Kalamata

Kalamata
Καλαμάτα
Kalamata's promenade.
Kalamata's promenade.
Kalamata is located in Greece
Kalamata
Kalamata
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Kalamatas.png
Coordinates: 37°2′N 22°7′E / 37°2′N 22°7′E / 37.033; 22.117
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitMessenia
Government
 • MayorPanagiotis Nikas (ND; since 29 December 2010)
Area
 • Municipality440.3 km2 (170.0 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit253.3 km2 (97.8 sq mi)
Highest elevation21 m (69 ft)
Lowest elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality69,849
 • Municipality density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit62,409
 • Municipal unit density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Community[1]
 • Population54,567 (2011)
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code241 00
Area code(s)27210
Vehicle registrationKM
Websitewww.kalamata.gr

Kalamata (Greek: Καλαμάτα Kalamáta) is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. The capital and chief port of the Messenia regional unit, it lies along the Nedon River at the head of the Messenian Gulf.

The 2011 census recorded 69,849 inhabitants for the wider Kalamata Municipality, of which 62,409 in the municipal unit of Kalamata proper.[1] Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and Kalamata olives.

Name

The modern name Kalamáta is a corruption of the older name Καλάμαι, Kalámai, "reeds"[citation needed]. The phonetic similarity of Kalamáta with the phrase "kalá mátia" ("good eyes") has led to various folk etymologies.

Other Languages
العربية: كالاماتا
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Калямата
български: Каламата
bosanski: Kalamata
català: Kalamata
Cebuano: Kalamáta
čeština: Kalamata
dansk: Kalamata
Deutsch: Kalamata
eesti: Kalamáta
Ελληνικά: Καλαμάτα
español: Kalamata
Esperanto: Kalamata
euskara: Kalamata
فارسی: کالاماتا
français: Kalamata
한국어: 칼라마타
Հայերեն: Կալամատա
hrvatski: Kalamata
Bahasa Indonesia: Kalamata
italiano: Calamata
עברית: קלמטה
Latina: Calamata
lietuvių: Kalamata
Nederlands: Kalamáta
日本語: カラマタ
norsk: Kalamata
norsk nynorsk: Kalamáta
پنجابی: کالاماتا
polski: Kalamata
português: Calamata
română: Kalamata
русский: Каламата
Simple English: Kalamata
slovenčina: Kalamata
српски / srpski: Каламата
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kalamata
suomi: Kalamáta
svenska: Kalamata
українська: Каламата
Tiếng Việt: Kalamata
Winaray: Kalamata
中文: 卡拉马塔