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Native name: Θύμαινα
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The island as seen from Fourni Korseon
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Coordinates 37°35′N26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44 Coordinates: 37°35′N26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44
ArchipelagoNorth Aegean
Area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation26 m (85 ft)
Region North Aegean
Regional unit Ikaria
Population143 (2011)
Pop. density14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
Postal code833 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]

Greek language language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.

Ikaria (regional unit) Regional unit in North Aegean, Greece

Ikaria is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of North Aegean. The regional unit covers the island of Ikaria and the small archipelago Fournoi Korseon, in the Aegean Sea.

Aegean Sea Part of the Mediterranean Sea between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas

The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas i.e. between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey. In the north, the Aegean is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosphorus. The Aegean Islands are within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes.

Historical population

1991156 (Thymaina 147, Keramidou 9)
2001152 (Thymaina 140, Keramidou 12)
2011143 (Thymaina 136, Keramidou 7)

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  2. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.