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Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Flag of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Coat of arms of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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Italy Regions Friuli-Venezia Giulia Map.png
Country Italy
Capital Trieste
 • Total 7,856 km2 (3,033 sq mi)
 • Total 1,222,061
 • Density 155.558/km2 (402.892/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal € 34.3 billion (2006)

Friuli - Venezia Giulia is a region in the north-east of Italy on the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Trieste. The population is 1,191,588. FVG has a border with the Italian region of Veneto to the west, Austria to the north and Slovenia on the east.

People in this region speak the Italian, Friulian, Slovene and German languages.



Friuli - Venezia Giulia has an area of 7,858 km² and is Italy's most north-eastern region. It is the 5th smallest region in Italy. The Alps lie to the north of the region, and the beaches and cliffs of the Adriatic Sea are on the south edges.


Friulani, Giuliani, Austrian, Slovene and Hungarian influences over the centuries have created a wide range of food and drink typical of the region. Some examples include:

  • Jota (Istrian stew)
  • Radicchio
  • Goulash
  • Gnocchi alla spinache

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