Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia Italian pronunciation: [lombarˈdiːa], Wastren Lombard: Lumbardìa, Eastren Lombard: Lombardia) is ane o the 20 regions o Italy. The caipital is Milan. Ane-saxt o Italy's population lives in Lombardy an aboot ane fift o Italy's GDP is producit in this region, makkin it the maist populous an richest region in the kintra an ane o the richest in the whole o Europe.[3] Major tourist destinations in the region include the historic, cultural an airtistic ceeties o Milan (which is Italy's seicont top tourist destination),[4] Brescia, Mantua, Pavia, Como, Cremona, Bergamo, Sondrio, Lecco, Lodi, Varese, Monza, an the lochs o Garda, Como, Maggiore, an Iseo.

Lombardy

Lombardia
Banner o Lombardy
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Coat of airms o Lombardy
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KintraItaly
CaipitalMilan
Govrenment
 • PresesRoberto Formigoni (PDL)
Area
 • Total23844 km2 (9,206 sq mi)
Population
 (25-03-2011)
 • Total9,939,193
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lombard
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal€ 328.2[1] billion (2008)
GDP per capita€ 33,500[2] (2008)
NUTS RegionITC
Websitewww.regione.lombardia.it

The offeecial leid, as in the rest o Italy, is Italian. The traditional local leids are the various dialects o Lombard (Wastren Lombard an Eastren Lombard), as well as some dialects o Emilian, spoken in some pairts o the provinces o Mantua, Pavia, an Cremona. Accordin tae Istat, amaist 27% o Lombards are bilingual wi Lombard an Italian leids; 9.1% are monolingual in Lombard an 57.6% are monolingual in Italian.[5]

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

Lombardy is dividit intae 12 provinces:

 

Province
Aurie (km²)
Population
Density (inh./km²)
Province o Bergamo 2,723 1,070,060 392.9
Province o Brescia 4,784 the biggest 1,223,900 255.8
Province o Como 1,288 582,736 452.4
Province o Cremona 1,772 358,628 202.4
Province o Lecco 816 334,059 409.4
Province o Lodi 782 222,223 284.2
Province o Mantua 2,339 407,983 174.4
Province o Milan 1,575 3,121,832 the biggest 1,982
Province o Monza an Brianza 405 the smawest 840,711 2,075
Province o Pavia 2,965 535,948 180.7
Province o Sondrio 3,212 181,841 the smawest 56.6
Province o Varese 1,199 868,777 724.6

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table". Epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  2. EUROPA - Press Releases - Regional GDP per inhabitant in 2008 GDP per inhabitant ranged from 28% of the EU27 average in Severozapaden in Bulgaria to 343% in Inner London
  3. "EUROPA - Press Releases - Regional GDP per inhabitant in the EU27, GDP per inhabitant in 2006 ranged from 25% of the EU27 average in Nord-Est in Romania to 336% in Inner London". Europa.eu. 19 Februar 2009. Retrieved 10 Mey 2010.
  4. "Euromonitor Internationals Top City Destinations Ranking > Euromonitor archive". Euromonitor.com. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 10 Mey 2010.
  5. La lingua italiana, i dialetti e le lingue stranieri


Freemit airtinsEedit

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