The country I picked to do my report on was . , officially
the Italian Republic, is an independent nation in southern Europe. The word
"" comes from the ancient Oscan language and means "Calf". is a
fairly small, important mediteranean country of about 116,328 square miles.
Its capital city "Rome" is both the industrial center as well as the cultural
center of Italy. Romes current population is about 2,786,307 people. With the
countries over all population estimated at 57,904,628 people, at a density of
498 people per square mile. 72% of these people living in urban areas, while
28% of the population resides in rural areas. Some of Italy's major imports
include industrial raw ...

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of tourists are attracted each year to its ancient cities and art treasures.
Modern Italy is an important industrial nation and a leading member of the
european community, also known as the "EC". Italy's principal trading partners
are other members of the EC, especially Germany and France.

Italy's government was originally a republic, then was a monarchy, then
a republic, then a monarchy. It was reverted back to a republic for a final
time in 1946. According to the constitution, executive power lies with the
cabinet, and legislative powers are vested in a parliament consisting of a 630-
member chamber of deputies and a 315-member senate. Except for a few life
members of the senate (including former presidents and some prominent citizens
nominated by the president), both houses are elected directly by universal
adult suffrage for 5-year terms unless dismissed earlier. The president of the
republic is head of state and is elected to a renewable 7-year term by a ...

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