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Lazio is also known as Latium. It is located in center of Italy and it is home to the capital city of Rome. Lazio is the third most populated region in Italy it has 5,732,212 population in 2011 estimation. The region total area is 6,655 sq mi. Shares it's bounded by the Apennine Mountains to the east and the Tyrrhenian coast to the west, Lazio is occupied with woods and pastures, hills and valleys, rivers and lakes, and as many as twenty-five nature parks and reserves. Lazio experienced a rush in tourism throughout the 18th century, when it was a major stop on the Grand Tour due to its scenic villages. The center of northern Lazio, Viterbo is known as 'the town of the Popes'. Throughout the middle Ages, the papacy moved here to escape disorder in the Eternal City, and during the 13th and 14th centuries, the city was the true powerhouse of Christendom, far more than Rome itself. Lazio has the Vatican it is the center of the Roman Catholic Church around the world. The city of Lazio has five provinces they are Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, Roma and Viterbo. The city economy is mostly based from agriculture, wine production, manufacturing, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and publishing and the Italian film industry. The southern coast of Lazio, which turns to the region of Campagnia, is full of beach towns and resorts, like Sperlonga, that are prevalent weekend getaways for Romans and are popular side trips around the city. The Pontine Islands, with virgin Mediterranean beaches, are placed just offshore and are nearby ferry from Anzio, an hour's train ride from Rome. The city of Lazio is gorgeous in lakes, volcanoes, mountains higher than 2000 mt, flat and rocky banks, and not to be unaware of the marvellous atolls of the pontine archipelago, Ponza and Zannone at the top.
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Lazio Demographics
Lazio total population - 5,729,000
Lazio male population - 2,753,000
Lazio female population - 2,973,000

Lazio provinces
Frosinone province - Population 497,000
Latina province- Population 544,000
Rieti province- Population 159,000
Rome province- Population 4,096,000
Viterbo province- Population 315,000

Lazio Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Lazio is the capital city of Rome. Lazio has wide beaches, mountains like Terminillo, extraordinary variety of landscape, gentle hills and expansive plains. Villages were developed over time and population centers formed in areas of easy access to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The pre-Roman Italic peoples were termed Latins, so the area called the name Latium. In Lazio many towns follow their agricultural traditions. Fiuggi is famous for its waters, which Pontiff Boniface VIII claimed cured his kidney stones. The baths of Pompey, found near Ferentino, are credited with curing rheumatism and breathing problems. Southern La's mountain region is a healthy climate and attracts many tourism places nearby Roma. Most of Italy cooking between butter and olive oil, Rome prefers matured pork fat called strutto. Rome is different vegetables grown in the surrounding volcanic soil are said to a distinct taste, suckling lamb, sheep. The traditional dishes of Lazio are no exception to Italian culture. Bordered of the Lazio on one side by the Tyrrhenian Sea and cradled in almost the very center of Italy, this region has long been looked to as the nexus of important Italian cultural elements: food, architecture, wine, politics, and art. Lazio is heavy influence of Jewish culture, and an amalgam of delightful. Viterbo is home to a June cherry festival in the village of Celleno wherever local cherry dishes from all over the world. All over you look in Lazio; you'll find the comfort of great recipes and people who appreciate not messing with good contents combined well.

Lazio History
Lazio's history is mainly based on the history of Rome. The Italian word Lazio from the Latin word Latium. Ancient Latium was occupied by some native populations called Aequi, Aurunci, Latini, Aernici and Volsci. The name of the region also survives in the tribal designation of the ancient population of Latins. In Roman mythology, the tribe of the Latini takes their name from king Latinus. In modern etymology is that Lazio comes from the Latin word "latus", it means "wide", expressing the idea of "flat land" meaning the Roman Campagna. Lazio is spilt into two parts by the effect of political and economic decision. Lazio is located in central Italy, see placed on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Lazio was divided into Latium adiectum or Latium Novum, the added lands or New Latium, or Old Latium, the older, and Latium Vetus, smaller region. Lazio borders with Tuscany, Umbria, Marches, Campania, Abruzzi, and Molise. The Lazio history begins in the 8th century BC with the formation of city Rome. After the war between the Etruscans and a republic ruled by two consuls the senate was established. Italia, dividing it into eleven regions, the Region I is Lazio with the present region of Campania immediately to the southeast of Lazio and the seat of Neapolis. In 476 AD after fall of the Western Roman Empire the war against the Goths (535-553) the Eastern, or Byzantine, Roman Empire develop Lazio for a period, then had to freedom the region to protect the Adriatic possessions against the Lombards. In the middle of 16th century strengthening of the religious and ecclesiastical aristocracy led to continuous power struggles between lords and the Roman bishop. Innocent III tried to strengthen own territorial power, wishing to state his authority in the provincial administrations of Tuscia, Campagna and Marittima through the Church's representatives, in order to diminish the power of the Colonna family. In 1309-1377 the feudal lords' power increased due to lose of the pope. Rome and above all opposed the lords' increasing power, and with Cola di Rienzo. The papacy recaptured control of Lazio and the rest of the Papal States. In the 18th century Lazio became again part of the Papal States. Lazio was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy in 1870.

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Lazio Tourism
Lazio is a major tourist destination in Italy. It is known by tourists as the region of Rome, but Lazio has further attractions, including the Castelli Romani and Rieti. Lazio is heart of the Roman Empire it is chock-full of archaeological sites. There are full of beach towns and resorts, like Sperlonga, that are prevalent weekend getaways for Romans and are popular side trips around the city. The Castelli Romani is a run of old Roman hill towns that currently have developed popular outdoor hiking and biking destinations in Lazio. Lazio's most famous tourist destination is Fiuggi, a spa resort with thermal springs. Budget coach tours occasionally use Fiuggi as a base for sighted Rome, while it is some distance from the Eternal City.

Lazio Universities
John Cabot University,Rome, Italy-900-1000 students
Sapienza University of Rome,Rome, Italy-147,000 students
American University of Rome,Rome, Italy-500 students

Lazio Parks
Lake Bracciano
Parco naturale regionale dell'Appennino - Monti Simbruini
Park of the Monsters
Garden of Ninfa
Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise
Parco Nazionale del Circeo
Parco regionale dei Castelli Romani
Villa Gregoriana
Monti Simbruini

Lazio Museums
City and Territory Museum
Italian Air Force Museum
Museum of the Prehistory of Tuscia and of the Rocca Farnese
Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Latina
Museo del fiore
Museum of Farnese Garments
Villa d'Este
Hadrian's Villa

Lazio Government
Rome is center-left oriented by tradition. The rest of Lazio is center-right oriented. Lazio Politics takes place a presidential representative democracy, whereby head of government is the President of Regional Government. Executive power is exertion by the Regional Government. The Regional Government is elected for a five-year term, and is formed by the Ministers and the President. Legislative power is settled in both the government and the Regional Council. Lazio of Regional Council is formed 70 members. 55 are elected with proportional representation and 14 from the "regional list" of the elected President. If a combination wins more than 55% of the vote, only 7 candidates from the "regional list" will be elected and 62 members are elected in provincial constituencies.

Lazio Economy
Lazio economy is based on the Agriculture sector, animal husbandry, crafts and fishery. Agriculture products are olives, fruit, cereals, wine grapes, vegetables. Industrial development in Lazio is some areas south of Rome. Lazio economy is also based on the paper, textile, petrochemical, engineering, automobile, electronic and electro technical sectors. Lazio's short industrial sector and highly developed service. Lazio is supplied with a modern network of motorways. Lazio economy is based on rail system, air services. In Lazio have two airports they are 'Leonardo da Vinci' and 'Ciampino'.

Lazio Geography
The region of Lazio is located on the center of Italy. Its border shared with Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche to the north, by the east Abruzzo and Molise, by the south Campania, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. The region has full of flat and hilly, with small mountainous areas in the most eastern and southern districts. Lazio has Mount Gorzano it is the highest peak in the state. The region is home to many huge national parks. The region has mild and usual climate. The hot and dry summer days last from mid-April until September with rainfall stirring only in isolated spells evenly distributed throughout the region.

Lazio Information Sources User Comments

9/3/2014 sara chatlaWrite Comment
this page has barely no facts about Lazio so to help younger people learn and know information
3/29/2012 IanWrite Comment
The region of Lazio is home to the Societa Sportiva Lazio which is a professional futbol club that has won the Coppa Italia 5 times. The club plays in the massive Stadio Olimpico in Rome which can seat over 72000. Catching a Lazio game is a great way to include a sporting event in your vacation. Roma is Lazios rival which would make for an exciting match.
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