Flag of Italy

Flag of Italy

Italian national flag was inspired by the French flag, which was brought there in 1796 when Napoleon attacked Italy. It differs from the French flag only by the left stripe that has green color, not blue. There are several theories explaining the green color. One of them says that Napoleon chose green as a reminder of the green island Corsica, whereas others think it refers to the green uniforms of Milan militia. Green is also associated with the region of Lombardy. Italy was very fragmented and unstable until the late 19th century, and this was also reflected in the frequent changes of the design of the flag. The flag in its current form was adopted in 1946.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Austria Austria Vienna 8,504,850 83,858 km2
Flag of France France Paris 65,844,000 551,500 km2
Flag of San Marino San Marino San Marino 33,540 61 km2
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Ljubljana 2,061,963 20,256 km2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bern 8,112,200 41,284 km2
Flag of Vatican City The Vatican City Vatican City 839 0.44 km2

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Main information

Country
Italy
Capital city
Rome
Population
59,943,933 (2013)
Total area
301,318 km2
Formation
17. 3. 1861
Highest point
Mont Blanc (4,807 m)
GDP
$ 29,812 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
IT (ITA)
Calling code
+39
Internet TLD
.it

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, G8, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Itálie (Řím)
English
Italy (Rome)
German
Italien (Rom)
French
Italie (Rome)
Italian
Italia (Roma)
Spanish
Italia (Roma)
Russian
Италия (Рим)
Slovak
Taliansko (Rím)
Polish
Włochy (Rzym)
Portuguese
Itália (Roma)
Chinese
意大利 (罗马)
Japanese
イタリア (ローマ)
Turkish
İtalya (Roma)
Norwegian
Italia (Roma)
Swedish
Italien (Rom)
Hungarian
Olaszország (Róma)
Dutch
Italië (Rome)
Danish
Italien (Rom)
Finnish
Italia (Rooma)
Hebrew
איטליה (רומא)

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