Calymne

Calymne

Caladh Leamhain
City
Calymne in the snow
Calymne in the snow
Motto(s): 
fecundaque melle Calymne (Latin)
"and Calymne rich in honey"
CountryMaltropia
NationMaltropian Islands
PrincipalityInis Meala
Population
 • Urban
205,647
 • Metro
263,951

Calymne (from Irish Caladh Leamhain, meaning "harbour of the moth") is a city in the Maltropian Islands. The capital of the principality of Inis Meala, it is home to 206,000 people and is the twentieth-most populous city in the country. Its metropolitan area is the largest conurbation in the principality and includes more than a quarter of a million people.

Located on the northern shore of Inis Meala, Calymne is the principality's chief port and second only to Groomsbridge in importance for shipping on Ó Ruairc's Passage. It is the chief economic driver for the island of Inis Meala.

Calymne was known chiefly by its name in Irish until the late eighteenth century, prior to which the English spelling had been Calamin. The city's motto, "fecundaque melle Calymne" (meaning "and Calymne rich in honey"), is from Book VIII of Ovid's Metamorphoses; the modern spelling of the name draws from the poem.