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Rome, Italy

January 17, 2006
This is a Landsat thematic mapper image of Rome, Italy, in 1985.

During the Second World War Rome suffered some heavy bombings and battles and was considered an "open town". However, after the war Rome continued to expand due to Italy's growing state administration and industry, and new suburbs started to grow.

In the 20th century, Rome grew considerably, especially along the southern expanse of the Tiber River. Here, such new residential areas as Axa, Infernetto and Casal Palocco were built expanding the city from its southern outskirts down to the Tyrrhenian Coast.

Many of the monuments of Rome were restored by the Italian state and by the Vatican for the 2000 Jubilee.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Landsat
  • Instrument: Thematic Mapper
  • Acquisition: 14-Jul-1985
  • Center coordinates: lat. 41.90, lon. 12.46