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GreeceArcadia Prefecture
Νομός Αρκαδίας
Location of Arcadia Prefecture in Greece
Periphery Peloponnese
Capital Tripoli
Population 100,611 (2005)Ranked 38th
Area 4,419 km² Ranked 5th
Population density 22.8/km²Ranked 52nd
Number of provinces 4
Number of municipalities 22
Number of communities 1
Postal codes 22x xx
Area codes 2710, 275x0, 279x0
Licence plate code ΤΡ
ISO 3166-2 code GR-12
Website www.arcadia.gr/

Arcadia or Arkadía (Greek Αρκαδία) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. It takes its name from the mythological character Arcas. Arcadia may refer to: // Arcadia in Greece Arcadia Ægypti a region of Roman-controlled Egypt Acadia, a region of Nova Scotia; its discoverer, Giovanni da Verrazano, was so impressed by the natural beauty of the region that he named it Archadia, after the Greek Arcadia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Greece and the Peloponnese The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus (Greek: Πελοπόννησος Peloponnesos; see also List of Greek place names) is a large peninsula in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Katharevousa: -s; older form and Latin: Tripolis,rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... This is a list of the prefectures of Greece, in order of descending population (in 2005). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Following is a list of Greek prefectures ordered by population density. ... Here are a lists of the provinces (Greek: επαρχεία, eparcheia fr. ... Communities and municipalities of Greece are one of several levels of government within the organizational structure of that country. ... Communities and municipalities of Greece are one of several levels of government within the organizational structure of that country. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is a list of dialing codes in Greece. ... Greek car number plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Peloponnesos (Greek: Πελοπόννησος, sometime Latinized as Peloponnesus or Anglicized as The Peloponnese) is a large peninsula in Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Isthmus of Corinth. ... Arcas is a character from Greek Mythology, being the son of the God Zeus (The God of Thunder and the lord over all Gods) and Callisto (The Goddess of the Great Bear, also known as Ursa Major). ...

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Modern Arcadia

Arcadia has its present-day capital at Tripoli. It forms the largest prefecture on the Peloponnesian peninsula. It currently covers about 18% of the entire peninsula, although it once extended to about 20 to 25% of the peninsula. Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Katharevousa: -s; older form and Latin: Tripolis,rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... 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...


The prefecture has a skiing resort on Mount Maenalus, the Mainalon, located about 20 km NW of Tripoli. The other mountains include the Parnon in the southeast, the Artemisio, the Saita, the Skiathio, the Lykaia and Tsiberou. The Mainalo or Menalo ( Greek, Modern: Μαίναλο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older forms: Mainalon, Mainalos, Menalon, Menalos, rarely Menalus or Mainalos, Latin forms: Maenalos and Maenalus, rarely Maenalon is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 from north to south (southwest of Tripoli... The Mainalo or Menalo ( Greek, Modern: Μαίναλο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older forms: Mainalon, Mainalos, Menalon, Menalos, rarely Menalus or Mainalos, Latin forms: Maenalos and Maenalus, rarely Maenalon is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 from north to south (southwest of Tripoli... Parnon or Malevo is a mountain ridge on the east of the Laconian plain. ... Artemisio (Αρτεμίσιο) is a municipality in Euboea, Greece. ... In Ancient Greece, the Lykaia (in Greek: λυκαια) was an archaic festival with a secret ritual on the slopes of Mount Lykaion (Wolf Mountain), the tallest peak in rustic Arcadia. ...


The Greek National Road 7 (E65) highway, which was extended after 1997 and in 2003, runs through Arcadia on a north-west to south-east axis and nearly forms in the southwest the end of the highway. A thermoelectric power station which produces electricity for most of southern Greece, operates to the south of Megalopolis, along with a coal mine. Greek National Road 7 is a north-to-south highway that runs from Kalamata in the south and ends in Corinth in the north. ... Ancient Megalopolis, or now Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη) is a town in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia. ...


Arcadia has two tunnels. The Artemisio Tunnel opened first, followed by the tunnel east of Megalopolis; both serve traffic flowing between Messenia and Athens. Messenia (Greek: , in Modern Greek Messinia; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a prefecture in the Peloponnese, a region of Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ...


