Milan is a beautiful place, which is located in Italy. Check out interesting and fun facts about Milan.

Facts About Milan

Milan - the fashion capital of the world and the economic capital for Italians is a lovely place located in Italy. If you are looking for a vacation with a difference, Milan is the place for you. This place is full of mystical monuments, palaces, etc. that must be visited when you are roaming around in Milan. But of all the things in Milan, the one thing to look out for is the clothing choices, be it designer wear or flea-market goodies. With a wide variety to choose from, visitors are sure to be spoilt for choice. Milan is also famous for the world-renowned La Scala Opera house, Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper and the Gothic Cathedral Duomo. Be it nightlife, great food or a thriving fashion industry, Milan has a lot in store in terms of tourism. Want to know some more interesting facts about Milan? Then check out these fun facts about Milan.
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Fast Facts
Country: Italy
Continent: Europe
Established In: 400 BC
Established By: Celts
Population: 1,347,298
Area: 181.76 km2
Elevation: 120m
Demonym: Milanese
Fun Facts About Milan
  • Milan is considered to be the fashion center of the world. The place has headquarters and businesses of some of the leading international designers, which include Gucci, Prada, Armani, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana.
  • Milan experiences some of the most bearable summer’s around the world according to a recent survey in 2010.
  • The major industries that help in the growth of the economy of Milan are Textile manufacturing, Chemical manufacturing, Food manufacturing, Tourism, Shipbuilding, etc.
  • Milan is the capital of Lombardy and the second-largest city in Italy.
  • Milan is considered to be the 12th most expensive city in the world.
  • The prime language spoken here is Italian, followed by English, French, Chinese and Dutch.
  • The ‘Gran Premio di Monzo’, the Italian version of the Grand Prix, is held in Milan annually.
  • During the late 18th century and all through the 19th, Milan was an important center for intellectual discussion and literary creativity.
  • The most important religion here is Catholic. Other religions practiced here include Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Protestantism.
  • Milan is credited to be the second largest city in Italy. The total population of Milan is around 1.5 million.
  • Dumo Cathedral is a major tourist attraction of Milan. It is one of the biggest Gothic Cathedrals in the world.
  • Milan is home to Teatro alla Scala, Europe’s premier Opera House with a seating capacity of over 2,000.
  • The ‘Castello Sforzeco’ in Milan, is an ancient fortress built in 1368, which later became a noble Renaissance abode.
  • The third largest cathedral in the world, the ‘Duomo’, is situated in Milan and it took nearly 4 centuries to complete. Now that takes some patience and dedication, doesn’t it?
  • After Milan was battered by World War II, the city attracted immigrants on a colossal scale. About 15% of Milan’s population is foreign born..
  • Do you know Milan has its very own ‘Chinatown’ in a district called Via Paola Sorpi? Many of the workers here are immigrants from China and previously worked in the silk industry.
  • Milan has a strong provincial cuisine. Risotto is the major course of the city as compared to pasta in the other Italian cities.
  • One-third of the Filipinos around the world, live in Milan.
  • One of the world's oldest car racing circuits, Monza Formula One, is located near the city of Milan. The total capacity for the races is around 137,000 spectators now, although in the 1950s, the stands could hold more than 250,000 people.
  • Milan is the only city in Europe whose football teams have won both the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. Both the teams play at Giuseppe Meazza - San Siro Stadium.
  • The ‘Teatro alla Scala’ Opera house was built in 1776 and is considered to be one of the biggest opera houses in the world.
  • Milan has the highest per capita income in Italy.

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