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Smoke From Wildfires in Calabria, Italy

38.1N 15.6E

August 22nd, 2011 Category: Fires

Italy - August 11th, 2011

Smoke from fires in the region of Calabria, Italy, blows westward over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Calabria is at the very south of the Italian peninsula, to which it is connected by the Monte Pollino massif, while on the east, south and west it is surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas.

The region is a long and narrow peninsula which stretches from north to south for 248 km (154 mi), with a maximum width of 110 km (68 mi). Some 42% of Calabria’s area, corresponding to 15,080 km2, is mountainous, 49% is hilly, while plains occupy only 9% of the region’s territory.

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