In agriculture, potato farms (dominant in central and northcentral Arcadia), mixed farming, olive groves, and pasture dominate the plains of Arcadia, especially in the area around Megalopolis and between Tripoli and Levidi. One of these cuisines were featured on Mega Channel's cooking show hosted by Mamalakis that was shown on prime time. Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV, was the first corporate-owned channel to launch on the Greek airwaves. ...


Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770 - 1843), a general in the Greek War of Independence (1821 - 1832), lived in Arcadia. Monument of Theodoros Kolokotronis in Athens. ... Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ...


Dimitris Plapoutas (1786-1864), a general in the Greek War of Independence, also lived in Arcadia. Dimitris Koliopoulos Plapoutas was a Greek General who fought during the Greek War of Independence against the rule of the Ottoman Empire. ... Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ...


Ancient and modern towns and cities

The chief cities and communities in the prefecture include Tripoli, Astros, Vytina, Dimitsana, Lagkadia, Leonidio, Leontari, Levidi, Megalopolis Paloumba and Stemnitsa. This is a small list of ancient Greek cities, including colonies outside Greece proper. ... This is a list of the cities in Greece with more than 30,000 inhabitants . ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Katharevousa: -s; older form and Latin: Tripolis,rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... A view of the beach at Astros Astros ( Greek: Άστρος or Παράλια Άστρου Paralia Astrou, Astros Beach) is a port on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese in eastern Arcadia. ... Coordinates 37°40′ N 22°11′ E Country Greece Periphery Peloponnese Prefecture Arcadia Population 2,012 (2001) Elevation 1,036 m Postal code 220 10 Area code 27950 Vytina (Greek: Βυτίνα), is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia, Greece. ... Dimitsana (Greek: Δημητσάνα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Lagkadia (Greek: Λαγκάδια), is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Leonidio (Λεωνίδιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... For another Leontari in Karditsa, see Leontari (Karditsa), Greece Leontari (Greek, Modern: Λεοντάρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older form Leotnario, Leontarion, rarely Liontari is a town and is the seat of the municipality of Falaisia. ... Levidi (Greek: Λεβίδι), Arcadia, Greece is a small town and a municipality located in northcentral Peloponnese about 25 km via the bypass and 20 km north of Tripoli(s). ... Ancient Megalopolis, or now Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη) is a town in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... The town of Paloumba, Παλούμπα in Greek is a Greek town positioned on a balcony overlooking the plain of Elis towards the Ionian Sea. ... Stemnitsa (Greek: Στέμνιτσα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ...


Ancient cities include Asea, Astros, Athinaio, Daseae, Falaisia (Phalesia), Gortys, Hypsus (Stemnitsa, Irea, Lykaio, Megalopoli, Tegea, Thoknia,. Trapezus, Tropaia, Tripoli and more. das This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Athinaio or Athineo (Greek:, Modern: Αθήναιο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ον -on), older form: -on, also with an a accented. ... Daseae modern form: Dases or Dasses was an ancient city located northwest of the village of Choremi west of Megalopoli in the same municipality. ... Falaisia, Falessia or Falesia ( Greek: Φαλαισία), ancient form and Latin: Phalaesia is a village located in the heart of the municipality of the same name in the southwestern part of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... Stemnitsa (Greek: Στέμνιτσα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Megalopolis (Greek: large city, great city) can mean: The city of Megalopolis, Greece. ... There is also an ancient Tegea near Kissamos in the island of Crete, see Tegea, Crete Tegea was an important religious center of ancient Greek containing the Temple of Athena Alea. ... Thoknia (Greek: Θωκνία), Latin and ancient form: Thocnia is a Greek settlement located around 9 km northwest of Megalopoli, 13 km south from the nearest interchange with the GR-7/E65 (Kalamata - Megalopoli - Tripoli) about 41 km west of Tripoli, about 63 km northeast of Kalamata, and about 40 km southeast... Trapezus is the Latinized form of Trebizond, the older name of Trabzon Trapezus modern form: Trapezounta or Trapezounda is an ancient city located west of the village of Mavria and south-southeast of Karytaina in the municipality of Gortyna. ... Tropaia (Τρόπαια) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس Tarābulus) is the capital city of Libya. ...


