Trikala

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Statistics
Periphery: Thessaly
Capital: Trikala
Area: 3,367 kmē


Ranked 2nd

Elevation: Lowest: Peneus River
Highest: Pindus
Inhabitants: 137,819(1991)
Population density: 40.93/kmē
ISO 3166-2: GR-44
FIPS code:
Car designation: TK (Trikala)
Code for the municipalities: 42xx
Number of municipalities: 19
Number of non-municipal communes: 3
Area/distance code: 11-30-243x0 (030-243x0)
Postal code 42x xx
Name of inhabitants: sing.
-s pl.
2-letter abbreviation/HASC: TR
Website: www.trikala.gr
(also in Greek)
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Map showing Trikala within Greece

Trikala (Greek: Τρίκαλα) is a city and a prefecture in northwestern Thessaly, Greece. It is the capital of the Trikala prefecture. It contains Kalambaka, and Meteora with monasteries above the rocky ledges. It is located NW of Athens, NW of Karditsa, E of Ioannina and Metsovo, S of Grevena, SW of Thessaloniki and W of Larissa.

Located in the fertile plain of Thessaly in central Greece, modern Trikala is the Homeric Trica (Trikki), one of the places touted as the birthplace of Aesculapius (Asklepios). who is more often said to have been born at Epidaurus, where his main temple was situated in antiquity. Ruins of an old sanctuary to the physician-god, an Askepieion, or healing place, are located between the central square and the church of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nickolaos) in Trikala. It is the oldest Aesculapium of Greece. This was a kind of medical center, from which the worship of Aesculapius gradually spread.

There are other late Hellenistic and Roman period remains, mosaic floors, a stoa and a baths. Dominated by its Byzantine fortress on Hellenistic foundations occupying the ancient Acropolis, the picturesque city is divided into two by an old aqueduct. The churches of Agios Demetrios and Agii Anargyri lend more Byzantine character to the modern town.

Throughout the centuries Trikala has also been known as the watermelon (karpouzi) capital of Greece. One of its most famous citizens is Vasillis Tsitsanis, the greatest musician of modern Greece.

Trikala has two provinces.

Karditsa is bounded by Karditsa to the south, Arta to the southwest, Ioannina to the west, Grevena to the north and Larissa to the east.

Trikala also has a hospital.

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Municipalities

Municipality YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Athikes 4801 Elati 420 32 24340-71
Chasia 4826 Gavros Kalampakas 422 00 24320-95
Estieotida 4805 Megalochori 421 00 24310-71
Faloria 4824 Kefalovryso 421 00 24310-85
Farkadona 4825 Farkadona 420 31 24330-2
Gomfi 4804 Lygaria 421 00 24310-62
Kalampaka 4806 Kalambaka 422 00 24320-2
Kallidendro 4807 Valtino 421 00 24310-94
Kastania 4808 Kastanea 420 36 24320-88
Klinovo 4809 Ampelia, Klinos 422 00 24320-31
Koziakas 4810 Prinos 421 00 24310-93
Malakasio 4811 Panagia Malakasas 422 00 24320-71
Megala Kalyvia 4812 Megala Kalyvia 420 30 24310-43
Oichalia 4815 Oichalia 423 00 24330-31
Palaiokastro 4816 Palaiopyrgos 421 00 24310-87
Paralithis 4817 Rizoma 421 00 24310-96
Pelineoi 4818 Taxiarches 421 00 24310-53
Pialia 4819 Fiki 421 00 24310-52
Pyli 4820 Pyli 420 32 24340-2
Pyndei 4821 Stournareika 420 32 24340-93
Trikala 4822 Trikala 421 00 24310-2 thru 4
Tymfei 4823 Koniskos 422 00 24320-92
Vasiliki 4803 Vasiliki Kalampakas 422 00 24320-91

Communities

Commune YPES code Seat Postal code Area code ((0)30-)
Aspropotamos 4802 Aspropotamos 421 00 24310-7
Myrofyllo 4812 Myrofyllo 420 33 24340-31
Neraida 4814 Neraida 420 37 24340-3 and -7

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Another Trikala (Greek: Τρίκαλα) is a town in western Corinthia, 33 km south of Xylokastro, and west of Stymphalia. It is also northeast of Mount Cyllene as well. The monasteries are further west.


Another Trikala is situated in the eastern part of the prefecture of Imathia. The nearby places are Platy to the north, Lianovergi to the northwest and Koryfi to the west.de:Trikala

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