Levanzo

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Levanzo
Island
Port of Levanzo
Port of Levanzo
Levanzo is located in Italy
Levanzo
Levanzo
Location in Italy
Coordinates: 38°00′N 12°20′E / 38.000°N 12.333°E / 38.000; 12.333Coordinates: 38°00′N 12°20′E / 38.000°N 12.333°E / 38.000; 12.333
Country  Italy
Province Trapani
Comune Favignana
Area
 • Total 5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Elevation 278 m (912 ft)
Population
 • Total 450
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)

Levanzo (Sicilian: Lèvanzu) is the smallest of the three main Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy. It forms a part of the municipality (comune) of Favignana in the Province of Trapani.

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Levanzo has an area of 5.82 square kilometres (2.25 sq mi). The highest point is Pizzo Monaco with a height of 278 metres (912 feet). The island has about 450 inhabitants, who are concentrated around a tiny port, that gives little shelter from storms.

The ancient name of the island was "Phorbantia" which is a sort of plants growing there.

Levanzo is famous for the "Grotta del Genovese" with Neolithic cave paintings and Palaeolithic graffitoes.

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