Country Italy

Italy country in southern Central Europe, which lies mainly on the Apennine peninsula and two large islands: Sicily and Sardinia. Washed by the Ligurian, Tyrrhenian, Mediterranean, Ionian and Adriatic seas. For the relief of the entire country can be divided into three major areas:Alps in the north, the Apennines, passing through the entire peninsula, and continued in Sicily, and Padansky Plain (which lies mostly in the basin of the river Po) separates these two mountain systems of the lowland.The highest point in the country (and Europe) is the Mont Blanc (4807 m), lies on the border of France and Italy, despite the agreement, which states that the boundary runs along the highest point of the mountain, both parties still feel the top of Mont Blanc, only his. The largest of the river Po, the Tiber, the Arno.Most of the lakes are concentrated in the northern part of the country where located and the largest of them: Garda, Como, Maggiore. In one version of the name comes from the Greek Italy italos (bull) because of excellent cattle, which were grown in the Greek colonies, located on the Apennine peninsula.



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