Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century B.C. and named by the Ancient Greeks as Panormus meaning all-port. It is currently the capital of Sicily, an autonomous region in Southern Italy. The city has a population of approximately 670 thousand people. It is located on the northwest of the island of Sicily next to the Gulf of Palermo.
In this image, Palermo appears a silvery brown and is surrounded by green hills and mountains. The Gulf of Palermo and the Tyrrhenian Sea appear in blue.
This Landsat 7 image was acquired on April 28, 2003. It is a natural-color image using ETM+ bands 3, 2, and 1. Palermo falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 190 Row 33.