Xenia


Xenia
/zee"nee euh, zeen"yeuh/, n.
1. a city in W Ohio. 24,653.
2. a female given name.

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 city, seat (1804) of Greene county, southwestern Ohio, U.S., near the Little Miami River, about 15 miles (25 km) east-southeast of Dayton. It was founded in 1803 by Joseph C. Vance, who gave it a Greek name meaning “hospitality.” The arrival of the railroads in the 1840s provided impetus for its growth as a trading centre for farmers and stock raisers. Small manufactures (furniture, cordage, plastics, castings, and aircraft components) supplement its agricultural base. The log cabin (1799) of James Galloway, frontier scout and American Revolutionary War soldier, is preserved as a historic monument. Parts of Xenia were rebuilt after tornadoes in 1974 destroyed nearly half of the city. Nearby educational institutions include two historically important black universities at Wilberforce: Central State University (1887) and Wilberforce University (1856, African Methodist Episcopal). Inc. town, 1817; city, 1834. Pop. (2000) 24,164; (2005 est.) 23,600.

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  • Xenia — Xenia, OH U.S. city in Ohio Population (2000): 24164 Housing Units (2000): 9924 Land area (2000): 12.147062 sq. miles (31.460746 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.147062 sq. miles (31.460746 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Xenia, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 407 Housing Units (2000): 206 Land area (2000): 0.518616 sq. miles (1.343209 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.518616 sq. miles (1.343209 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Xenia, OH — U.S. city in Ohio Population (2000): 24164 Housing Units (2000): 9924 Land area (2000): 12.147062 sq. miles (31.460746 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.147062 sq. miles (31.460746 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • xênia — s. f. O mesmo que xênio.   ‣ Etimologia: grego xenía, as   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: xénia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • xénia — s. f. O mesmo que xênio.   ‣ Etimologia: grego xenía, as   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: xênia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • Xenia — f English: comparatively rare given name, coined from the Greek vocabulary word xenia hospitality, from xenos stranger, foreigner …   First names dictionary


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