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Cyclades

(sī`klədēz), 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. The name was originally used to indicate those islands forming a rough circle around DelosDelos
, island, c.1 sq mi (2.6 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea, smallest of the Cyclades. In Greek mythology, Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis on Delos; and the island was particularly sacred to Apollo.
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. The Cyclades include about 220 islands of which TínosTínos
or Tenos
, island (1991 pop. 7,747), 79 sq mi (204 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. Wine, figs, and wheat are produced on Tínos, and blue-hued marble is quarried.
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, ÁndrosÁndros
, island (1991 pop. 8,781), 146 sq mi (378 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea, the northernmost and second largest of the Cyclades. Ándros (1991 pop. 1,370) is the capital and chief town. The island produces silk, wine, and fruit and has manganese deposits.
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, MílosMílos
or Milo
, mountainous island (1991 pop. 4,390), 58 sq mi (150 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. The main town is Mílos, formerly known as Plaka. The island's products include grain, cotton, fruits, and olive oil.
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, NáxosNáxos
, island (1991 pop. 14,838), c.160 sq mi (410 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; largest of the Cyclades. Náxos, the chief town, is on the western shore. The fertile island produces fruits, olive oil, and a noted white wine.
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, KéaKéa
or Keos
, Lat. Ceos, island (1991 pop. 1,787), c.61 sq mi (160 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. Fruits, barley, and silk are produced. Kéa, the main town, is situated on the site of ancient Iulis.
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, PárosPáros
, island (1991 pop. 9,591), c.81 sq mi (210 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. The main town is Páros. The land slopes to the coast from Mt. Hagios Ilias (c.2,500 ft/760 m high).
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, Serifos, Ios, Kithnos, and ThíraThíra
or Thera
, volcanic island (1991 pop. 9,360), c.30 sq mi (80 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades, Thíra is also known as Santorini, for St. Irene, the protector of the island. It is a tourism center noted for its wine.
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 are important. 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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, on Síros, is the chief town and administrative center of the group. Largely mountainous, with a dry and mild climate, the islands produce wine, fruit, wheat, olive oil, and tobacco. Iron, manganese, and sulfur are mined, and marble is quarried. Unplanned development and crowds of summer tourists have caused pollution and water shortages. The islands are noted for the Bronze Age artworks found there (see Cycladic artCycladic art
, Bronze Age art of the Cyclades, an island group of the central Aegean. Early tomb remains include several types of jugs, pots, and bowls decorated in geometric designs, as well as figural sculptures made of marble.
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). In 1829 the Cyclades passed from the Ottoman Empire to Greece.

Cyclades

 

an archipelago in the southern Aegean Sea; the islands are part of Greece. The Cyclades consist of over 200 islands, which form several garlands extending from the northwest to the southeast. The total area is 2,600 sq km. The largest islands are Naxos (428 sq km), Andros (405 sq km), Tinos, Paros, and Melos. The islands are of continental origin and are projecting parts of the underwater bar that connects the Balkan Peninsula with Asia Minor. The Cyclades primarily consist of crystalline rocks and limestones. The maximum elevation is 1,008 m (on Naxos). The islands of Melos and Thera are of volcanic origin. There are frequent earthquakes. The climate is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and warm, humid winters. The annual precipitation is approximately 500 mm. Xerophytic shrub and subshrub vegetation predominates on the mountain slopes; vineyards, citrus fruit and olive plantations, and fields of wheat and corn grow in the valleys. There is cattle raising and fishing. Iron ore and bauxite are mined; on Naxos there is a large deposit of emery.

CYCLADES

A packet switched network developed by Louis Pouzin in France in the early 1970s. CYCLADES was the first communications network without central control. Each machine was responsible for sending and receiving data, and it greatly influenced the eventual design of the Internet protocol (TCP/IP). In 1981, CYCLADES was abandoned in favor of France's X.25-based Transpac network. See TCP/IP and X.25.
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MILOS, Greece: The Greek island of Milos is less well-known than some of the others in the Cyclades group of islands, such as the world-famous Santorini and Mykonos.
After an introduction and regional overview, 12 studies look at such aspects as the structural evolution of Andros in the Greek Cyclades as a key to the behavior of a flat detachment within an extending continental crust, geodetic constraints on kinematics of southwestern Bulgaria and GPS and leveling data, and late Quaternary sedimentation and tectonics in the submarine Sarkoy Canyon in the western Marmara Sea off Turkey.
A visit to the island of Santorini offers a chance to sip the local wine and watch the sun set over the volcano, while Naxos, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, presents a fantastic opportunity to climb mountains, take picturesque bike rides and visit ancient Byzantine churches.
Among the 10 swimmers who took the Cyclades challenge last month, only Peter and Stephen - plus a former British water polo champion once rated in the world's top 10 - completed it.
As for the story itself: Perseus and Andromeda meet on a small island in the Cyclades and fall in love, but their fates appear to be dictated by the gods, and they believe there is no escape.
But "Regional Greek Cooking", a compilation of authentic Greek recipes by the husband and wife team of Dean and Catherine Karayanis clearly demonstrates that Greek cuisine has a breadth, depth, and diversity that reflects centuries of culinary influences from around the Mediterranean, including key regions of mainland Greece; the Saronic, Ionian, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Aegean, and Sporades islands; Asia Minor, and Cypress.
In The Cyclades: Discovering the Greek Islands of the Aegean, Freely provides a comprehensive guide to the islands, charting their histories, discovering their myths, stories and religions, and describing their best beaches and places to visit.
Cyclades Corporation has introduced the AlterPath KVM/netPlus family of KVM switches at the Microsoft Tech-Ed Conference.
We introduce the CYCLADES environment--an open cooperative virtual archive environment based on open archives.
Cyclades Corporation, a provider of IT infrastructure management, has announced the launch of the AlterPath OnSite, an Out-of-Band Infrastructure appliance providing remote access to IT assets at remote sites and branch offices.
Santorini in the Cyclades is so windswept that the vines are trained close to the ground in a basket shape.