kids encyclopedia robot

Lombardy facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids

Flag of Lombardy
Coat of arms of Lombardy
Coat of arms
Anthem: Lombardia, Lombardia
Lombardy in Italy.svg
Country Italy
Capital Milan
 • Total 23,844 km2 (9,206 sq mi)
 • Total 10,055,148
 • Density 421.706/km2 (1,092.212/sq mi)
Demonym(s) English: Lombardan
Italian: Lombardo (man)
Italian: Lombarda (woman)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP/ Nominal €381 /$433 billion (2017)
GDP per capita €38,000 /$43,000 (2017) $50,670 (2016) (PPP)

Lombardy is a region in the northern part of Italy. It is the most populated region of the country, and has almost 9.4 million people. The capital is Milan. Lombardy has provinces within it.

To the north of Lombardy is the country of Switzerland (Canton Ticino e Grigioni). To the west is the region of Piedmont. To the east are the regions of Veneto and Trentino - Alto Adige. To the south is the region of Emilia-Romagna.


In the Italian language, Lombardy is called Lombardia. This name comes from an old German word: Langbardland and means "country of the Lombards".


In the north of Lombardy there are very high mountains, (40% of the territory is mountains) the highest mountains are almost 4.000 meters in the Bernina Range.

In the south of the region flows the Po river, which is the longest river in Italy. The most important rivers are the Adda river, the Mincio and the Ticino river, all of them end in the Po river.

There are also a lot of lakes, the largest are the lake Maggiore, the Lake of Varese, the lake Como, and the lake Garda.


Lombardy is divided into 12 provinces:

  1. Bergamo
  2. Brescia
  3. Como
  4. Cremona
  5. Lecco
  6. Lodi
  7. Mantova
  8. Milano
  9. Monza e Brianza
  10. Pavia
  11. Sondrio
  12. Varese

Images for kids

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Lombardía para niños

kids search engine
Lombardy Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.