Flag of Italy


Bandiera d’Italia, il Tricolore

The Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana) is a country in Southern and Western Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea it shares borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City and San Marino. Its official language is Italian. The capital and largest city is Rome.

Inspired by the French flag, the Italian Flag adopted in January 1946 upon the formation of the republic is known as ‘il Tricolore’. The design consists of three equal vertical stripes of green, white and red.

Capital CityArea (World Ranking)2023 Population (World Ranking)CurrencyFlag Ratio (Decimal)Adopted
Rome301,338 km² / 116,348 mi²
Euro (EUR)2:3 (1.5)1946

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