Greece: see KalamataKalamata
or Kalámai
, city (1991 pop. 44,052), capital of Messinia prefecture, S Greece, in the Peloponnesus; a port on the Gulf of Messinia. It is an agricultural trade center and ships olive oil and fruits. Silk, flour, and liquor are manufactured.
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a city and port in Greece, in the southern part of the Peloponnesus, on the shore of the Gulf of Messini in theIonian Sea. It is the administrative center of Messinia Prefecture.Population, 39, 300 (1971). There are textile (mostly silk) andfood industries, as well as fishing.

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