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Encyclopedia > Rio, Greece
Rio  (Ρίο)
Location
Coordinates 38°18′N 21°47′E / 38.3, 21.783Coordinates: 38°18′N 21°47′E / 38.3, 21.783
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 40 m (131 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: West Greece
Prefecture: Achaea
Population statistics (as of 2001)
Municipality
 - Population: 13,270
 - Area: 97.93 km² (38 sq.mi.)
 - Density: 136 /km² (351 /sq.mi.)
Codes
Postal codes: 265 xx
Area codes: 2610
License plate codes: ΑΧ

Rio (Greek: Modern: Ρίο Rio, Ancient: Ρίον Rion, Latin: Rhion or Rhium) is a suburban town north of Patras, Greece, with a population of around 13,000. Downtown is about 7 km N of Patras from GR-8. Elevation is about 10 m downtown, and 20 to 50 m in its east. Much of the houses are lined up between the beach, the rail and the freeway. A view of Aetoloacarnania (Acarnania), northwestern Peloponnese including Patras and southwestern Phokis, along with the Panachaicus mountains surrounded with a scenery, and mountains are surrounded in its east. The boundary with the community of Aktaio is by the highway east of the town centre. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 685 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (800 × 700 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Adapted from Image:Greece outline map. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... 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... This is an alphabetical list of municipalities and communities in Greece. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Coordinates 38°15′ N 21°44′ E Country Greece Periphery West Greece Prefecture Achaea Province Greece Population 161,114 (2001 [1]) Area 125. ... Greece Interstate 8 is an old highway linking the cities of Patras, Corinth and Athens. ... Acarnania was a region of ancient central western Greece that lay along the Ionian Sea, west of Aetolia, with the Achelous River for a boundary, and north of the gulf of Calydon, which is the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth. ... The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus (Greek: Πελοπόννησος Peloponnesos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a large peninsula in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. ... Coordinates 38°15′ N 21°44′ E Country Greece Periphery West Greece Prefecture Achaea Province Greece Population 161,114 (2001 [1]) Area 125. ... 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. ...


The community includes Kastellokampos or Kastellokambos in the south and Agios Georgios slightly south. Its downtown core is inland near Somerset Street. The town hall is probably there. The population of that sector is about 500. Kastellokampos, also: Kastelokampos, Kastellokambos, Kastelokampos, Kastellokabos and Kastelokampos also with the o accented is a famous beach town located 7 km north of the downtown core of Patras in the Achaea prefecture in Greece. ... Kastellokampos, also: Kastelokampos, Kastellokambos, Kastelokampos, Kastellokabos and Kastelokampos also with the o accented is a famous beach town located 7 km north of the downtown core of Patras in the Achaea prefecture in Greece. ...


Rio's mayor is now Christos Liakopoulos.


The community has existed for around 3,000 years (range), and has fought a couple of battles in 425 BC, and during medieval times. 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: 430 BC 429 BC 428 BC 427 BC 426 BC - 425 BC - 424 BC 423 BC...


Agriculture and farmland used to dominate Rion until Patras' luxurious houses, a hospital and a university, reached the area in the 1970s or the 1980s, which only half of the community has farmlands in this day and continuing shrinking. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Rion is covered with sandy beaches in the west with a scenic local beach road lengthening for about 6 km. In the middle, a fortress, and a harbor located northwest of downtown. The harbor offers ferry service to Antirrion which, for the past 50 years, has enabled traffic to flow between the Peloponnese and Western Mainland Greece. The traffic through the ferries is quite heavy, including a lot of trucks. The ferries already been replaced by the Rio-Antirio Bridge. Not far from the port, a small oil refinery situated 800 m north and carries little production. Oil trucks are not allowed on the bridge and the ferry service is both regular and an economic alternative to the bridge. Antirio (Greek: Modern, Αντίρριο, also pronouced as: a-DEE-ree-oh, Ancient/Katharevousa: _n), older spellings Antirrio, Antirrion, Antirhion, Antirion, ancient spelling: Antirrhion, Latin: Antirrhium is a community lying in a cape which has its closest distance to the Peloponnese in which the... The Rio-Antirio bridge (Greek: Γέφυρα Ρίου-Αντίρριου), officially called Charilaos Trikoupis bridge after the statesman who first envisaged it, is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese to Antirio on mainland Greece, thus connecting the peninsula with the rest of...


Rio Beach includes Camping Rio Beach is its campground founded west of the centre. Its distances from Alissos is about 20 to 25 km.


