Greater Milan area
One-sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy, avant-garde industrial area and one of the engines of the global economy. The Lombard GDP is higher than those of Saudi Arabia, Switzerland or Sweden. Fiera Milano is the largest trade fair complex in the world and the new convention centre can seat 10,000 delegates under one roof. On November 2009 the official population of Milan Metro Area (9,100 square kilometers about) was 7.4 Millions. Milan is one of the world capital for fashion and luxury shops (via Montenapoleone) and the world leader for design. Famous for its industry, Milan is second to none also for culture and arts.