Pyrgos, Elis

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Pyrgos
Πύργος
Seal of Pyrgos
Location
Pyrgos is located in Greece
Pyrgos
Pyrgos
Coordinates 37°40′N 21°26′E / 37.667°N 21.433°E / 37.667; 21.433Coordinates: 37°40′N 21°26′E / 37.667°N 21.433°E / 37.667; 21.433
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: West Greece
Regional unit: Elis
Mayor: Makis Paraskevopoulos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipality
 - Population: 47,995
 - Area: 455.1 km2 (176 sq mi)
 - Density: 105 /km2 (273 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 35,572
 - Area: 170.9 km2 (66 sq mi)
 - Density: 208 /km2 (539 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 25,180
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–3 m ­(0–10 ft)
Postal code: 271 xx
Telephone: 26210
Auto: HA
Website
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Pyrgos (Greek: Πύργος, meaning "tower") is the capital of the Elis regional unit in Greece. The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain, 4 kilometres (2 miles) from the Ionian Sea. The river Alfeios flows into sea about 7 km (4 mi) south of Pyrgos. The population of the town Pyrgos is 25,180, and of the municipality 47,995 (2011). Pyrgos is 16 km (10 mi) west of Olympia, 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Amaliada, 70 km (43 mi) southwest of Patras and 85 km (53 mi) west of Tripoli.

Historical population[edit]

Year Town population Municipal unit population Municipality population
1981 21,958 - -
1991 28,465 39,183 -
2001 23,791 34,902 51,777
2011 25,180 35,572 47,995

Municipality[edit]

The Latseio City Hall of Pyrgos.

The municipality Pyrgos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipal unit of Pyrgos is divided into the following communities (settlements within the communities given in brackets):

  • Pyrgos (Pyrgos, Anthopyrgos, Kavasilakia, Lampeti, Syntriada, Tragano)
  • Agios Georgios
  • Agios Ilias (Agios Ilias, Pyrgi, Stamatelaiika)
  • Agios Ioannis (Agios Ioannis, Kyani Akti, Palatas, Tragano)
  • Ampelonas (Ampelonas, Kouzouli, Rozeika)
  • Elaionas (Elaionas, Vytinaiika)
  • Granitsaiika (Granitsaiika, Kavouri)
  • Katakolo (Katakolo, Agios Andreas)
  • Koliri (Koliri, Kolireikes Paragkes)
  • Korakochori (Korakochori, Agios Andreas, Kallithea, Bouka)
  • Lasteika (Lasteika, Itia)
  • Leventochori
  • Myrtia
  • Palaiovarvasaina (Palaiovarvasaina, Agios Georgios, Kampos)
  • Salmoni (Salmoni, Alfeios)
  • Skafidia (Skafidia, Kalakaiika, Moni Skafidias, Patronikoleika)
  • Skourochori (Skourochori, Kato Kavouri)
  • Varvasaina (Varvasaina, Kato Varvasaina)
  • Vytinaiika

Transportation[edit]

The bus terminal in Pyrgos.

Pyrgos has a train station with regular trains to the port of Katakolo and Olympia. Service on the line from Patras to Kalamata via Pyrgos has been suspended in 2011. Pyrgos has a bus terminal, served by KTEL Ileias, with regular buses for the regional routes to most places in Elis as well as for intercity routes to larger cities such as Patras, Kalamata, Ioannina, Athens and Thessaloniki.[3] The Greek National Road 9 connects Pyrgos with Patras and Kyparissia, the Greek National Road 74 run from Pyrgos to Tripoli via Olympia.

Sporting teams[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ KTEL Ileias

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