11 Facts About Trikala


Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit.

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Trikala is a lively Greek city with picturesque monuments and old neighborhoods with traditional architecture.

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City of Trikala is built on the ancient city of Trikka or Trikke, which was founded around the 3rd millennium BC and took its name from the nymph Trikke, daughter of Peneus, or according to others, daughter of the river god Asopus.

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Current name of Trikala first appears in the 11th-century Strategikon of Kekaumenos, where "Trikalitan Vlachs" are mentioned, and then in the early 12th-century Alexiad of Anna Komnene.

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Trikala eventually became the city that the first Agricultural Cooperative of Greece was founded, in 1906.

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Reportedly, as of 1911, Trikala was an "almost entirely" Aromanian town.

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Trikala today is a vibrant greek city, well known throughout Greece for its river that bisects the city center and for the historic monuments and the picturesque old town.

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Municipality Trikala was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 8 former municipalities, that became municipal units:.

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Trikala is home to the General Hospital of the Trikala Prefecture.

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Trikala has over 20 schools of secondary education, and a modern night technical school functions in the town.

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Trikala has the distinction of being the first smart city in Greece, integrating new technologies into the daily life of the municipality and providing government services to citizens by means of e-governance.

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