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(yôä`nēnä), city (1991 pop. 56,699), capital of Ioánnina prefecture, NW Greece, in Epirus, on Lake Ioánnina. The chief city of Epirus, it is the commercial center for an agricultural region. Manufactures include textiles and gold and silver products. Founded c.527 by Justinian, Ioánnina became an important city in the 11th cent. It was taken (1081) by the Normans, and in 1204, Michael I, despot of Epirus, made it his capital. It was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1430. Ali Pasha made it (1788) the stronghold of his virtually independent state. Ioánnina passed to Greece in 1913 as a result of the First Balkan War. Long a center of Greek learning, it is today the seat of the Univ. of Ioánnina. The city also appears as Janina, Jannina, or Yannina.
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a city in Greece, on Lake Ioannina. Capital of the nome (prefecture) of Ioannina, eparchy of Epirus. Population, 40,100 (1971). Ioannina, a transportation junction, has enterprises of the silk, cotton, woodworking, food-processing, and footwear industries. Carpets are woven in the city.

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His first realized project, a solid white wedge of a house in Ioannina, Greece, broke ground in August.
The winners of the EBLGC were announced in a ceremony held during the European conferences organised by the LUDUS* project in Ioannina, Greece on 7-9 July 2010.
Parsopoulos is affiliated with the University of Ioannina, Greece. Vrahatis is affiliated with the University of Patras, Greece.
* University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; ([dagger]) Institute of Continuing Medical Education of Ioannina, Ioannina; and ([double dagger]) University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece