Italy is located in Southern Europe. More than one half of the Republic of Italy consists of the Italian Peninsula, a long projection of the continental mainland. Shaped much like a boot, the Peninsula extends souteastward into the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Venice, famous for its canals, is located in northern Italy. Rome is the capital and largest city. The population of Italy is 58,138,000.
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