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Rome is the capital of Italy. The city is located at the Tiber River in the west central part of the country, about 23 km east off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which is the western portion of the Italian Peninsula. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. Rome is with 2,876,051 residents in 1,285km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated community. It is the fourth most populated city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the oldest continuously occupied place in Europe. Rome became the one of the major centers of the Italian Renaissance, and then the birthplace of both Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Famous artists, painters, sculptors and architects made Rome the center of their activity creating masterpiece throughout the city. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which in 1946 became the Italian Republic. In 2016, Rome ranked as the 14th most visited city in the world, 2rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Its historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The world famous tourist spots are Vatican Museum and Colosseum, with millions of tourists every year.