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Pírgos

Pírgos or Pyrgos (both: pērˈgôs) [key], town (1991 pop. 28,660), capital of Ilía prefecture, SW Greece, in the Peloponnesus, near the mouth of the Alfiós River. It is a commercial center with various light industries. Pírgos was sacked by the Ottoman Turks in the Greek War of Independence.

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