Corinthia prefecture

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Corinthia (Greek: Κορινθία, Korinthía) is the area around the city of Corinth. Presently, it is a prefecture of Greece, part of the periphery of Peloponnesus. It is the second-most populated prefecture on the Peloponnese peninsula.

The Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the northern Mediterranean and the Aegean, is about 4 km east of Corinth, cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth. Agioi Theodoroi is the easternmost Corinthian community and is considered a suburb of Athens.

The area around Corinth and the western Saronic including the southeastern part are made up of fault lines including the Corinth Fault and the Poseidon Fault and includes one running from Perachora to Agioi Theodoroi. More faults are near Kiras Vrysi and Sofiko.


The area is made up of many farmlands to the north and the west where it has olives, tomatoes, vegetables, pasture lands while the small mountains dominate the west, and some in the east and mountains dominate the south and northeast.

Its tallest mountain is Kyllini to its west.


From 1833 to 1899, it included Argolis and was known as Argolidocorinthia and included Hydra, Spetses and Kythira. Argolis joined Corinthia to re-form Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, the prefecture was finally separated from Argolis.


The climate of Corinthia is dry Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. Most of the snow is found in the mountains. In 2003, a torrential downpour devastated dozens of cars on a local street and flooded properties.


The area are connected by highways:


Municipality Municipal code Seat Postal code
Agioi Theodoroi 3001 Agioi Theodoroi 200 03
Assos-Lechaio 3002 Perigialo 200 11
Corinth 3006 Corinth 201 00
Evrostini 3005 Derveni 200 09
Feneos 3015 Goura 200 14
Loutraki-Perachoras 3007 Loutraki 203 00
Nemea 3008 Nemea 205 00
Saronikos 3010 Athikia 200 05
Sikyonies 3011 Kiato 202 00
Solygia 3012 Sofiko 200 04
Stymfalia 3013 Kaliani 200 16
Tenea 3014 Chiliomodi 200 08
Velo 3003 Velo 200 02
Vocha 3004 Zevgolatio 200 01
Xylokastro 3009 Xylokastro 204 00



For communities, see List of communities of Corinthia


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