Italy

Ericka J. Weems

Italy

The continent of Italy is Europe. Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The capital of Italy is Rome. Rome is today the biggest and most populous city of Italy. The name Italy comes from the word Italia, meaning "calf land", perhaps because the bull was a symbol of the Southern Italian tribes. The population of Italy is 61,855,120 (rank=23). No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy. Italy's area in square miles is 116,348 (rank=71) and the area in square kilometer is 301,340. The main languages in Italy is Italian, English, French, German, and Solvene-speaking. The main religions in Italy is Christian, and the majority are Roman Catholic. Italy's distance from capital to Washington D.C. is 4498.75 miles. The food in Italy is Pizza Margherita which is made with mozzarella cheese, basil, and tomato sauce and the other food in Italy is Quattro Stagioni. Italian kids go to the piazza (open spot in the city). Some children go to music or sports practices. Children have snack at five in the afternoon. The snacks are tea with biscuits, cake, bread and jam, chocolate, yogurt and fruit. 80.% of Italians are Roman Catholic. 20.0% of Italians are Atheist. Vatican city is surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance. Most of the population is ethnic Italian. In the past 20 years people have migrated to Italy from other countries. Population includes Germans, French, Solvenes, Albanians and Greeks. Calcio (soccer) is by far the most popular game in Italy. Basketball is the second famous sport, followed by cycling and motor racing. I would like to see Italy's games, their food, and their religion churches. I would like to do gymnastics in Italy and play Calcio (soccer).