Chalcis

[kal-sis; Greek khahl-kees]
Also called Khalkís.

Euboea

[yoo-bee-uh]
noun
  1. a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Capital: Chalcis.
Also called Negropont.Modern Greek Evvoia.
Related formsEu·boe·an, adjective, nounEu·bo·ic [yoo-boh-ik] /yuˈboʊ ɪk/, adjective
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Chalcis

noun
  1. a city on the island of Euboea in SE Greece, at the narrowest point of the Euripus strait: important since the 7th century bc, founding many colonies in ancient times. Pop (municipality): 55 264 (2001)Modern Greek name: Khalkís Medieval English name: Negropont

Euboea

noun
  1. an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq km (1509 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Évvoia Former English name: Negropont
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