Milan a city that is located in northern Italy and it is second most popular city of Italy following the Rome. Milan served because the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Duchy of Milan and therefore the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia. The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million while its metropolitan city has 3,261,873 inhabitants. Its continuously built-up populated area, that stretches well beyond the boundaries of its administrative metropolitan city, is that the fifth largest within the EU with 5,270,000 inhabitants. The population within the wider Milan metropolitan area, also known as Greater Milan, is estimated at 8.2 million, making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and the 4th largest in the EU. Milan is a city with art, commerce, education, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, tourism etc. Its downtown hosts Italy's stock market, and therefore the headquarters of national and international banks and corporations. In terms of GDP, it has the third-largest economy among EU cities after London and Paris, and is the wealthiest among EU non-capital cities. Milan is considered as one of the Four Motors for Europe. International and one among Italy's main basketball teams, Olympia Milano. Milan will host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games alongside Cortina d'Ampezzo.