                                          charter member of NATO and the
                                          European Economic Community (EEC).
                                          It has been at the forefront of
                                          European economic and political
                                          unification, joining the European
                                          Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent
                                          problems include illegal
                                          immigration, the ravages of
                                          organized crime, corruption, high
                                          unemployment, and the low incomes
                                          and technical standards of southern
                                          Italy compared with the prosperous
                                          north.
    
     Geography Italy
     ---------------
                                Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula
                                          extending into the central
                                          Mediterranean Sea, northeast of
                                          Tunisia
                  Geographic coordinates: 42 50 N, 12 50 E
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 301,230 sq km
                                          note: includes Sardinia and Sicily
                                          water: 7,210 sq km
                                          land: 294,020 sq km
                      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Arizona
                         Land boundaries: total: 1,932.2 km
                                          border countries: Austria 430 km,
                                          France 488 km, Holy See (Vatican
                                          City) 3.2 km, San Marino 39 km,
                                          Slovenia 232 km, Switzerland 740 km
                               Coastline: 7,600 km
                         Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to
                                          the depth of exploitation
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine
                                          in far north; hot, dry in south
                                 Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; some
                                          plains, coastal lowlands
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
                                          highest point: Mont Blanc (Monte
                                          Bianco) de Courmayeur 4,748 m (a
                                          secondary peak of Mont Blanc)
                       Natural resources: mercury, potash, marble, sulfur,
                                          natural gas and crude oil reserves,
                                          fish, coal, arable land
                                Land use: arable land: 28.07%
                                          permanent crops: 9.25%
                                          other: 62.68% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 26,980 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: regional risks include landslides,
                                          mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes,
                                          volcanic eruptions, flooding; land
                                          subsidence in Venice
            Environment - current issues: air pollution from industrial
                                          emissions such as sulfur dioxide;
                                          coastal and inland rivers polluted
                                          from industrial and agricultural
                                          effluents; acid rain damaging lakes;
                                          inadequate industrial waste
                                          treatment and disposal facilities
              Environment - international party to: Air Pollution, Air
                              agreements: Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air
                                          Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-
                                          Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile
                                          Organic Compounds, Antarctic-
                                          Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-
                                          Marine Living Resources, Antarctic
                                          Seals, Antarctic Treaty,
                                          Biodiversity, Climate Change,
                                          Desertification, Endangered Species,
                                          Environmental Modification,
                                          Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea,
                                          Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban,
                                          Ozone Layer Protection, Ship
                                          Pollution, Tropical Timber 83,
                                          Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands,
                                          Whaling
                                          signed, but not ratified: Air
                                          Pollution-Persistent Organic
                                          Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto
                                          Protocol
                        Geography - note: strategic location dominating
                                          central Mediterranean as well as
                                          southern sea and air approaches to
                                          Western Europe
    
     People Italy
     ------------
                              Population: 57,715,625 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 14.1% (male 4,198,569;
                                          female 3,954,159)
                                          15-64 years: 67.3% (male 19,334,208;
                                          female 19,492,048)
                                          65 years and over: 18.6% (male
                                          4,436,073; female 6,300,568) (2002
                                          est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.05% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 8.93 births/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                              Death rate: 10.13 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                      Net migration rate: 1.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/
                                          female
                                          total population: 0.94 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 5.76 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                                          est.)
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.25 years
                                          female: 82.63 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 76.08 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.19 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.35% (1999 est.)
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ 95,000 (1999 est.)
                                    AIDS:
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,000 (1999 est.)
                             Nationality: noun: Italian(s)
                                          adjective: Italian
                           Ethnic groups: Italian (includes small clusters of
                                          German-, French-, and Slovene-
                                          Italians in the north and Albanian-
                                          Italians and Greek-Italians in the
                                          south)
                               Religions: predominately Roman Catholic with
                                          mature Protestant and Jewish
                                          communities and a growing Muslim
                                          immigrant community
                               Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of
                                          Trentino-Alto Adige region are
                                          predominantly German speaking),
                                          French (small French-speaking
                                          minority in Valle d'Aosta region),
                                          Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority
                                          in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
                                Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                          and write
                                          total population: 98% (1998)
                                          male: NA%
                                          female: NA%
    
     Government Italy
     ----------------
                            Country name: conventional long form: Italian
                                          Republic
                                          conventional short form: Italy
                                          local long form: Repubblica Italiana
    
                                          former: Kingdom of Italy
                                          local short form: Italia
                         Government type: republic
                                 Capital: Rome
                Administrative divisions: 20 regions (regioni, singular -
                                          regione); Abruzzi, Basilicata,
                                          Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna,
                                          Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio,
                                          Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Molise,
                                          Piemonte, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia,
                                          Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige,
                                          Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto
                            Independence: 17 March 1861 (Kingdom of Italy
                                          proclaimed; Italy was not finally
                                          unified until 1870)
                        National holiday: Republic Day, 2 June (1946)
                            Constitution: 1 January 1948
                            Legal system: based on civil law system; appeals
                                          treated as new trials; judicial
                                          review under certain conditions in
                                          Constitutional Court; has not
                                          accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal (except
                                          in senatorial elections, where
                                          minimum age is 25)
                        Executive branch: chief of state: President Carlo
                                          Azeglio CIAMPI (since 13 May 1999)
                                          elections: president elected by an
                                          electoral college consisting of both
                                          houses of Parliament and 58 regional
                                          representatives for a seven-year
                                          term; election last held 13 May 1999
                                          (next to be held NA May 2006); prime
                                          minister appointed by the president
                                          and confirmed by Parliament
                                          head of government: Prime Minister
                                          (referred to in Italy as the
                                          president of the Council of
                                          Ministers) Silvio BERLUSCONI (since
                                          10 June 2001)
                                          cabinet: Council of Ministers
                                          nominated by the prime minister and
                                          approved by the president
                                          election results: Carlo Azeglio
                                          CIAMPI elected president; percent of
                                          electoral college vote - 70%
                                          note: a five-party government
                                          coalition includes Forza Italia,
                                          National Alliance, Northern League,
                                          Democratic Christian Center, United
                                          Christian Democrats
                      Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament or Parlamento
                                          consists of the Senate or Senato
                                          della Repubblica (315 seats elected
                                          by popular vote of which 232 are
                                          directly elected and 83 are elected
                                          by regional proportional
                                          representation; in addition, there
                                          are a small number of senators-for-
                                          life including former presidents of
                                          the republic; members serve five-
                                          year terms) and the Chamber of
                                          Deputies or Camera dei Deputati (630
                                          seats; 475 are directly elected, 155
                                          by regional proportional
                                          representation; members serve five-
                                          year terms)
                                          elections: Senate - last held 13 May
                                          2001 (next to be held NA 2006);
                                          Chamber of Deputies - last held 13
                                          May 2001 (next to be held NA 2006)
                                          election results: Senate - percent
                                          of vote by party - NA%; seats by
                                          party - House of Liberties 177
                                          (Forza Italia 82, National Alliance
                                          46, CCD-CDU 29, Northern League 17,
                                          others 3), Olive Tree 128 (Democrats
                                          of the Left 62, Daisy Alliance 42,
                                          Sunflower Alliance 16, Italian
                                          Communist Party 3, independents 5),
                                          non-affiliated with either coalition
                                          10, senators for life 9; Chamber of
                                          Deputies - percent of vote by party
                                          - NA%; seats by party - House of
                                          Liberties 367 (Forza Italia 189,
                                          National Alliance 96, CCD-CDU 40,
                                          Northern League 30, others 12),
                                          Olive Tree 248 (Democrats of the
                                          Left 138, Daisy Alliance 76,
                                          Sunflower Alliance 18, Italian
                                          Communist Party 9, independents 7),
                                          non-affiliated with either coalition
                                          15
                         Judicial branch: Constitutional Court or Corte
                                          Costituzionale (composed of 15
                                          judges: one-third appointed by the
                                          president, one-third elected by
                                          Parliament, one-third elected by the
                                          ordinary and administrative Supreme
                                          Courts)
           Political parties and leaders: Center-Left Olive Tree Coalition
                                          [Francesco RUTELLI] - Democrats of
                                          the Left, Daisy Alliance (including
                                          Italian Popular Party, Italian
                                          Renewal, Union of Democrats for
                                          Europe, The Democrats), Sunflower
                                          Alliance (including Green
                                          Federation, Italian Democratic
                                          Socialists), Italian Communist
                                          Party; Center-Right Freedom House
                                          Coalition [Silvio BERLUSCONI]
                                          (formerly House of Liberties and
                                          Freedom Alliance) - Forza Italia,
                                          National Alliance, The Whiteflower
                                          Alliance (includes Christian
                                          Democratic Center, United Christian
                                          Democrats), Northern League;
                                          Christian Democratic Center or CCD
                                          [Marco FOLLINI]; Communist Party or
                                          PdCI [Oliviero DILIBERTO]; Democrats
                                          of the Left or DS [Piero FASSINO];
                                          Forza Italia or FI [Silvio
                                          BERLUSCONI]; Green Federation
                                          [Alfonso Pecoraro SCANIO]; Italian
                                          Communist Party or PdCI [Oliviero
                                          DILIBERTO]; Italian Popular Party or
                                          PPI [Pierluigi CASTAGNETTI]; Italian
                                          Renewal or RI [Lamberto DINI];
                                          Italian Social Democrats or SDI
                                          [Enrico BOSELLI]; Socialist
                                          Movement-Tricolor Flame or MS-Fiamma
                                          [Pino RAUTI]; National Alliance or
                                          AN [Gianfranco FINI]; Northern
                                          League or NL [Umberto BOSSI];
                                          Southern Tyrols People's Party or
                                          SVP (German speakers) [Siegfried
                                          BRUGGER]; Sunflower Alliance
                                          (includes Green Federation, Italian
                                          Social Democrats); The Daisy
                                          Alliance (includes Italian Popular
                                          Party, Italian Renewal, Union of
                                          Democrats for Europe, The
                                          Democrats); The Democrats [Arturo
                                          PARISI]; The Radicals (formerly
                                          Pannella Reformers and Autonomous
                                          List) [Marco PANNELLA]; The
                                          Whiteflower Alliance (includes
                                          Christian Democratic Center, United
                                          Christian Democrats); Union of
                                          Democrats for Europe or UDEUR
                                          [Clemente MASTELLA]; United
                                          Christian Democrats or CDU [Rocco
                                          BUTTIGLIONE]
            Political pressure groups and Italian manufacturers and merchants
                                 leaders: associations (Confindustria,
                                          Confcommercio); organized farm
                                          groups (Confcoltivatori,
                                          Confagricoltura); Roman Catholic
                                          Church; three major trade union
                                          confederations (Confederazione
                                          Generale Italiana del Lavoro or CGIL
                                          [Sergio COFFERATI] which is left
                                          wing, Confederazione Italiana dei
                                          Sindacati Lavoratori or CISL [Savino
                                          PEZZOTTA] which is Roman Catholic
                                          centrist, and Unione Italiana del
                                          Lavoro or UIL [Pietro LARIZZA] which
                                          is lay centrist)
               International organization AfDB, AsDB, Australia Group, BIS,
                           participation: BSEC (observer), CCC, CDB, CE, CEI,
                                          CERN, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, ECLAC, EIB,
                                          EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, G- 7, G- 8, G-10,
                                          IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU,
                                          ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS,
                                          IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC,
                                          IOM, ISO, ITU, LAIA (observer),
                                          MINURSO, MONUC, NAM (guest), NATO,
                                          NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD,
                                          OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO,
                                          UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNIKOM, UNMEE,
                                          UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOGIP, UNTSO, UPU,
                                          WCL, WEU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO,
                                          WTrO, ZC
     Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador
                                          Ferdinando SALLEO
                                          consulate(s): Detroit
                                          consulate(s) general: Boston,
                                          Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York,
                                          Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San
                                          Francisco
                                          FAX: [1] (202) 518-2151
                                          telephone: [1] (202) 612-4400
                                          chancery: 3000 Whitehaven Street NW,
                                          Washington, DC 20008
       Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Ambassador Melvin
                                      US: SEMBLER
                                          embassy: Via Vittori Veneto 119/A,
                                          00187-Rome
                                          mailing address: PSC 59, Box 100,
                                          APO AE 09624
                                          telephone: [39] (06) 46741
                                          FAX: [39] (06) 488-2672, 4674-2356
                                          consulate(s) general: Florence,
                                          Milan, Naples
                        Flag description: three equal vertical bands of green
                                          (hoist side), white, and red;
                                          similar to the flag of Ireland,
                                          which is longer and is green (hoist
                                          side), white, and orange; also
                                          similar to the flag of the Cote
                                          d'Ivoire, which has the colors
                                          reversed - orange (hoist side),
                                          white, and green
                                          note: inspired by the French flag
                                          brought to Italy by Napoleon in 1797
    
     Economy Italy
     -------------
                      Economy - overview: Italy has a diversified industrial
                                          economy with roughly the same total
                                          and per capita output as France and
                                          the UK. This capitalistic economy
                                          remains divided into a developed
                                          industrial north, dominated by
                                          private companies, and a less
                                          developed agricultural south, with
                                          20% unemployment. Most raw materials
                                          needed by industry and more than 75%
                                          of energy requirements are imported.
                                          Over the past decade, Italy has
                                          pursued a tight fiscal policy in
                                          order to meet the requirements of
                                          the Economic and Monetary Unions and
                                          has benefited from lower interest
                                          and inflation rates. Italy's
                                          economic performance has lagged
                                          behind that of its EU partners, and
                                          the current government has enacted
                                          numerous short-term reforms aimed at
                                          improving competitiveness and long-
                                          term growth. Rome has moved slowly,
                                          however, on implementing needed
                                          structural reforms, such as
                                          lightening the high tax burden and
                                          overhauling Italy's rigid labor
                                          market and expensive pension system,
                                          because of the current economic
                                          slowdown and opposition from labor
                                          unions.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $1.402
                                          trillion (2001 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 1.8% (2001 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $24,300
                                          (2001 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 2.4%
                                          industry: 30%
                                          services: 67.6% (2001 est.)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: 2.1%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: 26.6% (2000)
     Distribution of family income - Gini 27.3 (1995)
                                   index:
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.7% (2001)
                             Labor force: 23.6 million (2001 est.)
             Labor force - by occupation: services 63%, industry 32%,
                                          agriculture 5% (2001)
                       Unemployment rate: 10% (2001 est.)
                                  Budget: revenues: $504 billion
                                          expenditures: $517 billion,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (2001 est.)
                              Industries: tourism, machinery, iron and steel,
                                          chemicals, food processing,
                                          textiles, motor vehicles, clothing,
                                          footwear, ceramics
       Industrial production growth rate: -0.4% (2001)
                Electricity - production: 257.408 billion kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 80.01%
                                          hydro: 17.07%
                                          other: 2.92% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 283.737 billion kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 484 million kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 44.831 billion kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: fruits, vegetables, grapes,
                                          potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans,
                                          grain, olives; beef, dairy products;
                                          fish
                                 Exports: $243 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)
                   Exports - commodities: engineering products, textiles and
                                          clothing, production machinery,
                                          motor vehicles, transport equipment,
                                          chemicals; food, beverages and
                                          tobacco; minerals and nonferrous
                                          metals
                      Exports - partners: EU 54.9% (Germany 15.1%, France
                                          12.6%, UK 6.9%, Spain 6.2%), US
                                          10.4% (2000)
                                 Imports: $226 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)
                   Imports - commodities: engineering products, chemicals,
                                          transport equipment, energy
                                          products, minerals and nonferrous
                                          metals, textiles and clothing; food,
                                          beverages and tobacco
                      Imports - partners: EU 56.3% (Germany 17.5%, France
                                          11.4%, Netherlands 5.9%, UK 5.4%),
                                          US 5.3% (2000)
                         Debt - external: $NA
                    Economic aid - donor: ODA, $1 billion (2002 est.)
                                Currency: euro (EUR); Italian lira (ITL)
                                          note: on 1 January 1999, the
                                          European Monetary Union introduced
                                          the euro as a common currency to be
                                          used by financial institutions of
                                          member countries; on 1 January 2002,
                                          the euro became the sole currency
                                          for everyday transactions within the
                                          member countries
                           Currency code: EUR; ITL
                          Exchange rates: euros per US dollar - 1.1324
                                          (January 2002), 1.1175 (2001),
                                          1.0854 (2000), 0.9386 (1999);
                                          Italian lire per US dollar - 1,688.7
                                          (January 1999), 1,736.2 (1998),
                                          1,703.1 (1997)
                             Fiscal year: calendar year
    
