Milan or Milano is the capital of the Lombardy region, and the most populous metropolitan area and the second most populous commune in Italy.

The population of the city proper is 1,346,000, and that of the Metropolitan City of Milan is 3,209,000. As Eurostat, the commuting area has 4,252,000 inhabitants but its buil-up-urban area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Milan), has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891 km2, the 4th in European Union.