7 Facts About Lazio

1. Industrial development in Lazio is limited to the areas south of Rome.

2. Towns in Lazio were devastated by the 2016 Central Italy earthquake which occurred on 24 August 2016.

3. In 1809, Lazio was annexed to the French Empire under the name of Department of Tibre, but returned under the Pope in 1815.

4. Northern border of Lazio was the Tiber river, which divided it from Etruria.

5. Coast of Lazio is mainly composed of sandy beaches, punctuated by the headlands of Circeo and Gaeta (171 m).

6. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is Italy's capital and the country's largest city.

7. Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy.