The island shows a compact rounded shape (look at the small map) with a varied morphology. Dominated by the Monte Epomeo (789 mt asl) shows many other reliefs and hills, often separated by valleys and gullies that create a suggestive and sinuous landscape. The island 's periplus is about 39 km and its coasts are low on the sea -level, to the North, with small sized beaches; and more various to the south , where followed indentention and promontories , bays and little creeks , some of these reached only by the sea way.
On the island there aren't superficial water-courses , the hydromineral resources mainly concern plentiful thermomineral sources in existence all over the land. Those particular waters are one of the most important resources of the island, their beneficent characteristics permitted the development of thermal industry and touristic increase of the island.
The conformation of the island originated differents environments : on the northern reliefs there is a luxuriant vegetation, chestnut , holm-oak, oak-tree woods ; on the southern side the low vegetation of the mediterranean maquis cover the slopes and the deep creeks that from the inner side leaning the pine-forests present on the east side into the Ischia and Casamicciola communes toward the sea typical and particular are.
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