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Italy

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geographical name It·a·ly \ˈi-tə-lē\

Definition of Italy

  1. 1 peninsula 760 miles (1223 kilometers) long S Europe projecting into the Mediterranean between Adriatic & Tyrrhenian seas

  2. 2 country comprising the peninsula of Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, & numerous other islands; a republic since 1946, formerly a kingdom ∗ Rome area 116,313 square miles (302,251 square kilometers), pop 57,844,017



Variants of italy

or Italian Ita·lia play \ē-ˈtäl-yä\ or Latin Ita·lia play \ə-ˈtal-yə, i-\

ITALY Defined for Kids

Italy

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geographical name It·a·ly \ˈi-tə-lē\

Definition of Italy

  1. country S Europe; capital, Rome





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