|«|| Clocking-in at 270 km², Altis truly is the star of Arma 3. From expansive cities to rolling hills, from wind farms to solar farms, whether steamrolling your tank across the southern plains, or waging asymmetric warfare from the northern hills, the Altis landscape lends itself to some of the most detailed locales and varied engagements.|
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Overview EditThe island of Altis, is a Mediterranean island off the eastern coast of Sicily. It is the setting for "The East Wind" and the main island featured in Arma 3.
Altis, spreading over an area of 270.5 km², is situated in the Mediterranean Sea. The island’s climate is Mediterranean, with particularly strong winds and average temperatures, slightly colder than Greek mainland, mild winters with the occasional seasonal snowfall. The highest peak is Thronos with 350 meters above sea level.
The most inhabited and developed areas can be found on the South-West of the island. The current population (excluding military personnel) is partially scattered amongst the isolated farms and villages, estimated to be approximately 44,000 people.
The population of Altis traces its origin to the Phoenician civilization of traders and explorers, that founded many settlements on the island. In the middle ages the island was ruled by Arabian warlords, who built a castle on Thronos. Centuries later Venician merchants founded the city of Kavala on the ruins of a Phoenician city, which became the island's capital for several centuries.
Later the Island has been under the rule of the British Empire. In 1916 the British built the Altis Aero Club airstrip, which has been the first Altian airfield at that time. Eventually Altis and Stratis gained independence from the Empire.
- The island is based on the reallife location of Limnos, a Greek island in the Aegean sea
- However in Armaverse those islands do not exist
- Altis is 25% smaller than Limnos