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USTICA

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 811 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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USTICA,•an island off the N. coast of Sicily, Ora M. N.N.W. of Palermo. Pop. (1861) 2231; (1901) 1916. It is the Osteodes of the Greeks, but in Roman times was known as Ustica. The island is entirely volcanic and subject to earthquakes, and is fertile. There is a considerable penal colony. There are some Roman tombs excavated in the rock.
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