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Coordinates: 38°25′N, 22°8′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Aigio (Αίγιο)

Coordinates 38°25′ N 22°8′ E
Country Greece
Periphery West Greece
Prefecture Achaea
Population 27,812 source (2001)
Area 151.10 km²
Population density 184 /km²
Elevation 40 m
Postal code 251 00
Area code 26910
Licence plate code ΑΧ

Aigio (Greek: Modern: Αίγιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Latin: Aegium) also, Egio or Egion is a town in northeast Achaea, Greece, that has a population of around 30,000, with quite a few squares, a bus terminal and a fountain downtown. Aigion is surrounded by trees in the north and cliffs in the northwest. The city can be accessed by GR-8A from the south and west with one full and one partial interchange, and has a rest area and is also bounded. The location is around 38.25° N 22.08° E. Mountains neighbor the southern part. The town sits on arable land which covers over a quarter of the community. The mountains of the Panachaicus and Erymanthus are rarely seen. The commune was known as Vostitsa or Vostitza in the Middle Ages to the late 20th century. Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links RedDot. ... Image File history File links Prefectures_Greece_grey. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Achaea (Greek: , Achaïa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient province and a present prefecture of Greece, 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... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... Greek car number plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Achaea (Greek: , Achaïa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient province and a present prefecture of Greece, 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... A non-freeway part of the road Greece Interstate 8A, sometimes Greece Interstate 8 is a toll road running from Kifissou avenue, in Athens up to the northeast of Patras. ... The Panachaicus (Greek, Modern: Παναχαϊκό, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, commonly Panachaïkos or Panachaiko and Panahaiko, Voidia or Vodia in medieval, post-medieval and until the beginning of the 20th century. ... Erymanthus was a mortal son of Apollo, who was blinded by the Goddess Aphrodite when he accidentally saw her bathing. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Aigio has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices, and squares (plateies). There are beautiful beaches only 5 to 10 minutes drive from the city centre. Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ...


The sites of interest includes a Mycenean House dating back to ancient times. The location is near the cliffs.


The Port of Aigion serves ferry service to Agios Nikolaos in the northeast. Ferry service is very small and only has a few boats. It is on a road off the old highway. The port is crossed by rail. East of the port is a railway station and some buildings. The city is bounded by a river in the east and west. It can be accessed by another highway for Temeni, Pteri and Kalavryta on GR-31. Agios Nikolaos is Greek (Aγιος Nικολαος) and means Saint Nicholas. ... Temeni (Greek: Τέμενη), is a Greek village in the Achaia prefecture. ... Pteri (Greek: Πτέρη) or Fteri, is a Greek village in the Achaia prefecture. ... Kalalvryta or Kalavrita (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is a town, a province and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the prefecture of Achaia. ...


There are squares, one closer to the hospital and a circle shaped-square slightly from the city hall are in the SW with some bushes and a fountain and is located on the old highway. One of the squares (near to the bus station) is actually in the shape of a triangle, a source of some embarrassment to the town's linguistic conservatives. The city has a hospital founded slightly west of the city and a rest area situated south of the city at GR-8A/E65. Residential houses are within and in the western part of Aigio.


Windmills are located in farmlands and groved SW of the community boundary. Hills are southwest of the city.


In 1995, an earthquake shattered Aigio. It devastated the southwestern subdivision destroying houses. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 4, 2004, riots over demanding wage hikes for farmers took place in the 172nd km interchange or the Aigio interchange, a sign, a 172nd km post facing the westbound lanes, some bushes were damaged as they clashed with the police. Another one a day later took place near the olive grove and trapped some people. Supertrucks were blocking the superhighway. 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. ...


On January 28, 2005, tractors from the rural areas near Aigio were blocking streets so the farmers can demand better wages. It happened between noon and afternoon hours. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15...


In July 2006 Albanian singer Hoxha, grandson of the notoriously paranoid communist dictator, played a concert at the "Stafidalonon Sports Cafe." His entourage constructed 14 military bunkers around the Cafe prior to the star's arrival, leaving the area 'virtually impenetrable' according to one military analyst. It happened between 7pm and 11pm.

