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Liguria's capital, Genoa, was once a city state and one of the most powerful maritime powers in the Mediterranean. The birthplace of Christopher Colombus, it is one of Italy's biggest ports. Its other industries include tourism, flowers and olive oil. It also has heavy industry: Ansaldo STS makes signalling systems for trams and trains, while Ansaldo Energia makes turbines for power plants. Liguria is also famed for its major touristic attractions like Portofino and the Cinque Terre.

Population 1,565,127
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the region in terms of population 12

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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