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Naples (Italian, Napoli) is the largest town in southern Italy, capital of the region of Campania. It has with its suburbs 3 million inhabitants (Neapolitans), and is located just half way between the Vesuvius volcano.

Geography

The city is situated on the country's west coast by the Gulf of Naples, in Southern Italy. It lies between two notable volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei (en: Phlegraean Fields). The islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia can all be reached from Naples by hydrofoils and ferries. Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are situated south of the city, while the Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are also visible nearby. The port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia, which were part of the Roman naval facility of Portus Julius, lie to the north of the city.

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