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Prefecture: Elis
Province: Province of Ilia
Location: 37.6883/37°40'1' N lat.
21°26'28' W long.
Population: 34,902(2001)
Elevation: 3 to 4 m
Postal code: 271 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-26210-3 (030-26210-3)
Municipal code: 1717
Car designation: HA
Name of inhabitants: Pyrgioti (Πυργιώτη) sing.
-s pl.
-ika (non residential)
Address of administration: Saki Karagiorga, Central Square
Pyrgos 271 00

Pyrgos (Greek: Πύργος) is the capital of the Prefecture of Elis in Greece. It is named for a local tower.

The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain in Triphyllis. It is 96km away from Patra via Greece Interstate 9, 320 km from Athens, 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 (Lambeti) to the east. The Alfeios River is about 4 km to the south.

The population of Pyrgos is approximately 25,000 people. Pyrgos has one of the biggest squares in Greece with loads of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, hospital, hotels, and a large orthodox church. Traffic lights are now installed downtown.

Its television stations are Cosmos and ORT (Olympiaki Radiophonio Teleorassi, lit. Olympic Broadcasting Television). Its daily for the city is Patris.

Population history:

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 21,958 - - -
1991 28,465 6,507/29.63% 39,183 -
2001 23,791 -4674/-16.42% 32,090 -7,093/-18.1%

Communities of the Municipality


Sporting teams

  • Panileiakos FC (played in the first division during the 2002-2003 season)


External links

North: Iardanos
West: Ionian Sea
Pyrgos East: Ancient Olympia

See also: