Friuli

Friuli

Friûl (Friulian)
Historical Flag of Friuli
Historical Flag of Friuli
Location of Friuli in Europe
Location of Friuli in Europe
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto
Area
 • Total8,240 km2 (3,180 sq mi)
Population
 • Total~800.000–1.000.000
 • Density128/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)English: Friulian
Italian: Friulano (man)
Italian: Friulana (woman)
 • Summer (DST)UTC + 1

Friuli is an area of Northeast Italy with its own particular cultural and historical identity containing 600,000 Friulians. It comprises the major part of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, i.e. the administrative provinces of Udine, Pordenone, and Gorizia, excluding Trieste.

Names

The multiethnic and subsequent multilingual tradition of Friuli means that the name of the region varies according to locality. Besides Friuli from Italian (Italian: [friˈuːli]), other local Romance forms include Friulan Friûl (About this soundlisten ) and Venetian Friul; Friaul in German and Furlanija (Cyrillic: Фурланија) in Slovene and South Slavic languages.

The name Friuli originates from the ancient Roman town of Forum Iulii (now Cividale del Friuli).