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Ándros

(än`thrôs, ăn`drəs), island (1991 pop. 8,781), 146 sq mi (378 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea, the northernmost and second largest of the CycladesCyclades
, Gr. Kikládhes [Gr.,=circular], island group (1991 pop. 94,005), c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), SE Greece, a part of the Greek archipelago, in the Aegean Sea stretching SE from Attica.
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. Ándros (1991 pop. 1,370) is the capital and chief town. The island produces silk, wine, and fruit and has manganese deposits. Colonized by Athens in the 5th cent. B.C., Ándros rebelled in 410 B.C., became a free state, and later passed successively to Macedon, Pergamum, and Rome. Seized (1204) from the Byzantines by Venice and made a principality, it remained almost entirely under Venetian rule until its conquest (1514) by the Turks. In 1829 it passed to Greece.

Andros

center for worship of Bacchus, wine god. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 16]
See: Wine

Andros

1. an island in the Aegean Sea, the northernmost of the Cyclades: long famous for wine. Capital: Andros. Pop.: 10 009 (2001). Area: about 311 sq. km (120 sq. miles)
2. an island in the N Caribbean, the largest of the Bahamas. Pop.: 7686 (2000). Area: 4144 sq. km (1600 sq. miles)
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Divers from an international non-governmental organization have removed thousands of plastic bags from the water off the Greek island of Andros. Volunteers compare the extent of the contamination to coral reefs made of plastic.
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As they seek to return to the norm in 2016-17, what is key is to bring in a prolific goalscorer to finish off the undoubted chances that will be created by Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie.
ANDROS Townsend was "unlucky" to miss out on Euro 2016 - but his England omission had nothing to do with the fact he plays for Newcastle United, insists Kieron Dyer.
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