Elis, or Eleia is an ancient district, that corresponds with the modern Ilia Prefecture. It is in southern Greece on the Peloponnesos peninsula, bounded on the north by Achaea, east by Arcadia, south by Messenia, and west by the Ionian Sea. The first Olympic festival was organized in Elean land, Olympia, Greece by the authorities of Elis in the 8th century BCE - with tradition dating the first games at 776 BCE. The Hellanodikai, the judges of the Games, were of Elean origin.
Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD (after exactly 1170 years) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism. The first olympic games were in Olympia in honor of Zeus.
Vouprasia is a municipality in the Elis Prefecture, Greece. Its seat of administration is Varda (Βάρδα), a small town with a population of about 3,000. It's located between the highway that stretches from Pyrgos (Ilia) to Patras and Athens via GR-9/E55.
Andravída is a city in the Ilia Prefecture of the Peloponnese, Greece. It has a military base on the east side and a forest on the north side. It was the capital of the Principality of Achaea from 1295 until 1460; after this it was conquered and ruled by the Ottoman Empire until Greek independence. It had a court which is no longer used, and a Frankish-built church, Aghia Sophia, in the heart of town. A plain extends to the south of the city. Its population is about 3,000.
Greek National Road 9 is the second-longest national highway that runs into the Peloponnese. Its length is around 220 km (140 miles). This highway travels near: Bypasses: Patras and Area, since 2002 Vrachneika Alissos Kato Achaia Ano Achaia Rachi Lappa Nea Manolada Varda Lechaina Andravida Kavasilas Gastouni Savalia Chanakia Pyrgos Through the cities: Epitalion Gomosto Sagaiika Neo Vouprasi Kourtesi Marathia Zacharo Kalo Nero Kyparissia Filiatra Gargalianoi Pylos Methone
Amaliada is a municipality in the western Peloponnese, in Greece. It has 32,090 citizens (of whom 18,261 live in the town of Amaliás). It is near the archaeological site of Elis, the city-state whose territory was the site for the ancient Olympic Games. It is situated on the valley of Ilia and almost directly south of the Pineios River, 80 km from Patras, 7 km from Savalia, 20 km from Pyrgos 291 km from Athens, and 5 km from Kourouta on the Ionian sea.
Greek National Road 33 is a highway that runs from Patras, originally at Dimitris Gounaris Street, now begins at the beltway, and had a branch ending at Olympia, and ends near Vytina, and Levídi, and some think it still ends at Ellinikon near Andritsaina and Megalopolis. Its length is about: 130 km, 170 km with the second branch, and 200 km with both, and 175 km from Patras to S of Ellinikon. The highway follows into towns and villages like: On some maps: Rhion (obsolete) - GR-8A - Patras.
Jean-Paul Proust (born 1940) is the current Minister of State of Monaco. He has held that position since June 1, 2005 (assuming one month later than normal because of HSH Rainier III's death), having been appointed three months earlier by the prince and the French government. Like all previous ministers of state in Monaco, Proust did not grow up or live in Monaco. He has been a long-time member of the French civil service.
La Nubia Airport is located in Manizales, Colombia. It is located 8 km (5.0 mi) southeast of the city's downtown. Due to the short runway, large aircraft can't land and it can handle some aircraft like the Fokker 50, Dornier 328, De Havilland Dash 8 and ATR 42. In the coming years the Manizales airport will be changed to an international one in the municipality of Palestina (15 minutes from the city) which will have a runway of 2700 m. There is also a possibility of it being expanded to 3500 m.
KWBJ-CD, digital channel 22 (former analog 39) in Morgan City, Louisiana, is a Digital Class-A television station affiliated with the America One network. KWBJ signed on in 1987 as K39BJ, a local independent station serving Morgan City, Houma, and the south Baton Rouge market. In 1995, K39BJ became a charter WB affiliate, changed calls to KWBJ-LP, and eventually added the America One affiliation in 1999.