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Quick Facts - Italy


Capital: Rome
Political system: Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 60 820 696 (2012)     
Population density: 200.7 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Italian
Non-nationals of total population: 7.5 % (2011)

Funding (2010)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.90 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 6 910 000 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 117.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 35.90 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.07 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 37.78 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 24.96 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 98 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 130 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 218 USD (119 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.0 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 58.9 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 16/5/1957  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Signed 27/6/2000. Not yet ratified 
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 19/02/2007

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334