The Regions of Italy: A Reference Guide to History and Culture

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Chapter 8

LAZIO

REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS. Area: 6,642 sq. mi. Population: 5,242,709. Capital: Rome. Lazio is Italy’s ninth largest region in land area and its third in population. The Holy See of the Catholic Church is in Rome.

Lazio is a rough rectangle that leans to the northwest. Its western coastline faces the Tyrrhenian Sea. To its northwest is Tuscany. Umbria sits north of the region, and Marche touches it briefly on the northeast. To the east are Abruzzo and Molise, and Campania shares Lazio’s southeastern border. Most of the region is hilly (54 percent) or mountainous (26.1 percent), and its eastern reaches form ranges of the central Apennines. Stretches of the coast are plains or reclaimed marshland, from the Agro Pontino and the Roman campagna (countryside) in the south to the Maccarese and the Maremma in the north. Plains comprise 19.9 percent of Lazio. Lakes of volcanic origin dot western Lazio, the largest being Bracciano, between Rome and Viterbo, and Bolsena, near the Tuscan border. About fifteen miles inland from the coast, the city of Rome sits on the Tiber (Tevere) River, the region’s major waterway, which snakes along the Umbrian border until it fully enters Lazio and continues south to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Lazio’s string of coastal beach resorts is interrupted by the important ports of Gaeta and Civitavecchia.

ECONOMY. Only 4.4 percent of Lazio’s labor force is engaged in agriculture, 19.9 percent are in industry, and 75.7 percent work in the tertiary sector. Of the region’s 1,817,000 employed workers, 1,173,000 are men and 644,000 are women. The region’s January 1998 unemployment rate

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Chapter 1 1
  • Chapter 3 31
  • Chapter 4 39
  • Chapter 5 53
  • Chapter 6 75
  • Chapter 7 103
  • Chapter 8 121
  • Select Bibliography 153
  • Chapter 9 155
  • Chapter 10 172
  • Chapter 11 205
  • Chapter 12 221
  • Chapter 13 228
  • Chapter 14 254
  • Chapter 15 268
  • Chapter 16 297
  • Select Bibliography 308
  • Chapter 18 347
  • Select Bibliography 360
  • Chapter 19 361
  • Chapter 20 367
  • Glossary 397
  • Bibliography 411
  • Index 415
  • About the Author 466
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