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Mykonos is an island in the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades. The island had a population of 9,320 people. The island is 86.125 sq km and has a coastline of 89 km. To the north located Tinos and to the northwest are the islands of Delos and Syros. to the south are the islands of Paros and Naxos.


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Mykonos has an irregular triangle shape interrupted by small coves , most important of which is Panormos to the north and Tourlos to the west where the main port and the capital are located. Within 2 miles west from the island is the ancient Delos and west of this is the island of Rineia along with other islets, all uninhabited .
The territory of Mykonos is mostly rocky and slightly smooth. There are only two mountains. The highest peak is called the " Prophetes Elias. The island lacks forests and presents little plantation with corresponding limited cultivation mainly in wheat , grapes and figs. It has many torrents and no rivers. The oldest water supply was from wells . Today's water needs are covered by the desalination plant , which operates in Korfos , and two dams.