Italy

geographical name

It·​a·​ly ˈi-tə-lē How to pronounce Italy (audio)
variants or Italian Italia or Latin Italia
1
peninsula 760 miles (1223 kilometers) long in southern Europe projecting into the Mediterranean between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas
2
country comprising the peninsula of Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, and numerous other islands; a republic since 1946, formerly a kingdom; capital Rome area 116,348 square miles (301,340 square kilometers), population 62,247,000

see also italian

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“Italy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Italy. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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