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Italy (Italia)

This section provides relevant information and links about Italy for those wishing to move there. In addition there are a number of blogs linked to which can provide first-hand experience in life in Italy as an expat.

Italy at a glance

Population: 61,016,804 (July 2011 est.)
Major cities – population: ROME (capital) 3.357 million; Milan 2.962 million; Naples 2.27 million; Turin 1.662 million; Palermo 872,000 (2009)
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)
Time difference: UTC+1
Labour force – by occupation: agriculture: 4.2%
industry: 30.7%
services: 65.1% (2005)
Unemployment rate: 8.4% (2010 est.)
Currency: Euro
Internet users: 29.235 million (2009)

Governmental Information

Belgian government portal in English. Dutch, French and German also available.

Recommended Blogs

Military Move HQ – a website for US families moving abroad
Life In Italy – Italy daily news & weather. All you need to know about Italy

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