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Lampedusa,

island, 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km), S Sicily, Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea between Malta and Tunisia, the largest of the Pelagie Islands and Italy's southernmost territory. Il Porto is the only town of the island. Sponge and sardine fishing are the main occupations; tourism is also important. Lampedusa was settled in the 18th cent. In World War II, it was bombed by the Allies. There is a penal colony on the island, and illegal immigrants from Africa often land on its shores.

Lampedusa

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Giuseppe Tomasi di. 1896--1957, Italian novelist: author of the historical novel The Leopard (1958)

Lampedusa

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an island in the Mediterranean, between Malta and Tunisia. Area: about 21 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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DATELINE: 17 APRIL 2015, LAMPEDUSA, ITALY / GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
TUNIS - The Tunisian military rescued 86 African migrants at sea off the town of Zarzis aboard a makeshift boat bound for the Italian island of Lampedusa, an official said Wednesday.
Second was Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, was third.
Nine survivors arrived in Lampedusa on Wednesday, two days after being picked up from two dinghies.
The migrants then spent around 18 hours on the decks of the small patrol boats taking them to Lampedusa, buffeted by high winds and spray, and at least 25 died en route of hypothermia, Pietro Bartolo, the chief healthcare official on the island, told Reuters.
In March 2011, Globalpost reports the events at Lampedusa in the following terms:
Southern Italy, particularly the tiny island of Lampedusa is a frequent destination for refugees seeking to enter European Union countries from Africa, according to CNN.