Regions of Italy

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Italy is a country in south of Europe. It is divided into 20 regions. A regions is a part of the country with a government and a president.

In Italy regions can decide some things. They can give money to local business. They can decide some things about hospitals, schools, transport.

In some regions lives people speaking other languages. In Alto Adige/Südtirol a lot of people speak mainly German language. So this region is "special" and can decide more things. Sardinia and Sicily are islands. They have different problems then other regions. So they have also some different laws. This regions are called "regions with special laws" (in Italian it is called Regione a statuto speciale).

List of the regions[change | change source]

Every region has got a capital. Here is the list of the regions, the capital and more


Flag Name Capital city Area (km2) Population Pop. density Provinces Communes Metropolitan cities Status
Flag of Abruzzo.svg Abruzzo L'Aquila 10,763 1,307,919 122 4 305 - Ordinary
Flag of Valle d'Aosta.svg Aosta Valley Aosta 3,263 126,933 39 0 74 - Autonomous
Flag of Apulia.svg Apulia Bari 19,358 4,045,949 209 6 258 Bari Ordinary
Flag of Basilicata.svg Basilicata Potenza 9,995 575,902 58 2 131 - Ordinary
Flag of Calabria.svg Calabria Catanzaro 15,081 1,954,403 130 5 409 Reggio Calabria Ordinary
Flag of Campania.png Campania Naples 13,590 5,761,155 424 5 551 Naples Ordinary
Flag of Emilia-Romagna.svg Emilia-Romagna Bologna 22,446 4,354,450 194 9 348 Bologna Ordinary
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste 7,858 1,219,356 155 4 218 Trieste Autonomous
Flag of Lazio.svg Lazio Rome 17,236 5,550,459 322 5 378 Rome Ordinary
Flag of Liguria.svg Liguria Genoa 5,422 1,565,349 289 4 235 Genoa Ordinary
Flag of Lombardy.svg Lombardy Milan 23,861 9,749,593 409 12 1544 Milan Ordinary
Flag of Marche.svg Marche Ancona 9,366 1,541,692 165 5 239 - Ordinary
Flag of Molise.svg Molise Campobasso 4,438 312,394 70 2 136 - Ordinary
Flag of Piedmont.svg Piedmont Turin 25,402 4,366,251 172 8 1206 Turin Ordinary
Flag of the Italian region Sardinia.svg Sardinia Cagliari 24,090 1,637,193 68 8 377 Cagliari Autonomous
Sicilian Flag.svg Sicily Palermo 25,711 4,994,817 194 9 390 Catania, Messina, Palermo Autonomous
Flag of Trentino-South Tyrol.svg Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Trento 13,607 1,036,707 76 2 333 - Autonomous
Flag of Tuscany.svg Tuscany Florence 22,994 3,679,027 160 10 287 Florence Ordinary
Flag of Umbria.svg Umbria Perugia 8,456 885,535 105 2 92 - Ordinary
Flag of Veneto.svg Veneto Venice 18,399 4,865,380 264 7 581 Venice Ordinary