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The largest island in the Mediterranean, Regione Siciliana is one of Italy's semi-autonomous regions and known as the island with thousand faces. Controlled by nearly every invading force over the centuries, it was one of the Two Sicilies during the reign of the royal Bourbon family. Although its name evokes the Mafia criminal organization, Sicily is among other things a formidable producer of wine, oil and citrus fruit and one of Italy's richest region in terms of heritage sites /the famous Valley of the Temples) and natural beauty spots.

Population 4,999,932
Italian population 59,685,227
Ranking of the region in terms of population 4

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

    A radical reform of public tender regulation is needed to avoid other viaduct's collapses

    by Giorgio Santilli

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    Italy’s public works sector, already under the spotlight due to the several cases of corruption racking it, received another crushing blow after a viaduct in Sicily, inaugurated in advance on December 23 2014, was closed after it collapsed internally. Only a radical reform of the public tender regulation– it has to become simpler, more transparent, more technology-based, and an accountability mechanism has to be created– might help the sector recover some efficiency and ...