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Vesuvius

  

      n   a volcano in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: first recorded eruption in 79 a.d., which destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae; numerous eruptions since then. Average height: 1220 m (4003 ft.),   (Italian name)    Vesuvio         
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