What is Rome?

  • (noun): Capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
    Synonyms: Roma, Eternal City, Italian capital, capital of Italy
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Rome (/ˈroʊm/; Italian: Roma ; Latin: Rōma) is a city and special comune ("Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and the capital of Lazio (Latin: Latium). With 2.8 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. Between 3.2 and 3.8 million people live in the Rome urban and metropolitan area. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", a notion expressed by ancient Roman poets and writers.

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Rome - Twin Towns, Sister Cities and Partner Cities
... List of twin towns and sister cities in Italy Rome is since 1956 exclusively and reciprocally twinned only with Paris, France (French) Seule Paris est digne de Rome seule Rome est digne de Paris ... Only Paris is worthy of Rome only Rome is worthy of Paris." Rome's sister and partner cities are Achacachi, Bolivia Algiers, Algeria Beijing, China Belgrade ...

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  • (noun): The leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

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