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Lamia (city)

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Lamia is one of Europe most popular destinations, and is well known for the quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. Lamia is a city in central Greece. It is a site of archaeological excavation a castle dating from the pre-classical years, reconstructed in the early middle ages. Lamia is the capital of the prefecture of Phthiotis and the periphery of central Greece comprising 5 prefectures. It is the provincial capital of Phthiotis. The population of the town was 58,601 as of 2001. An area  of 413.5 square kilometers and population density is 42 per square kilometers.
Although inhabited since the 5th millennium BC, Before Christ the city was first mentioned after the earthquake of 424 BC, when it was an important Spartan military base. It was occupied by Alexander king of Macedonia the Athenians. During the Byzantine era the city was called Zitouni.
Greece officially the Hellenic Republic is a country in south-eastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan peninsula. It is bordered by Bulgaria, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the north and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece actually to the south of the Greek periphery Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin, feature a vast number of islands.

Lamia, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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