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Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea,
at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples.
The roughly trapezoidal island lies c. 30 km from Naples and measures
around 10 km east to west and 7 km north to south with a 34 km coastline
and a surface area of 46.3 km².
It is almost entirely mountainous, with the highest peak being volcanic
Mount Epomeo at 788 meters: the volcano was active in Classical times.
The island has a population of over 60,000 people.
Ischia Porto is the name of the main commune of the island.
Other community areas include Barano d'Ischia, Casamicciola Terme,
Forio, Lacco Ameno and Serrara Fontana.
The main industry is tourism, centering on thermal spas that cater mostly to
European (especially German) and Asian tourists eager to enjoy the fruits
of the island's natural volcanic activity, its thermal hot springs, and its volcanic mud.
For many of the inhabitants on the Italian-speaking island, German and
English are second languages.
This is because of the large number of German- and
English-speaking tourists who visit the island each year.
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