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Lampione islet.JPG
Waters Mediterranean Sea
Archipelago Pelagic Islands
Geographical position 35° 33′ 6.4″ N, 12° 19′ 16.2″ OCoordinates 35° 33′ 6.4″ N, 12° 19′ 16.2″O
Isolotto Lampione (Sizilien)
Isolotto Lampione

Length 200 m
Wide 180 m
Area 4 ha
Highest elevation 36 m s.l.m.
Inhabitants uninhabited
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Lampione (GermanLantern) 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 an altitude of 36 m s.l.m..

Geographically Lampione is located 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 Cyclopes.

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

Lighthouse at Lampione

The only building on the island is the square and six-metre-high lighthouse(Italian Faro) with a range of 7 nautical miles. It stands on the southwestern bluff, is solar-powered, and has a height of fire of 40 m s.l.m.. Its identification is Fl(2)W.10s, i.e. white flashing light at intervals of 10 seconds.[1]

Web links

Commons: Lampione– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Wiktionary: Lampione– Meaning explanations, word origin, synonyms, translations

Individual references

  1. Isolotto Lampione (Web Archive).Marina Militare, retrieved 17 May 2019 (Italian).