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[ih-rak-lee-on; Greek ee-rah-klee-awn] /ɪˈræk liˌɒn; Greek iˈrɑ kli ɔn/

a seaport in N Crete.
/Greek iˈrakliɔn/
a port in Greece, in N Crete: former capital of Crete (until 1841); ruled by Venetians (13th–17th centuries). Pop: 150 000 (2005 est) Italian name Candia Also called Heraklion, Herakleion


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