The University of Patras is in its east and is bounded by a river in the south and southeast and a hospital is founded there, and a toll. University of Patras (Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών Panepistimio Patron) is a university located 6 km northeast of downtown Patras, 3 km S of the Rio-Antirio bridge, 206 km W of Athens, 106 km NE...


Hills and a mountain can be seen over the community's northeastern boundary.


Farmlands dominate the east and the west and used to dominate the southeastern part. Pastures and groves are common in the area. White Muscats are grown in this area and in Patras and wineries are also one of the main production of the local agriculture. Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is a white wine grape that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. ...


The municipality's population is about 10,000 and includes other communities including Aktaio (Actium), Kastritsi, Aghios Vasslils, and Psathopyrgos in the north. The community and the municipality is bounded in the south with a river. Kastritsi (Greek, Modern: Καστρίτσι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on) older forms: Kastritsio and Kastritsion are two communities that are divided into Ano Kastritsi and Kato Kastritsi that is located 4 km from downtown Rio and is part of this municipality in the prefecture of Achaia. ... There is also a tower named Psathopyrgos on the island of Ios, see Psathopyrgos (tower) Psathopyrgos or Psathopirgos (Greek: Ψαθόπυργος fr. ...

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Kastritsi (Greek, Modern: Καστρίτσι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on) older forms: Kastritsio and Kastritsion are two communities that are divided into Ano Kastritsi and Kato Kastritsi that is located 4 km from downtown Rio and is part of this municipality in the prefecture of Achaia. ... Coordinates 38°15′ N 21°44′ E Country Greece Periphery West Greece Prefecture Achaea Province Greece Population 161,114 (2001 [1]) Area 125. ...

Communes:

Agios Vasileios, also Agios Vassileios, Agios Vassilios, Agios Vassilios, Aghios Vasileios, Aghios Vassileios, Aghios Vasilios or Agios Vassilios (Greek: Άγιος Βασίλειος) , older forms, Ayios Vasileios, Ayios Vassileios, Agios Vassilios and Ayios Vasilios is a village located in the municipality of Rio in the northern part of the prefecture of Achaia in the... Kastritsi (Greek, Modern: Καστρίτσι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on) older forms: Kastritsio and Kastritsion are two communities that are divided into Ano Kastritsi and Kato Kastritsi that is located 4 km from downtown Rio and is part of this municipality in the prefecture of Achaia. ... Arachovitika, Arahovitika or Arakhovitika (Greek: Αραχωβίτικα fr. ... Kastritsi (Greek, Modern: Καστρίτσι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on) older forms: Kastritsio and Kastritsion are two communities that are divided into Ano Kastritsi and Kato Kastritsi that is located 4 km from downtown Rio and is part of this municipality in the prefecture of Achaia. ... Sella can be: The Sella mountain group in the Dolomites A municipality in Spain, see Sella, Alicante A municipality in Greece, see Sella, Greece Sella turcica, a depression in the human skull Saddle in Latin This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... There is also a tower named Psathopyrgos on the island of Ios, see Psathopyrgos (tower) Psathopyrgos or Psathopirgos (Greek: Ψαθόπυργος fr. ...

Historical population:

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 2,012 - - -
1991 3,496 1,484/73.76% 10,280 -
2001 - - 13,291 3,011/29.29%

The length of superhighways is 16 km, and 22 km (estimate) for the highway. The length of rails is 17 km (estimate). There are three railway crossings with two underpass in Rhion. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


External links

  • traveljournals.net - Rio (Rion)
  • GTP - Rio
  • GTP - Municipality of Rio
  • GTP - Ancient Rhium
  • Indexmundi - Rio




North: Strait of Rio-Antirio, Gulf of Corinth
West: Gulf of Patras
Rio (Rion) East: Erinaios
South: Patras

The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ... Gulf of Patras from space, March 1994 The Gulf of Patras (Greek: Πατραϊκός Κόλπος Patraikós Kólpos) is a branch of the Ionian Sea. ... Lampiri may refer to several villages that begin with this name in Greece: Lampiri, a village in the Achaia prefecture Lampiri, a village in the Aitolia-Acarnania prefecture Categories: | ... Coordinates 38°15′ N 21°44′ E Country Greece Periphery West Greece Prefecture Achaea Province Greece Population 161,114 (2001 [1]) Area 125. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Rio, Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (574 words)
Rio (Greek: Modern: Ρίο Rio, Ancient: Ρίον Rion, Latin: Rhion or Rhium) is a suburban town north of Patras, Greece.
Its population is around and has reached 5,000 or 6,000 with around a quarter and one-third of houses are second-houses.
Rio Beach includes Camping Rio Beach is its campground founded west of the centre.
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