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The regions of Italy (Italian: regioni d'Italia) are the first-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are twenty regions, five of which have higher autonomy than the rest. Under the Constitution of Italy, each region is an autonomous entity with defined powers. With the exception of the Aosta Valley (since 1945) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (since 2018), each region is divided into a number of provinces (province).
|Regions of Italy|
Regioni d'Italia (Italian)
|Category||Regionalised unitary state|
|Populations||143,000 (Aosta Valley) – 10,342,000 (Lombardy)|
|Areas||3,261 km2 (1,259 sq mi) (Aosta Valley) –|
25,832 km2 (9,974 sq mi) (Sicily)