Larissa

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Larissa (Greek: Λάρισα, [ˈlarisa]) is a city and the capital of the Thessaly periphery of Greece and capital of the Larissa Prefecture (or Larissa's Peripheral Unit from 01-01-2011 in accordance with the Kallikratis new administrative plan). It is a principal agricultural centre and a national transportation hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos and with Thessaloniki and Athens. The population of the greater area is around 150,000, and takes in of Nikaia, Giannouli, Platykampos, Terpsithea, Omorfohori and other smaller suburban communities. According to archaeological evidence, the capital of Thessaly, Larissa, lies atop a site that has been inhabited since the tenth millennium BCE. Today, Larissa is a major commercial and industrial centre in Greece. Legend has it that Achilles was born here and Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, died here as well.

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