Anapo

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Anapo
File:Anapo.JPG
The river's mouth
Origin Monte Lauro
Mouth Ionian Sea
Basin countries Italy
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Source elevation 986 m (3,235 ft)
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The hydroelectric station of Anapo near Solarino.
File:Ponte Diddino.jpg
The Diddino Bridge.

The Anapo (Sicilian: Ànapu) is a river in Sicily whose name, which in Greek signifies "invisible", derives from the fact that for many parts of its course it runs underground. The Greek myth of Anapos is associated with it.

The river springs from the Monte Lauro in the Hyblaean Mountains (hills), near Palazzolo Acreide, crossing the whole territory of Syracuse, where it flows into the Ciane.

Historically, its waters were used to feed the aqueduct of Syracuse, built in 480 BC by the tyrannt Gelo and running for 22 kilometres (14 mi). Its waters now power the hydroelectrical station near Solarino.

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