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(mĕsôlông`gēôn) or


(mĭsəlông`gē), town (1991 pop. 12,103), capital of Aetolia and Acarnania prefecture, W central Greece, a port on the Gulf of Pátrai. It trades in fish, wine, and tobacco. Mesolóngion was a major stronghold of the Greek insurgents in the Greek War of Independence. Its inhabitants successfully resisted a siege by forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1822–23 and held out heroically against a second siege from 1825 to 1826, when the Ottoman forces captured the town. Lord Byron, the English poet who supported the Greek insurgents, died there in 1824.



a city and port in Greece on the Gulf of Patrai in the Ionian Sea. Administrative center of the nome of Aetolia and Acarnania. Population, 11,600 (1971). The city has fish-processing, tobacco, and meat industries. The English poet Byron died in Mesolongion.

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