Provinces

Arcadia has 4 provinces:

Dimitsana (Greek: Δημητσάνα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Leonidio (Λεωνίδιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s), older form and Latin: Tripolis, rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia and the province of Mantineia which is the... Megalopoli is a province in Arcadia, Greece. ... Ancient Megalopolis, or now Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη) is a town in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia. ...

Municipalities and communities

Municipality YPES code Seat (if different) Postal code
Apollonas 0501 Tyros 220 29
Dimitsana 0506 220 07
Falaisia 0522 Leontari 220 21
Falanthos 0523 Davia 221 00
Gortyna 0505 Karytaina 220 22
Iraia 0507 Paloumba 220 28
Kleitor 0507 Mygdalia 220 28
Kontovazaina 0509 220 15
Korythio 0510 Steno 221 00
Lagkadia 0512 220 03
Leonidio 0514 223 00
Levidi 0513 220 02
Mantineia 0515 Nestani 220 05
Megalopoli 0516 222 00
North Kynouria 0503 Astros 220 01
Skyritida 0517 Vlachokerasia 220 16
Tegea 0518 Stadio 220 12
Trikolonoi 0519 Stemnitsa 220 24
Tripoli 0520 221 00
Tropaia 0521 220 08
Valtetsi 0502 Asea 220 27
Vytina 0504 220 10
Community YPES code Seat (if different) Postal code
Kosmas 0511 230 58

See also: List of settlements in the Arcadia prefecture Apollonas (Απόλλωνας) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Dimitsana (Greek: Δημητσάνα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Falaisia, Falessia or Falesia ( Greek: Φαλαισία), ancient form and Latin: Phalaesia is a village located in the heart of the municipality of the same name in the southwestern part of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... For another Leontari in Karditsa, see Leontari (Karditsa), Greece Leontari (Greek, Modern: Λεοντάρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older form Leotnario, Leontarion, rarely Liontari is a town and is the seat of the municipality of Falaisia. ... Falanthos (Φάλανθος) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Karytaina (Greek: Καρύταινα, also written as Karitena), is a town located in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia in the central Peloponnese. ... Karitaina or Karitena ( Greek: Καρύταινα), rarely Carytaina or Carytena, primarily Karytaina or Karytena (Καρύταινα) until 1940 is a townlocated in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia in the central Peloponnese. ... Iraia is a municipality in Greece. ... The town of Paloumba, Παλούμπα in Greek is a Greek town positioned on a balcony overlooking the plain of Elis towards the Ionian Sea. ... Kleitor (Κλείτωρ) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Kontovazaina (Κοντοβάζαινα) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Korythio (Κορύθιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Lagkadia (Greek: Λαγκάδια), is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Leonidio (Λεωνίδιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Levidi (Greek: Λεβίδι), Arcadia, Greece is a small town and a municipality located in northcentral Peloponnese about 25 km via the bypass and 20 km north of Tripoli(s). ... Mantinea – Greek: Mαντινεία Mantineia, modern romanizations: Mantinia, Mandineia or Mandinia; and for a time Antigonia (Greek: Αντιγόνεια) also transliterated as Antigonea and Antigoneia – is a city in Arcadia in the central Peloponnese that was the site of two significant battles in Classical Greek history. ... Nestani, Νεστάνη - κοινώς Τσιπιανά, is a small village around 15km from Tripoli in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Ancient Megalopolis, or now Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη) is a town in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... North Kynouria (Βόρεια Κυνουρία) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... A view of the beach at Astros Astros ( Greek: Άστρος or Παράλια Άστρου Paralia Astrou, Astros Beach) is a port on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese in eastern Arcadia. ... Skyritida (Σκυρίτιδα) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... There is also an ancient Tegea near Kissamos in the island of Crete, see Tegea, Crete Tegea was an important religious center of ancient Greek containing the Temple of Athena Alea. ... Stemnitsa (Greek: Στεμνίτσα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Stemnitsa (Greek: Στέμνιτσα) is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Katharevousa: -s; older form and Latin: Tripolis,rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... Tropaia (Τρόπαια) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... Valtetsi (Βαλτέτσι) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Coordinates 37°40′ N 22°11′ E Country Greece Periphery Peloponnese Prefecture Arcadia Population 2,012 (2001) Elevation 1,036 m Postal code 220 10 Area code 27950 Vytina (Greek: Βυτίνα), is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia, Greece. ... Kosmas (Κοσμάς) is a community in Arcadia, Greece. ... This is a list of settlements in the prefecture of Arcadia, Greece. ...


