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.

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Country Italy
Capital city Rome
Continent Europe
Member of European Union, G8, NATO
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

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