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Tínos

Tínos or Tenos (both: tēˈnôs) [key], island (1991 pop. 7,747), 79 sq mi (204 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. Wine, figs, and wheat are produced on Tínos, and blue-hued marble is quarried. The island was a colony of Venice from 1390 to 1715, when it was captured by the Ottoman Turks. Tínos (1991 pop. 3,754), the main town, is the site of a church containing an icon of the Virgin Mary that attracts many pilgrims.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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