Place:Tripoli, Arkadias, Peloponnese, Greece

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NameTripoli
Alt namesDroboglitzasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 948
Tripolissource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 948
Tripolitsasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 948
Tripolitzasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 948
TypeCity or town
Coordinates37.517°N 22.367°E
Located inArkadias, Peloponnese, Greece
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Tripoli (Trípoli, formerly Τρίπολις, Trípolis; earlier Τριπολιτσά Tripolitsa) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. It is the capital of the Peloponnese region as well as of the regional unit of Arcadia. The homonym municipality has around 47,000 inhabitants.

History

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Before the Greek War of Independence, under the Ottoman name of "Tripoliçe", it was one of the Ottoman administrative centers in the Peloponnese (the Morea Eyalet, often called "pashalik of Tripolitsa") and had large Muslim and Jewish populations. Tripolis was one of the main targets of the Greek insurgents in the Greek War of Independence, who stormed it on 17 October 1821, following the bloody Siege of Tripolitsa, and exterminated the Muslim and Jewish populations in revenge.

Ibrahim Pasha retook the city on June 22, 1825, after it had been abandoned by the Greeks. Before he evacuatied the Peloponnese in early 1828, he destroyed the city and tore down its walls.

After the independent Greek state was established in 1830, Tripoli was rebuilt and was developed as one of the main cities of the Kingdom of Greece, serving as the capital of the Arcadia district. During the 19th and the 20th centuries the city emerged to be the administrative, economic, commercial and transportation center of central and south Peloponnese.

Historical population

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Year Community Municipal unit Municipality
1981 21,337
1991 22,429 26,432
2001 25,520 28,976
2011 30,912 33,785 47,254

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