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Italian NameLombardia
Region CoaRegione-Lombardia-Stemma.svg
Coa Size60px
FlagFlag of Lombardy.svg
Area Rank4th
Area Percent7.9
Population DemonymLombard
Pop Rank1st
Pop Percent16.2
Pop Date25-03-2011
GDP Year2008
GDP Per Capita33,500
GDP Cap Year2008
LeaderRoberto Formigoni
Leader PartyPDL

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Lombardy ( -itlombarˈdiːa, Western Lombard: Lumbardìa, Eastern Lombard: Lombardia) is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The capital is Milan. One-sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy and about one fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in this region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest in the whole of Europe. Major tourist destinations in the region include the historic, cultural and artistic cities of Milan (which is Italy's second top tourist destination), Brescia, Mantua, Pavia, Como, Cremona, Bergamo, Sondrio, Lecco, Lodi, Varese, Monza, and the lakes of Garda, Como, Maggiore, and Iseo.

The official language, as in the rest of Italy, is Italian. The traditional local languages are the various dialects of Lombard (Western Lombard and Eastern Lombard), as well as some dialects of Emilian, spoken in some parts of the provinces of Mantua, Pavia, and Cremona. According to Istat, almost 27% of Lombards are bilingual with Lombard and Italian languages; 9.1% are monolingual in Lombard and 57.6% are monolingual in Italian.

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