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Caria, a maritime province in ancient geography of Asia Minor, occupied the S.W. corner of that country. It was early settled by Greek colonists, and was amongst the dominions of Croesus, King of Lydia, on whose overthrow it passed under the Persian rule. Subsequently it fell under the sway of Alexander the Great's successors, and of the Romans. Among its principal towns were Cnidus, Halicarnassus, and Miletus. Its chief river was the winding Maeander.