Argolis

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Argolis
Περιφερειακή ενότητα
Αργολίδας
Regional unit
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
Country Greece
Region Peloponnese
Capital Nafplio
Area
 • Total 2,154 km2 (832 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 97,044
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Postal codes 21x xx
Area codes 275x0
ISO 3166 code GR-11
Car plates ΑΡ
Website www.argolida.gr

Argolis or the Argolid (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.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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, and Tolo.

Modern history[edit]

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[edit]

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

Prefecture[edit]

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 municipality Old municipalities Seat
Argos-Mykines Argos Argos
Achladokampos
Alea
Koutsopodi
Lerna
Lyrkeia
Mykines
Nea Kios
Epidaurus
(Epidavros)
Epidaurus Asklipieio
Asklipieio
Ermionida Ermioni Kranidi
Kranidi
Nafplio Nafplio Nafplio
Asini
Midea
Nea Tiryntha

Provinces[edit]

The provinces of Argolis were:

Transport[edit]

The area is connected by highways:

Communications[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Max TV

See also[edit]

References[edit]