agricultural centre, chief town of the eparkhia (eparchy) of Parnassus (Parnassos), capital of the nomos (department) of Fokis (Phocis), central Greece, at the northwestern limit of the fertile Crisaean plain between the Giona Mountains and the Parnassus massif. The economy includes trade in wheat, livestock, and particularly olives grown on the Crisaean plain. Bauxite is mined southeast of Amphissa and trucked to an aluminum-reduction plant at neighbouring Antikyra on an inlet of the Gulf of Corinth

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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