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Capri

(kä`prē), Lat. Capreae, island (1987 est. pop. 7,750), 4 sq mi (10.4 sq km), Campania, S Italy, in the Bay of Naples off the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. It is an international tourist center, celebrated for its striking scenery, delightful climate, and luxurious vegetation. There are two small towns on the island, Capri and Anacapri. The Blue Grotto is the most famous of the many caves along the island's high, precipitous coast. Monte Solaro, the highest point (1,932 ft/589 m), commands a magnificent view. On the island are remains of the 12 fine villas built there by the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. The local architecture has Roman, Norman, and Arabic features.
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Capri

 

an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the southern part of the Bay of Naples. Italian territory. Area, 10.4 sq km; maximum elevation, 589 m.

Capri is composed primarily of limestone. Its shores are steep and have numerous picturesque caves and natural arches (for example, the Blue Grotto). Subtropical agriculture, horticulture, and fishing are Capri’s major industries, along with tourism (Capri, Anacapri). Maxim Gorky lived on Capri between 1906 and 1913 and was visited there by V. I. Lenin in 1908 and 1910

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Capri

an island off W Italy, in the Bay of Naples: resort since Roman times. Pop.: 8000 (latest est.). Area: about 13 sq. km (5 sq. miles)
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