Sites & cities that bear the name of Agrigente


Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : 582 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Ἀκράγας, Akragas, Acragas, Agrigentum, Kirkent, Jirjent, Girgenti, Giurgenti, Agrigento

Description : Agrigento (Italian: [aɡriˈdʒɛnto] (listen); Sicilian: Girgenti [dʒɪɾˈdʒɛndɪ] or Giurgenti [dʒʊɾˈdʒɛndɪ]; Ancient Greek: Ἀκράγας, romanized: Akragas; Latin: Agrigentum or Acragas; Arabic: Kirkent or Jirjent) is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy and capital of the province of Agrigento. It was one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece with population estimates in the range of 200,000 to 800,000 before 406 BC.

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