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The Dodecanese

The Dodecanese (/do?d?k??ni?z/; Greek: ??????????, Dodek?nisa, [?o?e?kanisa]; literally 'twelve islands')a[›] are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, of which 26 are inhabited. ?his island group generally defines the eastern limit of the Sea of Crete.[1] They belong to the Southern Sporades island group. They have a rich history, and many of even the smallest inhabited islands boast dozens of Byzantine churches and medieval castles.

The most historically important and well-known is Rhodes (Rodos), which, for millennia, has been the island from which the region is controlled. Of the others, Kos and Patmos are historically more important; the remaining nine are Astipalea, Kalimnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Leros, Nisyros, Symi, Tilos and Kastelorizo (which actually lies in the eastern Mediterranean). Other islands in the chain include Agathonisi, Alimia, Arkoi, Chalki, Farmakonisi, Gyali, Kinaros, Levitha, Lipsi, Nimos, Pserimos, Saria, Syrna and Telendos.


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A: Kamerye Adasi HDR

by Saulius Baublys, less than 10 meters away

The DodecaneseThe Dodecanese (/do?d?k??ni?z/; Greek: ??????????, Dodek?nisa, [?o?e?kanisa]; literally...

Kamerye Adasi HDR

B: Bozburun square marina

by inovapanorama, 3.9 km away

Bozburun square marina

C: Bozburun Peak Landscape

by inovapanorama, 4.1 km away

Bozburun Peak Landscape

D: Selimiye peak landscape

by inovapanorama, 4.7 km away

Selimiye peak landscape

E: Turgut Beach

by inovapanorama, 6.4 km away

Turgut Beach

F: Kizkumu landscape 2

by inovapanorama, 7.2 km away

Kizkumu landscape 2

G: Orhaniye hill landscape

by inovapanorama, 7.3 km away

Orhaniye hill landscape

H: Kizkumu landscape 1

by inovapanorama, 7.7 km away

Kizkumu landscape 1

I: Sedir Adas theater

by inovapanorama, 8.5 km away

Sedir Adas theater

J: Saranda district

by inovapanorama, 9.1 km away

Saranda district

This panorama was taken in Turkey, Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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