Argolis

Argolis

[ahr-guh-lis]
noun
1.
an ancient district in SE Greece.
2.
a gulf of the Aegean, in SE Greece. About 30 miles (48 km) long.

Argolic [ahr-gol-ik] , Argolian [ahr-goh-lee-uhn] , Argolid, adjective
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Argolis (ˈɑːɡəlɪs)
 
n
1.  a department and ancient region of Greece, in the NE Peloponnese. Capital: Nauplion. Pop: 102 392 (2001). Area: 2261 sq km (873 sq miles)
2.  Gulf of Argolis an inlet of the Aegean Sea, in the E Peloponnese

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argolis

nomos (department), northeastern Peloponnese, southern Greece. It is a narrow, mountainous peninsula projecting eastward into the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf, (to the northeast) and the Gulf of Argolis (to the southwest). Bordered on the north by Korinthos (Corinth) and on the west by the mountains of Arcadia, it has been inhabited since Neolithic times. A limestone plateau comprises the highland areas of Argolis, while its lowland plain is alluvial and fertile, though too dry to cultivate without irrigation. The main natural vegetation is macchie, but with cultivation the land supports vegetables, olives, citrus, and grapes. On the coast trees are cultivated for resin. Goats and sheep are raised, especially for milk, which is used in the production of cheese

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