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Encyclopedia > Tripoli, Greece
Tripoli  (Τρίπολη)
Location
Coordinates 37°31′N 22°23′E / 37.517, 22.383Coordinates: 37°31′N 22°23′E / 37.517, 22.383
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 655 m (2,149 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: Peloponnese
Prefecture: Arcadia
Districts: 1
Population statistics (as of 2001)
Municipality
 - Population: 28,976
 - Area:[5] 119.3 km² (46 sq.mi.)
 - Density: 243 /km² (629 /sq.mi.)
Codes
Postal codes: 221 00
Area codes: 2710
License plate codes: ΤΡ
Website
www.tripolis.gr

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. The municipality is the largest city in the prefecture as well and presently one of the few growing places in Arcadia. The distance from Pyrgos is about 145 km E, 125 km E of Olympia, 144 km SE of Patras and ESE of Kalavryta, 78 km (old: 120 km) SW of Corinth and about 148 (old: 200 km) WSW of Athens, W of Argos and Nafplio, NW of Leonidi, N of Sparta, NNE of Kalamata, 33 km NE of Megalopoli and NE of Kyparissia, E of Stemnitsa and ESE of Dimitsana. Today Tripoli is the seat of the recently founded University of Peloponnesos[1] with two departments of the Sciences and Technology School and one department of the Economics and Administration School. 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History

In the Middle Ages, the place was known as Drobolitsa, Droboltsá, or Dorboglitza, perhaps from the Greek Hydropolitsa 'Water City' or perhaps from the South Slavic for 'Plain of Oaks'.[1] This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Modern Tripolis was created in 1770 near the ruins of the ancient cities of Pallantron, Tegea, and Mantinea, hence its name Τρίπολης = τρεις πόλεις 'three cities', presumably chosen to explain the medieval name. Before the Greek Revolution, it had a large Muslim and Jewish population, and served as the central point for the Ottoman occupation of 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. ... Mantinea is a city in the central Peloponnese that was the site of two significant battles in Classical Greek history. ...


During the Greek War of Independence, Tripolis was the first major city to be taken by the Greeks; it fell to Theodoros Kolokotronis on October 17, 1821 "amid frightful scenes of pillage and massacre";[2]; the Muslim population, composed of Turks and Albanians, was massacred, a total of perhaps 30,000 persons[3]; when Ibrahim Pasha retook the city on June 22, 1825, he in turn massacred the Christian population and burned the city.[4] Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom Kingdom of France Russian Empire Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha Reşid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ... Monument of Theodoros Kolokotronis in Athens. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ibrahim Pasha (Arabic: ابراهيم باشا) ‎ (1789 – 10 November 1848), a 19th century general of Egypt. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


(see.: Fall of Tripolitsa) The Fall of Tripolitsa (Greek: ) to Greek rebels in the summer of 1821 marked the first decisive victory in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, which had begun earlier that year. ...


After it was retaken by the Greeks in 1829, Tripolis became a major centre of the independent Greek state. In 1829, members of the Greek intelligentsia met in Tripoli.[citation needed] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Transportation

Tripoli is mainly accessed from Athens and the rest of Greece through the Corinth-Tripoli-Kalamata motorway, which is part of the E65. The motorway bypasses Tripoli from the east and will continue to Kalamata, after construction ends in that part (see List of Greek roads). An alternative route is the GR-7 which used to be the main highway of Tripoli before the construction of the motorway. The city is also accessed by GR-74 and GR-76 from Pyrgos and by GR-39 / E961 from Sparta. E65 is a name of a BMW car platform: BMW E65/E66 a European road: European route E65 This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The following is a list of Greek Highways. ... 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). ... For other places that have the same name, click Pyrgos (disambiguation) Pyrgos is an archaeological site of the Minoan civilization near Myrtos in the municipality of Ierapetra on the south coast of Crete. ... Sparta (Doric: Spártā, Attic: Spártē) is a city in southern Greece. ...


Nearest places

  • Chania (north)
  • Milea (northeast)
  • Tripoli Industrial area (east)
  • Steno (east)
  • Agios Konstantinos, SE
  • Agios Vasileios, SE
  • Tegea (south)
  • Thana (southwest)

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. ...

