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Country profiles - Italy

Vademecum - Civil Protection


Population: 58,126,212 (July 2009 est.)
Capital: Rome
Area: 301,230 km²

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Temperate climate with a variety of regional distinctions. The average temperature in Rome ranges from 4 to 11 degrees Celsius in January; to 20 to 30 degrees Celsius in July.

Types of disasters

Accidents occurring in industrial complexes and factories; transportation of dangerous substances by road, rail, water and even air; and terrorist threats to a variable degree.

In addition, Italy is prone to all types of natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, mudflows, avalanches, flooding and extreme weather conditions.

List of emergencies