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Polyaigos
Πολύαιγος
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Geography
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Coordinates: 36°46′N 24°38′E / 36.767°N 24.633°E / 36.767; 24.633
Island Chain: Cyclades
Area: 18 km² (7 sq.mi.)
Highest Mountain: Psilo Vouno (370 m (1,214 ft))
Government
Greece Greece
Periphery: South Aegean
Prefecture: Cyclades
Capital: Uninhabited
Statistics
Population: 0 (as of 2001)
Density: 0 /km² (0 /sq.mi.)
Postal Code: 840 00
Area Code: 228x0
License Code: EM

Polýaigos (Greek: 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 6 kilometres (4 mi) and among its shortest 4.3 kilometres (3 mi) wide. It has a surface area of approx. 18 km2 (7 sq mi) 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 330 metres (1,083 ft) and Psilo Vouno (370 metres (1,214 ft)).

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

Its goat population maintains Polyaigos as a 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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