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Heichest pynt
Elevation 789 m (2,589 ft)
Coordinates 40°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
Location Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy
Muntain teep Complex volcano
Last eruption 1302 [1]
Ischia da procida.jpg
Views o Ischia frae Procida
Location Tyrrhenian Sea
Aurie 46.3 km2 (17.9 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 789 m (2,589 ft)
Heichest point Munt Epomeo
Region Campanie
Province Naples
Lairgest settlement Ischia (pop. 18,253)
Population 62,027 (2009)
Pop. density 1,339.7 /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