     Communications Italy
     --------------------
          Telephones - main lines in use: 25 million (1999)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: 20.5 million (1999)
                        Telephone system: general assessment: modern, well
                                          developed, fast; fully automated
                                          telephone, telex, and data services
                                          domestic: high-capacity cable and
                                          microwave radio relay trunks
                                          international: satellite earth
                                          stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total
                                          of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean
                                          and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat
                                          (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA
                                          Eutelsat; 21 submarine cables
                Radio broadcast stations: AM about 100, FM about 4,600,
                                          shortwave 9 (1998)
                                  Radios: 50.5 million (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)
                             Televisions: 30.3 million (1997)
                   Internet country code: .it
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 93 (Italy and Holy See) (2000)
                          Internet users: 19.25 million (2001)
    
     Transportation Italy
     --------------------
                                Railways: total: 19,786 km
                                          standard gauge: 18,761 km 1.435-
                                          m gauge (11,251 km electrified)
                                          narrow gauge: 113 km 1.000-m gauge
                                          (113 km electrified); 912 km 0.950-
                                          m gauge (192 km electrified) (2001)
                                Highways: total: 668,669 km
                                          paved: 668,669 km (including 6,460
                                          km of expressways)
                                          unpaved: 0 km (2001)
                               Waterways: 2,400 km
                                          note: serves various types of
                                          commercial traffic, although of
                                          limited overall value (2002)
                               Pipelines: crude oil 1,703 km; petroleum
                                          products 2,148 km; natural gas
                                          19,400 km
                       Ports and harbors: Augusta (Sicily), Bagnoli, Bari,
                                          Brindisi, Gela, Genoa, La Spezia,
                                          Livorno, Milazzo, Naples, Porto
                                          Foxi, Porto Torres (Sardinia),
                                          Salerno, Savona, Taranto, Trieste,
                                          Venice (2001)
                         Merchant marine: total: 467 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                          totaling 8,499,248 GRT/10,383,988
                                          DWT
                                          note: includes some foreign-owned
                                          ships registered here as a flag of
                                          convenience: Croatia 1, Denmark 4,
                                          France 1, Greece 3, Man, Isle of 1,
                                          Monaco 7, Netherlands 6, Norway 1,
                                          Panama 2, Spain 1, Switzerland 1,
                                          Taiwan 15, Turkey 1, United Kingdom
                                          6, United States 12 (2002 est.)
                                          ships by type: bulk 45, cargo 41,
                                          chemical tanker 91, combination ore/
                                          oil 4, container 24, liquefied gas
                                          37, multi-functional large-load
                                          carrier 1, passenger 15, petroleum
                                          tanker 80, refrigerated cargo 4,
                                          roll on/roll off 70, short-sea
                                          passenger 27, specialized tanker 12,
                                          vehicle carrier 16
                                Airports: 135 (2001)
           Airports - with paved runways: total: 97
                                          over 3,047 m: 5
                                          2,438 to 3,047 m: 33
                                          914 to 1,523 m: 30
                                          under 914 m: 12 (2001)
                                          1,524 to 2,437 m: 17
         Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 38
                                          1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
                                          914 to 1,523 m: 18
                                          under 914 m: 18 (2001)
                               Heliports: 4 (2001)
    
     Military Italy
     --------------
                         Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Carabinieri
          Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (2002 est.)
          Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 14,184,307 (2002
                                            est.)
       Military manpower - fit for military males age 15-49: 12,157,753 (2002
                                   service: est.)
      Military manpower - reaching military males: 304,369 (2002 est.)
                              age annually:
     Military expenditures - dollar figure: $20.2 billion (2002)
         Military expenditures - percent of 1.64% (2002)
                                       GDP:
    
     Transnational Issues Italy
     --------------------------
                Disputes - international: Croatia and Italy are still trying
                                          to resolve bilateral property and
                                          ethnic minority rights dating from
                                          World War II
                           Illicit drugs: important gateway for and consumer
                                          of Latin American cocaine and
                                          Southwest Asian heroin entering the
                                          European market
    
                                         
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Italy, TX -- U.S. town in Texas
     Population (2000):    1993
     Housing Units (2000): 731
     Land area (2000):     1.793563 sq. miles (4.645306 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.793563 sq. miles (4.645306 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            37072
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             32.182705 N, 96.884967 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     76651
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Italy, TX
      Italy
  

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