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Where is Rome located?

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Rome is located in the central region of Italy, near the country's west coast. Nicknamed "The Eternal City," Rome is Italy's capital and largest city, with a 2014 population of 2,863,322. The Italian name for Rome is Roma.

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Where is Rome located?
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According to legend, Rome was founded by the sons of the Roman god Mars, named Romulus and Remus, in 753 B.C. The Romans expanded throughout modern-day Europe and Africa to form the Roman Empire. The empire lasted until its eventual collapse in 476 A.D. Rome is known for its many ancient historical monuments, such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Arch of Constantine. It is the only city in the world that has an independent country within its boundaries, the Vatican City.

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    Where is Rome situated?

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    Rome is situated on the eastern banks of the Tiber River in the province of Roma in Italy. It lies to the west of the Apennine Mountains, and its geographical coordinates are 41° 54' N and 12° 29' E.

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    What are the physical features of Rome?

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    Rome's most famous physical features are the Tiber River and the seven hills upon which the city is built. These are Aventine Hill, Caelian Hill, Capitoline Hill, Esquiline Hill, Palatine Hill, Quirinal Hill and Viminal Hill.

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    What river runs through Rome?

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    The Tiber River is the river that runs through Rome. The Tiber River is the second longest river in Italy, after the Po River, and runs through Rome into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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    What is the main airport in Rome?

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    The main airport in Rome is the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, also called Fiumicino, which is the name of a nearby city. The airport code is FCO, short for the Fiumicino moniker. The airport is located about 16 miles from Rome.

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