(Italian: Isola di Lampedusa
, Sicilian: Isula di Lampidusa
) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, part of the Province of Agrigento, in the region of Sicily, Italy; it is the largest of the Pelagie Islands. Tunisia is the closest shore to Lampedusa. It is situated 205 kilometres (127 mi) from Sicily and 113 kilometres (70 mi) from Tunisia, and is the southernmost point in Italy. Its population of approximately 4,500 subsists on fishing, agriculture and tourism. It has lately been known primarily for its role as an entry point to Europe for impoverished illegal immigrants from Africa.
Lampedusa is the largest part of the comune of Lampedusa e Linosa which also includes the smaller islands of Linosa and Lampione with the latter just hosting an automatic lighthouse.A beach in Lampedusahttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Spiaggia_Isola_dei_Coniglio_Lampedusa.JPG/800px-Spiaggia_Isola_dei_Coniglio_Lampedusa.JPG