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]

Thymaina
Native name:
Θύμαινα
Insel Thymena (Fourni).jpg
The island as seen from Fourni Korseon
Thymaina is located in Greece
Thymaina
Thymaina
Geography
Coordinates37°35′N 26°26′E / 37.58°N 26.44°E / 37.58; 26.44Coordinates: 37°35′N 26°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)
Administration
Greece
RegionNorth Aegean
Regional unitIkaria
Capital cityThymaina
Demographics
Population143 (2011)
Pop. density14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
Postal code833 xx
Area code(s)22750
Vehicle registrationMO

Historical populationEdit

Census Island
1991 156 (Thymaina 147, Keramidou 9)
2001 152 (Thymaina 140, Keramidou 12)
2011 143 (Thymaina 136, Keramidou 7)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Θύμαινα". egeonet.gr. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.