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Palermo and Mountainous Western Sicily, Italy

38.1N 13.3E

March 2nd, 2010 Category: Mountains

Italy - February 18th, 2010

Italy - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image stretches from the northern to the southern coasts of the central-western end of Sicily. The island is characterized by a densely mountainous landscape, with the main ranges of Madonie and Nebrodi in the north. The city of Palermo is visible here along the shoreline near the center of the top edge.

Palermo, located in the north west of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is the capital of the autonomous region Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old.

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