Italy (GPS: 42 50 N, 12 50 E) is located in Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. The country’s area measurements are total: 301,340 sq km; land: 294,140 sq km, water: 7,200 sq km. This sovereign state is almost twice the size of Georgia, slightly larger than Arizona. The total irrigated land is 39,500 sq km (2012).
One of Italy’s essential features: Strategic location dominating the central Mediterranean and southern sea and air approaches to Western Europe.