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10 Facts About Mount Etna
Mount Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes and is in an almost constant state of activity.
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One view is that the word Mount Etna is from the Greek a???, meaning "I burn", through an iotacist pronunciation.
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Today, the name Mongibello is used for the area of Mount Etna containing the two central craters, and the craters located southeast and northeast of the volcanic cone.
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Name Mongibel is found in Arthurian Romance, as the name of the otherworld castle of Morgan le Fay and her half-brother, King Arthur, localised at Mount Etna, according to traditions concerning them derived from the stories told by the Breton conteurs who accompanied the Norman occupiers of Sicily.
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Since 1750, seven of Mount Etna's eruptions have had durations of more than 5 years, more than any other volcano except Vesuvius.
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In March 1981, the town of Randazzo on the northwestern flank of Mount Etna narrowly escaped destruction by unusually fast-moving lava flows.
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Borders of ten municipalities meet on the summit of Mount Etna, making this a multipoint of elevenfold complexity.
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Mount Etna is one of Sicily's main tourist attractions, with thousands of visitors every year.
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Ferrovia Circumetnea – Round-Mount Etna railway – is a narrow-gauge railway constructed between 1889 and 1895.
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