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An island off southeast Greece in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea near Athens. It was a prosperous maritime city-state in the fifth century bc but declined after its defeat by Athens and the expulsion of its population. The first Greek coins were struck here.


1. (Placename) an island in the Aegean Sea, in the Saronic Gulf. Area: 85 sq km (33 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a town on the coast of this island: a city-state of ancient Greece
3. (Placename) Gulf of Aegina another name for Saronic Gulf
Greek name: Aiyina


(iˈdʒaɪ nə, ɪˈdʒi-)

1. an island in the Saronic Gulf. 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km).
2. a seaport on this island. 6333. Modern Greek, Aíyina.
Ae•gi•ne•tan (ˌi dʒəˈnit n) adj.
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Noun1.Aegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic GulfAegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
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Contract notice: "drinking water skip to aegina island and specifically in position nc to aegina port and the port of perdika by eydap abstractions positions in aspropyrgos, at perama or wherever given such a position, on the mainland between the port of piraeus and elefsina with aquifer vessels for the years 2016 - 2017 ".
Traditionally known as "Pasteli," these bars are dairy-free and contain only a few ingredients, including roasted sesame seeds, Greek honey, pistachios from Aegina Island or orange peel, respectively.
Originating in a symposium of the LIHE, the International Academic Association for the Enhancement of Learning in Higher Education, on Aegina Island, Greece, in June 2008, this volume addresses methods for moving from a teaching-centered to a learning-centered attitude towards higher education.