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Stromboli

Summary
Stromboli (ˈstrɒmbəli , ˈstromboli; Struògnuli ˈʂː(ɽ)wɔɲɲʊlɪ) is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing Mount Stromboli, one of the four active volcanoes in Italy. It is one of the seven Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily. Strabo writes that people believed that this is where Aeolus lived. The island, with an area of , represents the upper third of the volcano. Its population was about 500 . The volcano has erupted many times and is constantly active with minor eruptions, often visible from many points on the island and from the surrounding sea, giving rise to the island's nickname "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean". Etymology Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek name Strongýlē, (Στρογγύλη) which was derived from στρογγύλος (strongýlos, "round"), after the volcano's round, conical appearance when seen from a distance. Height and shape Stromboli is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off t
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