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Italy, satellite image. North is at top. Natural colour satellite image showing Italy, with the surrounding territories shaded out. Italy is located in south-central Europe and is bordered by France (upper left), Switzerland (top left), Austria (top centre), and Slovenia (upper right). The Adriatic Sea (blue, upper right), Ionian Sea (blue, right), Ligurian Sea (blue, upper left) and Tyrrhenian Sea (blue, centre) surround the Italian peninsula. To the south of the Italian Peninsula are the islands of Sicily (lower right) and Sardinia (centre left) - the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea (blue, lower left to lower right). Image compiled from data acquired by the LANDSAT 5 and 7 satellites, in 2000.
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