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Argolis
Argolis
or the Argolid (Greek: Αργολίδα Argolída, [arɣoˈliða]; Ἀργολίς Argolís in ancient Greek and Katharevousa) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Peloponnese, situated in the eastern part of the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
peninsula and part of the tripoint area of Argolis, Arcadia
Arcadia
and Corinthia. Much of the territory of this region is situated in the Argolid Peninsula.

Contents

1 Geography 2 History

2.1 Modern history

3 Administration

3.1 Prefecture 3.2 Provinces

4 Transport 5 Communications

5.1 Newspapers 5.2 Radio 5.3 Television

6 See also 7 References 8 Sources

Geography[edit] Most arable land lies in the central part of Argolis. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives. Argolis
Argolis
has a coastline on the Saronic Gulf
Saronic Gulf
in the northeast and on the Argolic Gulf
Argolic Gulf
in the south and southeast. Notable mountains ranges are the Oligyrtos
Oligyrtos
in the northwest, Lyrkeio and Ktenia in the west, and Arachnaio and Didymo in the east. Argolis
Argolis
has land borders with Arcadia
Arcadia
to the west and southwest, Corinthia
Corinthia
to the north, and the Islands regional unit ( Troezen
Troezen
area) to the east. Ancient Argolis
Argolis
included Troezen. History[edit] Main article: Argolis
Argolis
(ancient region)

Map of ancient Argolis

Argolic Gulf

Mycenae

View of Argos

Nafplion

Ermioni

Parts of the history of the area can be found in the articles on Argos, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Troezen, Ermioni, Kranidi, and Tolo. Modern history[edit] From 1833 to 1899, Argolis
Argolis
was part of Argolidocorinthia, which included present Corinthia, Hydra, Spetses
Spetses
and Kythira. It joined Corinthia
Corinthia
to form Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, Argolis
Argolis
was finally separated from Corinthia. Administration[edit] The regional unit Argolis
Argolis
is subdivided into 4 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):[1]

Argos-Mykines
Argos-Mykines
(2) Epidaurus
Epidaurus
(Epidavros, 3) Ermionida
Ermionida
(4) Nafplio
Nafplio
(1)

Prefecture[edit] As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Argolis
Argolis
was created out of the former prefecture Argolis
Argolis
(Greek: Νομός Αργολίδας). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.[1]

New municipality Old municipalities Seat

Argos-Mykines Argos Argos

Achladokampos

Alea

Koutsopodi

Lerna

Lyrkeia

Mykines

Nea Kios

Epidaurus (Epidavros) Epidaurus Lygourio

Asklipieio

Ermionida Ermioni Kranidi

Kranidi

Nafplio Nafplio Nafplio

Asini

Midea

Nea Tiryntha

Provinces[edit] The provinces of Argolis
Argolis
were:

Argos
Argos
Province – Argos Ermionida
Ermionida
Province – Kranidi Nafplia Province
Nafplia Province
– Nafplio

Transport[edit] The area is connected by highways:

E65 (northwest) Greek National Road 7 Greek National Road 70
Greek National Road 70
(east)

Communications[edit] Newspapers[edit] Main article: List of Greek language
Greek language
newspapers

Argeiakon Bima – Argos Ta Nea tis Argolidos – Nafplio

Radio[edit] Main article: List of radio stations in Greece

Argaiki Radiofonia – Argos Argos
Argos
Radio Deejay – Argos
Argos
– 96.2 FM Cool FM – Argos, Kefalari – 90.7 FM Dimotiko Radiofoniou Nafpliou – Nafplio Orange FM - Argos
Argos
- 91.1 FM Radio Argolida – Nafplio
Nafplio
– 90.2 FM Radio Ermionida
Ermionida
– Ermioni Radio Kranidi
Kranidi
– Kranidi Style 89.6 – Argos
Argos
– 89.6 FM

Television[edit] Main article: List of Greek language
Greek language
television channels

Max TV

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Argolis.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Argolis.

List of settlements in Argolis List of traditional Greek place names

References[edit]

^ a b "Kallikratis reform law text" (PDF). 

Sources[edit]

Jameson, Michael H.; Runnels, Curtis Neil; van Andel, Tjeerd Hendrik (1994). A Greek Countryside: The Southern Argolid from Prehistory to the Present Day. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-804716086.  Sutton, Susan Buck, ed. (2000). Contingent Countryside: Settlement, Economy, and Land Use in the Southern Argolid Since 1700. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-804733151. 

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Administrative division of the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Region

Area 15,490 km2 (5,980 sq mi) Population 577,903 (as of 2011) Municipalities 26 (since 2011) Capital Tripoli

Regional unit of Arcadia

Gortynia Megalopoli North Kynouria South Kynouria Tripoli

Regional unit of Argolis

Argos-Mykines Epidaurus Ermionida Nafplio

Regional unit of Corinthia

Corinth Loutraki-Perachora-Agioi Theodoroi Nemea Sikyona Velo-Vocha Xylokastro-Evrostina

Regional unit of Laconia

East Mani Elafonisos Evrotas Monemvasia Sparta

Regional unit of Messenia

Kalamata Messini Oichalia Pylos-Nestor Trifylia West Mani

Regional governor Petros Tatoulis
Petros Tatoulis
(reelected 2014) Decentralized Administration Peloponnese, Western Greece
Greece
and the Ionian

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Prefectures of Greece

By name

Achaea
Achaea
and Elis Achaea Adrianoplea Aetolia-Acarnania Arcadia Argolis
Argolis
and Corinthia Argolis Argyrokastronb Arta Attica and Boeotia Atticac Boeotia Cephalonia Chalkidiki Chania Chios Corfu Corinthia Cyclades Dodecanese Dramad Elis Euboea Evrosd Evrytania Florina Grevena Heraklion Imathia Ioannina Kallipolisa Karditsa Kastoria Kavalad Kilkis Korytsab Kozani Lacedaemon Laconia Lakoniki Larissa Lasithi Lefkada Lesbos Magnesia Messenia Pella Phocis
Phocis
and Locris Phocis Phthiotis
Phthiotis
and Phocis Phthiotis Pieria Piraeus Preveza Rethymno Rhaedestosa Rhodoped Samos Saranta Ekklisiesa Serres Sfakia Thesprotia Thessaloniki Trikala Trifylia Xanthid Zakynthos

By year established

1800s

1833 Achaea
Achaea
and Elis Aetolia-Acarnania Arcadia Argolis
Argolis
and Corinthia Attica and Boeotia Cyclades Euboea Laconia Messenia Phocis
Phocis
and Locris 1845 Phthiotis
Phthiotis
and Phocis 1864 Corfu Kefallinia Lefkada Zakynthos 1882 Arta Larissa Trikala 1899 Achaea Argolis Atticac Boeotia Corinthia Elis Evrytania Karditsa Lacedaemon Lakoniki Magnesia Phocis Phthiotis Trifylia

1900s

1912 Chania Heraklion Lasithi Rethymno Sfakia 1914 Thessaloniki 1915 Argyrokastronb Chalkidiki Chios Dramad Florina Ioannina Kavalad Korytsab Kozani Lesbos Preveza Samos Serres 1920 Adrianoplea Evrosd Kallipolisa Rhaedestosa Rhodoped Saranta Ekklisiesa 1930–1944 Pella Kilkis Thesprotia Kastoria Xanthid 1947 Dodecanese Imathia Pieria 1964 Grevena Piraeus

a In Eastern Thrace or b Northern Epirus, outside present-day Greece. c From 1971, Attica consisted of four prefecture-level units: Athens, East Attica, Piraeus and West Attica. From 1994, Athens and Piraeus were grouped into a single super-prefecture. d From 1994, Drama / Kavala / Xanthi and Evros / Rhodope prefectures were grouped into

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