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Headquarters of: industries of limestone, ceramics, oils and wine.
Birthplace of: Aldo Moro, prime minister, politician assassinated by Red Brigades in 1978; Antonio Conte, coach of Italian national football team. Famous for: lovely beaches, Baroque architecture (is called "The Florence of the South"), the Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Basilica of Santa Croce, Roman Amphitheater.
Leading political party: Partito Democratico (PD).

Population 93,302
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the city in terms of population 54

Source: Istat, 2013

1) Wealth
Gdp per capita EUR/year, 2014

3) Consumption
Per capita expenditure in cars,
motorbikes and electronics
EUR/year, 2014

5) Exports

7) Bank deposits
Bank deposits per capita EUR

9) Entrepreneurship
Registered companies per 100 inhabitants

2) Unemployment
Unemployment rate

4) Justice system
Ratio of judgements per pending/new cases
in 2014 x 100

6) ICT diffusion
Broadband coverage (% of population)

8) Youth
Share of population under the age of 30

10) Education
N. of graduates every 1,000 people aged
between 25 and 30 in 2014
Sources: (1) Istituto Tagliacarne, (2) Istat, (3) Findomestic, (4) Ministry of Justice, (5) Prometeia, (6) Osservatorio Banda Larga, (7) Abi-Bankitalia, (8) Datagiovani, (9) Infocamere, (10) Ministry of education

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