Climate

The climate consists of hot summers and mild winters in the eastern part, the southern part, the low lying areas and the central area at altitudes lower than 1,000 m. The area primarily receives rain during fall and winter months in the rest of Arcadia. Winter snow occurs commonly in the mountainous areas for much of the west and the northern part, the Taygetus area, the Mainalon. Taygetus or Taygetos (Greek: Ταΰγετος), also Taigetos is a mountain range of the Peloponnesus, Southern Greece, extending about 65 mi (100 km) north from the southern end of Cape Matapan in the Mani Peninsula. ... The Mainalo or Menalo (Greek, Modern: Μαίναλο, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older forms: Mainalon, Mainalos, Menalon, Menalos, rarely Menalus or Mainalos, Latin forms: Maenalos and Maenalus, rarely Maenalon is a mountain range that spans about 15 to 20 from north to south (southwest of Tripoli to NE of Vytina) and from east...


History

Les Bergers d’Arcadie by Nicolas Poussin.
Les Bergers d’Arcadie by Nicolas Poussin.

Due to its remote, mountainous character, Arcadia has always been a classical refuge. So during the Dorian invasion, when Mycenaean Greek was replaced with Doric Greek along the coast of the Peloponnes, it survived in Arcadia, developing into the Arcadocypriot dialect of Classical Antiquity. Arcadocypriot never became a literary dialect, but it is known from inscriptions. Tsan is a letter of the Greek alphabet occurring only in Arcadia, shaped like Cyrillic И; it represents an affricate that developed from labiovelars in context where they became t in other dialects. Tsakonian Greek , still spoken on the coast of the modern prefecture of Arcadia, in the Classical period considered the southern Argolid coast immediately adjoining Arcadia, is a descendant of Doric Greek, and as such is an extraordinary example of a surviving regional dialect of archaic Greek. The capital of Tsakonia is the Arcadian coastal town of Leonidio. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2536x1948, 471 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louvre Arcadia Nicolas Poussin Priory of Sion The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail Henry Lincoln French art... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2536x1948, 471 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louvre Arcadia Nicolas Poussin Priory of Sion The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail Henry Lincoln French art... Et in Arcadia ego is a Latin phrase that most famously appears as the title of two paintings by Nicolas Poussin 1594–1665). ... This article or section should be merged with Dorian The Dorian invasion is one of the theories advanced to explain the decline of the Mycenaean civilization in ancient Greece. ... Mycenaean is the most ancient attested form of the Greek language, spoken on the Greek mainland and on Crete in the 16th to 11th centuries BC, before the Dorian invasion. ... Distribution of Greek dialects, ca. ... Arcadocypriot was an ancient Greek dialect spoken in Arcadia and Cyprus between ca. ... Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD... San was a letter of the Greek alphabet, appearing between Pi and Qoppa in alphabetical order, corresponding in position although not in name to the Phoenician tsade. ... The Greek alphabet (Greek: ) is an alphabet consisting of 24 letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 8th or early 8th century BC. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel... I or Y (И, и) is a letter in the Cyrillic alphabet, pronounced in Russian, or in Ukrainian. ... A labiovelar sound is one produced with the lips and velum simultaneously. ... Tsakonian (also Tsakonic) (Standard Greek Τσακωνική Διάλεκτος — Tsakonic language — is a dialect of, or language closely related to, Standard Modern Greek, spoken in the Tsakonian region of the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Argos (Greek: Άργος, Árgos) is a city in Greece in the Peloponnesus near Nafplio, which was its historic harbor, named for Nauplius. ... Distribution of Greek dialects, ca. ... Tsakonia or the Tsakonian region (Greek Τσακωνιά or Τσακωνικός χώρος) describes the area of the eastern Peloponnese where the Tsakonian language is presently or was formerly spoken. ... Leonidio (Λεωνίδιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ...


