the capital of Italy, situated in the west central part of the country, on the Tiber River, about 16 miles (25 km) inland; population 2,724,347 (2008). According to tradition, the ancient city was founded by Romulus (after whom it is named) in 753 bc on the Palatine Hill; as it grew it spread to the other six hills of Rome (Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, and Quirinal). Rome was made capital of a unified Italy in 1871.
an industrial city in northwestern Georgia, on the Coosa River; population 36,041 (est. 2008).
an industrial city in central New York, on the Mohawk River; population 33,673 (est. 2008).