Pelagien archipelago is
made up of
three islands: Linosa, Lampedusa and Lampione. Pelaghia is a
Greek word meaning, high sea islands. Linosa is situated in the Sicilian
and the sea around the island is 500 meters deep.
is 30km apart from Lampedusa, and 165km from the African continent (Mahadia).
It is 167km far away from Sicily (Licata), it is 121km from Pantelleria and
at last 118km from Malta.
is round shaped and it is big 5,4 kmq. Linosa has a volcanic origin while
the two other islands are formed from calcareous blocks. They are probably
two blocks pulled ahead of
the African continent in the old days.
has three volcanos in the country side which are thought of being linked to
the ones at Pantelleria island. These three volcano mountains are called
Monte Nero, Monte Rosso, and Monte Vulcano.
to geologic studies carried on by experts, Linosas emerged during the
quaternary period. It seems it came out from the deep bottom of the
because of a break occurred on the sea-bed between the African
continent and Sicilian coast.