One of the birthplaces reported for Zeus is Mount Lycaeum in Arcadia. Lycaon, a cannibalistic Pelasgian king, was transformed into a werewolf by Zeus. Lycaon's daughter was Callisto. It was also said to have been the birthplace of Zeus' son, Hermes. For other uses, see Zeus (disambiguation). ... Zeus turning Lycaon into a wolf, engraving by Hendrik Goltzius. ... Ancient Greek writers used the name Pelasgian to refer to groups of people who preceded the Greeks and dwelt in several locations in mainland Greece, Crete, and other regions of the Aegean as neighbors of the Hellenes. ... For other uses, see Werewolf (disambiguation). ... In Jupiter and Callisto by François Boucher, Jupiter/Zeus takes the form of Diana/Artemis (Pushkin Museum, Moscow) This article is about the mythological figure. ...


Arcadia remained a rustic, secluded area, and its inhabitants became proverbial as primitive herdsmen leading simple pastoral unsophisticated yet happy lives, to the point that Arcadia may refer to some imaginary idyllic paradise, immortalized by Virgil's Eclogues, and later by Jacopo Sannazaro in his pastoral masterpiece, Arcadia (1504); see also Arcadia (utopia). For other uses, see Pastoral (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Virgil (disambiguation). ... The Eclogues is one of three major works by the Latin poet Virgil. ... Jacopo Sannazaro (1458 - April 27, 1530), Italian poet of the Renaissance, was born in 1458 at Naples of a noble family, said to have been of Spanish origin, which had its seat at San Nazaro near Pavia. ... Arcadia is a poetical name for fantasy land (having more or less the same notation as Utopia ), named after the Greek land. ...


Arcadia later joined the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire. In the early-1st millennium, the area became a part of the Frankish Empire. In the mid-15th century, the region fell into the hands of the Ottoman Turks with some exceptions in the 16th century for a couple of years. During these periods, many towns and villages were founded. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Byzantine redirects here. ... In the Gregorian calendar, the 1st millennium is the period of one thousand years that commenced with the year 1 Anno Domini. ... The Frankish Empire was the territory of the Franks, from the 5th to the 10th centuries, from 481 ruled by Clovis I of the Merovingian Dynasty, the first king of all the Franks. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Ottoman redirects here. ... (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. ...


The Latin phrase Et in Arcadia ego which is usually interpreted to mean "I am also in Arcadia" or "I am even in Arcadia" is an example of memento mori, a cautionary reminder of the transitory nature of life and the inevitability of death. The phrase is most often associated with a 1647 painting by Nicolas Poussin, also known as "The Arcadian Shepherds". In the painting the phrase appears as an inscription on a tomb discovered by youthful figures in classical garb. It has been suggested that the phrase is an anagram for the Latin phrase "I! Tego arcana Dei", which translates to "Begone! I keep God's secrets" Et in Arcadia ego is a Latin phrase that most famously appears as the title of two paintings by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). ... For other uses, see Memento mori (disambiguation). ... 1647 (MDCXLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... “Poussin” redirects here. ...


After 400 years of occupation by the Ottomans, Arcadia was the epicentre of the Greek War of Independence which saw victories in their battles including one in Tripoli which saw the Greek revolutionaries slaughter around 30,000 Turks. After a victorious revolutionary war, Arcadia was finally incorporated into a newly-created Greek state. Arcadia saw economic growth and small emigration. Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Katharevousa: -s; older form and Latin: Tripolis,rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia. ...


In the 20th century, Arcadia experienced extensive population loss through emigration, mostly to the Americas. Many Arcadian villages lost almost half their inhabitants, and fears arose that they would turn into ghost towns. Arcadia now has a smaller population than Corinthia. Demographers expected that its population would halve between 1951 and the early 21st century. The prefectural population is in a range to a point that could fall below the 100,000 mark which could make it the next prefecture in Greece to have less than a 100,000 people. (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... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... 20XX redirects here. ...


