Pírgos

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Pírgos

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Pyrgos

(both: pēr`gôs), town (1991 pop. 28,660), capital of Ilía prefecture, SW Greece, in the Peloponnesus, near the mouth of the Alfiós River. It is a commercial center with various light industries. Pírgos was sacked by the Ottoman Turks in the Greek War of Independence.
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Cuando llevo mas de dos horas caminando y pudo ya divisar Pirgos a lo lejos, penso que debio haber sepultado al desdichado Mullingar.
5mi) Nearby Cities 56km (35mi) S of Pirgos, Greece 82km (51mi) SW of Ierapetra, Greece 92km (57mi) S of Irakleion, Greece 93km (58mi) S of Nea Alikarnassos, Greece 406km (252mi) SSE of Athens, Greece The Mediterranean region is seismically active due to the northward convergence (4-10 mm/yr) of the African plate with respect to the Eurasian plate along a complex plate boundary.
1611 GMT) around 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the town of Pirgos at a depth of 10 kilometers, the USGS said, adding that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Heller & Volleth (SR); 1 M, 1 F, 3 km sudlich Pirgos (37[degrees]41'N, 26[degrees]47'E), 20 v 1998, coll.
In southern Crete controversy is brewing over a Chinese funded plan to build a container port in the small fishing village of Kokkinos Pirgos.
An airplane drops water on a forest fire as police close the main road between Pirgos and ancient Olympia 330km south of Athens
Alternatively, drive up to Pirgos for a tasting at Santo Wines (00 30 2 2860 22596), which has great view of the island from its terrace.
ITALY: The five-star Porto Pirgos Hotel on the Calabrian coast has a private beach, first-class facilities and rooms with sea-facing balconies.