Aegadian Islands

noun ɪˈɡeɪdiən ˈaɪlændz
A group of islands located off the western coast of Sicily.

In the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas lie several archipelagos of small Italian islands, some measuring only a few hundred meters across: the Pontine Islands, southwest of Rome; the Aeolian Islands, north of Messina; the Aegadian Islands, west of Sicily; the Pelagie archipelago, some two hundred miles south of Sicily, closer to the shores of Tunisia; and, finally, the Tremiti Islands, off the coast of northern Puglia in the Adriatic.

Syn: Aegadian Isles, Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Egadi Islands, Egadi Isles, Aegates Islands, Aegates Isles, Aegates

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Aegadian Islands — The Aegadian Islands (Italian: Isole Egadi ; Latin: Aegates Insulae ), are a group of small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily, Italy, near the city of Trapani, with a total area of… …   Wikipedia

  • Aegadian Islands — /i gay dee euhn/ Egadi. Also, Aegadean Islands. * * * …   Universalium

  • Aegadian Islands — /i gay dee euhn/ Egadi. Also, Aegadean Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegadian Islands — Ae•ga′di•an (or Ae•ga′de•an) Is′lands [[t]ɪˈgeɪ di ən[/t]] n. pl. geg Egadi …   From formal English to slang

  • Egadi Islands — ▪ islands, Italy Italian  Isole Egadi,  also called  Aegadian Islands,  Latin  Aegates Insulae,         small mountainous group of islets belonging to Italy, in the Mediterranean just off the western coast of Sicily, with a total area of 15… …   Universalium

  • Battle of the Aegates Islands — Infobox Military Conflict caption=Location of the Aegates (modern Aegadian) Islands conflict=Battle of the Aegates Islands partof=the First Punic War date=March 10, 241 BC place=Aegadian Islands, western Sicily result=Decisive Roman victory;… …   Wikipedia

  • List of islands in the Mediterranean — This is a list of the islands in the Mediterranean Sea: Contents 1 By area 2 By country 2.1 Albania 2.2 Croatia 2.3 …   Wikipedia

  • List of islands of Italy — This is a list of islands of Italy. Islands in the Mediterranean *Aeolian Islands **Lipari **Panarea **Salina **Stromboli **Vulcano *Aegadian Islands **Favignana **Levanzo **Marettimo *Asinara *Bergeggi *Ferdinandea *Flegrean Islands **Capri… …   Wikipedia

  • Marettimo — Coordinates: 37°58′10″N 12°03′26″E / 37.96944°N 12.05722°E / 37.96944; 12.05722 …   Wikipedia

  • List of countries spanning more than one continent — This is a list of countries spanning more than one continent, sometimes referred to as transcontinental states. The definitions of what continent(s) a particular country covers may vary according to which criteria are used (whether purely… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.