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Pyrgos, Elis

Pyrgos
Πύργος
Pyrgos municipality
Pyrgos municipality
Official seal of Pyrgos
Seal
Pyrgos is located in Greece
Pyrgos
Coordinates:
Country Greece
Administrative region West Greece
Regional unit Elis
Government
 • Mayor Gavrilis Liatsis
Area
 • Municipality 455.1 km2 (175.7 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 170.9 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipality 47,995
 • Municipality density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 35,572
 • Municipal unit density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Community
 • Population 25180
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 271 xx
Area code(s) 26210
Vehicle registration HA
Website [3] [4]

Pyrgos (Greek: Πύργος, meaning "tower") is the capital of the Elis regional unit in Greece. The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain, 4 kilometres (2 miles) from the Ionian Sea. The river Alfeios flows into sea about 7 km (4 mi) south of Pyrgos. The population of the town Pyrgos is 25,180, and of the municipality 47,995 (2011). Pyrgos is 16 km (10 mi) west of Olympia, 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Amaliada, 70 km (43 mi) southwest of Patras and 85 km (53 mi) west of Tripoli.

Contents

  • Historical population 1
  • Municipality 2
    • Subdivisions 2.1
  • Climate 3
  • Transportation 4
  • Sporting teams 5
  • Notable people 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Historical population

Year Town population Municipal unit population Municipality population
1981 21,958 - -
1991 28,465 39,183 -
2001 23,791 34,902 51,777
2011 25,180 35,572 47,995

Municipality

The Latseio City Hall of Pyrgos.

The municipality Pyrgos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Subdivisions

The municipal unit of Pyrgos is divided into the following communities (settlements within the communities given in brackets):

  • Pyrgos (Pyrgos, Anthopyrgos, Kavasilakia, Lampeti, Syntriada, Tragano)
  • Agios Georgios
  • Agios Ilias (Agios Ilias, Pyrgi, Stamatelaiika)
  • Agios Ioannis (Agios Ioannis, Kyani Akti, Palatas, Tragano)
  • Ampelonas (Ampelonas, Kouzouli, Rozeika)
  • Elaionas (Elaionas, Vytinaiika)
  • Granitsaiika (Granitsaiika, Kavouri)
  • Katakolo (Katakolo, Agios Andreas)
  • Koliri (Koliri, Kolireikes Paragkes)
  • Korakochori (Korakochori, Agios Andreas, Kallithea, Bouka)
  • Lasteika (Lasteika, Itia)
  • Leventochori
  • Myrtia
  • Palaiovarvasaina (Palaiovarvasaina, Agios Georgios, Kampos)
  • Salmoni (Salmoni, Alfeios)
  • Skafidia (Skafidia, Kalakaiika, Moni Skafidias, Patronikoleika)
  • Skourochori (Skourochori, Kato Kavouri)
  • Varvasaina (Varvasaina, Kato Varvasaina)
  • Vytinaiika

Climate

Climate data for Pyrgos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
15.0
(59)
17.2
(63)
19.8
(67.6)
24.6
(76.3)
28.9
(84)
31.7
(89.1)
31.8
(89.2)
29.1
(84.4)
24.7
(76.5)
19.3
(66.7)
15.9
(60.6)
22.72
(72.89)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.6
(49.3)
10.1
(50.2)
12.2
(54)
15.0
(59)
19.6
(67.3)
23.8
(74.8)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79)
23.0
(73.4)
18.5
(65.3)
13.9
(57)
11.0
(51.8)
17.43
(63.37)
Average low °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
5.1
(41.2)
6.3
(43.3)
8.6
(47.5)
12.0
(53.6)
14.9
(58.8)
17.0
(62.6)
17.4
(63.3)
15.1
(59.2)
12.3
(54.1)
9.1
(48.4)
6.5
(43.7)
10.76
(51.36)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 136.4
(5.37)
111.5
(4.39)
71.5
(2.815)
63.3
(2.492)
24.0
(0.945)
8.2
(0.323)
4.5
(0.177)
14.7
(0.579)
27.7
(1.091)
103.4
(4.071)
194.0
(7.638)
161.7
(6.366)
920.9
(36.257)
Average rainy days 12.2 11.5 9.6 8.5 5.6 1.9 0.7 1.3 3.2 8.0 12.2 13.2 87.9
Average relative humidity (%) 73.5 71.8 71.1 70.5 67.7 62.4 60.1 62.5 67.0 70.8 75.2 75.5 69.01
Mean monthly sunshine hours 143.2 147.4 193.4 227.2 285.3 332.3 360.4 333.9 263.6 215.2 152.5 124.9 2,779.3
Source: Hellenic National Meteorological Service [3]

Transportation

The bus terminal in Pyrgos.

Pyrgos has a train station with regular trains to the port of Katakolo and Olympia. Service on the line from Patras to Kalamata via Pyrgos has been suspended in 2011. Pyrgos has a bus terminal, served by KTEL Ileias, with regular buses for the regional routes to most places in Elis as well as for intercity routes to larger cities such as Patras, Kalamata, Ioannina, Athens and Thessaloniki.[4] The Greek National Road 9 connects Pyrgos with Patras and Kyparissia, the Greek National Road 74 run from Pyrgos to Tripoli via Olympia.

Sporting teams

  • Paniliakos (played in the first division during the 2003–2004 season)

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Mean Pyrgos Climatic Averages". Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  4. ^ KTEL Ileias

External links

  • Official website
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