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Italy: Country Presentation (Chp1-8)

AP Human Geography Presentation

Isabelle Hupez

on 31 March 2014

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Transcript of Italy: Country Presentation (Chp1-8)

Population Population Pyramid Black Plague reduces population until
medical revolution and improved health Stage 4: Low Growth
NIR is -0.1
CDR exceeds CBR
Total fertility rate: 1.4 children per women
Population growth rate is 0.4 % (mostly
Total population: 61 million
Life expectancy male: 80
female: 85 Religion Language Buongiorno International Migration Trends Internal Migration Trends Political Geography Folk and Popular Culture Environmental push factor
from southern Italy: earthquake,
drought, poor harvests, poverty
Interregional: rural to urban Economic pull factor to northern
Italy: large job market, improved health &
living conditions
Intraregional: region to region Indo-European family & Romance Language
Dialects and standard Italian derive from Latin
Dialects have no written form
Migration of people diffusion standard Italian
& diffusion of television in almost every home Standard Italian was made official language in 1860s

South North Single men seek economic opportunity in urban cities
Look for Catholic church in country dominated
by the Protestant Irish
"Little Italy" communities flourish as family and
regional ties strengthen in new community
Development 90% identity to Roman Catholicism
Vatican City, sovereign city-state, seat of
Catholic church and home of the pope,
lies entirely within Rome
Highly hierarchical religion with Pope at the head
20th century migration brought new non-
christian beliefs, mostly Muslims - 1 million today One of the original 6 members of E.U.
Member of NATO
Elongated state: 1100 km North to South but on
200 km wide
Fall of Roman Empire, resulted in
ethnic mix
Independent city-states developed over
hundreds of years
Nationalism is a centripetal force,
uniting the country in 1860s
Ethnicity Vatican City San Marino Head of Catholic
church History Race: Caucasian

Influences: Mostly
Roman (Italic)
Norman, German, Slovenes in the North and Greek, Celtic in the South 600,000 historical sites according to Ministry
of Culture
Opera music is part of folk culture
Tarantella folk dance at traditional weddings
Pop stars incorporate traditional song into pop music
Soccer is part of popular culture Human Development Index: 0.934
#18 world wide
Gender Empowerment: 0.5
#16 world wide

As a member of EU, Italy benefits from free market
Partners with WTO, member of
G-8 and G-20, OSCE Alp Mts.
Physical &
boundary Microstate
Landlock 1998 Immigration Act:
Separate refugees from guest
workers and limited quotas

Shorelines are vulnerable as
Italy is a final destination
and bridge to other EU countries FIAT: Largest industrial enterprise in Italy and one of the founder of European motor industry.

biggest exports: machinery and transport equipment, textiles, electrical machinery & food/beverages Italy Isabelle Unification treaty 1860 FIAT means Italian Automobile Factory of Turin Italy is 3rd European economy & 8th largest economy in the world Map of
Vatican City
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