Síros


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Síros,

city, Greece: see ErmoupolisErmoupolis,
 Hermoupolis
, or Síros
, city (1991 pop. 13,030), capital of Cyclades prefecture, SE Greece, on the east coast of Síros island. It is the chief city of the Cyclades and a major Aegean port and commercial center.
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Síros

(sē`rôs) or

Syros

(sī`rŏs), island (1991 pop. 19,870), 33 sq mi (85 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea, one of the Cyclades. ErmoupolisErmoupolis,
 Hermoupolis
, or Síros
, city (1991 pop. 13,030), capital of Cyclades prefecture, SE Greece, on the east coast of Síros island. It is the chief city of the Cyclades and a major Aegean port and commercial center.
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, or Síros, is the island's main town and port. Síros is the richest and most populous of the Cyclades. During the Greek War of Independence (1821–29) the island remained neutral, and many Greeks took refuge on it. By the mid-19th cent. the island had considerable commercial importance. It is also known as Syra.