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Administrative Region : West Greece
Regional unit : Ilia

Pyrgos (Greek: Πύργος, "tower") is the capital of the Elis peripheral unit in Greece. It is named after a local tower. The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain near the Ionian Sea. It is 96 km away from Patras via Greek National Road 9, 320 km from Athens, and 144 km from Tripoli. It is bypassed by GR-9/E-55 or GR-74 (eastbound) to its east. The town of Katakolo lies 12 km to the west. Olympia is also nearby, as are Agios Georgios to the north and Lampeti to the east. The Alfeios River is about 4 km to the south. The population of Pyrgos is 34,902 people. Television stations include Cosmos and ORT (Olympiaki Radiophonio Teleorassi, literally Olympic Broadcasting Television).


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Historical population
Year Town population Municipality population
1981 21,958 -
1991 28,465 39,183
2001 23,791 32,090

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:[1]

Iardanos
Oleni
Pyrgos
Volakas

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Subdivisions

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

Pyrgos (Pyrgos, Anthopyrgos, Kavasilakia, 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

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Transportation
The bus terminal in Pyrgos.

Pyrgos has a train station with regular trains between Katakolon and Olympia, as well as other cities in Peloponese. It also has a bus terminal with regular buses to some of the villages in Ilias as well as to larger cities such as Patras, Ioannina, Athens and Thessaloniki.

Sporting teams

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


Notable people

Andreas Avgerinos (1820–1895), politician
Petros Avgerinos (19th century), politician, mayor of Pyrgos
Nakis Avgerinos (1911–2001), politician
Giorgos Karagounis (1977-), footballer
Kostas Kazakos (1935-), actor and politician
George Pavlopoulos (1924-), poet
Takis Sinopoulos (1917–1981), poet
Stephanos Stephanopoulos (1898–1982), politician and 165th Prime Minister of Greece


See also

List of settlements in the Elis prefecture


References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Municipal unit Pyrgos
Municipal Community Pyrgos
Anthopyrgos (Ανθόπυργος, ο)
Καβασιλάκια, τα
Pyrgos (Πύργος, ο)
Syntriada (Συντριάδα, η)
Τραγανό, το (Δ.Κ.Πύργου)
Community Agios Georgios
Άγιος Γεώργιος, ο (Τ.Κ.Αγίου Γεωργίου)
Community Agios Ilias Pyrgou
Άγιος Ηλίας, ο
Πυργί, το
Stamatelaiika (Σταματελαίικα, τα)
Community Agios Ioannis
Agios Ioannis (Άγιος Ιωάννης, ο)
Kyani Akti (Κυανή Ακτή, η)
Palatas (Παλάτας, ο)
Τραγανό, το (Τ.Κ.Αγίου Ιωάννου)
Community Ampelonas
Ampelonas (Αμπελών, ο)
Kouzouli (Κουζούλι, το)
Ροζέικα, τα
Community Varvasaina
Varvasaina (Βαρβάσαινα, η)
Κάτω Βαρβάσαινα, η
Community Vytinaiika
Vytinaiika (Βυτιναίικα, τα (Τ.Κ.Βυτιναιίκων))
Community Granitsaiika
Granitsaiika (Γρανιτσαίικα, τα)
Καβούρι, το
Community Elaionas
Βυτιναίικα, τα (Τ.Κ.Ελαιώνος)
Ελαιών, ο
Community Katakolo
Agios Andreas (Άγιος Ανδρέας, ο (Τ.Κ.Κατακόλου))
Katakolo (Κατάκολο, το)
Community Koliri
Κολιρέικες Παράγκες, οι
Koliri (Κολίρι, το)
Community Korakochori
Άγιος Ανδρέας, ο (Τ.Κ.Κορακοχωρίου)
Καλλιθέα, η
Korakochori (Κορακοχώρι, το)
Μπούκα, η
Community Lastaiika
Ιτιά, η
Lastaiika (Λασταίικα, τα)
Community Leventochori
Leventochori (Λεβεντοχώρι, το)
Community Myrtia
Myrtia (Μυρτέα, η)
Community Palaiovarvasaina
Άγιος Γεώργιος, ο (Τ.Κ.Παλαιοβαρβασαίνης)
Κάμπος, ο
Palaiovarvasaina (Παλαιοβαρβάσαινα, η)
Community Salmoni
Αλφειός, ο
Salmoni (Σαλμώνη, η)
Community Skafidia
Kalakaiika (Καλακαίικα, τα)
Μονή Σκαφιδιάς, η
Πατρονικολαίικα, τα
Skafidia (Σκαφιδιά, η)
Community Skourochori
Kato Kavouri (Κάτω Καβούρι, το)
Skourochori (Σκουροχώρι, το)

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