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Pedachtoë or Pedachthoe, also known as Heracleopolis or Herakleioupolis (Ancient Greek: Ἡρακλειούπολις), was a town of ancient Pontus, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[1] It was assigned to the late Roman province of Armenia Prima,[2] in which it became the seat of an archbishop. No longer a residential see, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[3]

Its site is tentatively located near Akşehir in Asiatic Turkey.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ a b Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy

Coordinates: 40°06′31″N 36°52′30″E / 40.108667°N 36.875022°E / 40.108667; 36.875022