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Ptolemaïs

(tŏləmā`īs), ancient name given to several cities to honor members of the dynasty of the Ptolemies. One of these later became known as AkkoAkko
or Acre
, Fr. Saint-Jean d'Acre, Arab. Acca, city (1994 pop. 45,300), NW Israel, a port on the Bay of Haifa (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea). Its manufactures include iron and steel, chemicals, and textiles. The city was captured (A.D.
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, in modern Israel. Another was one of the great Hellenistic cities of Upper Egypt, on the Nile and N of Abydos. A third, in Cyrenaica, was one of the cities of the Libyan Pentapolis.

Ptolemaïs

(ptôlĭmīs`), town (1991 pop. 25,195), N Greece, in Macedonia. It was a small market town until 1958, when it began to be developed as an industrial center. Lignite, mined there in vast quantities, is used to power thermoelectric plants, which produce electricity for iron and steel mills, aluminum factories, and chemical plants. New dams in the area provide additional hydroelectric power.
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Ptolemais

 

the name given to a number of cities founded or renamed in the fourth and third centuries B.C. by the Ptolemies in Cyrenaica, Egypt, Phoenicia, Pamphylia, and other regions.

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* The heads of the firefighting brigades of Greece, Macedonia, Albania and Bulgaria met in the Greek town of Ptolemaida to discuss the protection of the people of the Balkans from natural disasters and the cooperation of the four countries in emergency situations.
A view of the coal-fired power station of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) near the northern town of Ptolemaida
Mechanic David Podosian said: aUnemployment, more or less, made me leave Ptolemaida and seek a living and work in another country.
Hipatia, como educadora y consejera, y Sinesio, que llegaria a ser nombrado obispo de la diocesis ptolemaida, no se cansarian nunca de repetir y anunciar a viva voz las virtudes desprendidas de la union entre filosofia y politica.
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Ptolemais or Ptolemaida was one of the ancient capitals of Cyrenaica.
The town of Ptolemaida owes its existence to one industry-electricity.
The municipality is hosting representatives from its twinned municipalities Chania, Ithaki and Ptolemaida between March 29 and April 2.