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Listed under Islands in Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

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Kos is a long island off the Greek coast that has a mixture of rocky mountain terrain and low lying fertile plains. Farming is how the majority of the over 30,000 residents make a living, but most of the economy is in tourism. The island has over 100 km of coastline consisting of many beaches. The island's main city, Kos, is a port city that includes many hotels and restaurants. The island is supposedly the home of the ancient physician Hippocrates, and there is a Museum and an Institute dedicated to him on the island.

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Written by  Tony Owusu.

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