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Agios Georgios (Pyrgos), Greece

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Kardiakafti or Agios Georgios is Greek for the name, Saint George. It is a community located about 2 kilometers north of Pyrgos. It has a population of around 1,000. It lies at an elevation of about 5 meters above sea level. It is part of the municipality of Pyrgos. It is located on a road connecting Pyrgos with Oinoi and Simopoulo. The nearby communities are Lasteika to the north, Lampeti to the east and Pyrgos to the south and west. Its closest hospital is about 1.5 kilometers west. Distance from the by-pass, both GR-9 and GR-74 and eastbound E55 is slightly north of the centre. The hills are founded east of the community. The municipality of Iardanos is north of the community.

The village has a small school, a church, a square plateia.. Until the 1960s, the area was mainly a rural town. Now, it is a suburb of Pyrgos. Farmlands are north of the community and forests to its east. The population of Pyrgos is approximately of 25,000 inhabitants. Pyrgos has one of the biggest squares in Greece with loads of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, hospital, hotels, and a large orthodox church. In the late 3rd to early 4th century Christian hagiography Saint George was a soldier of the Roman Empire who was venerated as a Christian martyr. Saint George is the most venerated saint in Orthodox Christianity.

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