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Nearest places

Temeni (Greek: Τέμενη), is a Greek village in the Achaia prefecture. ...

Municipal districts

  • Aigio
  • Chantzi
  • Dafnes
    • Agios Ilias
  • Digeliotika
  • Kouloura
  • Koumari
  • Kounina
    • Agia Anna
    • Pelekistra
    • Petrovouni
  • Mavriki
    • Ano Mavriki
    • Agios Ioannis
    • Kato Mavriki
  • Melissia
    • Lakka
    • Pyrgaki
  • Paraskevi
  • Pteri or Fteri
    • Achladea
    • Agios Andreas
    • Agios Panteleimonas
    • Boufouskia
    • Kato Pteri
  • Pirgaki
  • Selinountas
  • Temeni
  • Valimitika

Pteri (Greek: Πτέρη) or Fteri, is a Greek village in the Achaia prefecture. ... Temeni (Greek: Τέμενη), is a Greek village in the Achaia prefecture. ...

Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 20,955 - - -
1991 22,178 1,223/5.84% 28,903 -
2001 - - 27,741 1,869/16.3%

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

History

It was founded during Homeric times. Homer (Greek: , ) was an early Greek poet and aoidos (rhapsode) traditionally credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. ...


It was the capital of the Achaean League from 276 BC. The Achaean League was a confederation of Greek city states in Achaea, a territory on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC Years: 281 BC 280 BC 279 BC 278 BC 277 BC - 276 BC - 275 BC 274 BC...


Aegium took the territory of Helike. Helike (Greek: pron. ...


In the Byzantine Age, it was renamed Vostitsa. Byzantine Empire at its greatest extent c. ...


It was renamed after the Greek Independence. It was the first city to be liberated on March 26 during the revolution of 1821. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... Combatants Greek guerilla forces Ottoman Empire forces Commanders Kolokotronis Vrionis, Ibrahim Pasha Strength Casualties {{{notes}}} The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution, was a successful war waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


A mid-1995 earthquake rumbled and damaged buildings in downtown core with a few casualties. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Agricultural protests in February, 2004. It had blocked GR-8A. The protests lasted several days, and blockades were created and closed main highways for two days. It was followed by rioting in the groves and rioting at a building in the night. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A non-freeway part of the road Greece Interstate 8A, sometimes Greece Interstate 8 is a toll road running from Kifissou avenue, in Athens up to the northeast of Patras. ...


Newspaper

  • Filodimos Newspaper

External links

  • Aigio Fan Site
  • traveljournals.net - Aigio
  • GTP - Aigio
  • GTP - Municipality of Aigio
  • Ancient Aegium
  • Indexmundi - Aigio




North: Gulf of Corinth
West: Sympolitia
Aigio East: Diakopto
South: Kalavryta, Leontio (independent commune)

The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ... Diakopto (Διακοπτό) is a municipality in Achaea, Greece. ... Kalalvryta or Kalavrita (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is a town, a province and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the prefecture of Achaia. ... Leontio (Λεόντιο) is a community in Achaea, Greece. ...

See also

The official website of Aigio city: http://www.aeghio.gr

Municipalities and communities of the Achaea Prefecture
AigeiraAigioAkrataAroaniaDiakoptoDymiErineosFarresKalavrytaLarissosLefkasioMessatidaMovriOleniaPaionParaliaPatrasRioSympoliteiaTritaiaVrachnaiika
KalentziLeontio

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Aigion or Aigio (Greek: Modern: Αίγιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on, Latin: Aegium) also, Egio or Egion is a town in northeast Achaea that has a population of around 30,000, with quite a few squares, a bus terminal and a fountain downtown.
The commune was known as Vostitsa or Vostitza in the Middle Ages to the late 20th century.
On February 4, 2004, riots over demanding wage hikes for farmers took place in the 172nd km interchange or the Aigio interchange, a sign, a 172nd km post facing the westbound lanes, some bushes were damaged as they clashed with the police.
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