Flag of Italy (GIF)


The flag of Italy is a tri-colored flag with three equal-sized vertical stripes: green, white, and red. The green color represents the plains and the hills of the country. The white color symbolizes the snow-capped Alps. And the red color expresses the blood spilled in the Italian Independence and Unification Wars. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on June 18, 1946.

Its wreath-shaped emblem features a white five-pointed star, a traditional symbol of Italy, a cogwheel symbolizing work, an oak branch symbolizing Italian strength and dignity, and an olive branch symbolizing peace.

The Italy flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Italy, officially known as the Republic of Italy, is a sovereign state in Europe. Its capital is Rome, and its population is about 60,484,000.

The waving flag of Italy with its emblem (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Rome (pop. 2,872,000)
Other major cities:Milan (1,337,000)
Naples (978,000)
Turin (897,000)
Palermo (678,000)
Genoa (593,000)
Official languages:Italian
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:91.5% Italians
8.5% others
Religion:74.4% Catholic Church
22.6% Irreligious
3.0% others
Demonym:Italian
Area:301,340 km²
(116,350 sq mi)
Population:60,484,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and emblem of Italy (Italian: Bandiera ed emblema dell'Italia), GIF

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