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Trevi Fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain in Rome

Rome

The Trevi Fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome. The fountain dates back to ancient Roman times, since the construction of the Aqua Virgo Aqueduct in 19 B.C. that provided water to the Roman baths and the fountains of central Rome.
Photo by Cristina Gottardi

ITALY

Europe

ITALY

Europe

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Capital: Rome

Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia

Government: Italian Republic

Currency: euros (EUR)

Area: 301,340 sq km

Population: 62,390,364 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Religion: Christian 80.8% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim 4.9%, unaffiliated 13.4%, other 0.9% (2020 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +39

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