As of January 2023, 58.9 million people lived in Italy. About 29 million individuals were males and 30 million people were females. The most populated area of the country was the North-West, where approximately 15.8 million people lived. Furthermore, the Southern regions of Italy counted 13.4 million inhabitants, representing the second most populous area of the country.
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 5.7 million and 5.6 million individuals, respectively. On the other hand, Aosta Valley, a Northern region bordering to France and Switzerland, counted 122.000 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 2020, the number of Italians reported to live abroad increased. In 2022, 5.8 million people were reported to live outside of Italy, almost three 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.
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