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!Chalkis, a wonderful city [Part II] (49 photos)
by Mpampis Mantoukas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 339 N: 2759] (11744)

Chalcis or Chalkida, Halkida, Halkis or Chalkis (Greek, Modern: Χαλκίδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -is), the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the strait of the Euripus at its narrowest point. The name is preserved from antiquity and is derived from the Greek χαλκός (copper, bronze), though there is no trace of any mines in the area.

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