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Linosa is one of the Pelagie Islands in the Sicily Channel of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a frazione of the comune of Lampedusa e Linosa, part of the province of Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. It has a population of 450.NameThe island is cited first as Greek Aethusa "Αἰθοῦσσα" by Strabo and Algusa "Ἀλγοῦσσα" by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia. The name "Lenusa" appeared first during the 16th century in the writing of Tommaso Fazello while the modern one date back to 1845 used by the Knight Bernardo Maria Sanvinsente.GeographyThe island has an area of 5.45km² and is of volcanic origin. It is formed by a series of craters of which Monte Vulcano, 195m high, is the most important. The closest land to Linosa is the island of Lampedusa, which lies 43km to the south. Linosa is situated 119km west of Gozo, Malta, 121km southeast of Pantelleria, 163km south of Sicily and 165km east of Cape Mahida in Tunisia.HistoryDuring the Punic Wars it was used by the Romans as a base; the 150 water cisterns remaining are from this period. Roman domination was followed by Saracen, Norman, Angevin and Aragonese control. The island remained deserted until 1843 when Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies ordered Knight Bernardo Maria Sanvinsente, captain of frigate, to colonize the island. The first thirty colonists (artisans from Ustica, Agrigento and Pantelleria) with the addition of a major, a priest and a doctor, landed on 25 April 1845.
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