Argos, Peloponnese

Argos (/ˈɑːrɡɒs, -ɡəs/; Greek: Άργος [ˈarɣos]; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος [árɡos]) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and the oldest in Europe.[2] It is the largest city in Argolis and a major center for the area.

Argos
Άργος
View of Argos, seen from the ancient theatre
Argos
Location within the regional unit
Coordinates: 37°37′N 22°43′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
MunicipalityArgos-Mykines
Municipal unitArgos
  Municipal unit138.138 km2 (53.335 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011[1])
  Total22,085
  Municipality
42,027
  Municipal unit
26,963
  Municipal unit density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Community
  Population22,471 (2011[1])
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
21200
Area code(s)2751
Vehicle registrationAP
Websitenewargos.gr

Since the 2011 local government reform it has been part of the municipality of Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 138.138 km2.[4] It is 11 kilometres (7 miles) from Nafplion, which was its historic harbour. A settlement of great antiquity, Argos has been continuously inhabited as at least a substantial village for the past 7,000 years.[2]:121-

A resident of the city of Argos is known as an Argive (/ˈɑːrɡv/ AR-ghyve, /-v/ -jyve; Greek: Ἀργεῖος). However, this term is also used to refer to those ancient Greeks generally who assaulted the city of Troy during the Trojan War; the term is more widely applied by the Homeric bards.

Numerous ancient monuments can be found in the city today. Agriculture is the mainstay of the local economy.


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