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Dodecanese Islands (Greece)

LC control no.n 90687443
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingDodecanese Islands (Greece)
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Geographic subdivision usageGreece--Dodecanese Islands
Variant(s)Dodekánisa (Greece)
Dhodhekánisos (Greece)
Dōdekanēsos (Greece)
Dodecanese (Greece)
Dodecanesus (Greece)
Dodekanisos Islands (Greece)
Dodecaneso (Greece)
Dokanisos (Greece)
Nomos Dodecanese
Nomos Dōdekanēsou (Greece)
Nomós Dhodhekanísou (Greece)
Nomós Dodekanísou (Greece)
Notiai Sporadhes (Greece)
Nótioi Sporádhes (Greece)
Southern Sporades (Greece)
Sporades (Dodecanese Islands, Greece)
Sporádhes (Dodecanese Islands, Greece)
See alsoDodecanese Islands (Territory under British occupation, 1945-1947)
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Associated countryGreece
Associated placeRhodes (Greece) Notio Aigaio (Greece)
Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)
Found inHē Panagia tou Kastrou, 1989 (name not given)
BGN (Dhodhekanísou, Nomós, ppl, 36°50ʹN 27°05ʹE)
Enc. Brit., 1983 (Dodecanese, group of 12 islands in the Aegean constituting Dhodhekánisos nomos (department))
Webster's new geog. dic., c1984 (Dodecanese; Dodecanesus)
U.S. Army Map Service. Dodecanese Islands, special strategic map, 1943.
Loukopoulos, D. Chartēs nomou Dōdekanēsou. Map of Dodekanisos Islands, 1986.
La presenza italiana nel Dodecaneso tra il 1912 e il 1948, c1996.
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 36°50ʹ00ʺN 027°05ʹ00ʺE)
Wikipedia viewed 15 May 2014 (Dodecanese; Greek: Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa; literally 'twelve islands'; a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea; they belong to the Southern Sporades island group; Rhodes (Rodos) has been, for millennia, the island from which the region is controlled; until the 19th century, the modern Dodecanese were not differentiated from the other Southern Sporades; they became a distinct group as the "Twelve Islands" only through the Italian occupation from 1912 on; formerly one of the prefectures of Greece until 1 January 2011 when its territory was divided into 4 regional units of the South Aegean region: Kalymnos Karpathos Kos Rhodes)
Old Countries website, viewed 5 June 2014: under Dodecanese Islands (the Dodecanese Islands of Astipalea, Kalimnos, Karpathos, Kassos, Kastellorizo, Kos, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Simi, and Tilos were part of the Ottoman Empire since 1522; on 4th June 1912, the islands declared independence as the Federation of the Dodecanese Islands; this was not recognised by the international community; instead, the islands were occupied by Italy; on 26th April 1915, the Italian Colony of the Dodecanese Islands was recognised by Italy's allies; from 11th September 1943, the islands were occupied by Germany; from 7th May 1945, a British military administration took over, and on 15th September 1947 this was replaced by Greek administration; the islands were incorporated into Greece on 7th March 1948)
GEOnet, viewed Dec. 4, 2014 (Dodecanese Islands [conventional], Dodekánisa [approved], Nomós Dodekanísou [approved]; islands and ADMDH in Notio Aigaio, Greece, 36°50ʹ00ʺN 027°05ʹ00ʺE; variants: Dhodhekánisos, Dodecanesus, Dodekanesos, Dodekánisos, Dokanisos, Notiai Sporadhes, Nótioi Sporádhes, Southern Sporades, Sporades, Sporádhes, Nomós Dhodhekanísou, Nomos Dodecanese)
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