Milan - Milan, Italy


Milan - Milan, Italy
Address: Milan, Italy
Milan - Milan, Italy

Milan - Wikipedia

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Milano (/mI’laen/, US also [mI’la:n/] [4] Milanese [mi’la:n] (listen); Italian Milano [mi’la:no] [5] is a northern Italian city, the capital of Lombardy and the second-most populous in Italy. The population of the city itself is approximately 1.4 million [6] and its metropolitan area has 3.26 millions. [7] The city's urban area is continuously growing and it has 5.27 million people. It is fourth in the EU. [8] The population of the greater Milan metropolitan area, also known as Greater Milan, is between 8.2 and 12.5 millions. This makes it the largest metropolitan area in Italy. It is also one of the largest within the EU. [9][10]

Milan is a global leader in art, commerce and design. The Italian stock exchange Borsa Italiana is located in Milan's business district. It also houses the headquarters of international and national banks. Milan, Italy's wealthiest city, is third in GDP after Madrid and Paris, and the richest among EU non-capitalist cities. [12][13][14] Milan, along with Turin, is considered the southernmost section of the Blue Banana urban growth corridor (also known by the \"European Megalopolis\") and one of four Motors for Europe.

Its history as a political center dates back to late antiquity. From the Western Roman Empire's capital, Milan was also the capital. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Milan was a major European city and was a major trading and commercial centre. Milan became the capital of Duchy of Milan which was one of most influential political, artistic, and fashion forces of the Renaissance. [15][16] Although the city lost much of its cultural and political importance in the early modern period it regained its role as an important economic and political center and is considered the industrial and financial capital for Italy. [17][18]