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Pontine Islands
Native name: Isole Ponziane
Map of the Pontine Islands
Map of the Pontine Islands
Geography
LocationTyrrhenian Sea
Coordinates40°53′5″N 13°9′15″E / 40.88472°N 13.15417°E / 40.88472; 13.15417Coordinates: 40°53′5″N 13°9′15″E / 40.88472°N 13.15417°E / 40.88472; 13.15417
Total islands6
Major islandsPonza, Ventotene
Area11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Elevation283 m (928 ft)[1]
Highest pointMonte Guardia
Country
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina
Demographics
DemonymPonzesi
Population4076 (as of 2016)
Density342.2/km2 (886/sq mi)

The Pontine Islands are a small archipelago along the Gulf of Gaeta, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy, at about 30–40 km (19–25 mi) from the European continent.

The islands were named after the largest island in the group, Ponza.

Geography

The archipelago has an area of about 11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi) with a resident population of about 4,076 persons. During the summers, many people visit the islands. They islands, Ponza and Ventotene, can be reached by ferry or hydrofoil.

The highest point in the archipelago is Monte Guardia in the southern end of the Ponza island; it is 283 m (928 ft) high.[1]

Muncipalities

The archipelago has six islands and several islets divided in two groups, part of two comuni of the Latina province:

Comune Group Islands Population[2]
(2016)
Area[2]
(km²)
Density
(inhab./km²)
Ponza Northwestern group Ponza, Palmarola, Zannone, Gavi 3,337 10.16 328.4
Ventotene Southeastern group Ventotene, Santo Stefano 739 1.75 422.3
Total 4,076 11.91 342.2

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