Lombardy[lower-alpha 1] (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lombardia[lower-alpha 2] or Lumbardia[lower-alpha 3][5] [6]) is an administrative region of Italy that covers 23,844 km2 (9,206 sq mi); it is located in the northern-central part of the country and has a population of about 10 million people, constituting more than one-sixth of Italy's population. Over a fifth of the Italian gross domestic product (GDP) is produced in the region.[7][8]

Lombardia (Italian)
Lombardia, Lumbardia (Lombard)
Coordinates: 45°35′N 9°55′E
Country Italy
  BodyRegional Cabinet
  PresidentAttilio Fontana
  LegislatureRegional Council
  Total23,844 km2 (9,206 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019)[1]
  Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)English: Lombard
Italian: lombardo (man), lombarda (woman)
Lombard: lumbard (man), lumbarda (woman)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeIT-25
GDP (PPS)€401 billion (2019)[2]
GDP per capita€39,700 (2019)[2]
$51,666 (2016) (PPP)[3]
HDI (2019)0.912[4]
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The Lombardy region is located between the Alps mountain range and tributaries of the Po river, and includes Milan, the largest metropolitan area in the country, and among the largest in the European Union (EU).[9] Of the fifty-eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy, eleven are in Lombardy.[10] Virgil, Pliny the Elder, Ambrose, Gerolamo Cardano, Caravaggio, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Stradivari, Cesare Beccaria, Alessandro Volta and Alessandro Manzoni; and popes John XXIII and Paul VI originated in the area of modern-day Lombardy region.

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