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PELOPONNESE East

October 22, 2008

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ArgolisArgolís in ancient Greek and Katharevousa is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. It is located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese. Most arable land lies in the central part. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives, and beaches are found in the south and east; mountains and hills dominate the west, northeast and east. On the east side of Argolida you‘ll find Poros which is a part of Attika prefecture.

It is bounded by Arcadia to the west and southwest, Corinthia to the north, the Saronic Gulf, the Attica prefecture and the Troezen area to the east and southeast over water, and the Argolic Gulf to the south. (The Argolid of ancient times included Troezen.)

Its mountain ranges include Lyrkeia and Trachy in the northwest.

From 1833 to 1899, the prefecture was part Argolidocorinthia, which included Hydra, Spetses and Kythira. It joined Corinthia to form Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, the prefecture was finally separated from Corinthia.

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