Education in Italy for Kids

Facts about Italy and Italians

Interesting Facts for Kids

Here are some interesting Italy Facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.

• Population: 61.3 million people live in Italy (2013)

• Capital: Roma (Rome), which is often called 'Eternal City', with 2.6 mio inhabitants and Italy’s biggest city.

• Name: Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic), Nickname: 'Bel Paese' which means beautiful country

• Government: Democracy, Republic

• Language: Italian as well as German, French and Ladin in some regions in Northern Italy.

• Literacy: More than 98% can read and write.

• Religion: mainly Christians (Roman Catholics 90%)

• Currency: 1 Euro=100 cents, before 2001 Italian Lira

• History: The country has a long history, as Rome its capital city today was founded in 753BC. After the Roman Empire broke down in 395AD, there were many separate kingdoms and city states. However, Italy became one nation only in 1861 and since then includes the islands of Sicily and Sardegna. It was a kingdom until 1946 after the second World War, where Italy sided with the German Nazis. Italy is founding member of the European Union (EU) and the NATO.

• Flag: The colors represent these virtues: hope (green), faith (white), and charity (red).

Where is Italy? - Italia Map

• Italy lies in Southern Europe, a flight to Rome take roughly 2.5 hours from London/England, 8 hours from New York/USA

Italy is easy to recognize on any world map, as the country is shaped like a high-heeled boot, as you can see on the map above. It looks like the boot is kicking a ball, which is the island of Sicily, don’t you think?

Italy Facts: Geography

In the North, the mountain range of the Alps separates Italy from the other European countries France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.

The highest mountain of Italy can be found in the Alps. It is the Monte Bianco, better known as Mont Blanc, which is 4, 807m. There are many long and deep lakes in the North of Italy, bevor the country flattens in the Po Valley. The Po is Italys longest river.

The Apennines are another big mountain range which go all along the boot and separate the East and the West of the country.

In the South of Italy you will find Italy’s three active volcanoes: Vesuvius near Naples, Etna on Sicily and Stromboli off the Coast of Italy. Italy is subdivided in 20 regions, like Tuscany, Veneto (around Venice) and Lazio (around Rome).


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My grandmother was also a biz owner...

by crack_o_licious

...she ran a domestic help temporary service. She came here from Italy and had to learn English all by herself. She ran a successful business for many years w/o a formal education. She passed on her business skills and values to her kids who in turn passed them on to their kids. I've got a WHOLE family of business types and many of them have their own business. Hard work and good business skills DO pay off as illustrated by this example. Sure, a college degree will help, but it is really what's between the ears that counts!

A fake you're not. This is the right forum

by OldMack_rb

"Think of William Carlos Williams' "Paterson" as a comic strip; that's what I was aiming for."
That makes it literary, imo. So yes, watercolor is a difficult medium. Once you get over the anxiety of ruining an expensive piece of paper, it gets easier.
I like it because it's quick. I did portraits, sea scapes, landscapes and yachts. Waterfronts have been my playground since I was a tot. Odd that I didn't get interested in boats in San Diego, where Portugese tuna trawlers and naval vessels abounded, but in Turkey and Greece and Spain the various versions of fishing boats fascinated me

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