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The North Aegean Islands are the group of islands in the Aegean Sea, with mainland Greece to the west and north and Turkey to the east; These consist of Samos, Lesvos, Chios and Limnos.
The ancient Greek name of the Aegean Sea, Archipelago was later applied to the islands it contains and is now used more generally, to refer to any island group. The vast majority of the Aegean Islands belong to Greece, being split among nine administrative areas.
The only sizable possessions of Turkey in the Aegean Sea are Imbros (Gökçeada) and Tenedos (Bozcaada), in the northeastern end of the Sea.