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Argolis
Argolis
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Municipalities of Argolis
Municipalities of Argolis
Argolis within Greece
Argolis within Greece
Coordinates: 37°40?N 22°50?E / 37.667°N 22.833°E / 37.667; 22.833Coordinates: 37°40?N 22°50?E / 37.667°N 22.833°E / 37.667; 22.833
CountryGreece
RegionPeloponnese
CapitalNafplio
Area
 o Total2,154 km2 (832 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 o Total97,044
 o Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2
UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
21x xx
Area codes275x0
ISO 3166 codeGR-11
Car plates
Websitewww.argolida.gr

Argolis or Argolida (Greek: Argolída, [ar?o'liða]; ? Argolís, [ar?olís] in ancient Greek and Katharevousa) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Peloponnese, situated in the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula and part of the tripoint area of Argolis, Arcadia and Corinthia. Much of the territory of this region is situated in the Argolid Peninsula.

Geography

Most arable land lies in the central part of Argolis. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives. Argolis has a coastline on the Saronic Gulf in the northeast and on the Argolic Gulf in the south and southeast. Notable mountains ranges are the Oligyrtos in the northwest, Lyrkeio and Ktenia in the west, and Arachnaio and Didymo in the east.

Argolis has land borders with Arcadia to the west and southwest, Corinthia to the north, and the Islands regional unit (Troezen area) to the east. Ancient Argolis included Troezen.

History

Map of ancient Argolis
View of Argos

Parts of the history of the area can be found in the articles on Argos, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Troezen, Ermioni, Kranidi, Tiryns and Tolo.

Modern history

From 1833 to 1899, Argolis was part of Argolidocorinthia, which included present Corinthia, Hydra, Spetses and Kythira. It joined Corinthia to form Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, Argolis was finally separated from Corinthia.

Administration

The regional unit Argolis is subdivided into 4 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Prefecture

As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Argolis was created out of the former prefecture Argolis (Greek: ). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

Provinces

The provinces of Argolis were:

Transport

The area is connected by highways:

Communications

Newspapers

Radio

  • Argaiki Radiofonia - Argos
  • Argos Radio Deejay - Argos - 96.2 FM
  • Cool FM - Argos, Kefalari - 90.7 FM
  • Dimotiko Radiofoniou Nafpliou - Nafplio
  • Orange FM - Argos - 91.1 FM
  • Radio Argolida - Nafplio - 90.2 FM
  • Radio Ermionida - Ermioni
  • Radio Kranidi - Kranidi
  • Style 89.6 - Argos - 89.6 FM

Television

See also

References

  1. ^ a b " A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.

Sources


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