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Agrinio

Agrinio is the link connecting Aitolia and Akarnania and it is one of the largest cities of western Greece. Its population has increased significantly during the past few decades and in 1920, when refugees from Asia Minor arrived in the city. This population flow contributed to the development of the city of Agrinio to a commercial and economic center. Its main products are tobacco and olives and their production triggered the growth of the local economy and the modernization of the city.

Unfortunately, the development of the new modern city did not favor the cultural and intellectual heritage of the region. For this reason, the Municipal Authorities today and the Intellectual and Cultural Center of the Municipality are making a great effort to fill the cultural and intellectual gap created during the times of societal change. Nowadays, the Municipality of Agrinio has set different goals, aiming to the development of cultural and intellectual activities. During the past few years, the Municipality has succeeded in realizing some of these goals.

According to the 1991 census, the city of Agrinio has 52.081 residents, living in an area of 162.728 hectares. It should be noted that according to estimations, only the 50% of its real population is recorded. In terms of geographical morphology, the Municipality of Agrinio is mainly lowland and in some parts semi-mountainous.