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Italy

     
Italy
a country in southern Europe, surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is a member of the EU. Population: 57,998,353 (2003). Capital: Rome. In ancient times, Italy was home of the Roman civilization, which has had a great influence on how people in Europe live and think. The Renaissance began in Italy in the 14th century. Italy has many beautiful paintings, sculptures, and buildings.

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