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Geography of Rome

Useful information on the geography of Rome: the territory, the residents, the municipalities and its surroundings.

Rome, known throughout history as a Urbe and the Eternal City, is the capital of the Italian Republic and the capital of the italian region of Lazio. Rome is still one of the largest in Italy and has a population about of 2,800,000 inhabitants. Rome is the italian city with the highest number of municipalities: 29 common and the state of Vatican City.
The territory of Rome is partly flat but for the most part consists of hills and small mountains appeared, including the famous seven hills of Rome. Rome is crossed by the Tiber River and its tributaries, including the Aniene. The territory around Rome has also numerous lakes such as Bracciano, Lake Albano and Lake of Nemi. The Roman coast is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Rome, symbol of Catholicism, is home of the foreing State of the Vatican City. Considered one of the most important European capitals, Rome is home to the largest number of architectural and cultural heritage known in all the world. Among this heritage some are properties of the UNESCO, the old town centre, the St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica and Aurelian Walls.


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