Lombardy

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Lombardy ( Lombardia ; Lombardia, or Lombardéa, ) is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of 23844 km2.wikipedia
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Milan

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Milan, Lombardy's capital, is the second-largest city and the largest metropolitan area in Italy.
Milan (, Milanese: ; Milano ) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,385,023 while its metropolitan city has a population of 3,259,835.

Lazio

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As such "Lombardy" and "Italy" were almost interchangeable; by the mid-8th century the Lombards ruled everywhere except the Papal possessions around Rome (roughly modern Lazio and northern Umbria), Venice and some Byzantine possessions in the south (southern Apulia and Calabria; some coastal settlements including Amalfi, Gaeta, Naples and Sorrento; Sicily and Sardinia).
Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has almost 5.9 million inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy (after Lombardy and just a little ahead of Campania) – and its GDP of more than 170 billion euros per annum means that it has the nation's second largest regional economy.

Lombards

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During the early Middle Ages "Lombardy" referred to the Kingdom of the Lombards (Regnum Langobardorum), a kingdom ruled by the Germanic Lombards who had controlled most of Italy since their invasion of Byzantine Italy in 568.
Their legacy is also apparent in the regional name Lombardy (in the north of Italy).

Northern Italy

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During the late Middle Ages, after the fall of the northern part of the Kingdom to Charlemagne, the term shifted to mean Northern Italy. Lombardy counts many protected areas: the most important are the Stelvio National Park (the largest Italian natural park), with typically alpine wildlife: red deer, roe deer, ibex, chamois, foxes, ermine and also golden eagles; and the Ticino Valley Natural Park, instituted in 1974 on the Lombard side of the Ticino River to protect and conserve one of the last major examples of fluvial forest in northern Italy.
Non-administrative, it consists of eight administrative Regions in northern Italy: Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.

Piedmont

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It is bordered by Switzerland (north: Canton Ticino and Canton Graubünden) and by the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto (east), Emilia-Romagna (south), and Piedmont (west).
It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west.

Veneto

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It is bordered by Switzerland (north: Canton Ticino and Canton Graubünden) and by the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto (east), Emilia-Romagna (south), and Piedmont (west).
It is located in the north-eastern part of Italy and is bordered to the east by Friuli-Venezia Giulia, to the south by Emilia-Romagna, to the west by Lombardy and to the north by Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.

Lepontine Alps

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The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, (Piz Bernina, 4,020 m), the Bergamo Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Adamello massif; it is followed by an Alpine foothills zone Prealpi, which include the main peaks are the Grigna Group (2,410 m), Resegone (1,875 m) and Presolana (2,521 m).
They are located in Switzerland (Valais, Ticino, Uri and Graubünden) and Italy (Piedmont and Lombardy).

Pavia

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In its progress it receives the waters of the Ticino River, which rises in the Bedretto valley (Switzerland) and joins the Po near Pavia.
Pavia (,, ; ; Medieval Latin: Papia) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy in northern Italy, 35 km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po.

Langobardia Major

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The Kingdom was divided between Longobardia Major in the north and Langobardia Minor in the south, which were until the 8th century separated by the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna (roughly Romagna and northern Marche, and initially also Emilia and Liguria) and the Papacy (which was initially part of the Exarchate).
It comprised Lombardy proper with its capital Pavia, the Duchies of Friuli and Trent as well as the Tuscany region.

Olona

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The other streams which contribute to the great river are, the Olona, the Lambro, the Adda, the Oglio and the Mincio.
The Olona (Olona in Italian; Ulona, Urona or Uòna in Western Lombard) is an Italian river belonging to the Po Basin, 71 km long, that runs through the Province of Varese and Metropolitan City of Milan whose course is developed entirely in Lombardy.

Presolana

The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, (Piz Bernina, 4,020 m), the Bergamo Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Adamello massif; it is followed by an Alpine foothills zone Prealpi, which include the main peaks are the Grigna Group (2,410 m), Resegone (1,875 m) and Presolana (2,521 m).
Presolana (Italian: Pizzo della Presolana) is a mountain located in Lombardy, northern Italy, about 35 km north of Bergamo.

Lambro

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The other streams which contribute to the great river are, the Olona, the Lambro, the Adda, the Oglio and the Mincio.
The Lambro (Lamber or Lambar ) is a river of Lombardy, northern Italy, a left tributary of the Po.

