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canea


noun

  1. a seaport on and the capital of Crete, on the W part.

noun

  1. Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq. km). Capital: Canea.
  2. Sea of, a part of the S Aegean Sea lying between the Cyclades Islands and Crete.

noun

  1. the chief port of Crete, on the NW coast. Pop: 55 838 (2001)Greek name: Khaniá

noun

  1. a mountainous island in the E Mediterranean, the largest island of Greece: of archaeological importance for the ruins of Minoan civilization. Pop: 601 131 (2001). Area: 8331 sq km (3216 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Kríti

traditionally said to be from Krus, name of a mythological ancestor; probably an ethnic name of some sort.

Island in southeastern Greece in the Mediterranean Sea.

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