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Student Project Example Perry's Department Store Step I-Italy Country Profile Traits of the Country I. Social A. Population: 58,057,477 B. Age Structure: 0-14 years: 14% (male 4,181,946; female 3,935,565) 15-64 years: 66.9% (male 19,590,497; female 19,256,747) 65 years and older: 19.1% (male 4,608,479; female 6,484,243) C. Ethnic Groups : Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south) D. Religion : Predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community E. Languages a. Italian (official) b. German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking) c. French ( small French-speaking minority in Valle d' Aosta region) d. Slovene ( Slo v ene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area) II. Government A. Italian Republic B. Capital: Rome C. Chief of State: President Giorgio Napolitano D. Head of Government: Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi E. Representative from U.S.: Ambassador Ferdinando Salleo
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III. Culture A. Arts a. Poetry b. Literature c. Music (Opera) d. Theater and cinema e. Visual arts and design B. Monuments a. Leaning Tower of Pisa b. Roman Coliseum C. Dining and Cuisine a. Pasta b. Pizza c. Wine IV. Economy A. Capitalistic Economy a. Developed industrial north a. Dominated by private companies b. Less developed agricultural south B. Tight fiscal policy (to meet requirements of the Economic and Monetary Unions) a. Italy has benefited from lower interest and inflation rates C. Structural Reforms a. Lightening high tax burden D. GDP a. Purchasing power parity: $1.55 trillion b. Real growth rate: 0.4% c. Per capita: $26,700 E. Industries a. Tourism, machinery, iron, and steel chemicals food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, and ceramics. F. Budget a. Revenues: $668 billion b. Expenditures: $703.1 billion
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Export Commodities: engineering products; textiles and clothing; production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, and chemicals; food, beverages, and tobacco; mineral and nonferrous metals. H. Import Commodities: engineering products, chemicals, transport equipment, energy products, mineral and non- ferrous metal, textiles and clothing, food, beverages, and tobacco. V. Geography A. Location Southern Europe: A peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea northeast of Tunisia. B. Area a. Total: 301,230 sq. km b. Land: 294,020 sq. km c. Water: 7,210 sq. km d. Strategic location that dominates central Mediterranean as well as sea and air approaches to Western Europe. Note: Area includes Sardinia and Sicily C. Climate Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in South D. Natural Hazards Landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding land subsidence in Venice VI. Labor A. Labor force : 24.15 million a. Agricultural: 5% b. Industry: 32% c. Services: 63% B. Unemployment Rate: 8.6% VII. Business Climate
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course HUEC 4044 taught by Professor Park during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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