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Population in Italy in 2020, by gender

As of January 2020, 60.2 million people lived in Italy. More specifically, about 29 million individuals were males and 31 million people were females. The most populated area of the country was the North-West, where roughly 16 million people lived. Furthermore, the Southern regions of Italy counted 13.9 million inhabitants, representing the second most populous area of the country.

Regional census

The Northern region of Lombardy was the most populous region of Italy. One-sixth of all Italian population was concentrated in this area. Lazio and Campania followed in the ranking, with approximately 5.8 million individuals, respectively. On the other hand, Aosta Valley, a Northern region bordering to France and Switzerland, counted 125.6 thousand inhabitants, representing the smallest region of Italy in terms of residents as well as area.

More and more Italians are moving abroad

Between 2006 and 2019, the number of Italians reported to live abroad increased. In 2019, 5.3 million people were reported to live outside of Italy, nearly two million more than in 2006. The country hosting the largest Italian population was Argentina. In 2018, almost one million Italian citizens lived in this South American nation. Moreover, other large Italian populations residing abroad lived in Germany, Switzerland, and Brazil.

Population in Italy as of January 2020, by gender

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January 1, 2020

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