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Alcantara Park, , Italy

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Alcantara (river)

Physical characteristics
⁃ location Monti Nebrodi (Commune of Floresta, Province of Messina)
⁃ elevation 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
⁃ location Ionian Sea: Capo Schiso (Commune of Giardini-Naxos, Province of Messina).
Length 52 km (32 mi)
Basin size 573 km2 (221 sq mi)
⁃ average 2.41 m3/s (85 cu ft/s)
The Alcantara (Sicilian: Alcàntara) is a river in Sicily, southern Italy. It has its source on the south side of Monti Nebrodi and its mouth in the Ionian Sea at Capo Schiso in Giardini-Naxos. The river is 52 kilometres (32 mi) long.

The name Alcantara is of Arabic origin (القنطرة‎, al-Qanṭarah, ‘the Arch’) and refers to a bridge from Roman times found by the Arabs. Thucydides called it Akesines Potamos (Ancient Greek: Ἀκεσίνης – Akesínes) while its Latin names were Assinus, Assinos, Asines,[1] Asinius,[2] Onobala, Onobalas,[3] and Acesines.[4] Cantera was another hydronym for it, adopted by Normans. The river is mentioned by Thucydides on occasion of the attack made on Naxos by the Messenians in 425 BCE.[5]


Property Id : 28638
Price: from 8 € / pers
Address: Alcantara Park
State/County: ,
Country: Italy
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