Iráklion

geographical name
Irák·​li·​on | \ i-ˈra-klē-ən How to pronounce Iráklion (audio) , ē-ˈrä-klē-ˌȯn \
variants: or Candia \ ˈkan-​dē-​ə How to pronounce Iráklion (audio) \

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city, port, and capital of Crete, Greece population 144,000

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“Iráklion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ir%C3%A1klion. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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