Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, you would:

Economy

be 111.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 0.1% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Geography

see 292.3 times more coastline


Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a total of 26 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

How big is Italy compared to Cocos (Keeling) Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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