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The Patras City Area is a conurbation of 160.400 inhabitants,while its wider urban area, in the new Patras municipality, has a population of 213,984 (in 2011).] Patras' core settlement has a history spanning four millennia, in the Roman period it had become a cosmopolitan center of the eastern Mediterranean whilst, according to Christian tradition, it was also the place of Saint Andrew's martyrdom.

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 a major scientific centre with a field of excellence in technological education. The Rio-Antirio bridge connects Patras' easternmost suburb of Rio to the town of Antirrio, connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece.



View of Patras from the fortress
View of Patras from the fortress
Seal of Patras
Patras is located in Greece
Coordinates 38°15′N 21°44′ECoordinates: 38°15′N 21°44′E
Country: Greece
Geographic region: Peloponnese
Administrative region: Western Greece
Regional unit: Achaea
Districts: 11
Mayor: Kostas Peletidis (KKE)
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
 - Population: 213,984
 - Area: 333.1 km2 (129 sq mi)
 - Density: 642 /km2 (1,664 /sq mi)
Municipal unit
 - Population: 171,484
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0–10 m ­(0–33 ft)
Postal code: 26x xx
Telephone: 261
Auto: ΑΧ,AZ



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