Sites & cities that bear the name of Pantelleria


Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : ca. 7th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : yrnm, 𐤉𐤓𐤍𐤌, ʾyrnm , 𐤀𐤉𐤓𐤍𐤌, Kossyra, Κόσσυρα, Kossyros , Κόσσυρος, Cossura, Qawṣirah, قوصرة, Qawsra, Bint al-Riyāh, بنت الرياح, Pantiddirìa, Pantellerija

Description : Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra or Cossura, is an Italian island and comune in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Sicily and 60 km (37 mi) east of the Tunisian coast. On clear days Tunisia is visible from the island. Administratively Pantelleria's comune belongs to the Sicilian province of Trapani. With an area of 83 km2 (32 sq mi), it is the largest volcanic satellite island of Sicily. The last eruption occurred below sea level in 1891, and today phenomena related to volcanic activity can be observed, such as hot springs and fumaroles. The highest peak, called Montagna Grande, reaches 836 m (2,743 ft) above sea level.

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