Pyrrichos

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Pyrrichos

Πύρριχος
Pyrrichos is located in Greece
Pyrrichos
Pyrrichos
Coordinates: 36°39.4′N 22°26.1′E / 36.6567°N 22.4350°E / 36.6567; 22.4350Coordinates: 36°39.4′N 22°26.1′E / 36.6567°N 22.4350°E / 36.6567; 22.4350
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitLaconia
MunicipalityEast Mani
Municipal unitEast Mani
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Community
 • Population57 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
230 66
Area code(s)27330
Vehicle registrationΑΚ

Pyrrichos (Greek: Πύρριχος; called "Πούρρχο", Pourcho by local Maniots)[2] is one of the oldest towns in Mani peninsula, Laconia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit East Mani. It was promised to Achilles by the Achaeans if he took part in the Trojan War.

Name[edit]

According to one tradition Pyrrichos was named after Pyrrichos, the legendary Laconian founder of Pyrrhichus. According to another tradition Pyrrhichios was named after Pyrrus (alternative name of Neoptolemus), son of Achilles, who was the first who danced Pyrrhichus, after defeating in battle Eurypylus, son of Telephus, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the end of the Trojan War.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 98
1991 58
2001 79
2011 57

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20141213125234/http://manivoice.gr/content/ta-%CE%B3nh%CF%83ia-onomata-t%CF%89n-x%CF%89pi%CF%89n-th%CF%83-me%CF%83a-manh%CF%83-kai-h-%CF%83%CF%89%CF%83th-%CF%80po%CF%86opa-kai-%CE%B3pa%CF%86h-toy%CF%83-%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%83-b. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)