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The Island of Sardinia, Italy

40.1N 9.0E

September 3rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Sardinia, Italy - July 28th, 2009

Sardinia, Italy - July 28th, 2009

The Italian island of Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 24,090 square kilometres (9,301 sq mi). The nearest land masses to the island are the French island of Corsica to the north, and the Italian Peninsula to the east.

Sardinia has 1,849 kilometers of coastline, which is generally high and rocky. The coast is often articulated in promontories, with ample and deep bays and inlets surrounded by smaller isles.

The island does not have any high mountains because due to its age and a long erosion processes. However, there are rocky highlands that predominate at a height of between 300 and 1,000 meters, and a large mountain massif in the center of the island known as the Gennargentu.

Please click here to see a SAR-sharpened mosaic of Italy including an animated image of Sardinia.

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