Pentapolis

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A pentapolis (from Greek πεντα- penta-, "five" and πόλις polis, "city") is a geographic and/or institutional grouping of five cities. Cities in the ancient world probably formed such groups for political, commercial and military reasons, as happened later with the Cinque Ports in England.

Significant historical cases

The Pentapolis on the Adriatic was part of the Exarchate of Ravenna, an administrative unit of the Byzantine Empire. Red: The Pentapolis. Orange: Other cities of the Exarchate.

Pentapoleis of the modern world

Italy

India

United States of America

Algeria

See also

Notes

  1. ^ PD-icon.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pentapolis". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  2. ^ Barron, James. "IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN: FIVE TOWNS", The New York Times, July 10, 1983. Accessed May 20, 2008. "The basic five are Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett and Inwood. But the area also includes some unincorporated communities and two tiny villages, Hewlett Bay Park and Woodsburgh, that are not added to the final total."
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2010-09-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)