Argolis


Argolis

Infobox Pref GR
name = Argolis
name_local = Νομός Αργολίδας


periph = Peloponnese
capital = Nafplio
population = 108,636
population_as_of = 2005
pop_rank = 34th
pop_dens = 50.4
popdens_rank = 30th
area = 2,154.309
area_rank = 30th
postal_code = 21x xx
area_code = 275x0
licence = ΑΡ
provinces = 3
municip = 14
commun = 2
ISO = GR-11
website = [http://www.argolida.gr/ www.argolida.gr]

Argolis ( _el. Αργολίδα "Argolída", IPA2|aɾɣo̞ˈliða; polytonic|Ἀργολίς "Argolís" in ancient Greek and Katharevousa) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese. Most arable land lies in the central part. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives, and beaches are found in the south and east; mountains and hills dominate the west, northeast and east.

It is bounded by Arcadia to the west and southwest, Corinthia to the north, the Saronic Gulf, the Attica prefecture and the Troezen area to the east and southeast over water, and the Argolic Gulf to the south. (The Argolid of ancient times included Troezen.)

Its mountain ranges include Lyrkeia and Trachy in the northwest.

History

Parts of the history of the area can be found in Argos, Nafplio, Troezen(now part of Piraeus prefecture), Hermione, Kranidi, Tolo.

From 1833 to 1899, the prefecture was part Argolidocorinthia, which included Hydra, Spetses and Kythira. It joined Corinthia to form Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, the prefecture was finally separated from Corinthia. "See also Argolidocorinthia."

In early 1998, a flash flood carrying muddy water swept through the valley near Argos and devastated citrus crops and other area agriculture, including olives and other crops, and grazing areas. Damages were several million drachmas, then still the currency of Greece.

Transport

The area is connected by highways:

*E65 (northwest)
*Greek National Road 7
*Greek National Road 70 (east)

Communications

Newspapers

*Argeiakon Bima - Argos
*Ta Nea tis Argolidos - Nafplio

Radio

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

Television

*Max TV

Geography and administration

Provinces

*Argos Province - Argos
*Ermioni Province - Kranidi
*Nafplio Province - Nafplio

Municipalities and communities

ee also

* List of settlements in the Argolis prefecture
*List of traditional Greek place names


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