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Patras (Greek: Πάτρα Greek: [ˈpatra], Classical Greek and Katharevousa: Πάτραι (pl. ), Greek pronunciation: [pátrai̯], Latin: Patrae (pl. ))

is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras. Patras has a population of 213,984 (in 2011). The core settlement has a history spanning for four millennia; in the Roman period it had become a cosmopolitan center of the eastern Mediterranean whilst, according to the Christian tradition, it was also the place of Saint Andrew's martyrdom. According to the results of 2011 census, the metropolitan area has a population of 260,308 and extends over an area of 738. 87 km2 (285. 28 sq mi). Dubbed as Greece's Gate to the West, Patras is a commercial hub, while its busy port is a nodal point for trade and communication with Italy and the rest of Western Europe. The city has two public universities and one Technological Institute, hosting a large student population and rendering Patras an important scientific centre with a field of excellence in technological education.

Country:
Greece
Region:
Europe
Population:
210,000 people
Safe tap water:
Yes, drinkable
Internet speed:
9 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
http://www.cosmote.gr/
Best coworking:
Best coffee:
Apple Cafe
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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