Capital: Rome

Population: 60,546,304 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: Italian

Unofficial Languages: English, German, French, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Italian, Mixed, and other minorities

Largest Cities: Roma, Milano, Napoli, Torino

Main Sport: Football, Water Sports, Cycling

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Easter (March 28) 

Liberation from Nazi-Fascism (April 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Republic Day (June 2)

Assumption of Mary/Ferragosto (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Christmas (December 25)

Saint Stephen’s Day (December 26)