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Basilicata is one of the least developed regions of the country. Rugged and isolated, it has been for decades one of the poorest regions of Italy. The struggle of its people was immortalized by Carlo Levi in his book "Christ Stopped at Eboli". Matera, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of Italy's must-see cities, is a condidate to become Europe's culture capital in 2019.

Population 576,194
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the region in terms of population 18

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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  1. Business and economy

    Basilicata an export star thanks to Melfi's Jeep production

    by Luca Orlando

    24 Exclusive content for IT24

    In the first six months of the year, the overall assessment of Italian exports shows zero growth, a completely flat performance. However, the geographic analysis of the data made available by Istat offers a much more varied picture. It is once again the auto industry, for better or for worse, that determines the fate of national exports, dividing in a very clear way the performance of single regions. In the first six months of ...