After World War II and the Greek Civil War, many villages and towns were rebuilt. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants Hellenic Army, Royalist forces, Republicans United Kingdom Communist Party of Greece (ELAS, DSE) Commanders Alexander Papagos, Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, James Van Fleet Markos Vafiadis Strength 150,000 men 50,000 men and women Casualties 15,000 killed 32,000+ killed or captured The Greek Civil War (Ελληνικός εμφύλιος πόλεμος [ellinikos emfilios polemos]) was...


An enormous earthquake with a 5 Richter scale range shook Megalopoli and the surrounding area. Many buildings were destroyed, leaving people homeless. Within a couple of years, the buildings were rebuilt anti-seismically. In 1967, construction began on the Megalopoli Power Plant. It began operating in 1970, producing electricity for southern Greece. A mining area south of the plant is the largest mining area in the peninsula and continues to the present day with one settlement moved. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Megalopoli Power Plant is a power plant in Arcadia in the central Peloponnese that produces electricity for southern Greece and the islands. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Water problems haunted its residents when they were protesting over the rights of water usage with the Argolida and its new reservoir near Saga on July 3, 2007. On July 27, a wildfire started in Gortynia in the western portion, threatening several nearby villages and burning a small portion of the forested area. Less than a month later, another minor forest fire occurred near Tropaia on Thursday August 23. A day later, the minor fire changed into a major fire that began in the southwest of Arcadia Soulos. Arson-related fires spread and burned villages including Chrousa, Leontari, Vasta, Tourkoleka, Dirahi, near Megalopoli, Makryssi and Anavryto and burned around 5% of the prefecture and the southwestern portion. The fire that was burning in the southern Ilia prefecture spread into Arcadia and began burning Atsicholos and the area around Karytaina. Residents prevented the fire from entering Megalopoli, Karytaina, and its surrounding area by chopping down trees, thus preventing the fire from entering the village. Choppers received water from Lake Taka and the sea. The fires lasted from Friday August 24, with high winds and hot temperatures that were reported at 42° C. They slowed on Monday but progressed on Tuesday August 27. The fires finally died down when temperatures cooled off and a low pressure system from southern Europe brought rain into the area. Roads were closed and electricity was cut off for several days. After the fire ended, hundreds of mobile homes were sent to people who had lost their homes. Trees will be planted, but it may take a couple of years to restore the area's natural beauty and forests. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tropaia (Τρόπαια) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Soulos (disambiguation). ... Chrousa, also Chroussa, Hrousa and Hroussa, (Greek: Χρούσα) is a Greek village in the southwest of the Arcadia prefecture located about 6 km west-norhtwest of the old road and 8 to 9 km northwest of the old and new GR-7 (Corinth - Tripoli - Kalamata) 19 km (old: 15 km) southeast... For another Leontari in Karditsa, see Leontari (Karditsa), Greece Leontari (Greek, Modern: Λεοντάρι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older form Leotnario, Leontarion, rarely Liontari is a town and is the seat of the municipality of Falaisia. ... Vasta is a village in the Arcadia (Arkhadhia) prefecture of Peloponnesos (Peloponnese), Greece. ... Tourkoleka (Greek: Τουρκολέκα) is a Greek settlement in the southwest of the Arcadia prefecture located 15 km south of Leontari around 26 km southeast of Megalopoli, 23 km southeast from the nearest interchange with the GR-7/E65 (Kalamata - Megalopoli - Tripoli), about 30 km from Kalamata, about 55 km southwest of... Dirahi, also Dyrrachio or Dyrrahio (Greek: Δυρράχι) is a village in the westcentral part of the Arcadia prefecture in Greece. ... Makrysi or Makryssi, Makrissi or Makrisi (Greek, Modern, correctly: Μακρύσι, incorrectly: Μακρίσι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older forms Makrisio, Makrision, is a village that is located 3 km from the Megalopolitan plateia and now 1 km east of the... There are other Anavrytos in Filiata and Kilkis Anavryto (Greek: Αναβρυτό), pre-1990s, Anavrito is a community divided into two villages, Ano Anavryto which is on the western part of mount Tsiberou, and Kato Anavryto on the other side of the valley, west... Atsicholos is a very old village of Demos Gortynos of Nomos Arkadia (Prefecture Arcadia), Hellas (Greece) with an amazing history. ... Karitaina or Karitena ( Greek: Καρύταινα), rarely Carytaina or Carytena, primarily Karytaina or Karytena (Καρύταινα) until 1940 is a townlocated in the western part of the prefecture of Arcadia in the central Peloponnese. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transport

