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Rome, Italy

January 17, 2006
This is a Landsat thematic mapper image of Rome, Italy, in 2004.

Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to its immense heritage of archaeological and artistic treasures.

Among the most interesting resources, the Musei Capitolini, the Vatican Museums and the Galleria Borghese. Churches, historical buildings, the monuments and ruins of the Roman Forum and the Catacombs and the volcanic lakes to the South East of the city are also renowned tourist attractions of Rome.

Being the capital of Italy, Rome hosts all the principal institutions of the nation: the Presidency of the Republic, the government, the Parliament, the main judicial Courts, and the diplomatic representatives of all the countries for the states of Italy and the Vatican City. Interestingly and curiously, Rome also hosts the Embassy of Italy for the Vatican City in the Italian part of its territory, a unique case of an Embassy within the boundaries of its own country.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Landsat
  • Instrument: Thematic Mapper
  • Acquisition: 19-Aug-2004
  • Center coordinates: lat. 41.90, lon. 12.46

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