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Etna(Encyclopedia)Etna or Aetnaboth: t´n [key], volcano, 10,958 ft (3,340 m) high, on the east coast of Sicily, S Italy. One of the most active volcanoes in the world, it also is the highest active volcano in Euro...
Aetna(Encyclopedia)Aetna, volcano: see Etna, Italy.
Paternò(Encyclopedia)Paternò pätrnô´ [key], city (1991 pop. 44,266), E Sicily, Italy, at the foot of Mt. Etna, probably the ancient Hybla. It is an agricultural market and a food-processing center. ...
Acireale(Encyclopedia)Acireale ächrä´l [key], city (1991 pop. 46,199), E Sicily, Italy. Beautifully situated on a volcanic plateau near Mt. Etna and near the Ionian Sea, Acireale has been frequented since Roman ...
Adrano(Encyclopedia)Adrano ädrä´n [key], town (1991 pop. 32,717), E Sicily, Italy, at the foot of Mt. Etna, near the confluence of the Simeto and Salso rivers. It is the commercial center for a region where olives a...
Ironton(Encyclopedia)Ironton, industrial city (1990 pop. 12,751), seat of Lawrence co., S Ohio, on the Ohio River; inc. as a city 1865. Chemicals, dyes, metal pipes, plastics, and iron products are manufactured, and some ...
Taormina(Encyclopedia)Taormina tärm´nä [key], town (1991 pop. 10,120), E Sicily, Italy, overlooking the Ionian Sea and at the foot of Mt. Etna. It commands a magificent view and is a world-famous winter resort celeb...
Catania(Encyclopedia)Catania kätä´nyä [key], city (1991 pop. 333,075), capital of Catania prov., E Sicily, Italy, on the Gulf of Catania, an arm of the Ionian Sea, and at the foot of Mt. Etna. It is a busy port and a ...
Apennines(Encyclopedia)Apennines p´nnz [key], Ital. Appennino, mountain system, running the entire length of the Italian peninsula. It extends south c.840 mi (1,350 km) from the Cadibona Pass in Liguria, NW Italy, wh...
Pliocene epoch(Encyclopedia)Pliocene epoch pl´sn [key], fifth epoch of the Cenozoic era of geologic time (see Geologic Timescale, table), from 5.1 to 2 million years ago. By the beginning of the Pliocene, the outlines of ...
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