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Leucas

[loo-kuh s] /ˈlu kəs/
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Leucas

Leucas

/ˈluːkəs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Leukas

Leukas

/ˈluːkəs/
noun
1.
another name for Levkás

Levkás

/lɛfˈkæs/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, in the Ionian Islands. Pop: 20 751 (2001). Area: 295 sq km (114 sq miles) Italian name Santa Maura
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Encyclopedia Article for Leucas

Greek island in the Ionian Sea, forming with the island of Meganisi the nomos (department) of Levkas. The 117-sq-mi (303-sq-km) island is a hilly mass of limestone and bituminous shales culminating in the centre in Mt. Elati (3,799 ft [1,158 m]). The chief town, Levkas, lies at the northeastern corner, which in antiquity was separated by a marshy isthmus. It was formerly called Amaxikhi or Santa Maura; the latter is also the Venetian name for the island. Most of the population inhabit the wooded east coast and its valleys.

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