Achaea

related topics
{island, water, area}
{city, large, area}
{area, part, region}
{build, building, house}
{line, north, south}
{country, population, people}
{church, century, christian}
{war, force, army}
{day, year, event}
{water, park, boat}
{household, population, family}
{village, small, smallsup}
{son, year, death}
{rate, high, increase}
{food, make, wine}
{god, call, give}
{language, word, form}
{math, energy, light}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{car, race, vehicle}

Achaea (Greek: Αχαΐα Achaïa, [axaˈia]; Ἀχαία in polytonic orthography) is an ancient province and a present part of the Region (periphery) of West Greece, on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the south to a narrow strip of fertile land on the north, bordering the Gulf of Corinth, into which the mountain Panachaicus (1,902 m, the northernmost mountain range in the Peloponnese) projects.

Achaea is bounded on the west by the territory of Elis, on the east by that of Sicyon, which, however, was sometimes included in it. The population in 2001 had reached over 300,000.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Yorkshire and the Humber
Ticino
Alicante (province)
Lewis
Salamis Island
Roermond
Merseyside
Hebei
Priene
Scottish Highlands
Brunswick, Georgia
Ithaca, New York
San Bruno, California
Høje-Taastrup
West Yorkshire
Cantal
Firth of Clyde
Krasnoyarsk Krai
Heerhugowaard
Harris
Groesbeek
County Galway
Middlesex
Keene, New Hampshire
Boskoop
Ocala, Florida
Ojai, California
Het Bildt
Guiana Shield
Pahang