Ischia

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Ischia
Heichest pynt
Elevation789 m (2,589 ft)
Coordinates40°43′53″N 13°53′45″E / 40.7313°N 13.8957°E / 40.7313; 13.8957Coordinates: 40°43′53″N 13°53′45″E / 40.7313°N 13.8957°E / 40.7313; 13.8957
Geografie
LocationTyrrhenian Sea, Italy
Geology
Muntain teepComplex volcano
Last eruption1302 [1]
Ischia
Geografie
LocationTyrrhenian Sea
Aurie46.3 km2 (17.9 sq mi)
Heichest elevation789 m (2,589 ft)
Heichest pointMunt Epomeo
Admeenistration
Italy
RegionCampanie
ProvinceNaples
Lairgest settlementIschia (pop. 18,253)
Demografics
Population62,027 (2009)
Pop. density1,339.7 /km2 (3,469.8 /sq mi)

Ischia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈiskia]) is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lees at the northren end o the Guwf o Naples, aboot 30 km frae the ceety o Naples. It is the lairgest o the Phlegrean Islands. Roughly trapezoidal in shape, it measures aroond 10 km east tae wast an 7 km north tae sooth an haes about 34 kilometres (21 mi) o coastline an a surface aurie o 46.3 square kilometres (17.9 sq mi). It is amaist entirely muntainous, the heichest peak being Munt Epomeo at 788 m.[2] The island haes a population o ower 60,000 fowk.

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  1. "Ischia: Eruptive History". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. 
  2. Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites