Megalopolis, Greece

Megalopoli (Greek: Μεγαλόπολη) is a town in the southwestern part of the regional unit of Arcadia, southern Greece. It is located in the same site as ancient Megalopolis (Ancient Greek: Μεγαλόπολις). When it was founded in 371 BC, it was the first large urbanization in rustic Arcadia. Its theater had a capacity of 20,000 visitors, making it one of the largest ancient Greek theaters.[2]

Megalopoli
Μεγαλόπολη
Megalopoli
Location within the region
Coordinates: 37°24′N 22°8′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
Area
  Municipality722.6 km2 (279.0 sq mi)
  Municipal unit331.5 km2 (128.0 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
10,687
  Municipality density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
7,890
  Municipal unit density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Community
  Population5,779 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
222 00
Area code(s)27910
Vehicle registrationTP

Today Megalopoli has several schools, shops, churches, hotels and other services. The population of Megalopoli in 2011 was 5,779 residents.

A silver triobol of the Arcadian League from ancient Megalopolis. The head of Zeus on the obverse, Pan seated on the reverse.
Megalopoli municipality
Lignite mining near Megalopoli