Argolis

Argolis or Argolida (Greek: Αργολίδα Argolída, [arɣoˈliða]; Ἀργολίς Argolís 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.

Argolis

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

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

Parts of the history of the area can be found in the articles on Argos, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Troezen, Ermioni, Kranidi, 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: Νομός Αργολίδας). 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]

New municipalityOld municipalitiesSeat
Argos-MykinesArgosArgos
Achladokampos
Alea
Koutsopodi
Lerna
Lyrkeia
Mykines
Nea Kios
Epidaurus
(Epidavros)
EpidaurusLygourio
Asklipieio
ErmionidaErmioniKranidi
Kranidi
NafplioNafplioNafplio
Asini
Midea
Nea Tiryntha

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

Sources

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