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Prefecture: Aetolia-Acarnania
Province: Trichonida
Location:
Latitude:
Longitude:

38.622/38°37'20' N lat.
21.4075/21°24'26' E long
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 52,081

 -/km²
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:
 -highest:

Acheloos river
91 m(centre)
about 500 to 600 m
Postal code: 301 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-26410 (030-26410)-2 through 4
Municipal code: 0202
Car designation: AO
3-letter abbreviation: ARN Agrinio

Agrinio (Greek, Modern: Αγρίνιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, older form: Agrinion, Latin: Agrinium) is the largest town and a municipality of the Aetolia-Acarnania prefecture of Greece, with about 80.000 inhibitants. It is one of the few prefectures including Argolis that have cities larger than the prefectural capital. The settlement dates back to the ancient times. In the medieval times until 1925, the area was known as Vrachori or Vrahori (Βραχώρι). It is linked by GR-5/E55 which since the 1960s bypasses Agrinio and GR-38/E862? linking to Karpenisi and Lamia to the east. It is located NW of the Rio-Antirio Bridge, N of Messolonghi, NE of Astakos, ESE of Lefkada and Preveza, S of Arta and Ioannina and WSW of Keratsini and Lamia. Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos): External link Map Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Prefectures of Greece ... Aetolia-Acarnania, (Greek: Αιτωλοακαρνανία, Aitoloakarnanía, also Aetoloacarnania) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Here are a lists of the provinces (Greek: επαρχεία, eparcheia fr. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... In Greek mythology, Achelous (Greek: Αχελώος), was the patron deity of the river by the same name, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... The National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG) is a General Secretariat of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance with more than 1100 employees. ... The Greek car license plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (f. ... Katharevousa (Greek Καθαρεύουσα, IPA //) is a form of the Greek language, created during the early 19th century by Adamantios Korais (1748-1833). ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Aetolia-Acarnania, (Greek: Αιτωλοακαρνανία, Aitoloakarnanía, also Aetoloacarnania) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos): External link Map Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Prefectures of Greece ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Greece Interstate 5 is a highway in Western Greece. ... The European route E55 passes through the following cities: Helsingborg - Elsinore - Rostock - Berlin - Dresden - Teplice - Prague - Vienna - Ancona - Ioannina - Arta (bypasses) - Amphilochia - Agrinion - Messolonghi - Rhion * Antirrhion - Patras - Kourtesi - Marathia - Pyrgos - Epitalion - Zacharo - Kalo Nero - near Dorio - near Oichalia - Allagi - Thouria - Kalamáta From Helsingborg, the route continues northward through Sweden and... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Greece Interstate 38 is a highway linking the cities of Agrinio, Karpenisi and Lamia. ... Lamia (Greek: Λαμία) is a city in central Greece (population 75,000). ... The piers of the Rio-Antirio bridge can slide on their gravel beds to accommodate tectonic movement. ... Messolonghi is a town of about 12,000 people (as of 1991 census) in central Greece. ... Astakos was an ancient city near modern-day Izmit, Turkey, see Astakos (ancient city) and another Astakos had a son named Melanippus Astakos (Greek: Αστακός), Latin: Astacos or Astacus is a community and a municipality located in the eastern part of the Ionian Sea but small hills does not overlook... Lefkada, or Lefkas (Greek: Modern: Λευκάδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -as) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge, as well as the islands capital city. ... Preveza (Albanian: Prevezë) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... Ambracia (more correctly Ampracia) was an ancient Corinthian colony, situated about 7 miles from the Ambracian Gulf in Greece, on a bend of the navigable river Aracthus (or Aratthus), in the midst of a fertile wooded plain. ... Ioannina (Greek: Ιωάννινα, often Γιάννενα Giannena, Yiannena or Γιάννινα Giannina, Yiannina ; Albanian: Janinë or Janina; Aromanian: Ianina, Bulgarian: Янина Janina) is a city in Epirus, north-western Greece, with a population of approximately 100,000. ...


The majority of the local people are tobacco farmers. Agrinio is agriculturally famous for its main production of Agrinio olives. Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of 2002 August 28 Tobacco () is a broad-leafed plant of the nightshade family, indigenous to North and South America, whose dried and cured leaves are often smoked (see tobacco smoking) in the form of...

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History

According to mythology, it was built by king Agrios, Thestia's son. It was destroyed by Cassander in 314 BC. In 1585 it was deserted during the revolt of Theodoros Migas. At the beginning of the 16th century it became the administrative center of Aitoloakarnania, depended on the imperial harems. It participated in the Greek Revolution. It was temporarily liberated on 11 June 1821. It became member of the newborn state permanently in 1832 with the treaty of Keleder Kiosi. It was again named Agrinio in 1925. Cassander (c. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 319 BC 318 BC 317 BC 316 BC 315 BC 314 BC 313 BC 312 BC 311... Events January 12 - The Netherlands adopts the Gregorian calendar Beginning of the Eighth War of Religion in France (also known as the War of the Three Henrys) August 8 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the North West Passage. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Aitolia_Acarnania, (Greek: Αιτωλοακαρνανία) also Aetoloacarnania, rarely Aetolia and Acarnania or Aitoloakarnania is one of the fifty_one prefectures of Greece. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Communications

Radio

  • Agrinio 93.7 FM, website: http://www.agriniofm.gr

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population
1981 35,773 - -
1991 39,638 3,865/10.8% 52,081

1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sites of interest

  • Archaeological Museum of Agrinio, located at 1-2 Diamantis Street, website
  • Agrinio Airport, IATA code: AGQ, ICAO: LGAG, Agrinio's airport located near the city. The airport also has a club named the Agrinio Aeroclub, greece/agrinion-airport-59.html website.

Other

Agrinio has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, churches, banks, a police station, a water tower, a post office, a junior soccer team, and a squares (plateies). Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ...


Persons

  • Giovas Vlachiotis, a person where he fought on the Greek side during the Greek War of Independence, he did not make it, his son Michail continued to fight against the Turks.

External links

See also

  • Communities of Aetolia-Acarnania
  • Agrinium aluminum, a fictional element in Star Wars
Municipalities of Aetolia-Acarnania
Agrinio | Aitoliko | Alyzia | Amfilochia | Anactorio | Angelokastro | Antirio | Apodotia | Pappadates | Astakos | Chalkia | Fyties | Iera Poli Messolongiou | Inacho | Kekropia | Makrynia | Menidi | Nafpaktos | Neapoli | Panaitoliko | Parakampylia | Paravola | Platanos | Pyllini | Stratos | Thermo | Thespies

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Agrinion Aeroclub - Greek Airports - Hellenic Republic, Greece (210 words)
Agrinion Aeroclub is based in Agrinion' s old Civil Airport.
It has to be noted that we would like to bring together all the friends of aviation, airplanes and flight in general, even if they don' t really have the intention or the possibility to emerge with airsports in action.
From the national road when you are outside Agrinion you take the turn to Dokimi and follow the road.
Agrinion Aeroclub, News, English (481 words)
June 16-1999 The councils of Athens Gliding Club, Edessa Aeroclub and Agrinion Aeroclub have decided to organise together the Cross Country Glider Championship (http://www.cromemco.gr/gliding/).
Vassilis Doufexis in the gliding committee as president, Joachim Skondras in the paragliding committee as representative in the Central Council.
We thank all the members and friends of our club that made us the honor to celebrate in our party, John Skandalis for the donation of the present (gold coin "constantinato") and Acheloos TV for their coverage.
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