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Lombardy is one of Europe's wealthiest and most industrialised regions. It has almost 10 million inhabitants and with its surface area of 24,000 square kilometres it has the size of a nation. Its capital, Milan, is a hub for fashion and finance. It hosts the headquarters of Armani, Prada, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank, among many others. In art, Milan has the Duomo cathedral, the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci and the La Scala opera house. North of the city, AgustaWestland makes helicopters and Alenia Aermacchi trainer jets. To the south, the town of Cremona is from where the Stradivarius violin hails. It is famous for its lakes (Garda, Maggiore and Como).

Population 9,794,525
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the region in terms of population 1

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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