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

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Chapter 18

UMBRIA

REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS. Area: 3,265 sq. mi. Population: 831,714. Capital: Perugia. Umbria ranks sixteenth among Italy’s regions in terms of area and seventeenth in population. The Catholic metropolitan see is at Perugia/Cittá della Pieve.

Umbria is the only region in mainland Italy without a seacoast. Its shape is somewhat triangular, facing Lazio to the south, Tuscany to the northwest and Marche to the northeast. The Tiber and some other rivers provide a few flat valleys, but 70.7 percent of Umbria is officially hilly and 29.3 percent is mountainous. In Umbria’s southeast corner is its highest peak, Monte Vettore (8,130 feet), which forms part of the Umbrio-Marchigian Apennines on the border with the Marche. The Tiber is Umbria’s most important river. It rises north of Perugia and flows past Todi until it enters Lazio south of Orvieto. Another important waterway is the Nera, which rises in the highlands near the Marche border, then flows southwest past Terni until joining the Tiber near Orte. Umbria’s ruggedness has long been the chief reason for its remoteness, a condition aggravated by bad train connections. Late twentieth-century road construction has, however, better integrated Umbria into the national economy. With only 67 percent of its people living in towns, it is Italy’s most rural region.

ECONOMY. Of Umbria’s 301,000 employed workers, 188,000 are men and 113,000 are women; 6.6 percent are in agriculture, 30.9 percent in industry, and 62.5 percent in the tertiary sector. In January 1998 Umbria’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent. The flat basins around Lake Trasimeno, Gubbio, and Todi are home to important wheat- and corn-growing

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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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