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  • Country Profile
    country profile
    Location Southern Central Europe
    Capital Rome
    Population 58,147,733 (June 2007)
    Area 301,230㎢ (1.5 times the size of the Korean peninsula)
    Race composition Italian
    Religion Catholic (98%)
    Form of government Republic system
    Language Italian
    Currency Euro (€)
    Independence Day Mar. 17, 1861 (Italian Kingdom Proclamation)
    National holiday Jun. 2, 1946 (Anniversary of Republic Proclamation)
    Date of diplomatic relationship established Nov. 24, 1956
    Military attache establishment Jan. 1961 in Italy, Aug. 1986 in Korea
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  • Key Roles

    Key Roles during the War

    When the Korean War broke out, Italy was one of the NATO member nations, but was not a member of the United Nations. At that time the internal situation of Italy was also very insecure because of frequent changes in the Italian Cabinet. When the Red Cross requested help, Italy decided to send its Italian Red Cross Hospital 68 to Korea. The hospital unit arrived in November 1951. Italy was the last country that sent medical unit, and was also the only non-member state of the United Nations that sent troops to Korea.