Pontine Islands

archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy

The Pontine Islands are a small archipelago along the Gulf of Gaeta, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy, at about 30–40 km (19–25 mi) from the European continent.

Pontine Islands
Native name:
Isole Ponziane
Map of the Pontine Islands
Map of the Pontine Islands
LocationTyrrhenian Sea
Coordinates40°53′5″N 13°9′15″E / 40.88472°N 13.15417°E / 40.88472; 13.15417
Total islands6
Major islandsPonza, Ventotene
Area11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Highest elevation283 m (928 ft)[1]
Highest pointMonte Guardia
Population4076 (2016)
Pop. density342.2/km2 (886.3/sq mi)

The islands were named after the largest island in the group, Ponza.

Geography change

The archipelago has an area of about 11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi) with a resident population of about 4,076 persons. During the summers, many people visit the islands. They islands, Ponza and Ventotene, can be reached by ferry or hydrofoil.

The highest point in the archipelago is Monte Guardia in the southern end of the Ponza island; it is 283 m (928 ft) high.[1]

Muncipalities change

The archipelago has six islands and several islets divided in two groups, part of two comuni of the Latina province:

Comune Group Islands Population[2]
Ponza Northwestern group Ponza, Palmarola, Zannone, Gavi 3,337 10.16 328.4
Ventotene Southeastern group Ventotene, Santo Stefano 739 1.75 422.3
Total 4,076 11.91 342.2

Gallery change

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ponza" (in Italian). Enciclopedia Treccani. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Comuni in provincia di Latina per popolazione" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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