Subdivision

  • Milia

Communes

  • Agios Vasileios
  • Agios Konstantinos
  • Evandro (pop: 40)
  • Thana
    • Perpatari
  • Makri
    • Sanatorio Makris
  • Merkovounio
  • Pallantino
  • Pelagos
  • Perthori
    • Epano Chrepa Monastery
  • Skopi
    • Skopi
  • Tripoli

Elaiohori Makri is a Greek island, one of the Echinades, in the Ionian Islands group. ...


Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 21,337 - - -
1991 22,429 +1,092/+5.12% 26,432 -
2001 25,520 +3,091/+13.78% 28,976 + 2,544/+9.62%

Its main plazas are aligned with the main street and with a highway linking to Pyrgos and Patras. One of them is named Kennedy, the other is named Georgiou B' (George II). The southern part has its main street named Washington. The main section of the city is enclosed around the castle walls that were built during the Ottoman occupation of Greece. 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). ... George II (Greek: Γεώργιος [Geōrgios]; 20 July 1890 — 1 April 1947), King of the Hellenes (Greece) ruled from 1922-1924 and 1935-1947. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–65) Edirne (1365–1453) Constantinople (Ä°stanbul, 1453–1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy [[Category:Former monarchies}}|Ottoman Empire, 1299]] Sultans  - 1281–1326...


The city is surrounded by pine trees in the south and west, mount Mainalo (Maenalus) in the west while another mountain is 5 km E and fertile lands elsewhere. The closest mountain ridge of Mainalo is only about 1 km west.Wetlands used to dominate much of the area in the northeast. The industrial area is founded in the eastern part, formerly 100m of the southern terminus of the superhighway, it is now near an interchange? where factories are founded. 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... 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...


Tripoli is home to the two largest Armed Forces bootcamp centers of Greece, one for the Hellenic Army and one for the Hellenic Air Force This article is about the land force of the modern nation of Greece. ... Hellenic Air Force ensign The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) (Greek: (ΠΑ), Polemikí Aeroporía) is the air force of Greece. ...

  • 251 Army Training Battalion (Greek)
  • 124 Basic Training Wing (Greek)

Persons

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. ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... This July 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... Yiannis Kouros (born February 13, 1956 in Tripolis, Arcadia, Greece) is a Greek/Australian ultra marathon runner based in Melbourne. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An ultramarathon is any running event longer than the traditional marathon length of 42. ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross The Great Belt (Storebælt) in Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1713 (MDCCXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Look up Ottoman, ottoman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Sports

Asteras Tripolis is the city's Greek soccer club. Asteras Tripolis is the Greek football club from the town of Tripoli, Greece. ...


References

  1. ^ Transactions of the Philological Society 1934, p. 19-20
  2. ^ Nevill Forbes, et. al., The Balkans full text
  3. ^ Bouboulina Museum; see also Laskarina Bouboulina
  4. ^ La Grande Encyclopédie, s.v. Tripolis
  5. ^ Basic Characteristics. Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.

An 1827 engraving of Bouboulina by Friedel. ... La Grande Encyclopédie, inventaire raisonné des sciences, des lettres, et des arts (The Great Encyclopedia: a systematic inventory of science, letters, and the arts) is a 31-volume encyclopedia published in France from 1886 to 1902 by H. Lamirault, and later by the Société anonyme de la grande... 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

  • http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~gkt/www/tripoli.html
  • http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/arkadia/places/trip/tripoli.htm (in Greek)
  • Weather in Tripoli (in Greek)
  • Mapquest - Tripoli
  • GTP - Tripoli
  • GTP - Municipality of Tripoli
North: Levidi, Mantineia
West: Falanthos Tripoli East: Korythios, Korynthos
South: Tegea, Valtesi

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Tripoli, Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
Today Tripoli is the seat of the recently founded University of Peloponnesos[1] with two departments of the Sciences and Technology School and one department of the Economics and Administration School.
The city is surrounded by pine trees in the south and west, mount Mainalo (Maenalus) in the west while another mountain is 5 km E and fertile lands elsewhere.
Tripoli is mainly accessed from Athens and the rest of Greece through the Corinth-Tripoli-Kalamata motorway, which is part of the E65.
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