Lazio

Lazio
Region of Italy
Flag of Lazio
Flag
Coat of arms of Lazio
Coat of arms
Lazio in Italy.svg
CountryItaly
CapitalRome
Government
 • PresidentNicola Zingaretti (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total17,242 km2 (6,657 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total5,898,182[1]
Demonym(s)Lazian / Laziale
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€182/ $200[2] billion (2015)
GDP per capita€31,000/ $34,000 [2] (2015)
www.regione.lazio.it

Lazio (UK: /, US: /; Italian: [ˈlattsjo]; Latin: Latium) is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has almost 5.9 million inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy (after Lombardy and just a little ahead of Campania) [1] – and its GDP of more than 170 billion euros per annum means that it has the nation's second largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also Italy's capital and the country's largest city.

Geography

Relief map of Lazio.
Panorama of the Aniene Valley.

Lazio comprises a land area of 17,242 km2 (6,657 sq mi) and it has borders with Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche to the north, Abruzzo and Molise to the east, Campania to the south, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. The region is mainly flat, with small mountainous areas in the most eastern and southern districts.

The coast of Lazio is mainly composed of sandy beaches, punctuated by the headlands of Circeo (541 m) and Gaeta (171 m). The Pontine Islands, which are part of Lazio, lie opposite the southern coast. Behind the coastal strip, to the north, lies the Maremma Laziale (the continuation of Tuscan Maremma), a coastal plain interrupted at Civitavecchia by the Tolfa Mountains (616 m). The central section of the region is occupied by the Roman Campagna, a vast alluvial plain surrounding the city of Rome, with an area of approximately 2,100 km2 (811 sq mi). The southern districts are characterized by the flatlands of Agro Pontino, a once swampy and malarial area, that was reclaimed over the centuries.

The Preapennines of Latium, marked by the Tiber valley and the Liri with the Sacco tributary, include on the right of the Tiber, three groups of mountains of volcanic origin: the Volsini, Cimini and Sabatini, whose largest former craters are occupied by the Bolsena, Vico and Bracciano lakes. To the south of the Tiber, other mountain groups form part of the Preapennines: the Alban Hills, also of volcanic origin, and the calcareous Lepini, Ausoni and Aurunci Mountains. The Apennines of Latium are a continuation of the Apennines of Abruzzo: the Reatini Mountains with Terminillo (2,213 m), Mounts Sabini, Prenestini, Simbruini and Ernici which continue east of the Liri into the Mainarde Mountains. The highest peak is Mount Gorzano (2,458 m) on the border with Abruzzo.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Latium
Alemannisch: Latium
አማርኛ: ላጺዮ
العربية: لاتسيو
aragonés: Lazio
arpetan: Lacion
asturianu: Llaciu
azərbaycanca: Latsio
تۆرکجه: لاتزیا
Bân-lâm-gú: Lazio
беларуская: Лацыа
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Ляцыё
Bikol Central: Lazio
български: Лацио
bosanski: Lazio
brezhoneg: Lazio
català: Laci
Чӑвашла: Лацио
Cebuano: Lacio
čeština: Lazio
corsu: Laziu
Cymraeg: Lazio
dansk: Lazio
davvisámegiella: Latium
Deutsch: Latium
eesti: Lazio
Ελληνικά: Λάτιο
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Lâzi
Esperanto: Latio
euskara: Lazio
فارسی: لاتزیو
français: Latium
Frysk: Latium
furlan: Lazi
Gaeilge: Lazio
Gàidhlig: Lazio
galego: Lacio
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lazio
한국어: 라치오주
հայերեն: Լացիո
हिन्दी: लात्सियो
hrvatski: Lacij
Ido: Lazio
Bahasa Indonesia: Latium
interlingua: Latio
Ирон: Лацио
íslenska: Latíum
italiano: Lazio
עברית: לאציו
Basa Jawa: Latium
Kapampangan: Lazio
ქართული: ლაციო
қазақша: Лацио
kernowek: Lazio
Kiswahili: Lazio
kurdî: Lazio
Ladino: Lasio
Latina: Latium
latviešu: Lacio
lietuvių: Lacijus
Ligure: Lassio
Limburgs: Lazio
Lingua Franca Nova: Lazio
lumbaart: Làsio
magyar: Lazio
македонски: Лацио
Malti: Lazjo
मराठी: लात्सियो
مازِرونی: لاتزیو
Bahasa Melayu: Latium
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lazio
монгол: Лацио муж
Nederlands: Lazio
日本語: ラツィオ州
Napulitano: Lazzio
нохчийн: Лацио
Nordfriisk: Latium
norsk: Lazio
norsk nynorsk: Lazio
occitan: Laci
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਲਾਤਸੀਓ
پنجابی: صوبہ لیزیو
Picard: Latium
Piemontèis: Lassio
polski: Lacjum
română: Lazio
русский: Лацио
संस्कृतम्: लेजिओ
Scots: Lazio
shqip: Lacio
sicilianu: Lazziu
Simple English: Lazio
slovenčina: Lazio
slovenščina: Lacij
српски / srpski: Лацио
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lazio
suomi: Lazio
svenska: Lazio
Tagalog: Lazio
tarandíne: Lazie
Türkçe: Lazio
українська: Лаціо
اردو: لاتزیو
vèneto: Łasio
Tiếng Việt: Lazio
West-Vlams: Lazio
Winaray: Lazio
粵語: 拉素