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42°N 14°E / 42°N 14°E / 42; 14 37°N 15°E / 37°N 15°E / 37; 15

Area 131,337 km2 (50,709 sq mi)

Highest point Corno Grande

Administration

 Italy

Largest settlement Rome

 San Marino

Largest settlement Dogana

  Vatican City

Largest settlement Itself (City-state)

Demographics

Demonym Apenninen

Pop. density 199.27 /km2 (516.11 /sq mi)

Ethnic groups Italian

The Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
or Apennine Peninsula (Italian: Penisola italiana, Penisola appenninica) extends 1,000 km (620 mi) from the Po Valley
Po Valley
in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
in the south. The peninsula's shape gives it the nickname lo Stivale (the Boot). Three smaller peninsulas contribute to this characteristic shape, namely Calabria
Calabria
(the "toe"), Salento
Salento
(the "heel") and Gargano (the "spur"). Geographically, the Italian peninsula consists of the land south of a line extending from the Magra
Magra
to the Rubicon
Rubicon
rivers, north of the Tuscan–Emilian Apennines. It excludes the Po Valley
Po Valley
and the southern slopes of the Alps.[1][2] All of the peninsula lies within the territory of the Italian Republic except for the microstates of San Marino and Vatican City. Additionally, Sicily, Elba
Elba
and other smaller islands, such as Palagruža
Palagruža
(Italian: Pelagosa), (which belongs to Croatia) are usually considered as islands off the peninsula and in this sense geographically grouped along with it. The peninsula lies between the Tyrrhenian Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
on the west, the Ionian Sea on the south, and the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
on the east. The backbone of the Italian peninsula consists of the Apennine Mountains, from which it takes one of its names. Most of its coast is lined with cliffs. The peninsula has mainly a Mediterranean climate, though in the mountainous parts the climate is much cooler. Its natural vegetation includes macchia along the coasts and deciduous and mixed deciduous coniferous forests in the interior.

Contents

1 Modern countries/territories 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Modern countries/territories[edit] Political divisions of the peninsula sorted by area:

Country/ Territory Peninsular area Description

Population[3] km2 sq mi Share

 Italy 60,589,445 131,275 50,686 99.9531% Effectively the entire peninsula

 San Marino 31,887 61.2 23.6 0.0466% A central-eastern enclave of peninsular Italy

  Vatican City 829 0.44 0.17 0.0003% An enclave of Rome, Italy

See also[edit]

Apennine Mountains History of Italy Roman Republic Roman Italy Insular Italy

References[edit]

^ De Agostini Ed., L'Enciclopedia Geografica - Vol. I - Italia, 2004, p.78 ^ Touring Club Italiano, Conosci l'Italia - Vol. I: L'Italia fisica, 1957 ^ Population includes only the inhabitants of the Italian peninsula (excluding Northern Italy, Sicily, and Sardinia).

External links[edit]

Media related to Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°00′N 14°00′E / 42.000°N 14.000°E / 42.000; 14.000

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