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Description: The physical map of Italy showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features. This map also list out (indicated in numbers) all the Autonomous regions and those with special statute.

Italy Facts and Country Information...

Italy is a country shaped like a boot and is located in southern Europe. Italy borders several countries: France, Switzerland and Austria to the north, Monaco to the northwest, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south.

The peninsular country covers an area of 301340 square kilometers out of which 294140 is land and the rest is water. The country falls between north latitudes 35 and 48 degrees and east longitudes 6 and 19 degrees.

The country has a coastline measuring up to 7600 kilometers which is made up by the coastlines of the Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Strait of Sicily and Sea of Sardinia.
Almost half of the country is mountainous. The north is covered with the Alps and the Apennine Mountains form the spinal cord of the country, running for 1650 kilometers.

The large plain in between is called the valley of the River Po. Po is the largest river in the country as it runs for 652 kilometers. It originates at the Cottian Alps and drains itself in the Adriatic Sea. Other important rivers include Piave, Brenta, Reno and Tiber. Lake Garda is the largest in the country with a surface area of 370 square kilometers.

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