Italy (Repubblica Italiana) is a large country in southern Europe. It shares borders with Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France. There are also two small countries within Italy: San Marino and the Vatican City (Holy See). The capital city is Rome (Roma).
Regions of Italy
|Regions of Italy Regioni d'Italia (Italian)|
|Category||Regionalised unitary state|
|Populations||126,933 (Aosta Valley) – 10,103,969 (Lombardy)|
|Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana (Italian)|
|• Unification||17 March 1861|
|• Republic||2 June 1946|
|• Current constitution||1 January 1948|
You're probably already aware that Vatican City is an independent nation-state within Italy, but did you know it is not the only one? San Marino, the third-smallest country in Europe and the fifth-smallest in the world, is also located within Italy's borders, in the region of Emilia Romagna.
The three smallest countries in the world are Vatican City, an enclave within Rome, Italy. Monaco, a principality at the Mediterranean coast and an enclave within Southern France, and Nauru, an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Sealand is the home of Roughs Tower, which was used as a gun platform by the British in World War II. Data recorded in 2002 shows that the area has a population of just 27 people. Sealand is often referred to as the smallest country in the world.
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Finland was voted the happiest country in the world for the fifth straight year, and it is joined by other European countries in the annual World Happiness Report.
The most dangerous countries to visit in 2022 are Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen according to the latest Travel Risk Map, an interactive tool produced by security specialists at International SOS.
According to the Global Peace Index 2021, Iceland was the most peaceful country in the world with an index value of 1.1.
|Characteristic||Index points (the higher the index value, the higher the non-peacefulness)|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||3.2|
Jul 22, 2021
The only countries not at war are Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mauritius, Panama, Qatar, Switzerland, Uruguay and Vietnam. Between 2015 and 2016, Brazil fell out of the list of countries not engaged in conflict.
For the first time, Canada takes the top overall spot as the number one country in the world in the 2021 Best Countries Report. After ranking second in 2020, Canada has surpassed Switzerland in the 2021 report followed by Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia.
Canada, the second largest country in the world in terms of landmass, ranks No. 2 overall.
The Pacific island nation of Samoa and parts of Kiribati were the first places in the world to welcome 2021, leaving behind a year which was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on society. It takes 26 hours for all time zones to reach the new year.
Jun 20, 2021