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Pimolisa (Ancient Greek: Πιμώλισα), or Pimolison,[1] was a fortified town of ancient Paphlagonia on the Halys River, near the western border of Pontus.[2] It had been destroyed by Strabo's time, but the district on both sides of the Halys was still called Pimolisene.[1]

Its site is located near Osmancık, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. p. 562. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Pimolisa". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°00′48″N 34°42′35″E / 41.013237°N 34.709815°E / 41.013237; 34.709815