Thymaina

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Thymaina
Native name: Θύμαινα
Insel Thymena (Fourni).jpg
The island as seen from Fourni Korseon
Thymaina is located in Greece
Thymaina
Thymaina (Greece)
Geography
Coordinates 37°35′N 26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44Coordinates: 37°35′N 26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44
Archipelago North Aegean
Area 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Administration
Greece
Region North Aegean
Regional unit Ikaria
Capital city Thymaina
Demographics
Population 143 (as of 2011)
Density 14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
Postal code 833 xx
Area code(s) 22750
Vehicle registration MO

Thymaina (Greek: Θύμαινα) is a small Greek island in the Ikaria regional unit, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Thymaina is located just west of Fournoi Korseon and is administratively a part of its municipality. Its name is said to be derived from the thyme that grows throughout the island.[1] Thymaina has two settlements, Thymaina settlement and Keramidou. The population of the island is 143 inhabitants according to 2011 census, 136 in Thymaina settlement and 7 in Keramidou[2] and the area is 10 square kilometres (4 sq mi). Thymaina is a protected area along with all Fournoi cluster and belongs to the network Natura 2000.[1]

Historical population[edit]

Census Island
1991 156 (Thymaina 147, Keramidou 9)
2001 152 (Thymaina 140, Keramidou 12)
2011 143 (Thymaina 136, Keramidou 7)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Θύμαινα". egeonet.gr. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.