Lake Como

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From west to east these are Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano (both shared with Switzerland), Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Idro, then Lake Garda, the largest in Italy.
Lake Como (Lago di Como, ; Lagh de Còmm, Cómm or Cùmm ), also known as Lario (after the Larius Lacus), is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy.

Bergamasque Alps

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The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, (Piz Bernina, 4,020 m), the Bergamo Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Adamello massif; it is followed by an Alpine foothills zone Prealpi, which include the main peaks are the Grigna Group (2,410 m), Resegone (1,875 m) and Presolana (2,521 m).
They are located in northern Lombardy and named after the city Bergamo, south of the mountains.

Oglio

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The other streams which contribute to the great river are, the Olona, the Lambro, the Adda, the Oglio and the Mincio.
The Oglio (Latin Ollius, or Olius; Lombard Òi; Cremonese Ùi) is a left-side tributary of the Po River in Lombardy, Italy.

Oltrepò Pavese

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Inconsistent with the three distinctions above made is the small subregion of Oltrepò Pavese, formed by the Apennine foothills beyond the Po River.
The Oltrepò Pavese (Ultrepò Paves) is an area of the Province of Pavia, in the north-west Italian region of Lombardy, which lies to the south of the river Po.

Romagna

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The Kingdom was divided between Longobardia Major in the north and Langobardia Minor in the south, which were until the 8th century separated by the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna (roughly Romagna and northern Marche, and initially also Emilia and Liguria) and the Papacy (which was initially part of the Exarchate).
Thus the term Romania came to be used to refer to the territory administered by the Exarchate of Ravenna in contrast to other parts of Northern Italy under Lombard rule, named Langobardia or Lombardy.

Lake Maggiore

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From west to east these are Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano (both shared with Switzerland), Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Idro, then Lake Garda, the largest in Italy.
The lake and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Lake Iseo

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From west to east these are Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano (both shared with Switzerland), Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Idro, then Lake Garda, the largest in Italy.
Lake Iseo or Iseo lake (Lago d'Iseo ; Lach d'Izé), also known as Sebino (Sebinus), is the fourth largest lake in Lombardy, Italy, fed by the Oglio river.

Monte Resegone

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The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, (Piz Bernina, 4,020 m), the Bergamo Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Adamello massif; it is followed by an Alpine foothills zone Prealpi, which include the main peaks are the Grigna Group (2,410 m), Resegone (1,875 m) and Presolana (2,521 m).
Monte Resegone or Resegone di Lecco (Resegon ), also known as Monte Serrada, is a mountain of the Bergamasque Prealps in Lombardy, northern Italy.

Charlemagne

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During the late Middle Ages, after the fall of the northern part of the Kingdom to Charlemagne, the term shifted to mean Northern Italy.
After the death of his father, Hunald I allied himself with free Lombardy.

Mount Adamello

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The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, (Piz Bernina, 4,020 m), the Bergamo Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Adamello massif; it is followed by an Alpine foothills zone Prealpi, which include the main peaks are the Grigna Group (2,410 m), Resegone (1,875 m) and Presolana (2,521 m).
Adamello (in local dialect Adamèl) is a mountain in Lombardy, Italy.

Piz Bernina

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The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, (Piz Bernina, 4,020 m), the Bergamo Alps, the Ortler Alps and the Adamello massif; it is followed by an Alpine foothills zone Prealpi, which include the main peaks are the Grigna Group (2,410 m), Resegone (1,875 m) and Presolana (2,521 m).
The minor summit (4,020 m) known as La Spedla is the highest point in the Italian Lombardy region.

Northwest Italy

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Lombardy ( Lombardia ; Lombardia, or Lombardéa, ) is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of 23844 km2.

Stelvio National Park

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Lombardy counts many protected areas: the most important are the Stelvio National Park (the largest Italian natural park), with typically alpine wildlife: red deer, roe deer, ibex, chamois, foxes, ermine and also golden eagles; and the Ticino Valley Natural Park, instituted in 1974 on the Lombard side of the Ticino River to protect and conserve one of the last major examples of fluvial forest in northern Italy.
The park is the largest in Italy and covers part of two regions: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Lombardia, in 24 municipalities.