Tripoli, Greece

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Statistics
Prefecture: Arcadia
Province: Mantineia
Location: Template:Coor dms
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 -28,976

 -/km²</small>
Communes: 11
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

northern part
655 m(centre)
Mainalo
Postal code: 221 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-27320 (030-2710)
-20-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9
Municipal code: 0520
Car designation: TP
Name of inhabitants: Tripolitan sing., -s pl.
Address of administration: 43 Ethniki Antistasis St.
Tripoli 221 00
Website: www.tripoli.gr (http://www.tripolis.gr)
(in Greek)

Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s), older form and Latin: Tripolis, rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia and the province of Mantineia which is the most populated province in Arcadia. The municipality is the largest city in the prefecture as well and presently one of the only growing places in Arcadia. The distance from Pyrgos is about 145 km E, 125 km E of Olympia, 144 km SE of Patras and ESE of Kalavryta, 78 km (old: 120 km) SW of Corinth and about 148 (old: 200 km) WSW of Athens, W of Argos and Nafplio, NW of Leonidi, N of Sparta, NNE of Kalamata, 33 km NE of Megalopoli and NE of Kyparissia, E of Stemnitsa and ESE of Dimitsana. In the Middle Ages, the place was known as Drobolitsa.

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Subdivision

Nearest places

  • Chania (north)
  • Milea (northeast)
  • Tripoli Industrial area (east)
  • Steno (east)
  • Agios Konstantinos, SE
  • Agios Vasileios, SE
  • Tegea (south)
  • Thana? (southwest)

Communes

Elaiohori

Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 21,337 - -
1991 22,429 1,092/5.12% 26,432 -
2001 25,520 3,091/13.78% 28,976 2,544/9.62%

The city was created by merging three parts where the origin of the name comes from Greek (τρεις πόλεις) meaning the three cities. Its main plazas are ligned with the main street aligning with a highway linking to Pyrgos and Patras. One of them is named Kennedy, the other is named Georgiou B' (George II). The southern part has its main street named Washington. The main section of the city is enclosed around the castle walls that were built during the Ottoman occupation of Greece.

The city is surrounded by pine trees in the south and west, mount Mainalo (Maenalus) in the west while another mountain is 5 km E and fertile lands elsewhere. The closest mountain ridge of Mainalo is only about 1 km west.Wetlands used to dominate much of the area in the northeast. The industrial area is founded in the eastern part, formerly 100 m of the southern terminus of the superhighway, it is now near an interchange? where factories are founded.

Tripoli is home to the two largest Armed Forces bootcamp centers of Greece, one for the Hellnic Army and one for the Hellinic Airforce



Transportation

Tripoli was not bypassed until the 1980s, highways weren't bypassed then. It was GR-7 in the southeast and was the southern terminus of the toll freeway of E65. Later in 1999, Tripoli became bypasses to the east by creating a direst highway between Pyrgos and Athens. Now it is bypasses 10 km NE and E since 2001, the opening of the extension of the superhighway.

History

In 1829, members of the Greek scientific community were attended in Tripoli after its liberation.

Persons

External links




North: Levidi, Mantineia
West: Falanthos Tripoli East: Korythios, Korynthos
South: Tegea, Valtesi

See also:

Template:Arcadianl:Tripolis (Griekenland) ro:Tripoli, Grecia sv:Tripoli, Grekland

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