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Cythera

[sith-er-uh, si-theer-uh] /ˈsɪθ ər ə, sɪˈθɪər ə/
noun
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Cythera

/sɪˈθɪərə/
noun
1.
a Greek island off the SE coast of the Peloponnese: in ancient times a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Pop: 3354 (2001). Area: about 285 sq km (110 sq miles)
2.
the chief town of this island, on the S coast. Pop: 297 (2001)
Modern Greek name Kíthira
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island, southernmost and easternmost of the Ionian Islands, off the southern Peloponnesus (Peloponnisos). It is an eparkhia (eparchy) of Attiki nomos (department), Greece. A continuation of the Taiyetos Range, the island has a mountainous interior, rising to 1,663 feet (507 metres). The capital, Kithira (or Khora), is on the southern coast.

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