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Patras,

Greece: see PátraiPátrai
or Patras
, Lat. Patrae, city (1991 pop. 153,344), capital of Akhaía prefecture, central Greece, in the Peloponnesus. It is a port on the Gulf of Pátrai, which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Ionian Sea.
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Patras

a port in W Greece, in the NW Peloponnese on the Gulf of Patras (an inlet of the Ionian Sea): one of the richest cities in Greece until the 3rd century bc; under Turkish rule from 1458 to 1687 and from 1715 until the War of Greek Independence, which began here in 1821. Pop.: 193 000 (2005 est.)
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(3) Department of Pediatrics, University of Patras School of Medicine, Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece
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"We also demand investigation against the FIA officials who tortured Patras and Sajid," he added.Another protester, Sumaiya, said that the case of Sajid and Patras shows that minorities are suffering in Pakistan which should not happen.
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The Brussels-based newspaper notes that Patras has recently received nearly a billion euros worth of assistance from the European Investment Bank and the European Regional Development Fund, and that flying the EU flag is a must for beneficiaries of EU funding.
Fire crews were last night working to free a family of five trapped beneath a collapsed house in the village of Fostaina, 20 miles south of Patras.
The Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics said the first quake occurred at 10.25pm about 95 miles south west of Athens, and about 25 miles outside Patras.
The papers were first presented at the 19th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, held in Patras, Greece, in October 2007, where it was co-sponsored by the U.
Patras's new landmark, the Rio-Andirrio road bridge, is a beautiful pieces of engineering - a swoop of pylons and cables poised above the narrows of the Gulf of Corinth which links Patras, on the southern shore, with the mainland.
Both shows are part of Contemporary Approaches to Drama events (through June 4) in Patras, the third largest city in Greece, designated in 2006 as the official "Cultural Capital of Europe." Visit www.patras2006.gr.
Now, the banner has been unfurled over Patras (Patrai), the third largest urban center in Greece.
Horrocks feels Patras is unlucky not to be unbeaten in six races and believes the hurly-burly of the race will suit the French import, who should have the chance to strike late off the fast pace.