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Venice and surroundings, satellite image. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is green and urbanised areas are orange. The black areas are submerged land. Central Venice is located on the largest island between the barrier islands running northwest to south and mainland Italy (left) in Venice Lagoon. The barrier islands protect Venice from the Adriatic Sea (right). The urbanised area left of Venice is Mestre, one of its principal suburbs.
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