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Aegira is also the older name of Lesbos Lesbos (Greek: Λέσβος - Lésvos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. ...


Statistics
Prefecture: Achaia
Province: Province of Aigalia
Location: 38°8′45″ N 22°21′3″ E
Area:
-Total
-Water
-Rank

103.646 km²

last
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank

 -4,503
 -43.6/km²
Communes: 11
Elevation:
 -lowest:
 -centre:
 -highest:

sea level
around 5 m
around around 300 m
Postal code: 250 10
Area/distance code: 11-30-26960-3 (030-26960-3)
Municipal code: 0701
Car designation: AX
Name of inhabitants: Aegiran
Address of administration:
Aigeira 250 10
Website: www.aigeira.gr
(in Greek and English)

Aigira or Aegira (Greek: Αιγείρα, older: Αίγειρα), also Egira, Eyira, Aiyira is a community located about 500 m SW of the Gulf of Corinth in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaea. It is located in GR-8 and has an interchange connecting the new highway with GR-8A and E65. Distance from Patras is 67 km E, about 4 km NE of Akrata and 148 km W of Athens. The municipality is the easternmost in the prefecture. 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 ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... In Greece, the provinces are a level of administration between prefecture and communities and municipalities. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... Here are area codes beginning with 269, is an area code for much of the metropolitan area of Patras. ... ... The Greek car license plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (f. ... The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ... Achaea (Greek: , Akhaïa) is a province on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the south to a narrow strip of fertile land on the north, bordering the Gulf of Corinth, into which the mountain Panachaicus (1,902 m, the... Greece Interstate 8 is an old highway linking the cities of Patras, Corinth and Athens. ... Greece Interstate 8A, sometimes Greece Interstate 8 is a toll freeway running from Kifissou some from Skaramangas, outside athend to northeast of Patras, that once had two-lanes running for 70% of the freeway 45 km, now its 45%, 105 km, Patras-Rhion, Longos-Selimantika interchange, Aegion, Platanos to Akrata... E66 BMW 745iL The BMW E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 through present 7-series of automobiles. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Akrata, ( Greek: Ακράτας) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ...


Nearest places

  • Akrata (west)
  • Seliana (west)
  • Sinevro (northwest)

Akrata, ( Greek: Ακράτας) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ...

Communes:

  • Aigeira
  • Aiges
  • Ampelokipoi
  • Chrysanthio
  • Exochi
  • Monastiri
  • Oasi
  • Perithori
  • Seliana
  • Sinevro
  • Vella

Historical population:

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 1,320 - - -
1991 1,696 376/28.48% 4,211 -
2001 - - 4,503 292/6.93%

The community has a school, a gymnasium, a church, a post office and a(plateia). It has a train station with no building connecting the railway line with Patras - Aigio - Aigira - Derveni - Xylokastro - Kiato - Corinth. The origin of the name comes from the Ancient Greek word aiges for goats. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ... Derveni (Greek, Modern: Δερβένι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older spellings, Dervenio, Dervenion is a town and a municipality in the northwestern part of Corinthia. ... Xylokastro (Greek:, Modern: Ξυλόκαστρο Ancient: Xylokastron, Ξυλόκαστρον Greek word meaning wooden castle) is a city that is 40 km W of Corinth via GR-8, which is also E65. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Temple of Apollo at Corinth Corinth, or Korinth (Κόρινθος; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the original isthmus, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... Ancient Greek refers to the stage in the history of the Greek language corresponding to Classical Antiquity, which normally applies on two ancient periods of Greek history: Archaic and Classic Greece. ... Species See Species and subspecies A goat is an mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ...


The place has 8-story buildings and hotels founded around the city and newer ones in the west. Aigeira also has a traffic light.


Mountains are founded to the south. Forests are founded to the west and east. One of the hill foundede south is named Palaiokastro.


North of Aigeira is a beach which includes spas


In the archaeological site, the city had a temple during ancient times. It has an antefix decorated with a painted palmette dating back to 500 BC. It also had a harbor. Palmette is an art style based on the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree. ... Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC Decades: 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC - 450s BC Events and Trends 509 BC - Foundation of the Roman Republic 508 BC - Office of pontifex maximus created...


History

The area was founded in the 3rd millennium BC. The city was known as Hyperesia (Greek: Υπερησία, Hyperesia) during Homeric times. In 688 BC, Hyperesia changed to Aegira. (4th millennium BC – 3rd millennium BC – 2nd millennium BC – other millennia) Events Syria: Foundation of the city of Mari (29th century BC ) Iraq: Creation of the Kingdom of Elam Germination of the Bristlecone pine tree Methuselah about 2700 BC, the oldest known tree still living now Dynasty of Lagash in... Bust of Homer in the British Museum For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 730s BC 720s BC 710s BC 700s BC 690s BC - 680s BC - 670s BC 660s BC 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC Events and trends 689 BC - King Sennacherib of Assyria sacks Babylon 687 BC - Gyges becomes king of...


The legend Hyperesia was threatened once, as Pausanias reported by a hostile army from Sicyon. Sicyon was an ancient Greek city situated in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea. ...


It changed its name to the present name as the defenders achieved victory and the people bounded for the goats and attacked the enemies.


The city was prosperous and was one of the twelve most important cities in the Achaean League. It was also a mmember of the Achaean league. According to Pausanias, there was a statue of Zeus and Athena as well as the temple of Artemis Agrotera. The Achaean League was a confederation of Greek city states in Achaea, a territory on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. ... Pausanias was Greek traveller and geographer of the 2nd century A.D., who lived in the times of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. ... Statue of Zeus The Greek sculptor Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall Statue of Zeus in about 435 bc. ... Athena from the east pediment of the Afea temple in Aegina After a sculpture of Athena at the Louvre. ...


The city was destroyed when Achaea became part of the Roman Empire. Alledgely it was destroyed by a flood. Since then, the city is 400 m above sea level. Others said it was destroyed by an earthquake. The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus). ...


Archaeology

The Österreichische Archäologische Institut, lit. the Austrian Archaeological Institute in 1916 made excavations in Aegira. The team along with Otto Walter (pronunciation: VAHL-tehr) founded the head of the statue of Zeus which was sculpted by Euclid. Walter also founded the left arm, the finger at the right hand later. In 1972, excavations continued by Wilhelm Alzinger and excavated the ancient theatre and a Naiskos (small temple). The soil was decorated with mosaic which showed an eagle. 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Statue of Zeus The Greek sculptor Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall Statue of Zeus in about 435 bc. ... Although many of the results in Elements originated with earlier mathematicians, one of Euclids accomplishments was to present them in a single, logically coherent framework. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Wilhelm Alzinger (1928-1996) was an Austrian archaeologist. ...


Other

Its minor soccer team is Thyella Aigira, its uniform is black and white.


Southeast of Aigeira in February 2004 has a protest and were throwing rocks in support of having more money to the farmers. It also has a parking area 1 km E of the interchange. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → // February 29, 2004 Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as president of Haiti and flees the country for the Central African Republic. ...


External links:

  • Aigeira archaeological site
  • OeAL - Aigeira (in German)
  • The Acropolis of Aigeira
  • http://www.calsky.com/lexikon/de/txt/a/ai/aigeira.php (in German)
  • traveljournals.net - Aegira
  • GTP - Ancient Aegira
  • GTP - Aigeira
  • GTP - Municipality of Aigeira
  • Indexmundi - Aegira
  • Herodotus Project - Aigeira




North: Gulf of Corinth
West: Akrata
Aigeira/Egeira East: Evrosthyni
South: Akrata

The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ... Akrata, ( Greek: Ακράτας) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... There are places that have the name Derveni: In Albania Derveni, Albania In Greece Derveni, a village in the prefecture of Achaia Derveni, a village in the southwestern part of the prefecture of Arcadia Derveni, a town in the northwestern part of Corinthia Derveni Related Chani Derveni, a place located... Akrata, ( Greek: Ακράτας) is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the Peloponnese, Greece. ...

See also:

Municipalities of Achaea
Aigio | Aigira/Aegira | Akrata | Aroania | Diakopto | Dymi | Erinaios | Fares | Kalavryta | Larissos | Lefkasio | Messatida | Movri | Olenia | Paos | Paralia | Patras | Rio | Sympoliteia | Tritea | Vrachneika
Independent communes of Achaea
Kalentzi | Leontio
Provinces of Achaea
Aigialia | Kalavryta | Patras

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OeAI - Aigeira (1266 words)
Ancient Aigeira (in the province of Achaia) lies on the north coast of the Peloponnese - roughly opposite Delphi - at the opening of a valley which leads directly into the Corinthian gulf; together with Pellene, it represents the easternmost city of the ancient region of Achaia.
For an evaluation of Aigeira in its prime, that is, at its greatest extent measuring ca.
In spite of sporadic evidence, the situation of Aigeira for the Roman Imperial period and late antiquity is at the moment not adequately known.
Aigeira (526 words)
Aigeira, Aigira or Aegira (Greek: Αιγείρα, older: Αίγειρα), also Egira, Eyira, Aiyira is a community located about 500 m SW of the Gulf of Corinth in the northeastern part of the prefecture of Achaea.
North of Aigeira is a beach which includes spas
Southeast of Aigeira in February 2004 has a protest and were throwing rocks in support of having more money to the farmers.
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