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Lampione islet.JPG
Waters Mediterranean Sea
Archipelago Pelagic Islands
Geographical location 35 ° 33 '6.4 "  N , 12 ° 19' 16.2"  E Coordinates: 35 ° 33 '6.4 "  N , 12 ° 19' 16.2"  E
Isolotto Lampione (Sicily)
Isolotto lanterns
length 200 m
width 180 m
surface 4 ha
Highest elevation 36  m slm
Residents uninhabited
Pelagie Islands map de.png

Lampione ( German  lantern ) is the smallest of the Pelagic Islands between Sicily and Tunisia . The uninhabited island is about 200 meters long and 180 meters wide, the highest point is at a height of 36  m slm

Geographically, Lampione is on the African Plate , politically the island belongs to the municipality of Lampedusa e Linosa in the Free Municipal Consortium of Agrigento in the autonomous region of Sicily . According to legend, the island is a boulder from the hand of the Cyclops .

The fauna of the island, which is part of the Riserva Marina Isole Pelagie nature reserve, is remarkable . Lampione is a resting place for many European migratory birds . The marine fauna includes groupers , sharks , lobsters , crustaceans and corals .

Lighthouse on lampione

The only building on the island is the square and six meter high lighthouse ( Faro in Italian ) with a range of 7 nautical miles . He stands on the southwest cliff , is with solar energy powered and has a height of fire from 40  meters slm His identification is Fl (2) W.10s , so white flash fire every 10 seconds.

Web links

Commons : Lampione  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Lampione  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Isolotto Lampione (web archive). Marina Militare , accessed May 17, 2019 (Italian).