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Periphery: Thessaly
Prefectures : Kardhitsa , Larissa, Magnesia , Trikala

Part of Magnesia (except region around Alonissos, Skopelos shifted)

Magnesia, Satellite image

Prothous, son of Teuthredon, led the Magnetes
from the region- round Peneus and Mount Pelion,
where leaves are always trembling in the wind. 
With him swift Prothous brought forty black s
hips.

Homer Iliad 2

Magnesia (Greek: Μαγνησία Magnisia), deriving from the Macedonian tribe name Magnetes, is the name of the southeastern area of Thessaly in central Greece. About two-thirds to three-fourths of the entire population live in the Greater Volos area which is the second-largest city in Thessaly Much of the population live within the Pagasetic Gulf and the eastern part. It is ranked after Larissa in Greece and ahead of Chalkida.

Magnesia is homeland of the mythical heroes Jason, Peleus and his son Achilles. The word magnet comes from the Greek "magnítis líthos" (μαγνήτης λίθος), which means "magnesian stone". The name for the element Magnesium is also derived from this region.

Homeland of the mythical heroes Jason, Peleus and his son Achilles.

Statistics
Periphery: Thessaly
Capital: Volos
Area: 2636 km ²
Ranked 3rd
Inhabitants: 207,336 (2001)
Population density: 78.65/km ²
ISO 3166-2: GR-43
Car designation: BO
Code for the municipalities: 37xx
Number of provinces: 3
Number of municipalities: 23
Number of independent communes: 4
Area/distance code: 11-30-242x0 (030-242x0)
Postal code 37xxx elsewhere
38x xx Volos area
Name of inhabitants: Magnesian sing.
-s pl.
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: MG
Website: www.magnesia.gr
(in Greek)

The modern Magnesian capital is the city of Volos, and the homonymous prefecture includes the Almyros plain, Nea Anchialos archaeological excavations, the Pagasetic Gulf, the Mt. Pelion peninsula and the Sporades islands.

It is bounded by Fthiotis in the southeast, and Larissa in the west and north. The lagoon of Lake Voivis is to the north and is surrounded with farmlands to the west and mountains to the east. It is one of the prefectures that is bounded with only two prefectures.

Most of the settlements are in the western part of the Sporades, southeastern, central, northwestern and along within the Pagasetic Gulf.

Transportation

Greece Interstate 1/E75, SW, W, NW
Greece Interstate 6, Cen., NW
Greece Interstate 30, W, Cen.

Places

Archaeological sites

Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Afetes 3708 Neochori 370 10 24230-
Agria 3701 Agria 373 00 24280-
Aisonia 3703 Dimini 385 00 24210
Almyros 3603 Almyros 371 00 24220-
Alonnisos 3704 Alonissos 370 05 24240-
Argalasti 3706 Argalasti 370 06 24230-
Artemida 3707 Ano Lechonia 385 00 24280-
Feres 3726 Velestino 375 00 24250-
Iolkos 3711 Anakasia Iolkou 385 00 24210-
Karla 3712 Stefanoviki 375 00 24250-
Milies 3715 Milies 370 10 24230-
Mouresi 3716 Tsangarada 370 12 24260-
Nea Anchialos 3717 Nea Anchialos 374 00 24280-
Nea Ionia 3718 Nea Ionia 383 & 384 24210
Portaria 3719 Portaria 370 11 24280-
Pteleos 3720 Pteleos 370 07 24220-
Sipiada 3721 Lafkos 370 06 24230-
Skiathos 3722 Skiathos 370 03 24240-
Skopelos 3723 Skopelos 370 03 24240-
Sourpi 3724 Sourpi 370 08 24220-
Volos 3709 Volos 380-382 2410
Zagora 3710 Zagora 370 01 24260-

Communities

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Anavra 3705 Anavra 350 10 22320-9
Keramidi 3713 Keramidi 385 00 24280-7
Makrinitsa 3714 Makrinitsa 370 11 24280-99
Trikeri 3725 Trikeri 370 09 24230-91

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