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Trikala  (Τρίκαλα)
The Castle of Trikala
The Castle of Trikala
Location
Coordinates 39°33′N 21°46′E / 39.55, 21.767Coordinates: 39°33′N 21°46′E / 39.55, 21.767
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 115 m (377 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Thessaly
Prefecture: Trikala
Mayor: Michael Tamilos
Population statistics (as of 2001)
Municipality
 - Population: 51,862
 - Area:[1] 69.2 km² (27 sq.mi.)
 - Density: 749 /km² (1,941 /sq.mi.)
Codes
Postal codes: 421 00
Area codes: 24310
License plate codes: ΤΚ
Website
www.trikalacity.gr

Trikala (Greek: Τρίκαλα; formerly Trikka) is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece. It is the capital of the Trikala Prefecture. It is located NW of Athens, NW of Karditsa, E of Ioannina and Metsovo, S of Grevena, SW of Thessaloniki and W of Larissa. Trikala (Greek: Τρίκαλα) may refer to several places in Greece: Trikala, capital of the Trikala Prefecture Ano Trikala, a village in western Corinthia, in the municipality of Xylokastro Trikala, Imathia, a village in the eastern part of the prefecture of Imathia, in the municipality of Platy Category: ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1048 KB) Summary Trikala. ... 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. ... 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History

Located in the fertile plain of Thessaly in central Greece, modern Trikala is the Homeric Trikka (or Trikki), the birthplace of three of the Argonauts and one of the places touted as the birthplace of Asclepius (Asklepios), who is more often said to have been born at Epidaurus, where his main temple was situated in antiquity. Ruins of an old sanctuary to the physician-god, an Asklepieion, or healing place, are located between the central square and the church of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) in Trikala. It is the oldest Aesculapium of Greece - a kind of medical center, from which the worship of Aesculapius gradually spread. The Argo, by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argonauts (Ancient Greek: ) were a band of heroes who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. ... Asclepius (Greek also rendered Aesculapius in Latin and transliterated Asklepios) was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... Panoramic view of the theater at Epidaurus Epidaurus (Epidauros) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece at the Saronic Gulf. ... In ancient Greece, an asclepieion was a healing temple, sacred to the god Asclepius. ... Saint Nicholas (Greek: , Agios Nikolaos, victory of the people) is the common name for Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (in modern day Antalya province, Turkey), who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, but is now commonly identified with Santa Claus. ...


There are other late Hellenistic and Roman period remains, mosaic floors, a stoa and baths. Dominated by its Byzantine fortress on Hellenistic foundations occupying the ancient Acropolis, the picturesque city is divided into two by the river Lithaios. The churches of Agios Demetrios and Agii Anargyri lend more Byzantine character to the modern town. She was captured by Ottomans at Greco-Turkish War of 1897 in April 28 for 6 months. The term Hellenistic (derived from Héllēn, the Greeks traditional self-described ethnic name) was established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen to refer to the spreading of Greek culture over the non-Greek people that were conquered by Alexander the Great. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. ... The Painted Porch (Stoa poikile), during the 3rd century BC, was where Zeno of Citium taught Stoicism. ... Byzantine Empire at its greatest extent c. ... Acropolis (Gr. ... The Greco-Turkish War of 1897, also called the Thirty Days War, was a war between Greece and the Ottoman Empire. ...


Trikala has also been known as the watermelon (karpouzi) capital of Greece. One of its most famous citizens was Vassilis Tsitsanis, one of the greatest musicians of modern Greece. Binomial name (Thunb. ... Vassilis Tsitsanis (Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης January 18, 1915 - January 18, 1984) was a Greek singer and songwriter. ...


Trikala also has the General Hospital of the Trikala Prefecture. The Physical Education and Sport Science department of the University of Thessaly is located in Trikala. It was founded in 1994 and the first students were admitted in the academic year 1994-1995. It was housed in the Matsopoulos Park facilities and moved to the new Karyes campus on July 1999. Trikala has over 20 schools of secondary education. A modern night technical school functions in Trikala.


Since December 2005, the Municipality of Trikala offers its residents free Wireless Internet access at high speed. As of 2007, around 95% of the total area of Trikala has access. Trikala is one of the few European cities to offer such a service for free. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Trikala is also home to A.O. Trikala which is a professional football team that competed in the Greek first division as recently as the year 2000. The Athlitikos Omilos Trikala (Greek: Αθλητικός Όμιλος Τρίκαλα – ) Athletic Association of Trikala, commonly known as AOT, is a professional football club based in the city of Trikala, Greece. ...


Landmarks

  • The Asklepeion at Trikala, Website
  • Barousi of Trikala city, Website

Sister cities

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Natives of Trikala

Œcumenius, a Bishop of Trikka (now Trikkala) in Thessaly about 990 (according to Cave, op. ... Georgios Kondylis Georgios Kondylis (Greek: Γεώργιος Κονδύλης) (1878 - February 1, 1936) was a general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sotirios Kyrgiakos (Σωτήριος Κυργιάκος; born July 3, 1979 in Trikala, Greece) is a football (soccer) player. ... History (Timeline and Samples) Genres: Classical music -Folk - Hip hop - Jazz - Rock Regional styles Aegean Islands - Arcadia - Argos - Athens - Crete - Cyclades - Dodecanese Islands - Epirus - Ionian Islands - Lesbos - Macedonia - Peloponnesos - Thessaloniki - Thessaly - Thrace - Cyprus The musical legacy of Greece is as diverse as its history. ... Efthimios Rentzias (born January 11, 1976 in Trikala, Greece) is a professional basketball player most notably a former member of the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Tsiartas: Vassilios Tsiartas has been labelled by many as perhaps one of the most naturally talented Greek footballers of his generation. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vassilis Tsitsanis (Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης January 18, 1915 - January 18, 1984) was a Greek singer and songwriter. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ Basic Characteristics. Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • City of Trikala
  • Trikala wi-fi Internet coverage

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