The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa (Italian: Isola di Lampedusa) belongs to Italy and is the largest of the Pelagie Islands, situated 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. Its population subsists on fishing, agriculture and tourism. There is currently a crisis due to illegal immigrants
Lampedusa is the largest part of the comune of Lampedusa e Linosa which also includes the smaller islands of Linosa and Lampione with the former being inhabited, but the latter just hosting an automatic lighthouse.
The beach and the neighbouring island are part of a nature reserve