Argos, Peloponnese

Argos (/ˈɑːrɡɒs, -ɡəs/; Greek: Άργος [ˈarɣos]; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος [árɡos]) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.[2] It is the largest city in Argolis and a major center for the area.

Argos

Άργος
View of Argos, seen from the ancient theatre
View of Argos, seen from the ancient theatre
Official seal of Argos
Seal
Argos is located in Greece
Argos
Argos
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°37′N 22°43′E / 37.617°N 22.717°E / 37.617; 22.717Coordinates: 37°37′N 22°43′E / 37.617°N 22.717°E / 37.617; 22.717
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
MunicipalityArgos-Mykines
Municipal unitArgos
 • Municipal unit138.138 km2 (53.335 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011 [1])
 • Total22,085
 • Municipality
42,027
 • Municipal unit
26,963
 • Municipal unit density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Community
 • Population22,471 (2011[1])
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
21200
Area code(s)2751
Vehicle registrationAP
Websitenewargos.gr

Since the 2011 local government reform it has been part of the municipality of Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 138.138 km2.[4] It is 11 kilometres (7 miles) from Nafplion, which was its historic harbour. A settlement of great antiquity, Argos has been continuously inhabited as at least a substantial village for the past 7,000 years.[2]:121–

A resident of the city of Argos is known as an Argive (/ˈɑːrɡv/ AR-ghyve, /-v/ -⁠jyve; Greek: Ἀργεῖος). However, this term is also used to refer to those ancient Greeks generally who assaulted the city of Troy during the Trojan War; the term is more widely applied by the Homeric bards.

Numerous ancient monuments can be found in the city today. Agriculture is the mainstay of the local economy.

Climate

Argos has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. It is one of the hottest places in Greece during summer.

Climate data for Argos (38m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
15.5
(59.9)
18.8
(65.8)
20.3
(68.5)
25.9
(78.6)
31.7
(89.1)
34.4
(93.9)
35
(95)
31.1
(88.0)
26.5
(79.7)
20.5
(68.9)
16.7
(62.1)
24.2
(75.5)
Average low °C (°F) 4.5
(40.1)
5.7
(42.3)
7.5
(45.5)
9.8
(49.6)
13
(55)
18.4
(65.1)
21.4
(70.5)
22.5
(72.5)
19.3
(66.7)
15.1
(59.2)
11.7
(53.1)
8.7
(47.7)
13.1
(55.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 100
(3.9)
70
(2.8)
71
(2.8)
72.6
(2.86)
12.4
(0.49)
12.9
(0.51)
16.3
(0.64)
6.9
(0.27)
14.8
(0.58)
32
(1.3)
84.7
(3.33)
86.2
(3.39)
579.8
(22.87)
Source: http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/argos/ (2019 – 2020 averages)