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Map of the regions of Italy

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History

Origin of the Country's Name



Flag

Flagge Fahne flag Italien Italy Region Latium Latio Làzio
Flag of Latium,
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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The flag of Latium is single-coloured pale blue and shows in the middle the logo of the region. This is an octagonal emblem, which is divided into nine fields. Four of them show the Italian national colors, the other five fields show the of the coats of arms of the five provinces of Latium: Viterbo, Rieti, Rome, Frosinone, Latina. There are variations of the flag with laurel and olive branches on the left and on the right side of the emblem, and a golden crown above. There are also versions of the flag, which additionally show the golden inscription "REGIONE LAZIO". Furthermore are known, white flags with the emblem of Latium.

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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Map of the regions of Italy

all names in Italian
interaktive Landkarte
Source: Volker Preuß

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Numbers and Facts

Area: 6.644 square miles

Inhabitants: 5.865.500 (2019)

Density of Population: 883 inh./sq.mi.

Capital: Rom (ital.: Roma), 2.837.300 inh. (2019)

official Language: Italian

Time Zone: GMT +1h

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History

6th cent. B.C. · in the Latium settle the Latins, whose territories belong compelety to Rome since ca. 290 B.C.

410 A.D. · invasion of the Western Goth

476 · dismissal of the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus, end of the (West)Roman Empire, Latium belongs until 493 to the Empire of the Odoaker

536 · conquest by Byzantium (East Rome)

568/569 · Langobards conquest the Latium and incorporate it into their empire

756 · the Latium goes together with the today's Umbria as fiefdom from the King of the Franks to the Pope ("Donation of Pippin"), establishment of the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri)

774 · conquest of Italy by the Franks, the Papal States persist

843 · at the division of the Frankish Empire the Papal States come to the Kingdom of Italy

961 · Otto I. brings the Papal States to the German Kingdom

1209 · a large part of the Duchy of Spoleto (today a part of Umbria) gets purchased from the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri)

1796 · Italy Campaign of Napoléon

1798 · French troops of Napoléon march into Rome, the Pope goes to Valence in France, the Papal States (Patrimonium Petri) become the "Roman Republic", in 1799 Papal States again, but is in 1809 annexed by France

1799 · withdrawal of the French troops, invasion of troops from the Kingdom of Naples, the "Roman Republic" ends

1801 · concordat with France, restore of the Papal States

1808 · Marches and the Romagna become separated by Napoléon from the Papal States and annexed to the Kingdom of Italy under King Napoléon I.

1815 · Congress of Vienna, restore of the Papal States

1860 · Umbria, Marches and the Romagna become annexed by Sardinia-Piedmont

17th of March 1861 · coronation of Victor Emmanuel II. of Sardinia-Piedmont to the King of the Kingdom of Italy

1947 · establishment of the Latium region as administrative unit

Source: Meyers Konversationslexikon, Atlas zur Geschichte, Wikipedia (D)

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Origin of the Country's Name

The name "Latium" was already used in ancient times. It describes the initial settlement area the Latins, but only the farthest south of the today's Latium was meant with this term in the antiquity (Latina).

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