Parma in Emilia-Romagna is famous for its prosciutto (ham) and cheese, its architecture, and surrounding countryside. In 2007, there were 177,069 residents, average age: 46 (Italian average = 42). Between 2002 and 2007, Parma’s population experienced 7% growth, while Italy as a whole grew by 3.5%. 91% of the population was Italian. The largest foreign group came from other parts of Europe (mostly Albania, Romania, Ukraine), followed by Sub-Saharan Africa (mostly Ghana), and North Africa. 18% of newborns has at least one parent of foreign origins, compared to the Italian average of 10%.