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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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Bahri Bar's team leader Maria Essa Jannina Sinay won the title of Bartender of the Year, and was presented her award by MMI's Andi Senton.
The two made the trip in a camper van pulling a trailer containing Jannina's water colours and Heather's statue of Sigeric and the puppets and they held exhibitions and puppet shows along the route through France, Switzerland and Italy.
The Pasha's surname was actually Aslan; see Alphonse de Beauchamp, The Life of Ali Pacha, of Jannina: Late Vizier of Epirus, Surnamed Aslan, or the Lion (London: Relfe, 1822).
Gilles Veinstein in his paper "Autour du berat de Pouqueville, Commissaire de France a Jannina (1806)" explores the originalities of the nisan confered by Selim II to Francois Pouqueville in order to entitle him as commissioner-general of France over the Jannina, Arta and subordinated region.
The two-year-olds are running well enough and I plan to take Dark Angel, Bob's Surprise and Jannina to Newmarket next week."
Winner: Maria Essa Jannina Sinay, Bahri Bar - Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
HUNTINGDON: 12.30 Lady Jannina, 1.05 Balzaccio, 1.40 Groove Master, 2.15 Red Rouble, 2.45 See You Jack, 3.15 Mister McGoldrick, 3.45 Omix D'Or.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.30 Solway Blue, 3.00 Iona Days, 3.30 The Gloves Are Off, 4.00 Victorias Groom (nap), 4.30 Aitch Doubleyou, 5.00 Lady Jannina SOUTHWELL: GAZETTE BET: 2.40 Buck Mulligan.
Paul's Top Tips KELSO 2.20 Winter Alchemy 2.50 St Killian's Run 3.20 Hathamore 3.50 Drever Route (nap) 4.20 Patriot 4.50 Ossmoses 5.20 Nuts N Bolts MARKET RASEN 2.30 Solway Blue 3.00 Iona Days 3.30 The Gloves Are Off 4.00 Victorias Groom 4.30 Aitch Doubleyou 5.00 Lady Jannina SOUTHWELL 1.40 Rash Moment 2.10 Stop The Show 2.40 Prince Taime 3.10 Nulato 3.40 Mr Moonshine 4.10 Watamu Bay 4.40 Battle Stations 5.10 Mawsem Fulford's Fancies SOUTHWELL: 2.40 Greenbelt KELSO: 3.50 Drever Route MARKET RASEN: 4.00 Latanier
Bahri Bar's team leader Maria Essa Jannina Sinay was adjudged the bartender of the year at the 2017 Caterer Awards.