Geographic coordinates: 42 50 N, 12 50 E
Area: 301,340 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 72
Land: 294,140 sq km
Water: 7,200 sq km
Land Boundaries: 1,899km
Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in South.
Mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands.
Lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0m
Highest point: Mont Blanc de Courmayeur 4,748m
Coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land.