Candara (Paphlagonia)

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Candara or Kandara (Ancient Greek: Κάνδαρα) was a town of ancient Paphlagonia, inhabited from Achaemenid through Roman times.[1] Stephanus of Byzantium writes that it was "in Paphlagonia, three schoeni from Gangra, and a village Thariba" and that a temple of Hera Candarene was there.[2]

Its site is tentatively located near Candere, Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Candara". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°55′25″N 33°39′03″E / 40.92365°N 33.65073°E / 40.92365; 33.65073