Patras

Patras

[puh-tras, pa-truhs]
noun
1.
Greek Patrai [pah-tre] . a seaport in the Peloponnesus, in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras.
2.
an inlet of the Ionian Sea in the NW Peloponnesus, 10 miles (16 km) long; 25 miles (40 km) wide.
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Patras (pəˈtræs, ˈpætrəs)
 
n
Modern Greek name: Pátrai 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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patras

city, capital of the nomos (department) of Achaea, and chief port of the Peloponnese and one of the largest ports in Greece, on the Gulf of Patraikos.

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