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Italy is in a strategic location dominating central Mediterranean as well as southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe.

Italy has a thriving and innovative industrial sector; being a world leader in industrial and product design, textiles and household appliances. Other main industries are: tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics.

Italy has a diversified industrial economy with roughly the same total and per capita output as France and the UK (GDP - per capita in Italy: purchasing power parity - $27,700 - 2004 est.).

Labor force includes 24.27 milion people, which are mainly employed into the services sector (63%), followed by industry (32%) and agriculture (5%).

The Nation is geographically and economically very diverse, due to its millennial history. We can divide the territory into three major areas, North, Center and South. [map].


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