Polyaigos


Polyaigos

Infobox Greek Isles
name = Polyaigos
native_name = Πολύαιγος
skyline = IMFJ poliegos 01.jpg
sky_caption = Picture of Polyaigos


coordinates = coord|36|46|N|24|38|E
chain = Cyclades
isles =
area = 18
highest_mount = Psilo Vouno
elevation = 370
periph = South Aegean
prefect = Cyclades
capital = Uninhabited
population = 0
pop_as_of = 2001
postal = 840 00
telephone = 228x0
license = EM
website =

Polýaigos ( _el. Πολύαιγος) is an uninhabited Greek island in the Cyclades near Milos and Kimolos. It is part of the community of Kimolos (Κοινότητα Κιμώλου). Its name means "many goats", since it is inhabited only by goats.

Along its longest axis, it is convert|6|km|mi|0 and among its shortest convert|4.3|km|mi|0 wide. It has a surface area of approx. convert|18|km2|sqmi|0|abbr=on and a coastal length of 22-27 km. It is very close to the island of Kimolos (2 km north west from Polyaigos) and to the island of Milos (6.2 km west from Polyaigos). There are two mounts, Stroggylo which rises to convert|330|m|ft|0 and Psilo Vouno (convert|370|m|ft|0).

The island is to agreat extent privately owned by the Greek Orthodox church, which sublets parts of it to local herdsmen from the nearby islands of Milos and Kimolos.

Polyaigos is a mainly barren island. It has, however, some magnificent beaches, mainly on the southern part of the island, as well as many sea-surface caves, which serve as a refuge to a dwindling population of mediterranean monk seals (monachus-monachus).


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