Pyrgos, Ilia


Pyrgos, Ilia

Infobox Greek Dimos
name = Pyrgos
name_local = Πύργος


caption_skyline = Latseio City Hall
city_

city_

lat_deg = 37
lat_min = 40
lon_deg = 21
lon_min = 26
elevation_min = 0
elevation_max = 3
periph = West Greece
prefec = Ilia
districts = 5
mayor = Makis Paraskevopoulos
party =
since =
population_as_of = 2001
population = 34902
area = 170.9
population_metro =
area_metro =
postal_code = 271 xx
area_code = 26210
licence = HA
website = [http://www.dimospirgou.gr/ www.dimospirgou.gr]

Pyrgos ( _el. Πύργος) is the capital of the Prefecture of Ilia in Greece. It's named after a local tower. The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain in Ilia. It is 96km away from Patras via Greek National Road 9, 320 km from Athens, 144 km from Tripoli. It is bypassed by GR-9/E-55 or GR-74 (eastbound) to its east. The town of Katakolo lies 12 km to the west. Olympia is also nearby, as are Agios Georgios to the north and Lampeti (Lambeti) to the east. The Alfeios River is about 4 km to the south. The population of Pyrgos is 34,902 people. Television stations include Cosmos and ORT ("Olympiaki Radiophonio Teleorassi", lit. Olympic Broadcasting Television).

Historical population

Communities of the Municipality

*Pyrgos
*Agios Georgios, Pyrgos
*Agios Ioannis
**Kyani Akti
**Palata (pop: 78)
**Tragano
*Agiou Ilia Pyrgou
**Pyrgi
**Stamateleika
*Ampelona
**Kouzouli
**Rozeika
*Elaio
**Vytineika
*Granitseika
**Kavouri (pop: 45)
*Katakolo
**Agios Andreas (pop: 6)
*Koliri
**Koloreikas Paragkes
*Korakochori
**Agios Andreas (pop: 7)
**Kallithea (pop: 51)
**Bouka (pop: 15)
*Lampeti
*Lasteika
**Itia
*Leventochori
*Myrtia
*Palaiovarvasena
**Agios Georgios
**Kampos (pop: 64)
*Salmoni
**Alfeios (village) (pop: 39)
*Skafidi
**Kalakeika (pop: 98)
**Moni Skafidias
**Patronikoleika, ghost town
*Skourochori
**Kato Kavouri
*Varvasaina
**Kato Varvasena
*Vytineika

ubdivisions

*Anthopyrgos
*Kavasilakia
*Kokkinochoma, located in the northeastern portion of Pyrgos
*Syntriada
*Tragano

porting teams

*Paniliakos (played in the first division during the 2003–2004 season)

Notable people

*Andreas Avgerinos (1820-1895) politician
*Petros Avgerinos (19th century) politician, mayor of Pyrgos
*Nakis Avgerinos (1911-2001) politician
*Takis Sinopoulos (1917-1981) poet
*George Pavlopoulos (1924) poet
*Kostas Kazakos (1935) actor and politician
*Giorgos Karagounis (1977) footballer
*Xenophontas Moschogiannis (1977) footballer
*Tasos Bougas Singer

External links

* [http://www.media.net.gr/pirgos.htm Radio stations in Pyrgos]
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=4486 GTP - Pyrgos]
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=4484 GTP - Municipality of Pyrgos]

ee also

*List of communities of Ilia

North: Iardanos
West: Ionian Sea PyrgosEast: Ancient Olympia
South: Volakas

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