Greek National Road 7 is a north-to-south highway that runs from Kalamata in the south and ends in Corinth in the north. ... Greek National Road 33 is a highway that runs from Patras, originally at Dimitris Gounaris Street, now begins at the beltway, and had a branch ending at Olympia, and ends near Vytina, and Levídi, and some think it still ends at Ellinikon near Andritsaina and Megalopolis. ... Greek National Road 37 (Tripoli - Sparta - Gytheio - Areopoli) is a south to north highway linking Tripoli with the GR-7/E55 along with GR-33 and GR-74 at the Tripoli Bypass, Sparta and Areopoli in the Mani Peninsula. ... Greek National Road 74 is a highway linking Pyrgos, Olympia, Tripoli and GR-7/E65. ... Greek National Road 76 (Pyrgos - Andritsaina - Megalopoli) is an west to east highway linking 2 km W of Krestena with GR-9/E55, Andritsaina and SE of Megalopoli (until 2003, in Megalopoli). ... The Karytaina-Dimitsana Road is a 30-km long road that connects the two federal roads, the GR-76 near Karytaina and the GR-74 (Pyrgos - Tripoli, about 10 km north of Dimitsana. ... Nestani, Νεστάνη - κοινώς Τσιπιανά, is a small village around 15km from Tripoli in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Veligosti (Greek: Βελιγοστή) is a Greek settlement located around 12 km (old: 14 km) south of Megalopoli, 3 km SSE from the nearest interchange with the GR-7/E65 (Kalamata - Megalopoli - Tripoli), about 48 km northeast of Kalamata, about 4 km west of Leontari and about 40 km (old: 47 km... Vasta is a village in the Arcadia (Arkhadhia) prefecture of Peloponnesos (Peloponnese), Greece. ...

Communications

Television

  • Arkadiki Radiophonia Teleorassi - ART

Arkadiki Radiophonia Teleorassi (abbreviated ART) is a Greek local radio and television station serving the entire Arcadia prefecture. ...

Sports teams

  • Arcadia Shepherds is the South African football (soccer) club from the city of Pretoria. The club was formed in 1903 and has been a source of players from its youth system that have gone on to higher profile careers overseas. The club's glory year was 1974, when it won every competition entered.
  • Asteras Tripolis is the Greek soccer club from the city of Tripoli.
  • Leonidio FC is the Greek soccer club from the town of Leonidio.

Asteras Tripolis is a Greek football club from the town of Tripoli, Greece. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Katharevousa: -s; older form and Latin: Tripolis,rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia. ... Leonidio (Λεωνίδιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. ...

