ITA LY Texas Lawton – Information Design – NEU 2017
Size in Relation NE KS OK
Adige River ITALIAN ALPS Po River
Volturno River SARDINIA
Mt Etna SICILY
France – 67,106,161
Time-line 706BC Spartan immigrants found colony of Taranto in Southern Italy.
135BC First Servile War, failed slave revolt against the Roman Republic.
Italy – 62,137,802
Austria – 8,754,413
Switzerland – 8,236,303
Croatia – 4,292,095
Slovenia – 1,972,126
Italy – 202.3 per/km
Bangladesh – 1074.1 per/km 56.5M 1981
Population Growth – Past 100 years 47M 1951
42M 1941 40M 1921
Demographic Breakdown 21.53%
104BC Second Servile War – once again fails.
71BC Third Servile War – Roman victory against uprising slaves.
44BC Julius Caesar is assassinated.
79AD Mount Vesuvius violently erupts. Several Roman settlements, including Pompeii are annihilated.
476AD Flavius Odoacer becomes the first King of Italy.
Energy Consumption vs USA:
Total Consumption – 6,914 mtoe
1895AD 21-year-old Guglielmo Marconi invents the radio telegraph
1908AD 7.1M Earthquake in Southern Italy; kills 75,000– 200,000.
1900AD Victor Emmanuel III takes over the throne as King.
Total Consumption – 2,579 mtoe
1861AD Victor Emmanuel II proclaimed as sovereign leader.
ITALY 1814AD Rebublic becomes Kingdom of Italy. Napoleon named King of Italy.
Total Per Head Consumtion – 2,188.4kg
1170AD Italian Mathematician, Leonardi of Pisa (aka. Fibonacci) is born.
Total Per Head Consumtion – 155.4kg
1494AD First Italian Wars
1713AD Italy falls under rule of Habsburgs of Austria
1860AD Savoy and Nice return to France. Revolution in central Italy.
1804AD Itaian peninsula conquered by Napoleon. Italian Republic in north.
1915-18AD Italy takes part in WW1. Although formerly aligned with Germany, Italy Allies with the Anglo-French
1919 Enzo Ferrari settles for a job at a small car company (CMN) redesigning used truck bodies into passenger cars.
1922 Benito Mussolini came to Rome, established a Facist regime, and was named Prime Minister by the King.
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1938 The Italian national football team wins its second FIFA World Cup.
1934 The Italian national football team wins its first FIFA World Cup.
1940 Italy enters World War II by invading Greece.
Total – 129
Paved – 98
Total – 464
Unpaved – 31 Paved – 294
Unpaved – 170
Heliports Italy – 5 France – 1
(in relation to perimeter of the Moon) Italy – 12.17 times around
France – 25.6 times around
(in relation to perimeter of the Earth) Italy – 1.85 times around France – 2.71 times around
1943 Mussolini is overthrown by the government and Allied forces
1945 Alcide De Gasperi becomes Prime Minister. Considered one of the founding fathers of the European integration.
1945 Milan is liberated on 25 April 1945. Resistance fighters catch Mussolini fleeing north where he is shot dead along with his lover, Clara Petacci.
1946 Birth of the Italian Republic: Italy becomes a republic after the results of a popular referendum. Women are also granted suffrage.
1949 Italy joins NATO.
1952 Italy joins the European Coal and Steel Community (earliest form of the EEU)
Mar 17° 3° 19mm 7h Feb 14° 3° 20mm 5h Av. temp (low) Av. temp (high) Daylight Rainfall
Jan 13° 3° 25mm 4h
Apr 20° 8° 18mm 7h
May 24° 13° 33mm 9h
Jun 29° 17° 6mm 9h
Jul 32° 19° 7mm 11h
Aug 30° 18° 0mm 10h
Sep 27° 16° 42mm 8h
Oct 23° 12° 58mm 6h
Nov 18° 8° 49mm 4h
Dec 15° 4° 96mm 3h
1943 Nazi troops occupy Northern Italy, release Mussolini from prison who then leads the puppet Italian Social Republic.
1954 The state-owned RAI broadcasts the first Italian official TV program.
1955 Italy becomes a member of the United Nations.
Religions: Christian – 83.3% None – 12.4% Muslim – 3.7% Other – 0.4% Hindu – 0.1% Jewish – <0.1%
1960 The 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.
1963 Ciaculli massacre: a bomb intended for mafia boss Salvatore Greco explodes, killing seven police and military officers.
