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Candia

[kan-dee-uh] /ˈkæn di ə/
noun
1.
former name of Iráklion.
2.
former name of Crete.

Iráklion

or Herakleion

[ih-rak-lee-on or hi-rak-lee-on; Greek ee-rah-klee-awn] /ɪˈræk liˌɒn or hɪˈræk liˌɒn; Greek iˈrɑ kli ɔn/
noun
1.
a seaport in N Crete.
Formerly Candia.
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Candia

/ˈkandja/
noun
1.
the Italian name for Iráklion

Iráklion

/Greek iˈrakliɔn/
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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