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Filicudi

Filicudi
View of Alicudi and Filicudi
Filicudi as seen from Alicudi
Filicudi is located in Sicily
Filicudi
Filicudi
Filicudi location within the map of Sicily
Geography
LocationTyrrhenian Sea
Coordinates38°34′17″N 14°33′45″E / 38.571389°N 14.5625°E / 38.571389; 14.5625
ArchipelagoAeolian Islands
Area9.49 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Highest elevation774 m (2,539 ft)
Highest pointFossa Felci
Administration
Italy
RegionSicily
ProvinceMessina
ComuneLipari
Demographics
DemonymFilicudari
Population235 (2001)
Pop. density25 /km2 (65 /sq mi)[1]
Additional information
Official websitecomunelipari.gov.it

Filicudi (Italian pronunciation: [filiˈkuːdi]) is one of eight islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago, situated 30–50 km (19–31 mi) northeast of the island of Sicily, southern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Lipari.

Geography

The Aeolian Islands.

Its total area is 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi). There are several small villages on the island, which include Pecorini Mare and Valdichiesa. Filicudi's lands are capable of producing wine, olive oil, grain, and vegetables. In 1997, three quarters, approximately 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) of Filicudi was turned into a Natural Reserve.

The highest point is Monte Fossa Felci at 774 m (2,539 ft). Other points include Monte Montagnola at 349 m (1,145 ft) and Monte Terrione at 278 m (912 ft). At Capo Graziano are the remains of a Bronze Age village dating back to the second millennium BCE. Off the coast, the volcanic finger-like rock of La Canna rises about 74 metres (243 ft) above the sea.

History

View of Alicudi and Filicudi

The modern name of "Filicudi" is a corruption of the ancient Greek name for the island, Phoenicusa (Phoenician island). The island, like the other Aeolian Islands, was settled since the Neolithic Age, around 3000 BCE. As evidenced by archaeological findings, the island was occupied by a new people during the Bronze Age. The island was uninhabited for many centuries until occupied by the Greeks. Roman and Byzantine remains can also be found on the island.

Since the 1970s Filicudi was rediscovered and populated by photographers and artists such as Sergio Libiszewsky, Ettore Sottsass, novelist Roland Zoss, and editor Giulio Einaudi. Their perceptions brought the island into the focus of modern tourism.

People

  • John Bonica (born 1917), anesthesiologist and professional wrestler
  • Roland Zoss (born 1951), novelist and composer

See also

References

  1. ^ "14th General Population Census and General Housing Census (2001)". DaWinci.

External links