Friuli-Venezia Giulia is one of the 20 regions of Italy, and it is one of five regions that have their own laws. The capital of the region is Trieste, which is on the Gulf of Trieste, in the Adriatic Sea, and is the largest city in the region.
The name was Friuli-Venezia Giulia until 2001, when it was changed to Friuli-Giulia. If you speak Friulian, the region is called Friul Vignesie Julie, Furlanija Julijska krajina in Slovene, and Friaul Julisch Venetien in German. There are three languages spoken in the region. The city of Venice (Venezia in Italian) is not in this area, even though it has the name.
There are about 1.2 million people in Friuli Venezia Giulia, which is about 7,924 square miles. The region is a natural gateway to the sea for many central European countries. It is also one of the main routes between the east and west of Southern Europe. History and geography: It includes the historical-geographical region of Friuli as well as a small area known in English as the Julian March. Each of these places has its own history, traditions, and identity.