Persons

Ruins of the training grounds at Olympia The Ancient Olympic Games, originally referred to as simply the Olympic Games (Greek: ; Olympiakoi Agones) were a series of athletic competitions held between various city-states of Ancient Greece. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC - 420s BC - 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC Years: 425 BC 424 BC 423 BC 422 BC 421 BC - 420 BC - 419 BC 418 BC... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC - 410s BC - 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC Years: 421 BC 420 BC 419 BC 418 BC 417 BC - 416 BC - 415 BC 414 BC... Euthymenes (early sixth century BCE) was a Greek explorer from Massilia (Marseille), who explored the coast of West Africa as far, apparently, as a great river, of which the outflow made the sea at its mouth fresh or brackish. ... The Celtics claim Vienna, Austria. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC - 390s BC - 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC Years: 397 BC 396 BC 395 BC 394 BC 393 BC - 392 BC - 391 BC 390 BC... The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greek: Εθνικόν και Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Αθηνών), usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is the oldest university in the region of the eastern Mediterranean and has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1837. ... Mimis (Dimitris) Fotopoulos (April 1913 in Zatouna Gortynias in Arcadia - 1986 in Athens, Greek: Μίμης Φωτόπουλος). He studied at the Dramatic School of National Theatre (Δραματική Σχολή του Εθνικού Θεάτρου). He also studied math at the Philosophical School at the University of Athens until his second year in 1933. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Nikos Gatsos (Νίκος Γκάτσος) (8 December 1911–12 May 1992) was a Greek writer and poet. ... Kostas Karyotakis (Greek: Κώστας Καρυωτάκης) (October 30, 1896, Tripoli, Greece – July 20, 1928, Preveza, Greece) was a Greek poet considered one of the most representative Greek poets of the 1920s and one of the first... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Preveza is a town in north-western Greece. ... Yiannis Kouros (born February 13, 1956 in Tripolis, Arcadia, Greece) is a Greek/Australian ultra marathon runner based in Melbourne. ... An ultramarathon is any running event longer than the traditional marathon length of 42. ... Dimitris Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος) (March 1, 1896 – November 2, 1960) was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer who spent most of his career in the United States. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Music. ... Flag Ratio: 2:3 (Naval Flag 1822-1828, Sea Flag 1828-1969; 1975-1978 (Flag Ratio 7:12), National Flag 1969-1975; 1978 to date) The flag of Greece (Greek: , popularly referred to as the Γαλανόλευκη or the Κυανόλευκη, the blue-white) is based on nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating... Acropolis (Gr. ... Combatants Germany, Italy, Bulgaria Greece, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand Commanders Wilhelm List, Maximilian von Weichs Alexander Papagos, Henry Maitland Wilson, Thomas Blamey Strength Germany: 680,000 men,[1] 1200 tanks, 700 aircraft, Italy: 529,000 men Greece: 350,000 men, British Commonwealth: 58,000 men Casualties Italy: 13,755... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

References in popular culture

  • The area of the prefecture were featured in several ERT programs including documentaries on the Megalopoli Mine and Ladon Lake
  • In the 2006 Doctor Who episode 'Doomsday', the Doctor mentions being 'there at the fall of Arcadia'.
  • In the video game Bioshock, "Arcadia" is the name of an area in one of the levels, with an artificial forest and touted as a vacation paradise.
  • In the Stardust Classics children's fantasy novels, Arcadia is the name of a kingdom ruled by the young Princess Alissa.
  • In the film 300 Leonidas is joined by a group of Arcadians to help him fight against the Persians.
  • In Space Pirate Captain Harlock, the show's main ship is called Arcadia, perhaps hinting that the ship itself is a sort of refuge to pirates.
  • In the text MUD Achaea, Arcadia is the home of a race of winged humans (Atavians).

For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Idealising bust of Arcadius in the Theodosian style combines elements of classicism with the new hieratic style (Istanbul Archaeology Museum) Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Arcadius For the Greek grammarian, see Arcadius of Antioch. ... Arcadius of Antioch was a Greek grammarian who flourished in the 2nd century CE. According to the Suda, he wrote treatises on orthography and syntax, and an onomasticon (vocabulary), described as a wonderful production. An epitome of the great work of Herodian on general prosody in twenty books, wrongly attributed... Archbishop Arkadios II (d. ... Slavic and Slavonic are used interchangably in English, with the former perferred in US English, and the latter in English. ... Arcady (band) redirect Arcadia ... Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorassi (Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση) is Greek for Greek (Hellenic) Radiophone Television. ... BioShock is a first-person shooter[10] video game by 2K Boston/2K Australia (previously Irrational Games),[11] designed by Ken Levine. ... 300 is a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller, and is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. ... Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands is a text-based multi-user dungeon (MUD) released in 1997. ...

See also

List of traditional Greek place names This is a list of traditional Greek place names. ...


External links

  • Pan-Arcadian Congress
  • http://www.arcadians.gr
  • University of Patras, Arkadia-Project
  • Arcadia, Greece
  • Unknown Arcadia
  • http://flyingbrick.freeyellow.com/arcadia.htm
  • http://www.arcadianet.gr/en/
  • http://www.tripolis.gr

Coordinates: 37°35′N, 22°15′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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