Place:Corinth, Korinthias, Peloponnese, Greece

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NameCorinth
Alt namesColonia Laus Iulia Corinthiensissource: ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Corinthussource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Ephyrasource: ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Korinthsource: Wikipedia
Korinthossource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Kórinthossource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Paleakorinthossource: ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Κόρινθοςsource: Wikipedia
TypeCity
Coordinates37.933°N 22.917°E
Located inKorinthias, Peloponnese, Greece
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Corinth (Greek Κόρινθος, Kórinthos) is a city and former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corinth, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It is the capital of Corinthia.

It was founded as Nea Korinthos or New Corinth in 1858 after an earthquake destroyed the existing settlement of Corinth, which had developed in and around the site of ancient Corinth.

History

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Corinth derives its name from Ancient Corinth, a city-state of antiquity. In 1858, the old city of Corinth (now known as Archaia Korinthos (Αρχαία Κόρινθος), located SW of the modern city), was totally destroyed by an earthquake. This led to the establishment of Nea or New Corinth, on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth. New Corinth was rebuilt after a further earthquake in 1928 and again after a great fire in 1933.

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