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Lampione
Island
Lampione islet
Lampione islet
Location in Italy

Coordinates: 35°33′06″N 12°19′16″E / 35.55167°N 12.32111°E / 35.55167; 12.32111Coordinates: 35°33′06″N 12°19′16″E / 35.55167°N 12.32111°E / 35.55167; 12.32111{{#coordinates:35|33|06|N|12|19|16|E|type:city(0)_region:IT |primary |name=

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Country 23x15px Italy
Province Agrigento
Comune Lampedusa e Linosa
Area
 • Total 0.4 km2 (Bad rounding hereLua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
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Location of Linosa in the Pelagie Islands

Lampione (Sicilian: Lampiuni, English: Lantern) is a small rocky island located in the Mediterranean Sea, which belongs geographically to the Pelagie Islands and administratively to the comune of Lampedusa e Linosa, Province of Agrigento, region of Sicily, Italy. It is about Script error: No such module "convert". long and Script error: No such module "convert". across, and has an area of Script error: No such module "convert". and a highest elevation of Script error: No such module "convert"..

The islet is uninhabited, the only building being a lighthouse. According to legend, the island was a rock which had fallen from the hands of a cyclops[citation needed].

Lampione is part of the Riserva Marina Isole Pelagie, and its vegetation and wildlife are strictly protected. Animal species include the endemic Podarcis filfolensis ssp. laurentimulleri,(also found on Linosa) which is a subspecies of Maltese Wall Lizard, numerous migrating birds and the Armadillidium hirtum pelagicum, a land crustacean. The waters are populated by sharks, including the sandbar shark, groupers, lobsters and varieties of yellow and pink coral.


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