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Candia

[kan-dee-uh]
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noun
  1. former name of Iráklion.
  2. former name of Crete.

Iráklion

or He·ra·klei·on

[ih-rak-lee-on or hi-rak-lee-on; Greek ee-rah-klee-awn]
noun
  1. a seaport in N Crete.
Formerly Candia.
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Candia

noun
  1. the Italian name for Iráklion

Iráklion

noun
  1. a port in Greece, in N Crete: former capital of Crete (until 1841); ruled by Venetians (13th–17th centuries). Pop: 150 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Candia Also called: Heraklion, Herakleion
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