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About Italy

Italy, also known as the Italian Republic is a South European country alongside the long Mediterranean coastline. Italy, like Greece has played an important role in ancient times due to the Roman empire that stretched across Europe and North Africa. The country is one of the most advanced countries in terms of culture and economy.

Italy has a capitalist mixed economy. It is regarded as one of the world’s most advanced countries with high quality of life and human development index.

Italy ranks as the world’s sixth-largest manufacturing country. It is well known for the automobile industry, machinery, food, Design, and Fashion. Italy is home to many fashion, luxury, perfume, and cosmetic brands.

Agriculturally Italy has been famous for its wines and vineyards. Olives, Fruits, and vegetables are produced in the country.

Tourism plays an important role in the country’s economy. Not only because Italy is the home to the famous Roman empire, but also due to the presence of the Vatican which is the holiest place for Christians.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityRome
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesItalian
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +39
Important CitiesMilan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence
National DayIndependence Day (June 2nd )
GDP (nominal)USD 2186.082 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking58
Primary Industriestourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear and ceramics
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsFrance, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), European Communities(EC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Economic Community(EEC), European Union(EU), Group of 10(G10), Group of 20(G20), Group of 7(G7), Group of 8+5(G8+5), International Monetary Fund(IMF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), Uniting for Consensus(UFC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMachinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Household Items & Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Retail & Fmcg Products, Glass and glassware
Major ImportsAnimal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Cereals & Pulses, Household Items & Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fruits and Nuts
Total Exports ValueUSD 700.315 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 743.030 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 42.715 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Treaties & Agreements, MoU on : Fishery and Aqua-culture products, Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Cooperation, Cooperation in the Agro-food sector, Cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Arms and Ammunitions, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products
Major Imports from IndiaGems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Ceramic Products, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices
India's Imports ValueUSD 5,591.91 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 8,691.43 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 3 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for ItalyEmbassy of India
H.E. Ms. Vani Rao
Honourable Ambassador
Via XX Settembre, 5, 00187 Rome (Italy)
39 06 4884642 to 5

Consulate General of India in Milan
Mrs. T. Ajungla Jamir
Consul General
Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 8 20121 Milan (Italy)
39 02 8057691/ +39 02 865337

Embassy Details of Italy in IndiaItaly
Embassy of Italy
H.E. Mr Vincenzo De Luca
50 E, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 4355, 2611 4359, 2611 4353 (O)

Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai
Mr. Alessandro De Masi
Consul General
Mumbai-400 026
022-23801071 (O)

Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata
Mr. Riccardo Dalla Costa
Consul General
3, Raja Santosh Road , Alipore Kolkata
+91-33-24792414 (O)

Consulate General of Italy in Bengaluru
Mr. Alfonso Tagliaferri
Consul General
XH6X+VV2, Langford Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
91 22 67866004

Honorary Vice Consulate if Italy in Goa
H.E. Mr. Shrinivas Vassudeva Sinai Dempo
Honorary Vice Consul
Dempo House Altinho Panaji Tiswadi, Goa-403 001
0832-2441441/0222441481 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Italy in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Seshayee Ramaswami
Honorary Consul
Ashok Leyland ltd., Rajaji Salai
04424331120 (O)