1964 Michele Ferrero, modifies his father's spread recipe and renames it Nutella.
Languages: Italian – 97.4% English – 13.7% French – 8.5% Spanish – 6.6% German – 2.1%
1969 "Hot Autumn" of 1969 – occupations of factories and universities, and violence between right/left-wing students.
1969 Far-right terrorists bomb the Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Milan, killing 17 and wounding 88.
1970 Parliament approved the law on divorce.
1980 Bologna massacre: neo-fascist terrorist’s bomb Central Station – killing 85, wounding 200.
Agricultural Products Sugar beets: 12,726,000 t Maize: 10,824,000 t Grapes: 7,394,000 t Wheat: 7,259,000 t Tomatoes: 5,748,000 t Olives: 2,732,000 t Potatoes: 2,075,000 t Oranges: 1,724,000 t Lemons: 486,000 t Hazelnuts: 120,000 t
1982 Italian national football team wins its third FIFA World Cup in Spain.
1984 Sicilian Mafia bomb the 904 express train from Bolognaâ€“ Florence: killing 16, wounding 267.
1985 Referendum on abolishing the wage escalator was defeated â€“ 54.3% to 45.7%. 77.9% of 45 million eligible voters took part.
1997 Valentino Rossi wins his first World Championship at the 1997 Motorcycle Grand Prix.
1998 20 skiers die in the Cavalese cable car disaster: US EA-6B Prowler military jet severed the cables supporting the Cermis mountain cable car.
1999 Italy takes part in the Kosovo War, a NATO-led operation against Milosevic's Yugoslavia.
2001 Italy takes part in the Afghanistan War.
Communications (per 1000 people)
1991 A frozen man is discovered high in the Alps; found to be a Neolithic hunter who lived 5,000 years ago.
Internet Users: 577.91
1991 Italy takes part in the Operation Desert Storm, during the Gulf War, for the liberation of Kuwait.
1987 In reaction to Chernobyl disaster, Italyâ€™s three working nuclear plants are de-commissioned.
1986 Italy makes huge steps toward fighting organized crime, prosecuting 338 Mafia members.
1985 Rome airport attacked by Palestinian terrorists; 16 killed.
Mobile cellular users: 1,341.47 Daily Times
Daily newspapers: 137.81
Personal Computer: 366
2002 The euro begins circulating as new official currency of Italy.
2003 Italy takes part in the Iraq War, although populations show disapproval through peace flags.
2006 The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin.
Types of Pasta
Penne Born in Sicily, Penne features a small cylindrical shape, and is one of the 10 most popular types of pasta in the world in terms of consumption volume.
Conchiglie This small, seashell-shaped pasta originates from central Italy, and is specifically designed to hold more sauce.
Cavatappi Born in southern Italy and named after the Italian word for “corkscrew,” cavatappi is a hollow, spiral-shaped pasta that measures about one inch in length.
Fusili This long, thick, corkscrew-shaped pasta originally hails from Southern Italy.
Farfal Born in the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia, farfalle is popularly known as “bow-tie pasta” due to its similar shape.
Spaghetti Spaghetti reportedly originated in China, and was imported to Venice by way of the popular merchant traveler Marco Polo.
Ravioli The origin of ravioli is obscure, but supposedly the Lombardy region played a big role in its spread. It is often stuffed with various fillings including meat, cheese and vegetables.
Lasagne Famously known as Garfield’s favorite pasta, lasagna originated in Naples, and features a long, flat, rectangular shape.
Macaroni Originated in northern and central Italy, it features a small, slightly curved, tubular shape that makes it very versatile.
2006 The Italian national football team wins its fourth FIFA World Cup in Germany.
2006 Italian government withdraws all Italian troops from Iraq, ending the operation.
2015 Sergio Mattarella is elected President of the Italian Republic.
2009 An earthquake strikes L'Aquila, causing the death of 307 people and making about 65,000 homeless.
2016 Summer Olympics Medal Count
Water polo Volleyball
Overall Standing 121
46 27 USA
42 17 GER
41 12 JAP
Gold Medals Total Medals
314 in 24 sports