Iozoo Web Directory Italy
Italy, which is officially designated as the Italian Republic, is located in Southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula and on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. The country is bordered by Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, and France along its Alpine Northern border. The remainder of the country is bordered by water. Vatican City and San Marino, which are independent states, are also within the Peninsula. An Italian exclave, Campione d'Italia, is located in Switzerland.
Italy has hosted numerous cultures throughout history, as well as retaining credit for the Baroque movement, the Renaissance, and the Catholic Church. Today it is a developed country and a democratic republic. It is a participating member in the European Union, NATO, G8, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, the European Council, the Union of Western Europe, and the Central European Initiative. Because of these cooperative agreements, Italy is designated as a world power country.
Italian WebThe country of Italy with its population of 58,145,321 is actually down from just five years ago when the population was 58,605,558. The average per capita income equals about $33,540 in U.S dollars. Internet usage among people in Italy has risen steadily over the last few years. In 2008 49% of the country was using the internet in one form or another in their homes which came out to mean that there was around 28,255,100 internet users. This is actually in down from the stats that were taken four years prior when the number of users was 28,610,000. The most popular way of getting on the internet is through DSL since the presence of cable is limited and The phone system does not provide a great way of surfing the web. Also it is interesting to point out that internet usage among the younger generation in Italy is also on the rise. When it comes to searching the internet Italians tend to use many of the popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Other search engines that are used are E-Dai.org and Mavica net to name a couple. In another trend more Italians are using the internet to do their business. Four years ago even just two years ago people in Italy did not use the internet to do their shopping or even their banking. However as the times have changed so has usage habits among users in Italy. As with other countries in the region the internet will become increasingly more popular and more households will move more into the digital world of the internet.
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